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Yamaha trots out Rs 9 crore mean machine

Move over crorepati car owners. The Indian customer is now witnessing a paradigm shift with motorcycles more expensive than the legendary Maybach being available for sight, if not purchase.

india Updated: Jan 14, 2006 17:36 IST

Move over crorepati car owners. The Indian customer is now witnessing a paradigm shift with motorcycles more expensive than the legendary Maybach being available for sight, if not purchase.

Global motorcycle major Yamaha has displayed at the 8th Auto Expo here YZR-M1 04 a bike which will cost Rs. 8 crore to Rs. 9 crore after paying 110 per cent customs and other tariffs.

The mean machine is a 990 cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke in line, four-cylinder with 16 valves engine. Other attractions at Yamaha’s booth include the 998cc R1 and 599cc R6, then ultimate racers honed to perfection with knowledge from MotGP, World Super bike and World Supershot racing.

Redefining the concept of biking is Yamaha’s flagship cruiser, 1854 cc Roadliner fitted with the overhead valve engine allowing greater combustion.

Yamaha Motor India MD T. Ishikawa announced they would invest Rs 300 crore in the next two years on product development and expansion in India and were planning to launch at least three new models this year.

First Published: Jan 14, 2006 17:36 IST