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    Yamaha waiting for improvements in the 600cc super sport market before launching the new R6.


    YAMAHA has been having a tough time recently and much of its development work has been going into making new products for the developing world rather than the established motorcycle markets. That makes sense in business terms, and appears to be paying off with improvements in the firm's financial figures, but it means there still aren't many rumours of new bikes for the mature markets of the western world.


    One bike that, by rights, should be replaced in 2012 is the R6. It's been said the firm already has a new model developed, but it's withheld it – delaying its launch in the hope that the 600cc super sports market picks up. At the moment there isn't much sign of that, but there's a good chance Yamaha will launch a new R6 at some stage in the next year or so, either as a 2012 or 2013 model.





    The R1 is unlikely to get big changes before the 600 has been launched, but could get minor styling or technical updates just to keep it fresh, particularly if Suzuki and Honda both offer new models in the class.


    Perhaps more interesting are the patents filed by the firm that seem to show a sports tourer style road bike based around the parallel twin engine and shaft drive transmission of the Super Ténéré.






    Source: Crystal ball 2012: Yamaha - Motorcycle news: New bikes - Visordown
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    its right time yamaha india launches a 600 CC in india too......see we already have 600 cc from hyosung and kawasaki.....then why not yamaha...?

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    I thought this news was for India. Ye to KLPD ho gaya!

    Could the delay in launching the new R6 have anything to do with Japan's recent earthquakes and tsunamis? Or is it just my thought?

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    Quote Originally Posted by princesirohi View Post
    its right time yamaha india launches a 600 CC in india too......see we already have 600 cc from hyosung and kawasaki.....then why not yamaha...?
    probably because Hyosung and Kawasaki are assembling the bikes in India. The R6 could be imported but would be at least 30% more expensive than the competition. The only way they can do it right by setting up an assembly line for R6 in India (a la Bajaj Kawasaki). That may take some time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Samarth 619 View Post
    I thought this news was for India. Ye to KLPD ho gaya!

    Could the delay in launching the new R6 have anything to do with Japan's recent earthquakes and tsunamis? Or is it just my thought?
    The natural disasters may have had a bearing on the launch delay.

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    Hope one day we could pick up r6 from a showroom without much a prob!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by princesirohi View Post
    its right time yamaha india launches a 600 CC in india too......see we already have 600 cc from hyosung and kawasaki.....then why not yamaha...?
    They are all twin engine bikes and not inline 4's. Check out the price difference between the Kawasaki 650R and the ZX 6R.........clue enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bad Wolf View Post
    probably because Hyosung and Kawasaki are assembling the bikes in India. The R6 could be imported but would be at least 30% more expensive than the competition. The only way they can do it right by setting up an assembly line for R6 in India (a la Bajaj Kawasaki). That may take some time.
    Oh. I thought Yamaha had a complete factory here in India. Are all R15s and FZs and all other bikes imported as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trustvishwas View Post
    Oh. I thought Yamaha had a complete factory here in India. Are all R15s and FZs and all other bikes imported as well?
    Witty but unnecessary. Its obvious he meant that Yamaha probably wouldnt be assembling the R6 locally considering the low volumes and would instead be looking at CBUs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil.jericho View Post
    Witty but unnecessary. Its obvious he meant that Yamaha probably wouldnt be assembling the R6 locally considering the low volumes and would instead be looking at CBUs.
    I understand your view point. However, below mentioned post belies that.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Bad Wolf View Post
    probably because Hyosung and Kawasaki are assembling the bikes in India. The R6 could be imported but would be at least 30% more expensive than the competition. The only way they can do it right by setting up an assembly line for R6 in India (a la Bajaj Kawasaki). That may take some time.
    1. Bajaj & Kawasaki are two different companies. Kawasaki has a full fledged company in India but do not have any assembly line or sales network so are using bajaj support for that.
    2. Yamaha has own company, assembly line and sales network present in India. So it would be much much easier for them.
    3. I do not see words - yamaha not assembling R6 locally due to low volumes or yamaha looking at CBUs anywhere in this post. Am I seeing something wrong or are we talking about two different posts?
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