Yamaha Motor India has been on a roll in 2015. The company launched Alpha, Ray and Ray Z scooters with Blue Core technology-enhancing fuel efficiency in March, followed by the Fascino scooter in May.
In April, the company launched the new 125cc motorcycle Saluto. In August, the company launched the YZF-R3 sports model, taking the company's portfolio of motorcycles and scooters to nearly 21 models.
To concentrate on the new offerings, Yamaha has scrapped five of its motorcycles. The discontinued models are SS 125, SZ-RR, YBR 110, YBR 125 and SZ-S. All these models were in the market for quite some time but will now make way for the fresh offerings of Yamaha.
With the latest development, the only old motorcycle remaining in the portfolio is the Crux. The Crux is powered by a 106cc engine developing 7.49bhp and was launched in the market in 2004, replacing the iconic RX 100.
It was reported that Yamaha Motor India, a subsidiary of Japanese automobile maker Yamaha Motor Co, is working on a new entry level commuter motorcycle that will be pitted against the Hero Passion.
This will coincide with Yamaha stopping production of the Crux, resulting in a complete phasing out of old models.