Two-Wheelers To Cost More In India By 10-20 Percent Due To BS-VI Norms

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The Indian Government is finally taking drastic steps towards reducing pollution. At this moment, they are only targeting the two-wheeler and four-wheeler manufacturers. It has been decided that all-new two-wheelers sold in India by 2020 will have to adhere to BS-VI emission norms.

Expect a price increase of 10-20 percent across all two-wheelers sold in India. The increase in cost will be due to converting scooters and motorcycles that will pollute less. All two-wheelers will need an Electronic Fuel Injector to comply with BS-VI norms.

Currently, most two-wheelers sold in India utilise carburettors. New two-wheelers introduced in India post-April 2016 have to be BS-IV compliant. Models that are already on sale will have to shift to BS-IV norms latest by April 2017, in the Indian market.

Two-wheelers will cost approximately more by Rs. 8,000 to Rs. 9,000. Price could be reduced once manufacturers commence local assembly of the Electronic Fuel Injectors. Expect two-wheelers to cost more as the localisation is not expected to commence soon.

Adopting BS-VI emission norms is being done to be on par with the European Union emission norms. Several two-wheeler manufacturers already have equipped their products with Electronic Fuel Injector. The Yamaha YZF-R15, Hero Glamour FI, TVS Apache RTR 160 Fi, and several other motorcycles used the EFI tech to its advantage.

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Story first published: Friday, July 8, 2016, 10:15 [IST]
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