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Yamaha India launches racing kits for R15 and FZ16
Article :Yamaha India launches racing kits for R15 and FZ16
Yamaha has always tried to raise the bar in the motorcycling arena with innovative and performance oriented products. Following the success of the track-spec YZF-R15 and the street-smart FZ16, they have pushed the envelope further with the launch of race kits for the R15 and the FZ16. The race kits are developed in collaboration with Daytona, Japan and are aimed at giving the customer a feel of race technology. These kits include several juicy bits such as race-tuned ECUs, full exhaust systems, petal discs and a lot more. Available from September 2009, the parts are meant exclusively for racing in closed circuits only. Here's what the official press release from Yamaha India has to say about this new exciting launch:

"June 26th, 2009: Having revolutionized the biking scene in the country and fulfilling the racing aspirations of Indian bikers with tremendously successful models like YZF-R15 and FZ series, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. now brings another international trend to the Indian market with the launch of all exclusive Racing kit parts by DAYTONA for its customers.
Talking about the all new racing kit parts, Mr. Sanjay Tripathi, Division Head Product Planning and Brand Management, India Yamaha Motor said, “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. Also with the launch of these kit parts we want to encourage safe racing culture in India. In order to meet Yamaha’s rigorous quality standards, the kit parts are developed by Yamaha Engineering Corporation and Daytona in Japan. Racing Power up kits along with racing championship , touring, apparel and accessories are an integral parts of our brand image in India , he added “.
The Racing kit parts include race ECU, High lift cams, full exhaust system, special alloy sprockets, adjustable back steps and braking parts like big diameter petal disc brakes, master cylinder, and stainless steel hose. These parts will be available from September’09 onwards and are exclusively for racing purpose in a closed circuit only.
About India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd.
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 and 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 and RS [125cc], Gladiator Graffiti [125cc], G5 [106cc], Alba [106cc] and Crux [106cc]."

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