The Yamaha Fascino is emerging as strong product in the 110 cc gearless scooter segment in India. The Fascino is Yamaha’s flagship scooter and the company has put its best foot forward with the Fascino. Despite being a late entrant to the Indian scooter market, the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer convincingly reserved a place for itself in the 110 cc scooter segment. Fascino further accentuates Yamaha’s presence in the budding segment, turning out to be a cash cow in a short span of time. Ticking most of the right boxes, the Fascino is a strong scooter attributed by enthralling looks, decent performance and decent pricing. The Yamaha Fascino is priced at Rs. 54,593 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Yamaha Fascino Looks
Sporting a neo-retro design, the scooter features many curves and use of chrome on the outside enhances the overall look. Up front, Fascino gets retro styled head lamp, sleek vertical indicators and air-intakes. The wing mirrors are finished in chrome, instrument cluster is large making for good readability. Like typical Yamaha scooters, the Fascino too scores high on the fit and finish. Thequality of paint is good and the plastics used are hard-wearing too, making it last longer in a country with extreme climates such as India. Additionally, a good fit and finish also makes the Yamaha Fascino appear as an up-market, life-style scooter. The rear of the scooter is stylish, with the right amount of curves which makes the scooter look good and it has just the right amount of flair to look good on the road. Then, there is a generous amount of chrome used right beneath the seat which adds that premium touch to the scooter and makes it stand out among other 110 cc scooters.
Yamaha Fascino Engine Specifications & Transmission
For power generation, Fascino gets a 113cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder Blue Core engine outputting 7 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 8.1 Nm at 5,000rpm. The carburetted engine is paired to a V-belt automatic transmission, making for comfortable, gearless riding on traffic laden roads.
Yamaha Fascino Dimensions
The Yamaha Fascino has a kerb weight of 103 kg, making it a lighter scooter than most of the competition. The Fascino has a length of 1,815 mm, a width of 675 mm and a height of 1,120 mm. It has a wheelbase of 1,270 mm which aids is high speed stability. Also, the seat of the scooter is at a height of 775 mm, making it easier for people of all heights to sit on the scooter easily. The Fascino has a ground clearance of 130 mm which is sufficient to avoid big obstacles on the road. The Fascino has a fuel tank capacity of 5.2 litres and engine oil capacity of 0.74 litres.
Yamaha Fascino Features
Features incorporated on the scooter include a modish looking meter console, retro-style head lamp mounted on the handle bar, grab rail at rear for the safety of pillion, a 3D logo on the side, a large footboard and 21 litres of under seat storage space. Yamaha has also provided a small cubby hole beneath the handle bar to store sundry items such as loose change, bills and so on and so forth. There is also a hook provided near the footboard to hang your grocery bags. For passenger comfort, Yamaha has provided a large and a long seat which offers ample comfort to the rider and pillion over long commuting hours. The scooter also gets a stylish grab rail which offers a sense of security to the pillion rider on the scooter.
Yamaha Fascino Performance & Mileage
The engine is capable of delivering an impressive performance, especially at the mid-range. Thanks to abundant torque across the rev range, the Fascino makes for quick overtakes on city roads. Even at high speeds the scooter does feels planted and offers confidence going into corners as well. Yamaha two-wheelers are good handling scooters and the Fascino is no different. The Fuel economy delivered is impressive too which makes for good savings on the cost of running to the user. The Yamaha Fascino has a claimed fuel efficiency of 66 kilometres to the litre, making it one of the most fuel efficient scooters on sale in India today. All of this is thanks to Yamaha’s Blue Core technology, which makes for efficient engines when it comes to the company’s entire two-wheeler portfolio.
Yamaha Fascino Braking & Handling
The scooter gets telescopic forks up front and a monoshock at the rear to handle suspension duties. The scooter is a decent handler but a slightly firmer front suspension could have been firmer like the rear side. Stopping power is derived from drum brakes at the front and at the rear. The scooter misses out on disc brakes though, even as an option. Plus, Yamaha scooters do not get additional braking assistance in terms of ABS (anti-lock brakes) or something like the Combi-braking system that is offered on other scooters in India.
Yamaha Fascino Wheels & Tyres
The scooter runs on tubeless tyres gauging 90/10-10 (53J). The scooter gets 10-inch features however seem to be slightly under-sized. The tyres offer solid grip and are decent, when it comes to absorbing undulations on the road. However, we would have loved to see possibly 12-inch tyres on the Yamaha Fascino.
Yamaha Fascino Competition
In the 100cc scooter segment, Yamaha’s Fascino goes up against competitors like Honda Activa 110, the TVS Jupiter, the Honda Dio and even the Hero Maestro Edge. The 110 cc segment is currently dominated by the Activa but the Yamaha Fascino has a good chance of pulling up.