Another snazzy product from Yamaha that offers excellent riding experience with its low stance and road friendly attributes. The style quotient is there with the excellent build quality. Arguably, it is one of the best looking motorcycles in India. With new graphics and colour schemes, Yamaha has managed to keep this bike looking fresh and attractive. The extra large looking fuel tank makes the bike look heftier and aggression is written in bold when seen from the side. In spite of it looks, it is pretty easy to handle on the city roads of our country.
It is currently priced at approximately Rs 81, 000 (Ex-Showroom Price, New Delhi) but the prices may vary from place to place.
Despite being a fun to ride machine, it returns approximately 45 kilometres to the litre. With a little amount of sensible handling, the figure can go closer to 50. The highway figures will certainly be better. It has been attracting customers from a wide spectrum with its abilities. The rider’s seat offers an excellent position with allowing for the knees to be tucked in place due to the shape and design of the fuel tank, the comfort of which can be experienced while going around those tight corners.
The 149 CC single cylinder 4-stroke SOHC engine which is air cooled dishes out an impressive 12.9 bhp @ 8,000 rpm and 12.80 Nm of torque @ 6,000 rpm. The bike reaches the three figure mark with ease and yet remains planted and steady on the road. The engine is mated to a 5 speed gearbox and the favourable gear ratio enables riding at 90 kmph and above with consummate ease. The tyres are also the right size to provide the stability even on wet roads and the suspension setup ensures that most roads are negotiated without a fuss.
The instrument console is largely digital and provides all the essential information including a green light that indicates Eco Mode. The head lamps provide adequate illumination for those late night rides. The split seat gives added convenience and there is a storage area under the rear seat. The grab rails are also positioned in the right position to allow a comfortable posture.
|Maximum Torque||12.80 Nm|
|Maximum Power||12.90 BHP|
|Fuel Tank capacity||12L|
|Engine||Air-cooled 4-stroke SOHC|
|Number of Gears||5|
|Rear Brake||Single Hydraulic Disc|
|Front Brake||Dual Hydraulic Disc|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Forks|
|Transmission Type||Constant mesh 5-speed, Wet, multiple-disc|
|Low Battery Indicator||No|
|Low Oil Indicator||No|
|Low Fuel Indicator||No|
|No of Trip Meters||1|
|Head Light||12 V, 35/35W|
|Battery||Maintenance Free (ETZ-5), 4.0AH (10H), Sealed type, 12 V|
|Pillion Foot Rest||Yes|
|Antilock Braking System||No|