Category Yamaha

Yamaha to increase dealerships in India, looks at establishing exports hub in the country

After a decade of poor sales in India, Yamaha is currently witnessing a comeback of sorts in the country. With sales bolstered by the YZF R15 and FZ16, Yamaha India is now looking at expanding its dealer network and may even use its India facility as an exports hub for shipping bike and engines for its global operations.

Yamaha plans to invest up to Rs 240 crore in its India operations by 2011 and will develop at least two or more brand-new bikes which would engineered specifically for this market. The company is also looking at increasing the number of its dealerships in India to around 600, by end-2010.

Yamaha could also use India as its exports hub for bikes – as well bike engines – that it sends to Latin America, Nepal, Sri Lanka and South Africa...

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Yamaha to implement cost cutting measures worldwide

Takashi Kajikawa, President and CEO, Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd.says the company will have to look at various cost-cutting measures in order to survive

Hit hard by the ongoing economic recession, Yamaha Motor is now looking at implementing cost-cutting measures in order to streamline its operations and boost profits. Last month, the company said it would ask 10% percent of its employees in the US to take voluntary retirement, and this may only be the first of other such moves which the company would be forced to make.

‘The economic crisis grew beyond anything we could have anticipated, compelling us to revise our business plan...

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Yamaha YZF R15 to be launched in India on the 11th of June

Yamaha YZF R15
Yes, the Yamaha YZF R15 is coming next month!

The long-awaited Yamaha YZF R15 is due to be launched on the 11th of June. For ages, Yamaha have been promising that they will move away from low-cost, low-capacity, utilitarian commuter bikes in India, and move on to bigger, sportier and more stylish machinery. Now, the bike is ready and will be shown to the Indian automotive press on the 11th of June. Track riding/testing sessions with the bike have also been scheduled for some sections of the media.

While the Rs 12 lakh Yamaha R1 (which is imported in India as a CBU, hence the stratospheric price tag!) may not be for everyone, the YZF R15, which borrows styling cues from its elder brother, may well be within the reach of the Indian middle-class.

The R15 will be powered by a SOHC, four-valv...

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