India Yamaha Motors is planning to introduce race kits for its Yamaha R15 and FZ16 motorcycles in India.
Developed in collaboration by Yamaha Engineering Corporation and Daytona in Japan, the race kit would comprise of ECU, High lift cams, full exhaust system, special alloy sprockets, adjustable back steps, larger petal disc brakes, master brake cylinder, and stainless steel brake hose.
India Yamaha Motors is planning to introduce the performance race kit in the month of September, for track use only, in order to promote motor sports in India. Speaking to the press, Mr. Sanjay Tripathi, Division Head Product Planning & Brand Management, India Yamaha Motor said, “Racing kit parts are developed using valuable experience gained from MotoGP & 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.”
We feel this is the step in the right direction and would not only provide budding racers in India access to high quality aftermarket performance parts, it might just prompt other Indian motorcycle manufacturers to get interested in motorsports as well.