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Yamaha Fascino, Ray & Alpha get Unified-Braking System to take on Honda Activa

Before the new rule that makes Combi-Braking system mandatory for the two-wheelers powered by the below 125-cc engine in India, Yamaha has updated all its scooter range in India. Yamaha currently offers Fascino, Ray, Alpha Cygnus and Alpha scooters in India and all of them now get the Unified Braking System (UBS), which is the name given by Yamaha to the Combi-Braking System (CBS). CBS was first introduced on the Honda Activa automatic scooter.

Apart from the UBS, Yamaha now offers maintenance-free batteries in its scooters. The new addition of the features has also increased the prices by a bit. Here are all the updated ex-showroom prices of the Yamaha scooters in India.

Scooter Name Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Fascino ₹ 55,193
Ray ZR Street Rally ₹ 58,698
Cygnus Alpha Disc brake ₹ 55,730
Cygnus Alpha Drum brake ₹ 52,272
Cygnus Ray ZR Disc brake ₹ 56,698
Ray ZR Disc brake Darknight ₹ 57,698
Ray ZR Drum brake ₹ 54,051
Cygnus Ray Z ₹ 51,417

It should be noted that all the scooters in the Yamaha range in India are powered by the same engine option. All the scooters and their derivates get the 113cc, air-cooled engine that churns out a maximum power of 7.1 Bhp and a peak torque of 8.1 Nm. Apart from the changes in body style, all the Yamaha scooters get the same chassis and specifications like 5.2-litre fuel tank.

The Yamaha automatic scooters will take on the Honda Activa range. Most of these scooters get the standard drum brake set-up. However, the Yamaha Ray ZR Street Rally offers the front disc brake as a standard fitment. In the Ray ZR variant and Cygnus Alpha variant, one can opt for the optional the front disc brake as an optional fitment. No such optional feature is available with the Fascino and the Ray Z scooters in the Indian market. All the four scooters can also get USB charging port, which is an optional accessory.

While introducing an inspiring passage to the global excitement of the brand with The Call of the Blue, Mr. Motofumi Shitara, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India group of companies said,

“Within five years of introducing Yamaha’s scooters in India, the company has been able to lay the foundations in the market with its uniqueness of mobility products that are also stylish and exciting. The company will further build on this momentum by categorically planning more excitement for scooter customers that revs in Yamaha’s unique style and sportiness. The new line up including Fascino will reserve and expand the brand’s overall unique character of offering exciting mobility solutions.”

The Yamaha Fascino is currently the best-selling scooter of the Japanese manufacturer in the Indian market. It gets the retro-modern design and looks quite unique. The other scooters are aggressively designed and are aimed at the youths. Yamaha is also planning to launch a sportier scooter in the Indian market in the form of NMax in the coming times. It will be a 150cc scooter that will take on the likes of Aprilia SR150 and the Piaggio Vespa 150. The Honda Activa range is yet to be expanded to include 150cc offerings.