Yamaha bikes in India have always been known for their superior ride quality, impressive performance and lightening acceleration. Right from Yamaha RX100 in the era of 90s to the YZF-R1 presently, Yamaha bikes have racing DNA instilled in them.
As far as the Indian market is concerned, the Japanese bikemaker not only sells motorcycles and scooters but also high performance superbikes. The company’s entire product portfolio is BS6 compliant which comprises of the likes of Fascino 125 Fi, Ray-ZR 125 Fi, FZ FI, FZ-S FI, MT-15 YZF-R15 V3, Yamaha FZ 250 and Yamaha FZS 250. Below, we are the listing the three best in budget Yamaha bikes in India for all the biking enthusiasts:
Yamaha’s first BS6 product in the Indian market was the FZ motorcycle range which comes in two versions namely FZ FI and FZ-S FI. Both the aforementioned versions were launched in November 2019 in the country. As with all the other Yamaha bikes, the FZ range despite the upgrade to BS6 emissions norms didn’t compromise on performance and ride quality.
Though, it is a tad less powerful than its BS4 counterpart with power output falling by 0.8bhp but at the same time, it carries higher torque than the BS4 version. The compression ratio and rpm settings have been modified as well in order to suit the new emission norms. Yamaha FZ is priced at Rs 1.01 Lakhs while the FZ-S comes at a price point of Rs 1.03 Lakhs (Both the prices are Ex. Showroom).
The MT-15 is one of the most affordable Yamaha bikes in India with a starting price of Rs 1.39 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom). It was upgraded to BS6 emission norms in February earlier this year. Contrary to the other BS6 Yamaha bikes, the torque performance of the MT-15 has dipped along with the power output which has sinked partially as compared to the BS4 model.
In terms of pricing, Yamaha MT-15 BS6 is nearly Rs 3,000 more expensive than its BS4 counterpart. The color schemes available for the MT-15 are Metallic Black, Dark Matte Blue and Ice Fluo Vermillion. The weight of the motorcycle remains unchanged, akin to its popularity among the Yamaha bike fans in India.
Yamaha YZF R15 V3:
Last but by no means the least, the YZF R15 V3 is one of the most popular Yamaha bikes in India in the modern era. The company updated it to the BS6 emission norms on March 20, 2020 which is just a day before the implementation date of April 1, 2020. Like all Yamaha bikes, it too lost out maximum power output and peak torque performance by a subtle margin as compared to its BS4 counterpart.
However, as per the company claims, the BS6 version comes with enhanced fuel economy over the BS4 version. As far as pricing is concerned, it is nearly Rs 6,000 more premium than the BS4 model with a starting price of Rs 1.48 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom). It gets three color options as standard: Racing Blue, Thunder Grey and Darknight.
Besides the aforementioned motorcycles, Yamaha FZ 250 and Yamaha FZS 250 are also another couple of affordable Yamaha bikes. Furthermore, the company also sells a couple of scooter models in the Indian market in the form of Fascino 125 Fi and Ray-ZR 125 Fi at introductory prices of Rs 68,730 and Rs 69,530 (Ex. Showroom), respectively.
The flagship Yamaha bike in India is YZF-R1 which comes at a staggering price of Rs 20.39 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom). It has three manufacturing units in India at Surajpur (Uttar Pradesh), Faridabad (Haryana) and Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu).