Yamaha Fascino BS4 vs BS6 Yamaha Fascino 125 Fi: Differences Explained
The newly launched Fascino 125 Fi replaces the 113cc Fascino, and here’s how it’s different from the old one
The BS6-compliant Yamaha Fascino 125 Fi has been launched in the country at a starting price of Rs 66,430 (ex-showroom Delhi). This is Yamaha’s first 125cc scooter in the country, replacing the ageing 113cc Fascino which hasn’t seen any major update for a long time. Here’s how the two scooters are different from each other:
What’s the price difference?
The new Fascino 125 Fi is just Rs 10,407 dearer than the 113cc Fascino. That said, the 125cc version comes in several variants whereas its smaller sibling is available only in one version. Here’s a detailed price list comparison:
All the prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. If you’re keen on buying the BS4 113cc Fascino, you’ll have to act soon as the scooter will be available only till stocks last or until the BS6 deadline. After that, Yamaha will only be retailing 125cc scooters in the Indian market.
What about the engine & mileage?
The Yamaha Fascino 125 Fi packs a 125cc single-cylinder air-cooled fuel-injected engine, which churns out 8.2PS and 9.7Nm. That’s 1PS and 1.6Nm more than the 113cc Fascino. The Fascino 125 is also the first Yamaha scooter in India to get fuel injection as standard. It comes with an engine stop and start system which shuts off the motor while idling in traffic. This helps in saving fuel. Additionally, the scooter is equipped with an ACG starter which ensures the engine cranks up instantly and silently. Both the stop-start system and the ACG starter are first-in-class under Yamaha’s India lineup.
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Yamaha claims a mileage of 58kmpl, which is pretty commendable for a 125cc scooter. It is claimed to be 16 per cent more than the 113cc version. We’ll get to know the exact real-world mileage figures in the city as well as on the highway once we get our hands on the scooter.
Any changes to the features and ergonomics?
Yamaha has tweaked the ergonomics for better comfort in the Fascino 125 Fi. Compared to the 113cc Fascino, the new scooter gets a 20mm taller handlebar and it is 18mm closer to the rider too. Additionally, the seat is also wider, so expect the scooter to be more comfortable overall.
Interestingly, at 21 litres, the underseat storage remains unchanged. There’s no underseat USB port nor a boot light, which is a little disappointing. It also misses out on the apron storage compartment, which the smaller sibling had. Even though the tail section looks large enough to accommodate an external fuel filler, Yamaha hasn’t provided one. That said, the scooter does get a seat opener function integrated into the apron key slot, which should make opening the seat a little more convenient.
Yamaha has also retained the halogen headlamp setup and the bulb type indicators and tail lamp in the 125cc scooter. It would’ve been nicer if Yamaha had offered an LED headlamp and tail lamp. The instrument cluster still remains an analogue unit. While the older scooter’s console looked retro, the new one looks a little more modern. It gets an Eco light as well, to let the rider know when he/she is riding with a sensitive throttle. Since it’s a fuel-injected scooter, it features an engine check light too.
Fascino 125 Fi packs better underpinnings too:
The new Fascino 125 Fi rides on bigger 12-inch front and 10-inch rear alloy wheels, which should ensure a more comfortable, composed ride quality compared to the 10-inch wheels on the smaller scooter. The alloy wheels are standard across all the variants whereas the 113cc Fascino rolled on steel wheels.
Yamaha also offers a front 190mm disc brake-equipped variant which should improve the stopping power considerably. A combined braking system is standard across both disc and drum variants to comply with the safety norms. What’s even more interesting is that despite the larger fuel-injected engine and a redesigned bodywork, the scooter is, in fact, 4kg lighter, at 99kg kerb! This makes it the lightest 125cc scooter in India, thanks to the newly-developed underbone frame. For perspective, this scooter is just 4kg heavier than the TVS Scooty Pep Plus which gets a puny 87.8cc motor.