Yamaha Alpha

2017 Yamaha Alpha

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Yamaha Alpha
  • Year: 2017
  • Make: Yamaha
  • Model: Alpha
  • Engine: inline-1
  • MPG(Cty): 155.2
  • MPG(Hwy): 155.2
  • Displacement: 113 cc
  • Top Speed: 43 mph
  • Price: INR 51369
  • Price: Affordable

The Japanese still think there is some juice left in the Alpha and have given it BS-IV and AHO

After creating a stature of a maker of performance oriented motorcycles across the globe as well as in the Indian two wheeler market, Yamaha entered the automatic scooter segment in India with the Ray siblings. As per Yamaha’s self-belief and expectations, both the Ray as well as Ray Z gave a tough fight to the established scooters from its arch rivals in the 110cc automatic scooter space.

Yamaha then launched the Alpha in the Indian market which has helped its parent manufacturer in recording consistent sales in the scooter segment. The scooter did receive a very quick mechanical upgrade within a year of its launch, with the addition of Yamaha’s ‘Blue Core’ technology to its 113cc powertrain. However, Yamaha was blamed for making the Alpha too simple and monotonous with a very basic design and lack of features, as compared to its other contemporary rivals. And now, Yamaha has timely updated the Alpha both cosmetically and mechanically to make it feel much fresher and modern than ever. Here’s a detailed preview of what all changes the new Alpha has received in its latest avatar:-

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OVERVIEW 2017 Yamaha Alpha

2017 Yamaha Alpha

The Japanese still think there is some juice left in the Alpha and have given it BS-IV and AHO

After creating a stature of a maker of performance oriented motorcycles across the globe as well as in the Indian two wheeler market, Yamaha entered the automatic scooter segment in India with the Ray siblings. As per Yamaha’s self-belief and expectations, both the Ray as well as Ray Z gave a tough fight to the established scooters from its arch rivals in the 110cc automatic scooter space.

Yamaha then launched the Alpha in the Indian market which has helped its parent manufacturer in recording consistent sales in the scooter segment. The scooter did receive a very quick mechanical upgrade within a year of its launch, with the addition of Yamaha’s ‘Blue Core’ technology to its 113cc powertrain. However, Yamaha was blamed for making the Alpha too simple and monotonous with a very basic design and lack of features, as compared to its other contemporary rivals. And now, Yamaha has timely updated the Alpha both cosmetically and mechanically to make it feel much fresher and modern than ever. Here’s a detailed preview of what all changes the new Alpha has received in its latest avatar:-

May 2, 2017 09:30
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Yamaha Alpha vs Hero Duet vs Honda Activa vs TVS Jupiter

Yamaha Alpha vs Hero Duet vs Honda Activa vs TVS Jupiter

The Indian scooter segment has come a long way from the good old times of the likes of Bajaj Chetak, LML Select II and Vespa derived models from the second half of 20th century. Nowadays, the scooter segment has been witnessing a huge rise and spawning of new segments, with even manufacturers like Aprilia venturing into the same space by creating an all new segment of performance oriented scooters in the mass market category with its SR 150. However, the one segment which was, and still is, the biggest volume churner is that of the unisex scooters.

The category of unisex scooters has been the most functional and practical of all the scooters existing in the market. Not only they are the most versatile ones which are used by all kinds of riders irrespective of age and gender, but also are the most practical ones as they focus the most on the core aspects like low maintenance, supple ride quality, usable performance, utility, and most importantly, low maintenance costs.

In recent times, all the manufacturers have started making an impact in this space by launching new and contemporary models. While the Honda Activa has been reigning this segment from day one as far as sales numbers are concerned, TVS has managed to give a tough fight to the Activa with its Jupiter, which provides all the core aspects of the Activa in a much more refined and modern package. Hero, on the other hand, has been trying to bring down the sales of Activa with its all new self developed package, the Duet.

Now recently, Yamaha has updated its sole offering in this category, the Alpha, by giving it a mild facelift with new graphics and a couple of new features and a slight improvement on the front of engine performance and riding dynamics. Last time, when we compared these four scooters – the Hero Duet, Honda Activa, TVS Jupiter and Yamaha Alpha, the Alpha, in its previous generation guise, ended up on the last position, while the Jupiter gained the first position. With the arrival of new Alpha on the block, will the equation change? Let’s find out.

July 25, 2016 06:27
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Yamaha Ray VS Honda Navi VS TVS Jupiter

Yamaha Ray VS Honda Navi VS TVS Jupiter

Find out who wins the top spot

Scooters are definitely the newest trend in the Indian market and we have already said this before and we are saying it once again. The most competitive scooter segment of the market has to be the 110 cc segment where there are plenty of competitors from different manufacturers but the newest competitor in the block surely has gathered lot of positive response from the people being practical for as well as sporty at the same time.

I mean think once again the new Honda Navi which was launched at the 2016 Auto Expo instantly become a hit but although it is completely different than the other scooters that it competes with in its segment but that does not actually take away the fact that the Honda Navi is actually powered by the same Honda Activa engine and even uses the same Activa frame as well. The Honda Navi basically is a crossover in between scooter and motorcycle but the added amount of practicality to it is what makes it unique.

So without any further due let us get straight into the comparison between three of the popular two wheeler right now in the scooter market the list includes the Honda Navi, updated Yamaha Ray and the popular TVS Jupiter.

June 21, 2016 13:34
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OVERVIEW 2016 Yamaha Alpha

2016 Yamaha Alpha

After creating a stature of a maker of performance oriented motorcycles across the globe as well as in the Indian two wheeler market, Yamaha entered the automatic scooter segment in India with the Ray siblings. As per Yamaha’s self belief and expectations, both the Ray as well as Ray Z gave a tough fight to the established scooters from its arch rivals, Honda, Suzuki and TVS, in the 110cc automatic scooter space.

But while the Ray was targeted at the fairer sex and Ray Z towards the male buyers, an absence of a family unisex scooter in its lineup was something which Yamaha couldn’t afford for a long time. So, after two years of making its foray into the scooter segment, Yamaha previewed its Alpha scooter in the Auto Expo 2014, which generated a good response in its favor.

So without delaying too much, Yamaha launched the Alpha in the Indian market, which has helped its parent manufacturer in recording consistent sales in the scooter segment, and in effect, its overall consecutive monthly sales in the recent times. The scooter did receive a very quick mechanical upgrade within a year of its launch, with the addition of Yamaha’s ‘Blue Core’ technology to its 113cc powertrain.

And now, to cater to the ever growing competition in the 110cc unisex scooter segment, the Alpha has received its second upgrade, but this time, the changes are purely cosmetic, with a couple of crucial features added to the scooter. Here’s a detailed preview of what all changes the new Alpha has received in its latest avatar.

June 20, 2016 03:16
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