Yamaha have recently replaced their operations in India with a joint venture with Mitsui, Japans second largest trading company and plan to aggressively launch new models in India.
In keeping with the plan Yamaha have annouced a slew of models at the recent Auto Expo. The existing 125cc Yamaha Gladiator has been recently given a complete makeover with numerous comestic and technical upgrages.
The Yamaha YZF-R15 has caused quite a storm in the premium bike market with its liquid cooled engine developing 17PS, six speed gear box, front and rear disc brake and Deltabox chassis.
It is expected to follow up with the extremely attractive FZ150 later in the year which would take on the competitors in the entry level 150cc class.