2018 Yamaha Fascino India launch in March - Report

Praveen M

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BikeWale reports that the 2018 Yamaha Fascino will be launched in the country next month. Yamaha displayed the 2018 iteration of the Fascino at this year’s Auto Expo in Greater Noida.

2018 Yamaha Fascino at 2018 Auto Expo
The Fascino is one of Yamaha's best-selling products in the country.

The 2018 Yamaha Fascino gets subtle design updates. The chrome element surrounding the logo on the front apron is slightly bigger, and the seat comes in premium dual-tone cover. The pillion grab handle is larger than the current generation scooter. The headlamp cowl design and the rear-view mirrors seem to be the same as the current scooter.

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The 2018 Yamaha Fascino uses the same engine as the current-gen scooter. The 113 cc SOHC engine with air-cooling makes 7.1 PS at 7,500 rpm, and 8.1 Nm at 5,000 rpm. The engine works in tandem with an automatic transmission. The underbone frame rides on telescopic front fork and a single rear shock-absorber.

2018 Yamaha Fascino side at 2018 Auto Expo
The bigger grab rail will improve the pillion's comfort.

The 10-inch steel wheels are shod with tubeless tyres measuring 90-section both front and rear. For braking, the scooter employs drum units on both ends. At present, the Fascino costs INR 54,593, ex-showroom, Delhi. Expect the 2018 version to be more expensive by around INR 1,000. It competes with Hero Maestro Edge, upcoming Honda Activa 5G, TVS Jupiter and TVS Wego.

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[Source: BikeWale]

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