The BS-VI compliant Yamaha Fascino has been spotted for the first time. Spy photographs of the two camouflaged test mules were snapped somewhere in Tamil Nadu.
It is safe to assume that the BS-VI iteration of the Fascino will arrive with fuel injection technology to comply with the new emission norms. The performance figures may not be drastically different from the current model, although the fuel injection system should offer some improvement in the economy. The current Yamaha Fascino, for reference, draws 7.2 PS at 7,500 rpm and 8.1 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm from its 113 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled motor.
The styling cues are also likely to receive a few tweaks to distinguish the scooter from the outgoing model. The spy photographs reveal that the upcoming scooter will feature the retro-inspired curvy shape to the body panels that are also seen on the BS-IV model. The body panel at the back, however, seems to be the larger than the outgoing version.
The saddle and the pillion grab rail, too, seem to have received a few tweaks. The hump between the rider and the pillion seat seems to have been removed on the 2020 model. The grab rail at the back is a relatively simpler unit than the one seen on the current model.
The front fascia isn’t visible in the spy photographs, although we would not be surprised to see an LED headlight on the BS-VI compliant scooter. Yamaha may also add an external fuel filler cap at the back for better convenience. The scooter already comes with one of the largest under-seat storage capacity (21-litres), and we do not expect that to change much.
The spy photographs reveal new alloy wheels for the scooter. The current scooter, in contrast, uses steel wheels. We expect to see the 12-inch front/10-inch rear combination on the upcoming model. The anchoring setup comprises drum brakes, while the safety net features CBS tech. Yamaha may offer an optional front disc brake on the upcoming version of the Fascino.
Suspension setup does not seem to be much different from the current Yamaha Fascino. Thus, the shock absorption duties will be performed by telescopic front fork and a single shock absorber at the back.
Yamaha has confirmed that its BS-VI compliant motorcycle range will start to roll out from November this year, and the updated scooters will arrive in January 2020. Expect the updated models to carry a 10% to 15% increase in prices over the BS-IV range.