Yamaha at the 2018 Auto Expo will have an impressive lineup of two-wheelers. The new iteration of the much awaited Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 will most likely be launched at the 2018 Auto Expo along with a few more products and concepts. So, what should you expect to see from the brand with the tuning fork logo at the 2018 Auto Expo? Here’s a list of India Yamaha Motors’ products that are expected to arrive at the 2018 Auto Expo in Delhi.
2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0
The all-new third generation YZF-R15 has been spotted in India on various occasions. While there is no official statement about the launch, a previous report indicated that Yamaha dealerships in cities like Mumbai have already started taking bookings for the bike for a sum of INR 10,000. The dealers also stated that the motorcycle will be launched in early to mid-January and deliveries will begin ten days later. However, we haven’t received any communication from India Yamaha Motors. Unless the motorcycle is launched in January, we may see it arrive at the 2018 Auto Expo.
The upcoming Yamaha YZF-R15 V3 gets a massive visual overhaul. It comes with restyled front headlamps which are sleeker, wider and all-LED with an air intake in the middle. The tank top gets aggressively styled fins on either side lending the bike a very aggressive feel from the rider’s point of view. Other updates include new design for alloy wheels, new exhaust, new side panels, new LED tail lamps.
The motorcycle also gets a mechanical update and it now features a new 155cc, single-cylinder engine that’s tuned to deliver 19.04 hp of power @10,000 rpm and 14.7 Nm of peak torque at 8500 rpm. The power is up by more than 2 hp, while the torque has reduced marginally as compared to the YZF-R15 V2.o.
The motorcycle may carry a slight premium over the current model’s INR 1.19 lakh (ex-showroom).
2018 Yamaha YZF-R3
The previous generation Yamaha YZF-R3 has been discontinued from the Indian market but we may see the updated, BS-IV compliant version arrive at the 2018 Auto Expo in Delhi. Apart from the compliance with the newest norms, the new 2018 model will not feature massive visual overhaul although it will don new graphics. The BS-IV compliant Yamaha YZF-R3 will continue to draw 41 bhp of power and 30 Nm of peak torque from its 321cc liquid cooled, twin cylinder engine.
Internationally, the 2018 Yamaha YZF-R3 is available in three colour options – Team Yamaha Blue, Vivid White, and Raven. We expect the Indian market to get the Team Yamaha Blue version. The new 2018 Yamaha YZF-R3 may come equipped with ABS in the Indian market.
The previous generation YZF-R3 retailed for INR 3.26 lakh (ex-showroom) and the new 2018 model should arrive at around the same price tag.
2018 Yamaha MT-03
The 2018 Yamaha YZF-R3 may be joined by its roadster version in the Indian market, the MT-03. The naked roadster uses the same engine as its fully-faired sibling in the same state of tune. So the 321cc liquid cooled, twin cylinder engine delivers 41 bhp of power and 30 Nm of peak torque.
Visually, unlike its faired sibling, the MT-03 features a flat, single-piece handlebar instead of a clip-on unit, and uses a single-pod headlight instead of a dual illuminator. Safety net of ABS might also be available from the launch date.
The motorcycle may carry a relatively cheaper price tag than the YZF-R3 and we expect the MT-03 may arrive to India at around INR 3 lakh (ex-showroom).
2018 Yamaha Nozza Grande
India Yamaha Motor may also extend its scooter portfolio with the launch of the new Nozza Grande. The Nozza Grande was previously spotted during test runs in India and we’re sure the scooter will most likely be seen at the Yamaha stand at the 2018 Auto Expo.
The scooter, as seen in the spy video, was equipped with a telescopic fork, while alloy wheels and front disc brake are a likely to be available as optional accessories. Other features will include the headlight with regulatory DRL function, external fuel filler cap and boot light.
The Nozza Grande is already available for sale in select markets where it is propelled by a 125cc engine. However, test mule was spotted along with a Yamaha Fascino and its rivals TVS Jupiter and Honda Activa 110. So unless Yamaha wants to confuse us by testing it alongside 110cc scooters, we may see the Nozza Grande use the 113cc air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve engine to perform propelling tasks. It’s the same engine that powers the Yamaha Fascino, Cygnus Alpha and Ray Z/ZR where it is tuned to deliver 7.2PS @ 7,500 rpm and maximum torque of 8.1 N.m @ 5,000 rpm.
Expect the scooter to be launched around the INR 60,000-65,000 (ex-showroom) price tag.
Apart from the aforementioned products, we may also see a few interesting concepts from Yamaha at the 2018 Auto Expo. We’d be bringing you more details as and when they’re available. Stay tuned.