Bharat Stage VI or BS VI are the new emission standards to be introduced in India from 01 April 2020. These standards are based on the EURO 6 standards. In petrol vehicles, the BS VI norms aim to reduce pollutants by 25% by reducing NOx emissions from 80 mg/ km to 60 mg/ km. In case of diesel vehicles the BS VI norms aim to reduce pollution by reducing hydrocarbons by 43%, NOx by 68% and particulate matter by 82%.

All Indian companies have to adhere to these norms from the next financial year. Luxury car makers like Mercedes had already introduced cars with BS VI compliant engines. Now the smaller vehicle are being introduced. Yamaha India has launched two BS VI compliant bikes in India. Both these bikes displace 150 cc and are some of the most popular models of the company in India. The two models introduce by Yamaha are the FZ-FI and FZS-FI.

Both the bikes will be available in two new colours, the Dark knight and metallic red. The FZS – FI is available at a price starting at INR 1.01 Lakhs (US$ 1403) while the FZ-FI will be available at INR 99,200.00 (US$ 1,378).

“India Yamaha Motor introduces the all new FZ-FI and FZS-FI, marking the first BS VI variant rollout from the company. Yamaha reiterates its commitment to offer excitement through its products and related experiences with first launch of BSVI compliant FZs,” a company statement said.