June 15, 2016: Yamaha Motor India recently introduced the new disc brake trim of its popular family scooter, Alpha, which was launched 2 years back at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo. Apart from a front disc brake, the new variant features a new paint scheme with two colour options, Radiant Cyan and Marvel Black. It also gets chrome inserts on the rear view mirrors and the front apron for a more premium feel while the other features of the scooter remain similar to the standard trim which will be continued on sale alongside. The key features of the Yamaha Alpha are the largest under-seat storage, long and comfortable seat and a large floorboard. Equipped with the advanced Blue Core technology, the 113cc engine of the scooter provides a decent performance along with a best-in-class fuel efficiency of 66kmpl (claimed). Along with all the standard features the disc brake trim costs around Rs 2,200 extra over the dual tone standard trim.
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The pros: Appealing design, easily accessible, wide and comfortable seat, best-in-class under seat storage of 21-litre, excellent pick-up. The cons: Provides quite stiff ride, tends to skid on hard braking. The crux: A perfect utility vehicle for Indian families With excellent ride quality and an impressive design, at an affordable price of Rs. 47,735 (ex-showroom, Delhi).RatingJapanese auto giant Yamaha is better known for its performance products in India, however the company proved its excellence in designing small two wheelers with its first scooter in India- the Yamaha... [ Read More ]
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 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 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 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 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.
Don’t have premium feature options like alloy wheels or front disc brake
Lesser standard features
Lesser power figures
Because of Yamaha brand name I taken decision to buy Alpha.I bought this scooter on April 26th 2014 running over 19000+ km, I am really satisfied for large under storage, longer seat considering my family. But this scooter has good pick-up and power, easily achieves 60 speed in 6-8 seconds and the top speed is 105+ km/hr and with pillion it is 90+km/hr. braking is perfect.Most comfortable suspensions. only ...
I am using the yamaga alpha bike. Its excellent for and very helpful for my ride. The ride of the bike is very beautiful and comfortable for all. The bike price is at the time is low level so can be used for the low and middle level families also. The front and the back wheel of the bike is very good and the front and rear suspension of the bike is also very good. The engine displacement is 113 cc. Its givi...
I had my great choice by buying this bike . It was my great day when my father gifted me this bike on my 18th birthday.Yamaha 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 maintai...
These are some points I noted during its test ride, I thought of sharing them as they might be helpful for you all.1. Smooth start, you can feel it as soon as you pull the throttle2. Fast engine response, it feels confident to ride even on bumpy roads3. Stiff suspension, you can feel the potholes and it may be difficult to ride it continuously for a long distance4. Instrument cluster not impressive5. G...
Yamaha Alpha was expected to be a big hit because of its company’s name. The leader of sports bikes in India, tried its hand in gearless scooters but could not do a big impact on the Indian two-wheeler market.I used to have a bike but I was getting frustrated riding it daily in heavy traffic of Bengaluru. Due to bad traffic conditions and increasing fuel expenses, I decided to go for a gearless scooter w...
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Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt Ltd has updated its popular family scooter- Alpha with two new dual tone paint schemes. The scooter is now available in 8 different shades including the new Rocking Red and Beaming Blue options. The scooter was last updated in March 2015 with the new ...
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