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Yamaha was initially founded as a western musical instrument manufacturing company in the year 1887, the company was founded by Torakusu Yamaha, and that is how the company got its name. The company was excelling in its business of manufacturing musical instruments, but in the year 1955, the company ventured into the automobile industry making it one of the well-known companies across the globe. The company is also the fourth largest manufacturer in the two-wheeler industry as its product portfolio includes commuters, scooters and sports bikes and superbikes.
Yamaha superbikes have a formidable reputation on the race tracks, the bikes made by the brand offer optimal performances and reach upto great speeds effortlessly. Here are some of the most powerful bikes manufactured by Yamaha that are available in the Indian Market.
Yamaha YZF-R1: With edgy cuts and stylish graphics, the bike is considered to be one of the best looking bikes on the planet. The bike features an unconventional design that can easily grab attention on the streets. The bike has an interesting front profile with concealed LED lamps and twin pilot lamps. The full front fairing and a clear visor enhance the aesthetics of the bike. The bike runs on a Liquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke, DOHC, Forward-Inclined Parallel 4-Cylinder, 4-Valves that generates power upto 197.2 bhp @ 13500 rpm and torque upto 112.4 Nm @ 11500 rpm. With the powerful engine and aerodynamic design, the bike achieves top speed upto 285 Kmph.
Yamaha FZ1: Yamaha launched the Yamaha FZ1 in the year 2006 as a naked streetfighter model in its superbike segment. The fascia is equipped with sharp and edgy headlamp section and pointed turning blinkers. The bike has an interesting instrument panel that features analogue tachometer, digital speedometer, twin trip meters and fuel gauge along with indicators for low fuel, low oil and low battery. The bike runs on the 998 cc Liquid Cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 5-Valve that generates power upto 148 bhp @ 11000 rpm and torque upto 106 Nm @ 8000 rpm.
Yamaha Vmax: The Yamaha Vmax is a naked streetfighter launched by the Japanese maker in the superbike portfolio. The bike features a chiselled body covered in metallic paint which makes it one of the most iconic and elegant sports bike. The bike also features a round headlamp fitted in a tilted fashion; on the sides, the bike is equipped with edgy cowls that make it look muscular. The bike runs on a Liquid Cooled, 4- Stroke, DOHC, 4- Valve, V- Type 4- Cylinder that generates power upto 197.3 bhp @ 9000 rpm and torque upto 166.8 Nm @ 6500 rpm.
Yamaha competes with popular brands like Ducati, Hyosung and Suzuki on the international level. To sustain its leadership in the market, the company would have to work innovatively on the upcoming Yamaha superbikes and offer something new to the audiences.