Tough road ahead for Bajaj Auto which has so far enjoyed the number one spot with its Pulsar bikes in the premium bike segment as Yamaha Motor India is all set to launch their 150cc and the 180cc bikes sometime next year. The prices for the bikes will fall under the same bracket as of the market leader – 50,000 to Rs. 60,000.
Yamaha’s 150cc bike will be first to be launched followed by 180cc which will run on roads by May-June next year. The bikes will be produced in company’s plant in Faridabad and Surajpur(UP). This premium bike will for sure give tough time to Pulsar, Hero Hondaâ€™s Achiever CBZ and Unicorn.
Present Yamaha bikes include Gladiator, Libero, G5 and Crux which are in range between 110cc to 125cc. This bike launch will enable Yamaha India to strengthen its brand name. Yamaha India’s brand took a nose dive after the demise of its popular 100cc 2 stroke bike which the company wants to restore with the launch of its new premium models.