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Yamaha scooters now get combined brakes

4th Feb 2019 2:22 pm

The safety feature comes at a nominal cost of Rs 400-600, based on the model. The updated range also introduces a new maintenance-free battery.

2018 has not been a good year for Yamaha India’s scooter sales. While the company’s motorcycle sales numbers climbed last year – largely thanks to the success of the new Yamaha YZR-R15 V3.0 – scooter sales dropped from 4.12 lakh units in 2017 to 3.64 lakh units in 2018.

The company has now announced that it has updated its entire range of scooters with a combined braking system, termed as UBS (Unified Braking System) by the brand. This comes short of the April 1, 2019 deadline that requires all two-wheelers below 125cc to have CBS while all above should feature ABS.

Yamaha’s current scooter range consists of five models – the Fascino, Cygnus Alpha, Cygnus Ray Z, Cygnus Ray ZR and Cygnus Ray ZR Street rally. All five scooters share the same 112cc engine; and the company’s absence in the 125cc segment has been conspicuous for some time now.

The addition of CBS comes at a nominal price increase of Rs 600 across the range for models with a disc brake and Rs 400 for drum brake equipped versions. The non-CBS models will no longer be on sale.

The Yamaha Fascino also gets a new colour named Season Green. In addition to this, the entire Yamaha scooter range has been updated with a new, maintenance-free battery. Check the table below for the new prices:

Product-wise prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)
NameNon-CBS modelWith CBSDifference
FascinoRs 54,793Rs 55,193Rs 400
Cygnus Ray ZR Street RallyRs 58,098Rs 58,698Rs 600
Cygnus Ray ZR Disc brakeRs 56,098Rs 56,698Rs 600
Cygnus Ray ZR Disc brake DARKNIGHTRs 57,098Rs 57,698Rs 600
Cygnus Ray ZR Drum brakeRs 53,651Rs 54,051Rs 400
Cygnus Alpha Disc brakeRs 55,130Rs 55,730Rs 600
Cygnus Alpha Drum brakeRs 51,872Rs 52,272Rs 400
Cygnus Ray ZRs 51,017Rs 51,417Rs 400

Also see:

Roy Kurian resigns from Yamaha Motor India

India-spec Yamaha MT-15 details revealed

2019 Yamaha FZ V3.0: 5 things to know

ABS-equipped Yamaha FZ25 and Fazer 25 launched

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