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.
|Honda Activa 3G||109.2cc|
|TVS Scooty Zest 110||109.7cc|
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 Fascino||7bhp at 7500rpm|
|Honda Activa 3G||8bhp at 7500rpm|
|TVS Scooty Zest 110||7.9bhp 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 Fascino||0.8kgm at 5000rpm|
|Honda Activa 3G||0.9kgm at 5500rpm|
|TVS Scooty Zest 110||0.9kgm 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.
|Scooter||Fuel tank capacity|
|Yamaha Fascino||5.2 litre|
|Honda Activa 3G||5.3 litres|
|TVS Scooty Zest 110||5 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.
|Scooter||Front suspension||Rear suspension|
|Yamaha Fascino||Telescopic forks||Monoshock|
|Honda Activa 3G||Linked suspension||Monoshock|
|TVS Scooty Zest 110||Telescopic forks||Monoshock|
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.
|Scooter||Front brake||Rear brake|
|Yamaha Fascino||130mm drum||130mm drum|
|Honda Activa 3G||130mm drum||130mm drum|
|TVS Scooty Zest 110||110mm drum||130mm 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.
|Honda Activa 3G||108kg|
|TVS Scooty Zest 110||98.5kg|
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.
|Honda Activa 3G||1761/710/1149mm|
|TVS Scooty Zest 110||1770/660/1139mm|
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)
|Scooter||Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Yamaha Fascino||Rs 52500|
|Honda Activa 3G||Rs 49364|
|TVS Scooty Zest 110||Rs 44748|
|Specifications||Yamaha Fascino||Honda Activa 3G||TVS Scooty Zest 110|
|Price||Rs 52500||Rs 49364||Rs 44748|
|Fuel tank capacity||5.2 litre||5.3 litre||5 litres|
|Engine layout||Single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke||Single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke||Single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke|
|Power||7bhp at 7500rpm||8bhp at 7500rpm||7.9bhp at 7500rpm|
|Torque||0.8kgm at 5000rpm||0.9kgm at 5500rpm||0.9kgm at 5500rpm|
|Specific output||61.9bhp per litre||73.2bhp per litre||72bhp per litre|
|Power to weight ||67.9bhp per tonne||74.1bhp per tonne||80.2bhp per tonne|
|Front suspension ||Telescopic forks||Linked suspension||Telescopic forks|
|Front brake||130mm drum||130mm drum||110mm drum|
|Rear brake||130mm drum||130mm drum||130mm drum|
|Wheels||Steel press||Steel press||Steel press|
|Tyre size||90/100-10 x 90/100-10 inches||90/100-10 x 90/100-10 inches||90/100-10 x 90/90-10 inches|