Automatic scooters are gaining popularity in India, especially 125-cc segment. Several manufacturers have introduced their models in this segment and Yamaha who is one of the leading two wheeler manufacturer in India also introduced Fascino 125 in the market last year. Couple of months ago, Yamaha unveiled a new version of Fascino 125. The automatic scooter is now available with a Hybrid engine and it is the first scooter in the country to get this technology. Yamaha has now officially announced the prices for all-new Yamaha Fascino 125 Fi Hybrid. The Disc Brake version of the model will be available at a price of Rs. 76,530 (Ex-Showroom Delhi) while the Drum Brake version of the model will be available at Rs. 70,000 (Ex-Showroom Delhi). The Hybrid version of the Fascino 125 will replace the non-hybrid model that was available in the market.
Yamaha confirmed that the Fascino 125 Fi Hybrid model will be available in the market by the end of July 2021. Fascino 125 rivals with the likes of the Honda Activa 125, Honda Grazia, Suzuki Access 125 and other 125-cc scooters in the market. Yamaha Fascino 125 is an elegant looking scooter in the segment. The Hybrid engine technology in the Fascino 125 is actually a power assistance system. it uses an electric motor that helps the scooter at lower RPMs. The Smart Motor Generator or SMG in the scooter acts as an electric motor to provide power assistance, when the vehicle is accelerates from a stop. This system helps in reducing the lag or wobbly effect that is normally experience during start-outs. This system is also helpful while riding the scooter in a uphill section.
The Hybrid system automatically engages at lower RPMs and the same gets disengaged after the it picks up speed and crosses the prescribed RPM. An indicator on the instrument cluster also shows whether the Hybrid system is engaged or not. The Smart Motor Generator also helps by reversing the direction of electricity which helps in Quiet Engine Start System and Automatic Stop & Start System.
Yamaha Fascino 125 Fi Hybrid is now offered with features like Side Stand Engine Cut off Switch as standard. This feature is actually standard on all Yamaha two-wheelers that are sold in India. The disc brake version of the scooter is also offered with Bluetooth enabled Yamaha Motorcycle Connect X app and gets LED Headlights, DRLs, LED Tail Light and Digital Instrument cluster.
The Disc Brake version of the model is available in Vivid Red Special, Matt Black Special, Cool Blue Metallic, Dark Matt Blue, Suave Copper, Yellow Cocktail, Cyan Blue, Vivid Red and Metallic Black. On the other hand, the Drum Brake version is available in Vivid Red, Cool Blue Metallic, Yellow Cocktail, Dark Matt Blue, Suave Copper, Cyan Blue, and Metallic Black.
Yamaha Fascino 125 Fi Hybrid is powered by a BS-VI compliant, air-cooled, fuel-injected (Fi), 125 cc blue core engine that produces a power output of 8.2 PS @ 6,500rpm and maximum torque of 10.3 N m @ 5,000rpm. Yamaha had also launched Ray ZR 125 in the market last year and the same Hybrid technology will be introduced in Ray ZR 125 scooter in future.