Yamaha had its sales increase by 34 per cent in 2013 with the Yamaha Ray and Ray-Z helping the manufacturer boost its overall sales. This year, we can expect to see the R25 and the Cygnus Alpha gearless scooter, which for the first time will be the shown to the Indian public at the 2014 Auto Expo.
The Cygnus Alpha scooter has been spotted testing quite a few times, once even without the camouflage. It is based on the Yamaha Ray but features fresh styling cues which will differentiate it from its siblings. Most prominent among the changes is the headlamp. The headlight is on the handle and not integrated into body like the Ray or the Ray Z. The instrument cluster seems to be redesigned as well. The scooter boasts of a thick flat seat and an aluminium grab rail. Looking at the wheelbase, which seems to be the same as the Yamaha Ray, we expect the Cygnus Alpha to use the same 113cc engine found in other Yamaha scooters.
The R25 is one of the eagerly anticipated motorcycles from Yamaha which will offer superbike thrills from a compact sportsbike package. The concept was first unveiled at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show and borrows the design cues of the YZR M1. Powered by a liquid-cooled 250cc inline two-cylinder engine, the bike gets a new chassis - a tubular steel perimeter frame. The engine will be synchronized to a six-speed gearbox.
Besides these two machines, Yamaha will have its new safety program and its new mascot on display. Also expected is the current line-up of bikes and scooters.