Yamaha has silently introduced dual-tone color themes for Alpha in an attempt to create a buzz around its automatic scooters. Just like Yamaha India’s previous paint jobs, the new variants command a premium, INR 1,000 in this case.
The color themes offered are Rocking Red (with black), Gleaming Gold (with white) and Beaming Blue (with gold). The existing color options continue alongside.
Save for the dual-tone paint job, there are no changes whatsoever. The automatic scooter is powered by a 113 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine with Blue Core efficiency enhancing technology continues to generate 7 bhp and 8.1 Nm of torque. The motor is mated to a CVT automatic gearbox. The scooter has a claimed fuel efficiency of 66 kmpl.
Alpha steel tubular underbone frame is suspended by telescopic front fork upfront and a single-sided coil spring at the rear. Both wheels are retarded by drum brakes. The 10-inch wheels are wrapped in 90/100-10 tyres.
Positioned between Ray Z and Fascino in Yamaha India’s automatic scooter portfolio, Alpha has emerged as significant volume spinner for the company in India. Competition comes from a wide variety of gearless scooters starting from segment leading Honda Activa, Suzuki Let’s, TVS Wego, Mahindra Gusto, and so on.