In a big step-up, Yamaha has phased out all its 110cc scooters
A few months ago, Yamaha India announced that the company would be launching the BS6 variants of the entire lineup by the end of the year. Today, the brand has launched the MT-15, YZF-R15, Ray-ZR 125 and Street Rally 125, and Fascino 125. With this, Yamaha has officially phased out all its 110cc models and has joined the growing 125cc club
The Fascino 125 FI BS6 is powered by a fuel-injected, 125cc, single-cylinder engine producing 8bhp at 6,500rpm and 9.7Nm at 5,000rpm. The power output is 30 per cent more while the fuel economy is a whole 16 per cent more compared to the previous model. Following the footsteps of Hero MotoCorp and Honda, this Yamaha scooter also employs a Stop and Start system that shuts the engine when idling and can start just by twisting the throttle. Other features include a new starter system which is a lot quieter than the conventional starter systems, just like the ACG unit on the Honda Activa 125 BS6. It also gets a side-stand engine cut-off switch and combined braking system.
Aesthetically too the Yamaha Fascino 125 FI BS6 receives an overhaul. Though it continues to use the European styling, the scooter now gets a completely redesigned bodywork, new headlight, new gauges and a redesigned tail unit.
The Yamaha Fascino 125 is available in drum and disc variants, with a choice of 7 colours to choose from. The standard variant is priced at Rs 66,430 (Drum) and Rs 68,930 (disc) while the DLX variants are priced at Rs 67,430 (Drum) and Rs 69,930 (Disc) (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi)
The Ray ZR 125 and the Street Rally 125 employ the same 125cc engine from the new Fascino 125. The Ray ZR and Street Rally 125 also get all the features from the new Fascino like the Stop and start system, new starter system, side-stand engine cut-off and combined braking system.
Aesthetically, there’s a lot going on with these scooters. Both of these scooters get an updated headlight with a new LED position light.
The prices haven’t been revealed yet but the scooter goes up against the likes of the Aprilia SR 125 and the Aprilia Storm 125. However, the Aprilias are still BS4 compliant and unless Aprilia gives the scooters a massive overhaul, the Ray ZR and Street Rally could have the upper hand in the market.
Yamaha’s latest streetfighter, MT-15, too has been updated to comply with the stringent BS6 norms. However, unlike the scooters, the MT-15 doesn’t get any substantial update except for the new Ice Fluo-Vermillion colour scheme and radial tyres as standard.
Mechanically, the bike remains unchanged and continues to use the same 155cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder motor with variable valve timing churning 19bhp and 14.7Nm of peak twist.
Yamaha is yet to announce the pricing for the BS6 MT-15 but we expect it to be priced at least 2-4k more than the BS4 variant which retails at Rs 1.36lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)