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Yamaha bets big on scooters

Calcutta, Jan. 19: Japanese two-wheeler major Yamaha is looking to sell 2 lakh scooters in India in 2013.

“We are putting more stress on scooters. In 2012, the scooter market in India grew 20 per cent and was about 30 lakh units. In 2013, we expect sales to be close to 33 lakh units. Our target is to sell about 2 lakh units,” Jun Nakata, director and chief sales officer (India) of Yamaha Motor, said today.

The company is eyeing more scooters in the 110-125cc segment, which comprises 80 per cent of the sales.

“We have recently launched the 113cc scooter called Ray and we are looking to introduce more scooters in the coming days,” he added.

Nakata also said the company was looking to increase its presence in the 100-125cc commuter segment of motorcycles, in which it has four variants.

The company, which has two plants at Surajpur in Uttar Pradesh and Faridabad in Haryana, is looking to commission its third unit in Chennai in 2014.

 
 
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