Chennai, Aug 13 : Auto major India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Private Limited on Tuesday announced that it will roll out BS-VI compatible motorcycles and scooters in phases well before the April 2020 deadline.
In a statement here, Yamaha Motor India group of companies Chairman Motofumi Shitara while the BS-VI motor cylcles will hit market as early as in November this year and the scooters in January 2020.
He said Yamaha, being a responsible manufacturer, was always concerned about the environment and safety of its customers.
''Yamaha team is industriously working to live up to the company’s commitment and it is quite likely that the BS-VI compatible motorcycles and scooters will arrive in the market well before the recommended deadline of April 2020'', he said.
''To be precise, the company will rejig its line up with BS-VI compatible vehicles in several phases starting as early as November 2019 for motorcycles and January 2020 with scooters'', he added.
The hike in production cost for launching BS-VI variants might impact the pricing of the two-wheelers varying between 10-15 per cent on average depending upon the product features, Mr Shitara said.
The company however, will standardize offsetting benefits in selected two-wheeler models like ‘Side stand switch’, which prevents the engine to start till the side stand was withdrawn completely.
He said Yamaha will continue to work towards providing innovative technologies and exciting products for the Indian market.
Since 2018, the company was focusing to strengthen its market share in the premium segment of motorcycles and scooters, he said.
Additionally, the brand’s global expertise to offer technologically innovative mobility solutions that were also environment-friendly was brought on board to support the company’s future growth in India, he said. (UNI)