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2017 Yamaha Fazer

2017 Yamaha Fazer

The Macho looks continues in 2017 with AHO and BS-IV joining the party.
2017 Yamaha Fazer
2017 Yamaha Fazer
2017 Yamaha Fazer
2017 Yamaha Fazer
2017 Yamaha Fazer
2017 Yamaha Fazer
2017 Yamaha Fazer
2017 Yamaha Fazer

Launched in 2008, Yamaha’s FZ series of motorcycles had created a new meaning to the streetfighter nemesis in the country. The DNA embedded had street characteristics that made the FZ the number one in the segment pretty fast. Then, Yamaha launched Fazer in the year 2009 under the FZ series, the Japanese Blue’s wonderful semi-faired sports tourers. It provided a perfect balance between the aggressive of Yamaha’s true-blue super sports and the very practical naked roadsters termed under the brand ‘FZ’.

After a span of five years, Yamaha gave the faired Fazer an overhaul and called it the Fazer FI Version 2.0. Along with a fresh styling elements, the bike also got Fuel Injection Blue Core technology installed which increased both the performance as well as fuel efficiency. Now, the same iteration gets even better with AHO, new decals and a BS-IV engine to run cleaner that before. Let’s have a look at these in detail.

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The Yamaha R15 V3.0 was all sold out in Indonesia under 20 minutes !

The Yamaha R15 V3.0 was all sold out in Indonesia under 20 minutes !

This one could go into the record books and all of this despite higher asking price than competition.
The Yamaha R15 V3.0 was all sold out in Indonesia under 20 minutes !
The Yamaha R15 V3.0 was all sold out in Indonesia under 20 minutes !
The Yamaha R15 V3.0 was all sold out in Indonesia under 20 minutes !
The Yamaha R15 V3.0 was all sold out in Indonesia under 20 minutes !
The Yamaha R15 V3.0 was all sold out in Indonesia under 20 minutes !
The Yamaha R15 V3.0 was all sold out in Indonesia under 20 minutes !
The Yamaha R15 V3.0 was all sold out in Indonesia under 20 minutes !
The Yamaha R15 V3.0 was all sold out in Indonesia under 20 minutes !

This was bound to happen. The Yamaha R15 V3.0 has kicked up soo much dust that it made people wait with bated breath to get their hands on this swashbuckling piece of machine.

And as soon as the motorcycle was made available online in Indonesia, people ran their hands as fast as they could to book one for themselves. And all this without having seen or test ridden the bike ever before. Moreover, it costs higher than anything in the segment.

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What are the most underrated mass oriented bikes of India?

What are the most underrated mass oriented bikes of India?

The list includes a model from almost all the manufacturers from India. We ought to give them some slack.
What are the most underrated mass oriented bikes of India?

In our number of stories, we have repeatedly said that the Indian two wheeler market is one tough field to study. The kind of demands we Indians do ask from two-wheeler makers are quite hard to conquer, as we want literally everything in one product.

Keeping in view of such demands from a very competitive market, the manufacturers too are doing a tremendous job by offering products which are offering a good blend of all the traits in one single package. Out of all these products, some do hit the sales charts with massive popularity, while some of them end up being average or low sellers, despite being a brilliant piece of engineering and design.

In this feature story, we are going to throw some light on the latter category of motorcycles and scooters, ones which are not selling as expected despite being wonderful in one way or the other. Here’s a list of all such unfortunate and underrated motorcycles and scooters, and we seriously wish that they do post impressive numbers for their makers:-

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2017 Yamaha XSR900 Abarth

2017 Yamaha XSR900 Abarth

An Italian production butch cafe-racer. A match made in heaven.
2017 Yamaha XSR900 Abarth
2017 Yamaha XSR900 Abarth
2017 Yamaha XSR900 Abarth
2017 Yamaha XSR900 Abarth
2017 Yamaha XSR900 Abarth
2017 Yamaha XSR900 Abarth
2017 Yamaha XSR900 Abarth
2017 Yamaha XSR900 Abarth

When the best of two worlds meet, something spectacular is always bound to happen. And this is what the Yamaha XSR900 Abarth all about. The child of the Japanese Blue team and the Italian powerhouse has surfaced, and it looks absolutely stunning.

