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Old 22nd June 2007, 20:57   #16
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Maybe the journos goofed up again. Maybe it's "2"50cc, not 150. And maybe it's "2"4 bhp, not 14.

Seriously, Yamaha needs to get it's act together. Just like Porsche or Lambo. Pick a segment you're good for, stick with it, and voila; success will follow, numbers not withstading.

When will Yamaha India learn that their brand is renowned worldwide for performance machines like the R1. Even in India, for the RD & RX days of yore. Not for piddly commuters. Leave the econo-segment to specialists. There are more than enough players for that segment as it is. We need VFM performers...
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Old 22nd June 2007, 21:48   #17
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14bhp 90k!!!
MORONS!
I actually banged my head on the monitor after reading this. Pathetic to hear this about a company that was so respected in the Indian motorcycle industry.
I am really heart broke seeing Yamaha performance in the market. I used to look up to the company from the time, I learnt riding and acquired my first RX100. I still maintain my RX135 in pristine condition in my living room for the respect I have for Yamaha.

What a shame.............

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Old 22nd June 2007, 23:59   #18
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The Yamaha RX was the last good thing out of the Yamaha stable.

The ride on my RX is the best part of my day.

If anyone wants a good yamaha, please buy a old RX.. no matter what condition.. do up the engine and paint it with a single metallic color.
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Old 23rd June 2007, 03:05   #19
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Presently Yamaha has a very poor after sales service system.

I think it would be wise for them to move out of under 200cc segment all together.

They should develop new motorcycle and powerscooter products in 200cc, 250cc etc, with proper technology like fuel injection, suspension, disc brakes, alloys and tubeless radials etc. These products should be specified and even engineered in India with help of feedback from Indian customers. And then provide great A.S.S., even if it means introducing product in limited territories.

India can also be used to export these products to other markets, thereby help recouping the investment.

But perhaps the Japanese ego won't allow this to happen. So much potential is being wasted.

But they cannot compete with Bajaj, Hero Honda, TVS etc in <200cc segment. Just give up and move up.
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Old 23rd June 2007, 08:53   #20
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yamaha and its pricing reminds me of this particular edition of topgear where clarkson goes around testing a MG SV which was a monster to drive but costed as much as porsches!!!

end of the show he says that we'l have to bang our head hard enough to convince ourself to buy an MG for that much money! looks like yamaha is going down ROVER lane as far as india is concerned!
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Old 23rd June 2007, 11:12   #21
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showing some R1, MT-01 photos and rossi's face wont help in selling a 150cc bike for that price - that too a year later...by then im sure the market would have moved on to 200cc + bikes....

as usual from yamaha - too little - too late...they are defenetly doomed in india
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We were doing 10 - 12 bhp, on bikes with lesser displacement, even a decade ago. What's Yamaha trying to prove ? That they were sleeping all these years ?

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The Yamaha RX was the last good thing out of the Yamaha stable.
The way they are going about things, the RX-100 will be the only good thing that came from their stable.
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Old 23rd June 2007, 15:31   #23
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Sorry all but the RD's and the last 2 stroke launch from their stable the 5 speed RXZ 135 was a true collectable bike, 5 speed RXZ135 with factor fitted disk break is very tough to find, more than RD's now in Bangalore.
Anyways none of these 150-200 attaracts me now a days, my 23 old 2stroke is more than enough to eat them in breakfast.
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Hmmmz,

Who ever says Yamaha has a very bad A.S.S is simply wording for the sake of just adding a thread . I serioulsy doubt if they have bought any cruxes ,gladiators and have had any difficulty with the A.S.S .I do not think anyone can substantiate with personal experience or their friends ,relatives experiences .

I for the past few years have been buying only Yamaha and I would say I am very much satisfied with the A.S.S and the service time taken is a maximum of half a day .

I have had experiences with dealers in tamil nadu , karnataka and andhra . I find that most of the dealerships have the same quality of service and back up spares .
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is this the Gladiator 150 they were supposed to launch....wonder who's gonna buy the bike...when most people wud be speeding around on their 220s,225s,etc...ha ha
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5 speed RXZ135 with factor fitted disk break is very tough to find, more than RD's now in Bangalore
I know someone who's selling one! He wants a Platina, for mileage!!!
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Apparently the bikes are gonna look like the R1s.
Now thats just silly. Imagine the neighborhood punk who goes for one of these, and gets beaten at the first stop light in his 20 year old RX100.
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After the legendary RX100, no bike from Yamaha has really sold well in India. The Libero and Crux flopped big time. If they feel, they can get away with charging more than Rs. 80000 for a 14bhp, 150cc bike, they'll not get any where. Dosen't the Karizma, which has been around for ages, with 223cc and 17bhp cost less?

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The way they are going about things, the RX-100 will be the only good thing that came from their stable.
The RX was last good thing cause Rajdoot did bring the RD before the RX.

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Now thats just silly. Imagine the neighborhood punk who goes for one of these, and gets beaten at the first stop light in his 20 year old RX100.
Ananth... well put.. Thats the exact feeling I have when I go against the new Avengers, 180 Pulsars, and even some kids on karizmas.
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