2018 Yamaha Fascino launched at INR 54,593
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
India Yamaha Motor (IYM) has launched the 2018 Yamaha Fascino in the country at an ex-showroom, Delhi price of INR 54,593.
The 2018 Yamaha Fascino features a refreshed front fascia with new Fascino emblem and sleeker chrome garnish. There are new graphics on the front and sides of the bodywork, and the seat covers get premium dual tone finish. They have raised the pillion grab rail for better aesthetics. The scooter is available in seven colours: Glamorous Gold; Dapper Blue; Beaming Blue; Dazzling Grey; Sizzling Cyan; Spotlight White, and Sassy Cyan. Commenting on the launch, Roy Kurian, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. said:
Yamaha is committed to offer exciting upgrades on its product line from time to time. Fascino has always been popular among customers since its launch, owing to its technologically advanced features and stylish appearance. Its enhanced features are targeted towards the young audience who look for fashionable and trendy scooters along with comfort.
The 2018 Yamaha Fascino employs the same 113 cc SOHC engine as the previous generation scooter. The “BLUE CORE” engine makes 7.1 PS at 7,500 rpm, and 8.1 Nm at 5,000 rpm pairing with an automatic transmission. Blue Core technology helps in Increasing combustion efficiency (combustion control); increasing cooling efficiency, and also reducing power loss.
The underbone frame rides on a telescopic front fork and a single rear shock-absorber. The 10-inch wheels are shod with 90-section tubeless tyres. Brakes include drum units on both ends. The underseat cargo capacity stands at 21 litres; and the scooter weighs 103 kg, kerb. One of the main rivals of the 2018 Yamaha Fascino is the newly launched Honda Activa 5G.