Abarth, an Italian tuning brand that turns normal family Fiat cars into their sporty mad-runner nemesis has for the first time tried their hand on motorbikes, thanks to the firm’s association with Yamaha’s MotoGP team. They have collaborated with Yamaha to produce for 2017 a limited-edition "Sport Heritage café racer special" based on Yamaha’s XSR900 847 cc inline-triple neo-retro motorcycle.

It is a lightweight, high-performance retro special whose authentic café racer design reflects the true spirit of the motorcycles in the 60’s era. But make no mistake, it is very much futuristic. This is the perfect blend of ultra-cool retro style with the grunt of a sports racer. And only a limited number of 695 will hit the streets.

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Yamaha makes a headway and goes ahead patenting a Two Wheel Drive motorcycle

Yamaha makes a headway and goes ahead patenting a Two Wheel Drive motorcycle

The Japenese Blue is changing the game to a whole new level
Yamaha makes a headway and goes ahead patenting a Two Wheel Drive motorcycle
Yamaha makes a headway and goes ahead patenting a Two Wheel Drive motorcycle
Yamaha makes a headway and goes ahead patenting a Two Wheel Drive motorcycle
Yamaha makes a headway and goes ahead patenting a Two Wheel Drive motorcycle
Yamaha makes a headway and goes ahead patenting a Two Wheel Drive motorcycle
Yamaha makes a headway and goes ahead patenting a Two Wheel Drive motorcycle
Yamaha makes a headway and goes ahead patenting a Two Wheel Drive motorcycle
Yamaha makes a headway and goes ahead patenting a Two Wheel Drive motorcycle

Yamaha has come up with an idea that is going to take us all by surprise and will have upped the ante by changing the game of the motorcycling world. They have just been awarded with a patent that carries an indigenous piece of technology that can possibly change the way we perceive the motorcycling experience.

The Japanese brand is developing an all-wheel drive motorcycle where power is given to both the wheels of the motorcycle, and according to the spy grabs, Yamaha will use two different energy sources to power the motorcycle.

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The battle of the new quarter-litre nakeds. KTM Duke 250 vs Yamaha FZ25

The battle of the new quarter-litre nakeds. KTM Duke 250 vs Yamaha FZ25

Which should you bet your money on? The Austrian Orange or the Japanese Blue?
The battle of the new quarter-litre nakeds. KTM Duke 250 vs Yamaha FZ25
The battle of the new quarter-litre nakeds. KTM Duke 250 vs Yamaha FZ25
The battle of the new quarter-litre nakeds. KTM Duke 250 vs Yamaha FZ25
The battle of the new quarter-litre nakeds. KTM Duke 250 vs Yamaha FZ25
The battle of the new quarter-litre nakeds. KTM Duke 250 vs Yamaha FZ25
The battle of the new quarter-litre nakeds. KTM Duke 250 vs Yamaha FZ25
The battle of the new quarter-litre nakeds. KTM Duke 250 vs Yamaha FZ25
The battle of the new quarter-litre nakeds. KTM Duke 250 vs Yamaha FZ25

A match between the Austrian Orange and the Japanese Blue team was never on the cards. But with KTM launching the surprise wildcard Duke 250, the entire notion has changed.

It all started when Yamaha India launched the naked version of their quarter-litre Fazer motorcycle last month. Doing so, they have officially entered the segment of quarter-litres in India, surpassing the Yamaha R15.

Then came a surprise from KTM when they launched the Duke 250. Another naked that sits between the 200 and the mighty 390 Duke. Although KTM had once rubbished news about the brand planning to get the Duke 250 to India, this launch has been a wild card. Meant only for Indonesia and Thailand, the 250 makes a scene on Indian roads too.

This, folks, gives us the official rivalry of the segment that starts to take the business seriously. Although both the bikes are made for different purposes, they run similar capacity engines, thereby pitting them against each other in a bitter rivalry that can take the other down not to be able to rise again. Read below and catch the action.

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Yamaha YZF R3 has been recalled over faulty tank brackets and switch assembly.

Yamaha YZF R3 has been recalled over faulty tank brackets and switch assembly.

