Yamaha is a two-wheeler manufacturer that is engaged in the manufacturing and sales of bikes. In India, their product range primarily consisted of only bikes until recently. The Yamaha bikes were well loved and admired by the bike buyers and the popularity of these bikes is attributed to the powerful performance delivered by them. With the advent of gearless scooters and their unprecedented demand, and ever-growing market, Yamaha has forayed in to the production of gearless scooter as well. They offer a range of scooters along with the bikes to the Indian customers.
The latest entrant to the fleet of the Yamaha scooter is the gearless wonder named Yamaha Alpha. Yamaha Alpha scooter comes with an Ex-showroom price tag of about INR 47,735/. It was launched at the Delhi Auto Expo in February this year. Ever since, it has done good business for the company.
The Yamaha Alpha is based on its older sibling, Yamaha Ray. However, the similarity ends there. The Alpha is more big and spacious than the Ray. Alpha is positioned as a unisex scooter and hence is considered as a viable option by the men as well. The Yamaha Alpha is trendy, up class and features attractive, stylish design. It stands out in the crowd as it is designed quite differently from other scooters.
The Yamaha Alpha is powered by a 113 cc, single cylinder, air-cooled engine that produces a maximum power of bhp. It comes with CDI ignition and a spark plug on the engine cylinder. The engine delivers powerful performance and it delivers a fuel economy of about 47 kmpl. The Alpha comes with a fuel tank capacity of 5.2 liters and hence the average fuel range offered is 240 km, which is quite good for a long ride as well.
Though positioned as an urban scooter, the Alpha delivers reliable performance under all conditions – including the traffic congested city lanes and the bumpy mud roads of rural India. The suspension offered is telescopic type. In addition to this, the scoter comes with superior braking technology, which is very reliable.
Another notable feature of the Alpha includes a large headlamp, which has been designed in such a way that the turn indicators are placed along with it. The seat is placed at a comfortable height of 775 mm, which is ideal for a pleasurable riding experience. Tubeless tyres, halogen headlights, maintenance free battery and ample storage space for accessories are some of the other highlights of this vehicle.
If you are looking for a lightweight, attractive and high performance gearless scooter for daily commuting, the Yamaha Alpha can be an ideal choice for you. Unlike some of its competitors, the Alpha does well in both urban and rural roads.