BS6 emission norms will come into effect in India from 1st April 2020. Each automobile manufacturer is working to upgrade its product line-up so that it meets the deadline. It appears that Yamaha Motor India is ready with its BS6-compliant two-wheelers and would launch them in November this year.
Yamaha is planning to launch its BS6 bikes first and then introduce the scooters in January next year. Expect a price hike of 10-15% on all the models. All the BS6 products will also get the ‘side stand switch’ feature as standard. This feature prevents the engine to start until the side stand is completely withdrawn.
Apart from this, Yamaha could also introduce a few new colour schemes and/or graphics and decals to freshen up things a bit. As of now, it’s unclear as to which will be the first BS6 Yamaha bike to be launched. We are guessing it would be the R15 V3. What do you think?
Slowly and steadily all two-wheeler manufacturers will announce their arrival in BS6 avatars. It was Hero MotoCorp to receive the first BS6 certification in June this year. Honda has also announced its BS6 Activa and is planning to launch it in September. Royal Enfield is testing its BS6-compliant Continental GT 650 which should be launched early next year along with the Interceptor 650.