Motorcycles manufactured between 2015 and 2016 have been recalled
Yamaha YZF R3 has been recalled over faulty tank brackets and switch assembly.
Yamaha YZF R3 has been recalled over faulty tank brackets and switch assembly.
Yamaha YZF R3 has been recalled over faulty tank brackets and switch assembly.
Yamaha YZF R3 has been recalled over faulty tank brackets and switch assembly.
Yamaha YZF R3 has been recalled over faulty tank brackets and switch assembly.
Yamaha YZF R3 has been recalled over faulty tank brackets and switch assembly.
Yamaha YZF R3 has been recalled over faulty tank brackets and switch assembly.
Yamaha YZF R3 has been recalled over faulty tank brackets and switch assembly.

With recalls in USA underway, Yamaha Motors India has officially issued a statement for the Indian recall. The affected bikes are the ones manufactured between the year 2015 and 2016 that might have faulty tank brackets and main switch subassembly.

In total, there are 1555 units of the R3 spore spike that were manufactured in that period and all those bikes will undergo free replacements of the affected parts at their respective dealers as per the global

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The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?

The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?

Bajaj Pulsar NS 150 vs Honda CB Hornet 160 R vs Suzuki Gixxer vs Yamaha FZ-S FI. Choose your weapon of choice to ride the streets
The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?
The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?
The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?
The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?
The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?
The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?
The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?
The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?

The segment of 150cc motorcycles has been completely revived after a very long time, as we can see a prominent presence of almost all the major players of Indian two wheeler motoring in this category of motorcycles. From a segment which was earlier, in initial stages, was believed to have a very niche audience which values performance more over the commonly perceived notions of low maintenance and high fuel economy, the 150cc segment has now spawned into a number of categories within itself. However, the most of the volumes of this segment come out of premium 150cc commuter streetfighters, which are perfectly well spaced between the entry level 150cc commuters as well as 150cc sports tourers and super sports.

Speaking of this segment in particular, it all started when Yamaha launched the very macho looking and attractive FZ-16 back in 2008, which, at the time of its launch, became an instant success, for the motorcycle brought some international levels of design traits, build quality and features, some things which made it look like a scaled-down version of the liter class roadster from Yamaha, the FZ1.

Today, this segment has become more of a single player territory, as almost all the biggies of this industry now have a presence. However, speaking of the favourites, the trio of Japanese makes – Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki – are ruling the roosts with their respective offerings, the CB Hornet 160 R, FZ-S FI Version 2.0 and Gixxer. With their brawny styling, typical Japanese build quality and refinement and adequate performance, all these three motorcycles are the most prominent and one of the best-selling motorcycles for their respective parent manufacturers.

Seeing the success of the Japanese motorcycles, how can Bajaj, the pioneer of the 150cc segment, can be left behind? After having a glorious journey of the very popular Pulsar brand, the manufacturer is all set to unleash its offering in the premium 150cc streetfighter category with the all-new Pulsar NS 150. A lesser powerful and lesser equipped version of the Pulsar NS 200, the Pulsar NS 150 will be positioned above the Pulsar 150 to take on the competition from Japanese rivals.

Now which one emerges to be a winner out of this tough battle? Let’s find out:-

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How about a Yamaha Fazer 250?

How about a Yamaha Fazer 250?

Yamaha might launch this semi faired FZ25 later this year
How about a Yamaha Fazer 250?
How about a Yamaha Fazer 250?
How about a Yamaha Fazer 250?
How about a Yamaha Fazer 250?
How about a Yamaha Fazer 250?
How about a Yamaha Fazer 250?
How about a Yamaha Fazer 250?
How about a Yamaha Fazer 250?

Launched in 2008, Yamaha’s FZ series of motorcycles had created a new meaning to the streetfighter nemesis. The DNA embedded had street characteristics that made the FZ the number one in the segment pretty fast. Then, Yamaha had launched Fazer In the year 2008 under the FZ series, the Japanese Blue’s wonderful semi-faired sports tourers. It provided a perfect balance between the aggressive of Yamaha’s true-blue super sports and the very practical naked roadsters termed under the brand ‘FZ’.

Recently, Yamaha added a new boy to the FZ lineup, the FZ25. This is their official entry to the quarter-litre naked motorcycle segment in the country. Like history repeating itself, we believe Yamaha will launch another semi-faired tourer and call it the Fazer 250.

