The 7.1 billion USD Mahindra Group will become the first Indian motorcycle manufacturer to enter a team into the prestigious FIM Road Racing World Championship (MotoGP).
2010 Yamaha Sales Results
India Yamaha Motor sold 350,264 motorcycles in 2010, compared to 267,895 motorcycles in 2009, a growth of 30.7% over the previous year.
New Delhi, India
India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. unveiled the new 153cc 2011 Yamaha SZ-R, adding a new credo for the motorcyclists in India with the archetype Yamaha DNA of performance, innovation and design.
Reiterating the brand’s upbeat sentiments in premium motorcycle segment, India Yamaha Motor has registered a growth of 23.2% in sales during the month of Nov. 2010 as compared to the corresponding period last year.
The biggest news in English Royalty is the upcoming wedding of Prince William to his fiance, Kate Middleton. And according to Swinton Bike Insurance in the UK, shortly after the prince ties the knot, he’s planning a motorcycle trip around India.
2011 Quannon 150
A trip to India will tell you one thing for sure – Indians take their 150 sport motorcycles seriously. As trick as some of these bikes are, none of the 150s find their way to America. But there is a single exception – the Kymco Quannon 150.
Honda Corporate News
New license agreements (Memorandums of Understanding) were signed between Honda, its Indian partners and Hero Honda Motors Ltd., a motorcycle production and sales joint venture company in India.
CB Twister 110
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI), Honda’s wholly-owned motorcycle production and sales subsidiary in India, introduced a new fuel-efficient and easy-to-handle 110cc motorcycle model, CB Twister, which is scheduled to go on sale in India at the end of February 2010. HMSI exhibited the Honda CB Twister at the Auto Expo 2010 to be held in New Delhi, India beginning January 5, 2010.
Valentino Rossi spent a second day in the Indian capital of New Delhi, taking part in a press conference and interviews with the Indian media. The nine-time World Champion was joined by Masao Furusawa, Executive Officer for Engineering Operations at Yamaha Motor Company. Over 300 Yamaha dealers and members of the press turned out to see Rossi, who was visiting India for the first time.
Reigning MotoGP World Champion and Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi made the first visit of his career to India today, appearing at the 10th Auto Expo in New Delhi, Asia’s biggest motor show.
Rossi went on stage to meet India Yamaha Motor’s senior management, Mr. Yukimine Tsuji, CEO and Managing Director of India Yamaha Motor and Pankaj Dubey, National Business Head of India Yamaha Motor, as well as 300 selected guests made up of dealers and media. Rossi greeted the guests, signed autographs and also inspected the latest India Yamaha models.