Yamaha Alpha Review: A Good Family Scooter

The Indian two wheeler market is crowded with many scooters brands to take advantage of the ever increasing love for gear-less two wheelers. Yamaha wants to showcase something different for the typical Indian and in 2014 Auto Expo, the company showcased their new scooter Yamaha Cygnus Alpha in the country.

Yamaha Alpha Blue

Design
The design of the Alpha resembles its name. It showcases a minimalist design concept that stays close to being a scooter made for the purpose. This scooter follows a design concept that could be apt for any person of the family.

Yamaha Alpha Chrome Finish

Yamaha has carefully given importance to minute details while designing this scooter and made it desirable and attractive for an average buyer. A mixture of classic and modern design flows from the chrome plated designing of the Alpha commanding its pride.

Yamaha Alpha Graphics

The graphics that flow at the rear side of the scooter give it a modern look and appeal to the likes of the youngsters and mature alike and the Alpha logo engraved at the rear complete the rear side design queue of this scooter.

Handle Mount headlight
The headlight underwent a new design which looks more to the modern type look and sits well with the design stance showcased by the scooter. With the addition of better illumination and an added safety for night riding the handle mount design of the headlamp gives the rider better visibility even on twisty roads and curves.

Yamaha Alpha Headlight

New Digital Meter Console
The instrument console is digital and showcases all the functions needed for the rider. The design is made in such a way that it provides all the necessary information easy to read under any lighting conditions.

Yamaha Alpha Meter

New Grip Grab Bar
Yamaha has made an easy-to-grip grab-bar for the new Alpha and it ensures greater passenger comfort for the pillion rider. The grab-bar is made with aluminium with a premium paint finish and provides confidence and comfort for the pillion rider while commuting in cities in heavy traffic and unpaved roads.

Yamaha Alpha Grab Bar

Convenient hook
Yamaha had carefully designed this scooter to cater to the need of the typical Indian family and this is evident from the convenient hook placed under the seat. The hook is perfect for carrying shopping bags with ease. The bags can easily be attached to the hook so that the rider can ride without any hassle.

Yamaha Alpha Hook

Extra long and comfortable Seat
A much flat and long seat provided much comfort for the users and keeps the riders and the pillion comfortable while moving in and around the city. The wide seat is ideal for users of all ages and the Alpha is designed to meet the requirements of all the members of the family.

Yamaha Alpha Seat

Easy Leg Reach
The carefully made large seat has a unique shape and comes at an ideal height of 775 mm. This not only ensures comfortable seating but also enables easy leg reach to the ground. The footboard shape has a simplified foot placement area which also makes it easier to reach the ground.

Yamaha Alpha Leg Reach

Large Underseat Storage Space
The big 21 litres waterproof storage area under the seat can hold full-face helmets, college books and tiffin box easily and the tail area of the under-seat space is designed to hold onboard tools and small items such as a waste cloth.

Yamaha Alpha Storage Space

However, Yamaha did not provide USB charging in this scooter and an under seat illumination is also not visible, which is a drawback. The company could have provided these features as most of the scooters in the price segment comes with these features.

Large Footboard

Yamaha Alpha Foot Board

The 250 mm wide & flat footboard in the foot placement area is free of obstruction and ensures both spacious; comfortable leg space.

Engine
The scooter is powered by an 113cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke engine with Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT). It delivers 7 bhp power @ 7500 rpm and a peak torque of 8.1 Nm @ 5000 rpm.

Yamaha Alpha Engine

The engine is refined to provides smooth acceleration and good pickup. The BS24 carburettor with Throttle Positioning (TPS) and Yamaha's engine concept idea Blue Core delivers outstanding running performance, excellent fuel efficiency and good emission quality.

Breaking and Suspension
An advanced disc brake system is provided for better control of this scooter. Yamaha also provides a drum brake variant with the Alpha

Yamaha Alpha Disk Brake

Designed for a smooth ride even over rough roads, the telescopic suspension of the Alpha keeps the rider and passenger stable & comfortable. The suspension combined with the tubeless tyres provide a lightweight, ride.

Mileage
The Cygnus Alpha scooter disc brake variant has Blue Core Technology and features excellent engine performance and good mileage of 66 km/L.

Colours

Yamaha Alpha

The new disc brake variant of Cygnus Alpha will be available in two new exciting colours - Radiant Cyan and Marvel Black. The drum brake variant of the Cygnus Alpha is also available in the market.

Full Technical Specifications of Yamaha Alpha
Engine113.00 CC Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Engine StartingElectric and Kick
Bore x Stroke50.0mm x 57.8mm
Compression Ratio9.2 : 1
Engine LubricationForece-feed Lubrication, wet sump
ClutchDry, centrifugal
Fuel SystemCarburetor
IgnitionCDI (Capacitor Discharge Ignition)
Cooling SystemAir-cooled
Maximum Power7.1 PS/7500 r/min
Maximum Torque8.1 N-m/5000r/min
TransmissionV-belt automatic
Battery12 V, 5.0Ah (10H)
Head LampHalogen Bulb, 12V, 35W/35W X1
Tail Lamp12V, 21W/5W X1
Front BrakeDrum brake, 130mm dia
Rear BrakeDrum brake, 130mm dia
FrameUnderbone
Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionUnit swing
Front Tyre90/100-10 53J (Tube Type)
Rear Tyre90/100-10 53J (Tube Type)
Length x Width x Height1795 x 675 x 1124 mm
Wheelbase1270 mm
Weight104 kg
Ground Clearance128 mm
Petrol Tank Capacity5.2 litres


Price
Price (Ex Showroom)
DiscDrum
Delhi5493051672
Kolkata5695353693
Mumbai5648353223
Bangaluru5478151672
Chennai5659253332

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Last updated on 09-08-2017. Published on 08-08-2017.
Published by Scooters4Sale in category Reviews
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