After entering the automatic scooter segment with the Ray, Yamaha is set to launch a new scooter christened as the Cygnus Alpha. The model will share bits with the Yamaha Ray.
Seen here is the undisguised spy pic of the automatic scooter from the Japanese two wheeler manufacturer, which will be launched soon. The Yamaha Cygnus Alpha will lock horns with the Honda Activa, Suzuki Access and the Piaggio Vespa.
The scooter will be powered by the same air-cooled 4 stroke 113 cc engine which powers the Yamaha Ray. This engine develops a max power of 7.1 PS @ 7,500 rpm and a peak torque of 8.1 Nm @ 5000 rpm.
The Yamaha Cygnus Alpha will ride on the same platform which underpins the Ray. Even though the platform is same, the Yamaha Cygnus Alpha has its headlamp on the handlebar, when compared to the Ray. The instrument cluster seems to be refreshed as well. There is no space for storage under the handle bar, nor an external fuel cap setup. The Yamaha Cygnus Alpha boasts of a telescopic suspension, and just like its sibling, the Yamaha Ray, missed out on the front disc brake.
The Yamaha Cygnus Alpha will be positioned above the Yamaha Ray in the line up, and is expected to make its debut at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. With the model using the same platform and engine, we can safely expect Yamaha Cygnus Alpha to be priced close to the Ray.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the Yamaha Cygnus Alpha scooter.
Source : Motorbeam