Yamaha Motor India Group has been the first company to launch superbikes in India in 2008 with the likes of YZF-R1, FZ 1 and VMAX and was also the first Company to introduce India’s first sports bike in the 150cc category – The YZF R15. Taking the responsibility ahead, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd, today, launched yet another exciting offering – the YZF-R3 sports model. The grand India launch took place at the most suited racer’s paradise, The Budhh International Circuit. The YZF – R3 will cost the Indian buyers Rs. 3,25,000 and will be available at select authorised Yamaha dealerships in two exciting colour schemes – Racing Blue and Black Lightning.The all new Yamaha YZF – R3 mounts a newly developed 321cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, in-line 2-cylinder, fuel-injected engine. With all-new engine and chassis designs, theYZF-R3 sports a solid combination of class-leading power and a lightweight body that achieves high levels of riding performance and styling worthy of the “superbike” moniker. At the same time, it offers the nimbleness and easy-to-use character for daily use as well as riding excitement in a variety of usage scenes. The YZF-R3 Sports Model boasts increased displacement and a lighter yet higher-performance chassis, a winning combination that immediately establishes the model as one of the most competitive entries in its class. The new product offers agile handling from the lightweight body, mass centralization measures, etc. It aims to achieve an excellent balance of both high performance and fuel efficiency and a riding position that is good for sporty riding and results in less rider fatigue.advertisementCommenting on the occasion, Mr. Masaki Asano, Managing Director, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. Said, “The thing we want people to notice most about this model is the high-level balance it achieves with its class-leading engine and drive-train performance, the pleasurable ride it offers in a variety of uses and the faithful R-Series styling. The development team put all of their engineering skills and passion into developing this model and achieved especially notable results in areas like high-speed performance, passing acceleration and thoroughly enjoyable performance on winding roads. We also placed particular importance on setting a comfortable riding position and other features to achieve an excellent level of ride ability in everyday use.”Mr. Roy Kurian, Vice President- Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India SalesbPvt. Ltd shared, “The YZF-R3 is a model that takes the R-Series technology and know-how Yamaha has accumulated since the original YZF-R1 and brings the world of the “YZF” lineup to the 320cc displacement class. It inherits the high level of riding performance and styling DNA worthy of an R-Series model while also being easy to handle in daily use. The YZF-R3 is expected to attract younger racing enthusiasts looking for their first racing bike. Currently the Supersports segment (250cc to 600cc) is doing around 1000 bikes a month and our plan is to attain a 20% market share in the segment.”The YZF-R series features a wide lineup, beginning with the YZF-R1 (998cc) super-sports flagship model, followed by the YZF-R6 (599cc), YZF-R25 (249cc), YZF-R15 (150cc), and YZF-R125 (125cc). The new R3 model being launched in India will be assembled at India Yamaha Motor’s plant from the CKD sets.
Royal Jet’s Fixed Base Operations (FBO) facility continues to receive global recognition, with a hat-trick of notable awards coming in recent weeks.In a survey of its pilot readership, Aviation International News (A.I.N) magazine has once again voted it the Best FBO in the Middle East and also ranked it amongst the world’s best, while Professional Pilot magazine’s 36th annual PRASE (Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment) Survey ranked it Best Middle East and African FBO.These two accolades follow hot on the heels of another award for the FBO facility of the Abu Dhabi-headquartered, international luxury executive flight service company – with Best Fixed Base Operator (Middle East) in the UK-based, ‘Business Destinations’ Travel Awards 2009.“What is significant about these awards is that the nominations have been made by the people who most regularly use our facility and compare them to other facilities around the globe,” says Royal Jet’s President & CEO, Shane O’Hare. “They are the people – the pilots and passengers – who understand the subtleties of operating in the Middle East and truly appreciate the very highest level of service that we deliver.”The private charter group, chaired by His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, has its own purpose-built VIP Terminal and operational facility, which it has run since 2003, close to Terminal 2 of Abu Dhabi International Airport.A 24-hour operation that handles up to 300 aircraft movements a month, with year-on-year growth of 20 per cent, Royal Jet’s FBO facilities include passenger handling, catering, hangar parking, an aircraft ramp, maintenance services, refueling services, ground support and on board cleaning. For Royal Jet’s guests, the VIP terminal offers executive lounges with conferencing rooms, red carpet and limousine service, exclusive hostess, valet and full security services including customs and immigration.O’Hare adds that the company is currently in discussion with Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) regarding the new Al Bateen Executive Airport.“Al Bateen Executive Airport is a great initiative of Abu Dhabi Airports, facilitating easier arrivals and departures from the capital’s city center,” he said. “Full certification of Al Bateen is expected this summer following a US$54.5 million upgrade program to convert the facility from the current military base to a private jet airport”.“This will enable us to build on our success, which has come about as a result of our high quality, luxury services which in part comes about as a consequence of our pedigree that reflects our founding by the Abu Dhabi Presidential Flight Authority. This is reflected in every facet of our business right through to our FBO facilities today,” he adds.Royal Jet’s FBO enables VIP Guests to arrive within minutes of departure, with staff taking care of all immigration and luggage clearance procedures. A limousine pick up and drop off can be arranged for guests, whilst luxurious first-class passenger and crew facilities combined with premier maintenance capabilities reflect our total dedication to quality and top class service. Royal Jet’s crew, customer service agents, technicians and maintenance teams all strive to offer the very best and ensure that our reputation as service providers is second to none.Royal Jet has been active in diversifying its business to encompass a range of offerings, including its Fixed Base Operations, Royal Jet Medical Evacuation Services, Royal Jet Charter Brokerage and Aircraft Management services. It is constantly improving its customer experience, and is currently refurbishing all five of its Boeing Business Jets. Royal Jet has also recently launched a ‘world-first’ by becoming the only private jet charter company to offer its guests a personal chef, providing them with bespoke gourmet dining based on their own individual preferences.www.royaljetgroup.com read more