Yamaha India has recently launched its YZF-R3 sportbike in the country for INR 3,25,000 ex-showroom, Delhi. This is proof that they are paying attention to motorcycles as much as they do with scooters.
The Japanese two-wheel manufacturer has setup its third facility in Chennai. Manufacturing will commence by September, 2015 at this new facility with 1,800 Yamaha employees.
The third facility by Yamaha India will have an initial capacity of 4,50,000 two-wheelers. It will be subsequently increased to cope with increase in demand of products, they will also take care of export products.
Existing production facilities of Yamaha India have an annual production capacity of one million two-wheelers. This third facility will surely help the Japanese manufacturer produce more two-wheelers for domestic and export markets.
Yamaha India plans to sell 6,30,000 two-wheelers during 2015. Export is expected to increase up to 2,50,000 units in 2015. The Japanese manufacturer is displaying tremendous confidence in 'Make in India' philosophy.
Currently Yamaha manufactures an array of two-wheelers in the country for the domestic and export markets. Scooters include the Ray, Ray-Z, Alpha and Fascino, while motorcycles consist of YZF-R15, Fazer, FZS, FZ, SZ-RR, SZ-S, Saluto, SS 125, YBR 125, YBR 110 and Crux.