We have this picture of a mystery Yamaha scooter doing rounds in the internet, thanks to BikeAdvice for the snap.
The rear view of the scooter spotted showcases the tail light cluster, indicator, exhaust canister with chrome heat shield and Yamaha logo on top of the tail-light, which bears heavy resemblance to the Yamaha Grand Filano sold in Thailand or Yamaha Nozza Grande sold in Vietnam. The scooter in the spyshot is very likely to boast of a 125cc engine, and make its presence felt in the 125cc sub-category scooter market to see expansion in India.
The first 125cc scooter from the Yamaha India will compete with Honda Activa 125, Suzuki Access, Mahindra Gusto, Piaggio Vespa 125, yet-to-be-launched TVS Jupiter 125 and Aprilia SR125. On the other hand, the powertrain details cannot be confirmed, and chances of the scooter carrying the 113 cc mill are slim but cannot be ruled-out.
Powering this scooter in the international markets is a 125 cc, air cooled, fuel injected 4-stroke engine which is mated with a CVT that promises to be highly fuel efficient and peppy. This engine churns out 8.2 PS at 6,500rpm and maximum torque of 9.7 Nm at 5,000rpm. Like its mates, the all-new scooter is blessed with Yamaha’s revolutionary “Blue Core” technology that ensures a better combustion and fuel efficiency. However, it might miss-out the fuel injection and get the carburettor in India to make it cost effective.
In Thailand and Vietnam, this upcoming 125cc scooter is available in two variants – Standard (STD) and Deluxe (DLX). The notable exterior differences are dual-tone seat colour with name badges on the both sides as well as at the rear-end, body-coloured ORVMs and Matte-Silver finish instead of the Chrome on the Deluxe trim. However, the India-spec model is likely to omit a front disc brake on the base Standard trim.
The Grand Filano features a LED powered lights at front like the newly launched Honda Dio. The Nozza Grande is currently sold for around 41.99 million Vietnamese Dong which translates into approx. INR 1,19,179 in Vietnam, while is priced at 52,000 baht that is INR 98,821 in Thailand. The Indian variant is however expected to be cheaper priced around INR 55,000 with few cost-cuttings to fit the scooter into the budget scooters category.
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