20th April, 2015: Launched at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo, Yamaha Alpha has been proposed as a proper family scooter in India. It has best-in-class space for seating as well as for the under-seat storage. The scooter features largest wheelbase in the respective segment, providing increased legroom and comfortable seating. Latest addition to the scooter is Blue Core technology, which has been equipped with its 110cc engine to achieve better mileage and smoother performance. Another new feature of the Alpha is attractive graphic pattern, which makes the scooter more appealing and stylish. Price of the scooter is very competitive in the respective segment and it offers class-leading stability and handling.
Yamaha Alpha Bikes
113 cc, Petrol, 63 KmplRs 47,735*
Review of Yamaha Alpha
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Yamaha’s latest offering in the automatic scooter segment is the 110cc Alpha, which has been proposed a perfect vehicle for the Indian families. It comes with many best-in-class features along with adequate performance delivery. The scooter has a linear power delivery, which helps to maintain the performance in varying conditions. Another special feature of the Alpha is mass centralisation, which helps to keep optimum stability and makes the handling easier.
Yamaha has given this machine the largest under seat storage of 21-liters that will help the rider to keep a full size helmet plus a few important things. Extra long and comfortable seat is given to the scooter to ensure a convenient long ride. Seat height is only 775mm, which makes it quite convenient for the riders to take control of the ride. The long wheelbase of 1,270mm, minimum ground clearance of 128mm and kerb weight of 104 kg, keeps the rider confident for the ride. The overall measurements (length x width x height) of the scooter are 1,795mm × 675mm × 1,124mm.
Yamaha Alpha runs on an air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve, single-cylinder engine that displaces 113cc. Mated with a V-belt automatic transmission system, the engine churns out a maximum power of 7bhp at 7,500rpm and the peak torque of 8.1Nm at 5,000rpm. The engine uses carburetor as its fuel supply system and delivers an impressive mileage of 62kmpl. The fuel tank volume of the scooter is 5.2 liter.
Yamaha Alpha is built on a Steel pipe underbone type frame that is fixed with the 90/100-10 (53J) tyres at both the ends. The wheels are equipped with drum brakes, which keeps the account of safety of the rider. The suspension working at the front is Telescopic type and at the rear is a Unit Swing type.
The Alpha is in direct competition with the most popular Indian scooters- Honda Activa and TVS Jupiter. Being a family ride, Alpha has all the features that makes it likable and favorable to the people of the country. Yamaha is looking forward to change the mindset of people and make them a liker of its own products.
Yamaha Alpha Designing
Yamaha Alpha is a family scooter built for an extreme comfort of a small family. It has enough space to give decent space for the tall riders. The seat height is quite good and with the straight handlebars, the seating is also designed perfectly. The overall dimensions of the scooter enhance its credibility when it comes to handling and controlling. The suspensions equipped to it works fine and stabilizes the overall ride of the machine. The sharp and curvy design looks amazing and with its attractive color scheme, it looks more appealing and enticing. The simple and sober headlight design is a bit old style but looks still impressive on it. The front panel of the machine is designed quite elegantly, the indicators look smart and bright. Seat of the scooter is claimed to be very comfortable for both the passengers.
Long and strong chrome grab rail is also equipped for the pillion-rider's safety. The storage space is about 21-liters that is enough to store a full size helmet along with some other important articles. The foot board is a part of the black given to the machine and a large space is their for the rider to carry along some vegetable bags or school bags of children. To keep the bags in place the manufacturer has also fitted hooks that enhance the convenience of the rider. The instrumentation is pretty basic; easy to read analog console. It displays speedometer, odometer and fuel level. When it comes to durability, Yamaha has kept his faith on the steel pipe underbone frame, that is strong and improves stability. Appearance of the scooter is as strong as its designing and the main thing that makes it look more catchy is its all black theme that covers muffler and other mechanical parts.
Yamaha Alpha Engine And Performance
Yamaha has always been a smart engine maker, one of its example is its mini-super-bike R15 that has a small 150cc engine but produces a maximum power of 17bhp. By putting its efforts together for this scooter, they have created an intelligent Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve, single-cylinder engine that has the displacement of 113cc. The engine has been tuned to crank out a superior power of 7bhp at 7,500rpm, while generating a peak torque of 8.1Nm at 5,000rpm. The engine output is quite low but it results in better fuel efficiency. Claimed mileage of the scooter is upto 62Kmpl, which is highly competitive and worth for a 110cc automatic scooter. The V-belt automatic transmission, performing well, providing a smooth operation. For the ride to be more enthralling and sound, it gets a 5.2 liter large fuel tank capacity, however, its competitors boast a bigger fuel tank of about 6-liters.
Yamaha Alpha Braking And Handling
Yamaha Alpha is one of the best offerings in its respective category, it has elegant appearance, adequate specifications and class aura. It been coupled with the Telescopic forks at the front and Unit swing at the rear that makes the suspension system sound and ascends the stability and control of the rider. The proper riding style with the fine dimensions not only makes it easy to ride but also gives more confidence to the rider to master it. The 90/100-10 (53J) tyres loaded at both ends of the scooter and are equipped with drum brakes for substantial braking. As it is a 110cc one, it is not imparted with a disc brake, however other makers in the same category are providing the same at the front wheel for enhanced safety of the rider. Low weight of 104kg helps the rider to handle the scooter in uncertain conditions. For females also, it is easy to ride and handle thanks to its light weight.
Yamaha Alpha Safety Features
Yamaha Alpha comes with bright headlights that helps the rider to safely carry on his journey at nights. The braking of the scooter is fine but responsiveness can be enhanced with the allocation of a front disc brake.
Yamaha Alpha Pros
* Appealing design
* Mass Centralisation
* Best-in-class Space
Yamaha Alpha Cons
* Don’t have premium feature options like alloy wheels or front disc brake
* Lesser standard features
* Lesser power figures
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