Yamaha adds new D’elight 114cc scooter to its European lineup
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
Yamaha’s global scooter lineup is wide and full of variety just like its performance bike lineup.
Yamaha has over 30 scooter models in its European lineup ranging from a punitive 50cc runabout all the way to a 530cc mega scooter. The Yamaha D’elight is the latest addition and its a light, compact and retro styled automatic scooter.
The affordable scooter is powered by a 114cc air cooled 4-stroke YMJET-FI (Yamaha Mixture Jet-Fuel Injection) engine whose power output is not mentioned. However, Yamaha says it develops a peak torque of 7.7 Nm which is more than adequate to haul the 98kg two wheeler.
The handlebar mounted circular headlamp with chrome surrounds along with smooth and curvy body panels transport you back to the ’60s. The front apron has a nice chrome element which adds to the design finesse. Sleek turn indicators, telescopic front forks, front disc and three spoke alloy wheels are the other contemporary elements.
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The light weight scooter offers under seat storage capacity big enough for a half face helmet and there is also an open glove compartment ahead of the rider’s knees. The fuel filler is near the glove compartment for added practicality.
Adding to that, the low seat height of 755mm and a small turning radius of 1.8m makes it a nimble urban runabout.
The D’elight is priced at 1,799 Pounds (around Rs. 1.64 lakhs) in the UK. The scooter will compete with the Vespa LX 125.
Since Yamaha India is concentrating on scooters nowadays, we wonder whether this stylish retro scooter with modern features would come to our shores.
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