India Yamaha Motor has confirmed that its BS-VI compliant motorcycles will arrive beginning in November. The BS-VI compliant scooters, on the other hand, will start rolling out from January next year, well before the deadline of April 2020.
It will be interesting to see an engine Stop/Start technology on Yamaha products. Currently, the feature is offered by Hero MotoCorp (Idle Stop-Start System – i3S). Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India will use similar technology on its BS-VI compliant Activa 125. Aimed to enhance the fuel economy, the Stop/Start tech switches off the engine during long halts, and turns it back ON when the accelerator is engaged.
The Indian arm of the Japanese two-wheeler brand may also extend its portfolio with the launch of new products such as the 2019 YZF-R3 among others.
In other updates, India Yamaha Motor recently updated its product portfolio with the launch of the MotoGP Editions of the YZF-R15 V3.0, FZ25 and the Cygnus Ray ZR. The MotoGP Editions retail at a marginal premium over the standard models and feature Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP bike inspired paint-job and graphics.