Yamaha Vinoora: A Minions-approved 125cc Scooter

Modified On Oct 21, 2020 09:56 AM By Praveen M.

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Dear Yamaha, please bring this just-launched Taiwanese scooter to India

  • The 2020 Yamaha Vinoora gets a distinctly funky retro-ish design language complete with googly-eyed LED headlamps.
  • It is powered by a 125cc engine that offers a claimed mileage of 57.7kmpl.
  • The scooter is priced at an equivalent of Rs 1.95 lakh in Taiwan.

Yamaha Taiwan has a range of funky, sporty and futuristic looking scooters in its lineup. The latest one that has been launched in the country is the 2020 Yamaha Vinoora, a 125cc scooter. The most striking part of the scooter is its dual googly-eyed LED headlamp setup. It goes quite well with the curvy bodywork, giving a retro yet youthful, cartoon-ish vibe. The scooter is available in two variants: standard and M, with the former being priced at 76,300 NTW (around Rs 1.95 lakh) and the latter at 79,800 NTW (about Rs 2.04 lakh).

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The M variant gets a pair of headlight guards, more rugged looking pillion grab handle, chrome strips on the front fender and side panels, brown seat with colour-coded handlebar grips. To go with the design theme of the Yamaha Vinoora, the scooter also gets a circular fully digital instrument cluster, which shows the clock, odometer reading, speed and fuel level. As far as practicality is concerned, the scooter comes with a standard USB port on the apron with a small cubby hole, fairly large underseat storage and an apron-mounted fuel filler cap.

Powering the Yamaha Vinoora is a 125cc single-cylinder fuel-injected motor. While the power and torque figures haven’t been revealed yet, Yamaha claims it can return a mileage of 57.7kmpl, which is pretty impressive for a 125cc scooter. The Vinoora’s extremely light kerb weight of 94kg can also be attributed to its impressive claimed mileage figure. It weighs just 1kg more than the 87cc TVS Scooty Pep Plus. Like the Yamaha Fascino 125, this scooter also gets a silent starter, which Yamaha calls ‘Smart Motor Generator.’ At 745mm, the seat is also fairly accessible. The M variant gets a slightly taller 755mm seat, though.

Underpinnings include a telescopic front fork, single rear shock absorber, 10-inch alloy wheels with 90-section tyres on both ends. The scooter uses disc up front and a drum at the rear as standard in both the variants. Yamaha isn’t going to be launching a scooter like this in India, but we really wish the Japanese brand does. After all, who wouldn’t want a funky looking, light scooter like this? 

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