Yamaha announced its foray into the racing kits business in India and has tied-up with racing equipment maker Daytona for import and sale of the merchandise. The company said the racing kits would be used exclusively for Yamaha’s YZF-R15 and FZ series models.
Yamafa YZF-R15 racing kits
Mobike racing kits include Race ECU, high-lift cams, full exhaust system, adjustable back steps and braking parts like big diameter petal disc brakes, master cylinder and stainless steel hose.
Yamafa FZ16 racing kits
Racing kit parts are developed using valuable experience gained from Moto GP and World Superbike racing and Yamaha wants to provide its customers in India with the same thrill and feeling of racing instinct. The parts will be available from September onwards and are exclusively for racing purpose in a closed circuit only,
Yamaha made its initial foray into India in 1985. Subsequently, it entered into a 50:50 joint venture with the Escorts Group in 1996. However, in August 2001, Yamaha acquired its remaining stake becoming a 100% subsidiary of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd, Japan (YMC). In 2008, YMC entered into an agreement with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. to become a joint investor in the motorcycle manufacturing company “India Yamaha Motor Private Limited (IYM)”.
IYM operates from its state-of-the-art-manufacturing units at Surajpur in Uttar Pradesh and Faridabad in Haryana and produces motorcycles both for domestic and export markets. With a strong workforce of more than 2000 employees, IYM is highly customer-driven and has a countrywide network of over 400 dealers. Presently, its product portfolio includes MT01 (1670cc), YZF-R1 (998cc), recently launched FZS (153cc), FZ-16 (153cc), YZF-R15 (150cc), Gladiator Type SS & RS (125cc), Gladiator Graffiti (125cc), G5 (106cc), Alba (106cc) and Crux (106cc).