New Yamaha RD350 is it Rival of Royal Enfield ?

Recently Yamaha had showcased 300-900 cc bikes at dealer event, At the event yamaha show bikes like R3, R7,MT03,MT07,MT09. It's indicate that maybe Yamaha is planning to bring it's big bikes in India.

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Midweight Bike segment in India is going very fast and according to the trend it will keep growing. For the time being Royal Enfield hold 75% share of the market. Other bike company like Yamaha hero, honda ,tvs they are seeing opportunity in middle weight bike segment.

The highest capacity of middleweight  segment Yamaha is offering is 250 cc bike in India. Bike such as FZS 25 and FZ 25. Middle weight bike segment is growing so fast, every motorcycle company target this market, even honda, hero and Bajaj are planning to coming  with Honda Hness CB350 Hero-Harley and Bajaj-Triumph.

Yamaha files Trademark of 2 bikes in Japan. Which are Yamaha RZ 350 and RZ 250

The demand of retro style bike is increasing all about the world including India as well. So, bike companies are launching new model of retro bikes. Yamaha also working on it for a long time as it has recently file Trademark of RZ 350 and RZ 250 in Japan. Bike in India, it is possible that Yamaha could launch RZ350 and RZ 250 in India as well.

In 80s and 90s there was a bike called Yamaha RD 350 was available in India. It was Yamaha’s retro style bike. It was very popular in India because of its Classic look and powerful performance. Yamaha RD 350 was so good, even today there are some Yamaha RD 350 Still in running condition. This bike has a good fan base as well. You shouldn’t surprise if Yamaha RD 350 come back in Indian market.

The trademark application has been filed in Japan are under class 12. The other detail of RZ 350 and RZ250 are not available for the time being. We have limited information about this bikes, they are under development.

RZ 350 launch and who are its competitors?

It will be a classic look by with modern function. Original Yamaha RD 350 with 347 cc air cooled engine that produce 39 BHP of Max Power. It was meant to a 6 speed gearbox.

Yamaha RZ 350 is likely to get four stroke engine with some modern update. Such as this by could get LED headlamp with LED drl, digital meter console, dual channel abs, Bluetooth connectivity, traction control, adjustable clutch and stroker.

Yamaha RZ 350 could be a 347 CC bike it will directly challenge Royal Enfield 350 , Honda H’ness , Bajaj-Triumh , Hero-Harely and TVS Ronin. These are  popular bikes in 350 segment right now in India, they are popular because of there Classic look and performance.


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