India Yamaha Motor on Tuesday launched an updated version of its superbike YZF-R1 priced at Rs 20.73 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The company would import the model as a completely built unit (CBU), India Yamaha Motor (IYM) said in a statement.
Powered by a 998-cc engine, the bike can develop a peak power of 200 HP.
â€œThe new YZF-R1 model will strengthen Yamaha in its superbike segment in the Indian market,â€ Yamaha Motor India Sales Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing Roy Kurian said.
The bike inherits its technology from Yamahaâ€™s racing machine YZR-M1, he added.
â€œThis model also highlights Yamahaâ€™s improved aerodynamics which posts it closer to the MotoGP attributes, and which is a rare potential available in todayâ€™s market,â€ Kurian said.
Yamaha plans to increase its market share in supersports segment as the new YZF-R1 is expected to attract the younger racing enthusiasts, he added.