Yamaha has launched a unisex variant of the Yamaha Ray gearless scooter, christened the Yamaha Aplha. It is essentially a re-bodied scooter based on the Ray platform which is also the base for the male oriented Ray Z. The underpinnings of the scooter is similar to the Ray, which includes things like the suspension, engine and transmission.
Yamaha has launched the Yamaha Alpha unisex scooter at the Auto Expo 2014 at Rs 49,518, ex-showroom Delhi.
Yamaha alpha will be available in 5 different color options which are Black, Grey, White, Red and Magenta.
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Key Features Of Yamaha Alpha
- Good Mileage- 62 KMPL
- Ample storage space – 21 litres
- Large seat
- Easy access footboard
The Alpha name denoted the dominant (or the first) member of a group, and Yamaha hopes to dominate the market now ruled by the likes of the Honda Activa and the Suzuki Access. It is slightly larger than the Ray or the Ray Z, and feature a longer seat to accommodate the typical Indian scooter riding family. Styling is conservative as compared to the Ray and Ray Z scooters, to appeal to a wider audience, and special attention has been given to practicality.
- L x W x H in mm : 1795 x 675 x 1124
- Wheelbase in mm : 1270
- Ground clearance : 128 mm
- Gross weight : 104 Kg
- Fuel tank capacity : 5.2-litres
- Range : About 300 Km
- Brakes: Drum front and rear
- Tyres: 90 mm section tyres mounted on 10-inch wheels
- Suspension: Telescopic at the front, swing
It is powered by the same engine that powers the Yamaha Ray and Ray Z scooters, which means you get a single cylinder, 4-stroke 113cc petrol engine which will be mated to a CVT transmission. Performance figures remain unchanged, which means you get a peak power on 7 BHP @ 7500 rpm and 8.1 Nm @ 5000 rpm.
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