2018 Yamaha Fascino arrives to challenge the Honda Activa automatic scooter

India Yamaha Motors has launched the 2018 Yamaha Fascino in India with minor changes. The scooter is priced at Rs. 54,593, ex-showroom Delhi. The new Fascino comes with many new changes like a new Fascino emblem and updated chrome garnishes.

2018 Yamaha Fascino arrives to challenge the Honda Activa automatic scooter

The new Fascino only gets visual changes to keep it fresh in the market. The retro-inspired scooter design of the Fascino makes it quite unique and with the update, Yamaha has added new graphics to the body. It now gets new modern graphics on either side while the seat cover now gets a premium dual tone finish to make two-wheeler much more attractive than the previous model. The scooter will be available in seven colour choices: Glamorous Gold, Dapper Blue, Beaming Blue, Dazzling Grey, Sizzling Cyan, Spotlight White and Sassy Cyan.

Roy Kurian, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. said,

Yamaha is committed to offer exciting upgrades on its product line from time to time. Fascino has always been popular among customers since its launch, owing to its technologically advanced features and stylish appearance. Its enhanced features are targeted towards the young audience who look for fashionable and trendy scooters along with comfort.

Mechanically, the Fascino stays similar to the earlier model. It gets powered by a single-cylinder 113cc engine with a single overhead cam. The air-cooled engine produces a maximum power of 7.1 PS at 7,500 rpm and a peak torque of 8.1 Nm at 5,000 rpm. The engine also gets Yamaha’s Blue Core technology that increases the combustion efficiency of the engine by increasing the cooling efficiency, which in turn reduces the power loss due to heat.

The feature list also remains same as the last model. The scooter gets a telescopic front fork and a monoshock at the rear. Both the wheels are on 10-inches and get tubeless tyres. Yamaha only offers drum brakes with the bike. The Fascino takes on the likes of Honda Activa 5G and TVS Jupiter in the market but none of these offers the retro looks like the Fascino.