Yamaha Cygnus Alpha disc-brake variant launched

By Shivank Bhatt | on June 14, 2016

Yamaha Cygnus Alpha now available with a front disc-brake at Rs 52,558.

Yamaha has launched a new disc-brake equipped version of the Cygnus Alpha scooter in India. Priced at Rs 52,556 (ex-showroom, Delhi), the new scooter will be available at Yamaha dealerships across India in a couple of days.

No mechanical updates have been carried out in the scooter apart from the addition of a front disc brake. It comes powered by the same 113cc single-cylinder engine as before, developing 7bhp of max power and 8.1Nm of torque. Power is transmitted via a CVT gearbox in an effortless manner. The scooter has an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 66km/l.

Since it’s a new variant, Yamaha has tried to jazz it up a bit by adding new ‘calligraphy’ graphics and two new exterior shades on the scooter, namely, Radiant Cyan and Marvel Black. Other than that the scooter remains largely unchanged from the standard model.

Commenting on the introduction of the new variant, Mr. Roy Kurian, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India said, “The scooter market has witnessed rapid growth in the last few years and Yamaha has been able to make steady inroad in this segment. Yamaha is looking at reaching a 10% market share by the end of this year and the introduction of this latest variant of the Cygnus Alpha scooter is expected to further propel its growth in the segment. This latest offering with disc brake is aimed at families who want that additional safety feature.”

Yamaha offers three more automatic scooters in the market – Yamaha Fascino, Yamaha Ray Z and Ray ZR. The Cygnus Alpha can also be had with drum brakes in standard trim. However, given the benefits, it only makes sense to invest a wee-bit more in the disc-brake version. Also, it’s good to see that other scooter manufacturers in India including Honda, Suzuki and TVS are now offering  disc brake as an optional extra on their respective products as well.

Also read: Yamaha Cygnus Ray-ZR launched

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