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2017 Yamaha FZ25

2017 Yamaha FZ25

The Super Streetfighter is a new homegrown breed of metal
2017 Yamaha FZ25
2017 Yamaha FZ25
2017 Yamaha FZ25
2017 Yamaha FZ25
2017 Yamaha FZ25
2017 Yamaha FZ25
2017 Yamaha FZ25
2017 Yamaha FZ25

Yamaha India has officially taken the wraps off the FZ25 in New Delhi and doing so, they have now officially entered the quarter-litre naked motorcycle segment in the country. This is Japanese’s answer to the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, the KTM Duke 200 and the Pulsar 200 range of motorcycles and sits neatly in between its siblings, the YZF-R15 and the YZF R3.

Launched in 2008, Yamaha’s FZ series of motorcycles had created a new meaning to the streetfighter nemesis. The DNA embedded had street characteristics that made the FZ the number one in the segment pretty fast. The engineers at Yamaha had a new challenge ahead of them: to create the new generation of street rumblers with a bigger engine and better dynamics. This led to the birth of the FZ25 and here is our attempt to declassify it.

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Watch the official promo of the FZ25

Watch the official promo of the FZ25

Learn more about the technology that comes on this naked streetfighter
Watch the official promo of the FZ25
Watch the official promo of the FZ25
Watch the official promo of the FZ25
Watch the official promo of the FZ25
Watch the official promo of the FZ25
Watch the official promo of the FZ25
Watch the official promo of the FZ25
Watch the official promo of the FZ25

In a grand event held last week, we saw Yamaha India organising a global debut for the FZ25, new breed of homegrown metal. Doing so, they have now officially entered the quarter-litre naked motorcycle segment in the country. This is Japanese’s answer to the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, the KTM Duke 200 and the Pulsar 200 range of motorcycles and sits neatly in between its siblings, the YZF-R15 and the YZF R3.

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2017 Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0

2017 Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0

The most powerful 150cc is finally off the wraps and is heading our way
2017 Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0
2017 Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0
2017 Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0
2017 Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0
2017 Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0
2017 Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0
2017 Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0
2017 Yamaha YZF R15 V3.0

Finally, it is here folks. Giving an end to all the renderings, spy shots and speculations, Yamaha launched the latest edition of the famed R15 globally in Indonesia and called it the 2017 Yamaha YZF-R15 V 3.0.

The launch happened at the Sentul Circuit and the bike was revealed amidst the brand’s WSBK 9-time world champion Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales and the CEO Yamaha Motor Corp Japan, Yanagi.

When the YZF - R15 rolled in 2008, Yamaha gathered enough success as it managed to capture the market leader boards. It gave us a product that was like a gateway for riders to get into the motorsport arena with this fully faired motorcycle having a powerful 150 cc mill. A lot of young riders opted for this superbike looker having a decent engine with high levels of refinement Yamaha is known for.

It received a facelift in 2011 and the R15 V2.0 received a lot of pomp and fair due to its striking design which now looked even sharper with very acute angles from every corner of the motorcycle. Off late, the R15 lost its lustre because of the insane amount of competition but that is about to change.

Some, including myself, were not very impressed with the V2.0. Yamaha somehow managed to screw up the maturity with regards to visuals on the V2.0 to make it look more toy-like. Luckily, the launch has the answer and we couldn’t have been much happier.

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Yamaha launched the FZ25

Yamaha launched the FZ25

A new breed of home grown metal
Yamaha launched the FZ25
Yamaha launched the FZ25
Yamaha launched the FZ25
Yamaha launched the FZ25
Yamaha launched the FZ25
Yamaha launched the FZ25
Yamaha launched the FZ25
Yamaha launched the FZ25

Yamaha India has officially taken the wraps off the FZ25 in New Delhi and doing so, they have now officially entered the quarter-litre naked motorcycle segment in the country. This is Japanese’s answer to the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, the KTM Duke 200 and the Pulsar 200 range of motorcycles and sits neatly in between its siblings, the YZF-R15 and the YZF R3.

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Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 launched

Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 launched

The wait is finally over.
Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 launched
Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 launched
Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 launched
Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 launched
Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 launched
Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 launched
Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 launched
Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 launched

Finally, it is here folks. Giving an end to all the renderings, spy shots and speculations, Yamaha launched the latest edition of the famed R15 globally in Indonesia and called it the 2017 Yamaha YZF-R15 V 3.0.

The launch happened at the Sentul Circuit and the bike was revealed amidst the brand’s WSBK 9-time world champion Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales and the CEO Yamaha Motor Corp Japan, Yanagi.

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