The new Yamaha Fascino 125 now offers more features and a hybrid drivetrain. Despite the cosmetic and mechanical updates, the drum brake variant of the new scooter has been priced lower than that of the outgoing standard model.
Yamaha has updated the Facino 125 for the model year 2021. The updated Fascino gets minor cosmetic and mechanical tweaks. The prices for the drum brake equipped variant start at Rs 70,000. The drum brake variant of the 2021 Fascino 125 Hybrid is priced lower than the outgoing model. Currently, the drum brake variant of the non-hybrid Yamaha Fascino 125 retails at Rs 72,030. The disc brake variant, on the other hand, has seen a price hike of Rs 2,000. The disc brake-equipped 2021 Yamaha Fascino 125 Hybrid has been priced at Rs 76,530. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom.
The 2021 Yamaha Fascino will be offered with an all-LED headlamp, with an integrated DRL. The availability of connected features, such as ‘Locate My Scooter’ and turning on hazard lamps using a smartphone application, will help the 2021 Fascino compete against its rivals, such as the new TVS Ntorq 125 Race, which is loaded with features to the gills. An all-digital instrument cluster has been added as well.
The engine is the same 125cc single-cylinder unit, which pumps out 8bhp at 6,500rpm and 10.3Nm of torque at 5,000rpm. Courtesy of the new hybrid tech, the scooter makes marginally more torque over the outgoing model.
The 2021 Fascino 125 smartly incorporates a starter motor to supply power to the crankshaft when starting from a standstill or during sudden acceleration. Yamaha also claims that the system reduces the nervous power delivery of the IC engine while starting off in slow-moving traffic or even during uphill climbs. When the throttle is cut or the engine revs to a certain rpm, the starter motor’s ‘Power Assist’ mode is cancelled and the I.C engine takes over the drivetrain within an estimated time of three seconds.
Yamaha India confirms that the 2021 Fascino 125 Hybrid will be available at Yamaha dealerships by the end of July. The updated hybrid scooter rivals the TVS Ntorq 125, Honda Activa 125, Hero Maestro Edge 125, and Suzuki Access 125.