As with every new year, the manufacturers of automobiles in the country raise their prices and justify them with some sort of reasoning and this time in 2022, the first bikemaker to do so is the Japanese motorcycle producer Yamaha.
The company has revealed its new pricing list with the dealers in which models like the R15 V4, FZ-X, Aerox and Fascino will be subjected to the price hike, while the reason for this increment has been imputed to the steep rise in raw material and Safety Regulation of Footrests.
For the second time since the launch of the R15 V4 in September 2021, the price of the company’s current sports bike in India has been hiked. The first price hike for version 4 of the R15 took place in November 2021, when it was raised by Rs 3000 and this time around the bike has become costlier by Rs 2000. The new-gen R15 V4 was initially launched in the country at a base price tag of Rs 1.67 lakh (ex-showroom) but as it stands the new starting price for the bike will be Rs 1.72 lakh.
In addition to the R15 V4, the prices of the new FZ-X, recently updated Fascino and the flagship scooter Aerox 155 has also been raised. The FZ-X will also become expensive by Rs 2000, which will put the base price of the bike at Rs 1,26,300 (ex-showroom). While the Fascino’s price will be hiked by Rs 800, taking its new ex-showroom price to Rs 73,000. Additionally, the flagship scooter Aerox 155 from the Japanese automaker will also witness a hike of Rs 2000.
Apart from these, other models from the Yamaha portfolio haven’t received any hikes as of yet, but they could receive some in the future. It is also to be noted that the price bumps of the above-mentioned models do not include any changes in the specifications of the vehicles. Furthermore, the company has also added a new transportation charge for the select regions of the country. Some of the regions that will be levied with an additional Rs 2200 transportation charge will be the northern, central, eastern and north-eastern regions.
In other news, recently it was reported that Yamaha and Kawasaki have entered a new collaboration to develop a hydrogen-powered internal combustion engine. According to a report by Motociclismo, both auto giants have entered into an agreement to undertake joint research for developing these combustion engines of future motorcycle models.