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Spied: Yamaha CYGNUS-alpha, to rival Honda Activa

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Few days prior to Auto Expo 2014, new commuter oriented Gearless scooter by Yamaha, name YAMAHA CYGNUS alpha is spied undisguised, based on Yamaha RAY scooter. This scooter seems to be running on same underpinnings, chassis as Yamaha RAY, but with different & more mature styling this scooter seems to be family oriented & seems to challenge segment leader Honda Activa.


An excerpt from source article,

First and foremost this scooter looks strikingly similar to the Ray because the Alpha shares the same chassis but with a longer and muscular body. The side panels are new with a fresh design while the front gets drop design side indicators. The headlight is mounted on the handle, instead of the body like on the Ray, giving the Alpha a more mature look. The rear grab rail is made of aluminium while also being inspired from the Activa. Other Activa influence includes the seat, side indicators and tail lights. The switch gear and palm grips are the same as the Ray while the instrument cluster sees some changes in design. The Alpha does resemble the Aviator to quite an extent.

What is powering this scooter? Either the same tried and tested 113cc engine or a new 125cc engine? Well the picture makes us believe it’s a 113cc engine, which is same as the Ray although the exhaust appears slightly longer than the Ray. The Yamaha Alpha will produce 7 BHP of power and 8.1 Nm of torque, being positioned above the Ray Z in Yamaha’s scooter portfolio. The company could have resolved the small niggles of the Ray in the Alpha like a bigger underseat storage and a more robust fuel filler cap. The model seen in the spy shot is the Cygnus Alpha.

(Source: Motorbeam)

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