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Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer Yamaha is gearing up for the Auto Expo 2018 and has lined up new products for the Indian market. Autocar India reports that the company is likely to showcase YZF-R15 V3.0, a new 125cc scooter and the updated BS-IV compliant YZF-R3 at the biggest auto show in the country.
Yamaha has not revealed any information about the new 125cc scooter, but it is expected to be based on the Nozza Grande retailed in Vietnam. The scooter draws power from a 125cc fuel injected, air-cooled engine producing 8.2bhp and 9.7Nm of peak torque. The India-spec model could get the carburetted version of the engine to keep the price in check.
The kerb weight of the scooter stands at just 99kg which makes it easier to ride in urban conditions. The scooter is equipped with features such as buttons to unlock fuel cap and seat, apron-mounted fuel filter, 27 litres of underseat storage due to the fuel tank at the front. The scooter also comes with 12-inch alloy wheels and disc brake at the front.
Yamaha will also launch the YZF-R15 V3.0 at the 2018 Auto Expo. The updated motorcycle has been spotted several times on Indian roads, and the India-spec model has been deprived of few features offered in the international model to keep the costs down.
The India-spec Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 features an updated design with sleek dual-LED headlamps, conventional front forks and new fairing. Powering the new R15 V3.0 is the 155cc single cylinder, liquid-cooled engine 19.3bhp and 14.7Nm of torque. But the India-spec model is likely to miss out Variable Valve Actuation and slipper clutch.
Yamaha has already updated the YZF-R3 with BS-IV compliant engine in the international market. Now, the Japanese company will introduce the new R3 at the Auto Expo 2018. The updated motorcycle will draw power from a 321cc parallel-twin BS-IV compliant engine producing 41.9bhp and 29.6Nm of torque.
The new 2018 R3 will also come with new colour schemes, and Yamaha is expected to offer ABS, at least as an option. The motorcycle is equipped with KYB telescopic forks at the front and monoshock suspension at the rear.
Yamaha is all set to introduce a new 125cc scooter in the Indian market with segment-first features. Yamaha's 2018 product portfolio will also include the new R15 V3.0 and the updated R3. Both the faired motorcycles will come with new features and updated engines.