Cost-effective CFAO Yamaha bike unveiled in Nigeria

After several months of market research on what is the best product model to offer to the buying public, CFAO Yamaha Motor Nigeria Limited launched the much-awaited Crux Rev Motorcycle was launched the Crux Rev commercial motorcycle into the market.

Unveiled by CFAO team led by Boye Ajayi, managing director and other commercial motorcycle stakeholders, the product was presented as the first Yamaha motorcycle built for Africa. CFAO Yamaha Motor Nigeria Limited is a joint venture between the CFAO group and Yamaha Motor Corporation of Japan

The managing director stated that the Yamaha Crux Rev was developed after a series of thorough local surveys from end users on their needs, comfort and safety requirements.

Explaining the key features of the new product, Enifadhe Abugo, the company’s sales manager,, said the new product comes with a number of advantages that will give buyers good returns on their investment.

These includes class-leading excellent fuel efficiency from its blue core engine that has been improved by approximately 20 percent in comparison to existing models, it has high performance with full torque, powerful at low speed, strong and smooth passing acceleration, easy handling with newly engineered diamond frame chassis which optimises body size weight and layout creating a balanced body design and stylish design with modern curves, LED headlight, and a plastic tank cover that can be interchanged with the different colour variations.

Other features are reinforcement ribs on the inside which improves toughness and shape retention, a newly developed blue-core engine that increases combustion efficiency, cooling efficiency and reduction in power loss.

The ABS plastic tank cover combines utility, knee grip ease and a stylish design; long, wide and flat seat easy to ride for both rider and passenger; large rear carrier rack with greatly increased luggage area; and rear suspension with dual-rate springs for a pleasant ride…

On the unique selling points that make the Crux Rev superior to other 110cc Motorcycles, the sales manager said “The Yamaha motorcycle has a number of features that differentiate it from other brands such as the all-new “blue core” engine with excellent fuel economy: 72.2km/p/l; unbreakable plastic  fender; stronger front engine guard frame: lightweight with optimum rigidity; strong rear suspension: adjustable; advanced air-cooled engine; good ground clearance: 160mm; and strong, long and comfortable seat”.

On fuel economy,  a rider who works for six days a week, covering 140kilometres a week, saves N144,000 per annum from fuel versus competitors motorcycles, even as on engine oil economy, the rider saves up to 10 percent per week with Yamalube which is Yamaha’s genuine engine oil.

CFAO Yamaha also has a skilled technical team trained by the manufacturer in terms of production and quality control according to Yamaha standards and backed by very strong after-sales network across the country through dealers and local mechanic training.

There is also room for adequate mechanic training, provision of special service tools and service manuals for repairs, as well as genuine spare parts.

Explaining the background of the company, the Marketing Manager, Funmi Abiola disclosed that CAO Yamaha Motor Nigeria Limited is a joint venture between the CFAO group and Yamaha Motor Corporation (YMC) of Japan

Strengthened by its “Empowered by a passion for innovation, we create exceptional value and experiences that enrich the lives of our customers” brand statement, the marketing manager said that Yamaha’s line of products includes motorcycles, marine products and other motorized products.

Yamaha Motor Corporation’s (YMCs) core technical competencies include small engine technology, chassis and hull technology and electronic control technology, just as its manufacturing systems covers Europe, Asia, North America, Japan and South America.

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