Yamaha Alpha gets disc brake and new colors
Reacting quickly to the launch of TVS Jupiter MillionR disc brake variant, Yamaha has fielded a disc brake equipped variant of the Cygnus Alpha 113 cc automatic scooter.
The Yamaha Alpha disc brake variant comes in two exclusive color themes namely Radiant Cyan and Marvel Black. The new variant is priced at INR 52,566 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The range-topping variant will be available across the country from mid-June. The existing drum brake variants will continue to be retailed. Yamaha says that the Cygnus Alpha is based on the concept of “easy to go and high utility city mover”.
The automaker scooter is powered by an air-cooled engine which makes 7.1 PS at 7,500 rpm and 8.1 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm. The CVT (Continuously Varying Transmission) harnesses the output. Yamaha claims that the Blue Core fuel efficiency-enhancing measures have resulted in a mileage of 66 kmpl.
Visually, Yamaha Alpha disc brake variants sport dual-color theme with new decals on the rear part of the engine cover. The scooter is based on a steep tubular underbone chassis which is suspended by telescopic front forks and a single-sided rear shock absorber. The scooter has an under seat storage space of 21 litres.
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The Yamaha Alpha has been one of the primary volume spinners for the brand in India. The disc brake variant would add to its appeal.