Yamaha Fascino vs rivals: Specs comparison
The Yamaha Fascino, Honda Activa 3G and TVS Scooty Zest 110.

Yamaha Fascino vs rivals: Specs comparison

20th May 2015 9:00 am

We pit the newly launched Yamaha Fascino against the competition it faces here, namely the Honda Activa 3G and the TVS Scooty Zest 110.

India Yamaha Motor recently launched the Fascino here. The new Fascino joins the competitive 110cc automatic scooter segment that features capable and smart looking scooters like the TVS Scooty Zest 110, which won our appreciation last year, and best sellers like Honda’s Activa 3G. We’ve done a comparison up on paper to see how they fair, taking into consideration individual specifications.



The Yamaha Fascino makes a good case for itself when it comes to power in this particular comparison. The stylish Yamaha displaces 113cc, in comparison to the TVS Scooty Zest 110 that makes 109.7cc and the Honda that makes the least at 109.2cc. Engine displacement though is not always what determines how the scooter performs in the real world.   

Scooter Displacement
Yamaha Fascino113cc
Honda Activa 3G109.2cc
TVS Scooty Zest 110109.7cc



Even though the Yamaha is equipped with the most cubic capacity, it makes the least amount of power. The Honda Activa 3G produces 8bhp at 7,500rpm, making it the most powerful contender, but only by a mere 0.1bhp. The TVS Scooty Zest makes 7.9bhp at 7,500rpm. The Yamaha Fascino makes 7bhp at 7,500rpm.

Yamaha Fascino7bhp at 7500rpm
Honda Activa 3G8bhp at 7500rpm
TVS Scooty Zest 1107.9bhp at 7500rpm



Power aside, a healthy amount of torque is equally important as it allows power to be accessed quickly without having to play throttle too much. The TVS Scooty Zest 110 and the Honda Activa 3G make identical torque figures, which also peak at the same rpm, which is 0.9kgm at 5,500rpm. The Yamaha Fascino makes just a little less, 0.8kgm but at 5,000rpm, which is sure to aid easy power delivery.

Yamaha Fascino0.8kgm at 5000rpm
Honda Activa 3G0.9kgm at 5500rpm
TVS Scooty Zest 1100.9kgm at 5500rpm

Fuel tank capacity

All scooters compared here have north of 5-litre fuel tanks. The Honda Activa 3G has a 5.3-litre capacity, the Yamaha Fascino has 5.2 litre tank and the TVS Scooty Zest 110 has exactly 5 litres on offer. 

ScooterFuel tank capacity
Yamaha Fascino5.2 litre
Honda Activa 3G5.3 litres
TVS Scooty Zest 1105 litres


The Yamaha Fascino and TVS’s Scooty Zest 110 each have upmarket telescopic forks up front and a monoshock at rear. This provides the two scooters with better ride quality than Honda’s Activa 3G, which uses a dated linked suspension up front and a monoshock at rear.

ScooterFront suspensionRear suspension
Yamaha FascinoTelescopic forksMonoshock
Honda Activa 3GLinked suspensionMonoshock
TVS Scooty Zest 110Telescopic forksMonoshock


Although all scooters in this comparison use drum brakes up front and rear, the difference is in sizes. The Honda Activa 3G and the Yamaha Fascino use 130mm drum brakes up front and back, but the TVS Scooty Zest 110 uses a 110mm drum brake up front and a 130mm drum brake at rear.

ScooterFront brakeRear brake
Yamaha Fascino130mm drum130mm drum
Honda Activa 3G130mm drum130mm drum
TVS Scooty Zest 110110mm drum130mm drum


Lightness helps determine the power-to-weight ratio of the scooters here. The TVS Scooty Zest 110 has the lightest kerb weight, tipping the scale at 98.5kg only and has a class leading power- to-weight ratio of 80.2bhp per tonne. The Yamaha Fascino weighs 103kg and the Honda Activa 3G weighs 108kg.

ScooterKerb weight
Yamaha Fascino103kg
Honda Activa 3G108kg
TVS Scooty Zest 11098.5kg


The Yamaha Fascino is the longest of the three scooters here at 1,815mm. The Honda Activa 3G is the widest and the tallest one here, and the TVS Scooty Zest the narrowest.

ScooterL/W/H (mm)
Yamaha Fascino1815/675/1120mm
Honda Activa 3G1761/710/1149mm
TVS Scooty Zest 1101770/660/1139mm


The price of a scooter will ultimately decide how much bang for the buck the particular automatic scooter will offer. The TVS Scooty Zest 110 costs Rs 44,748 being the most affordable here. TVS’s Zest also tops many individual spec comparisons in this major one giving it a distinct edge over the rest. The Honda Activa 3G costs Rs 49,364 and the Yamaha Fascino costs Rs 52,500 making it the most expensive one of the lot. (All prices ex-showroom, Delhi)

ScooterPrice (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Yamaha FascinoRs 52500
Honda Activa 3GRs 49364
TVS Scooty Zest 110Rs 44748

SpecificationsYamaha FascinoHonda Activa 3GTVS Scooty Zest 110
PriceRs 52500Rs 49364Rs 44748
On saleNowNowNow
Fuel tank capacity5.2 litre5.3 litre5 litres
Kerb weight103kg108kg98.5kg
Engine layoutSingle-cylinder, air-cooled, four-strokeSingle-cylinder, air-cooled, four-strokeSingle-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke
Power7bhp at 7500rpm8bhp at 7500rpm7.9bhp at 7500rpm
Torque0.8kgm at 5000rpm0.9kgm at 5500rpm0.9kgm at 5500rpm
Specific output61.9bhp per litre73.2bhp per litre72bhp per litre
Power to weight 67.9bhp per tonne74.1bhp per tonne80.2bhp per tonne
Front suspension Telescopic forksLinked suspensionTelescopic forks
Rear suspensionMonoshockMonoshockMonoshock
Front brake130mm drum130mm drum110mm drum
Rear brake130mm drum130mm drum130mm drum
WheelsSteel pressSteel pressSteel press
Rim size10-inch10-inch10-inch
Tyre size90/100-10 x 90/100-10 inches90/100-10 x 90/100-10 inches90/100-10 x 90/90-10 inches

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