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Yamaha Alpha Scooter Is Ready To Kill Honda’s Activa


Yamaha Alpha Launch

Here at MotorBeam, our favourite scooter is the Yamaha Ray because it is so fun to ride with its sharp dynamics and peppy engine. However when we had the Yamaha Ray for a longer time, we found out small issues which rob the practicality away from the scooter. Prime amongst these was the small under seat storage which at 15.5-litres couldn’t fit a full faced helmet. The Ray is a compact scooter and thus the hefty amongst us found it difficult to adjust. Enter the Yamaha Alpha, a scooter which is not really bigger but vastly more practical.

We were the first to bring you the exclusive and uncamouflaged picture of the Yamaha Alpha, much before its launch. After the company launched the Alpha at the 2014 Auto Expo, we spent a good time with the scooter to gauge it. The Yamaha Alpha uses the same underpinnings as the Ray which means dynamics will be super sharp and the telescopic forks are sure to offer a good ride quality. The engine is the same 113cc, single-cylinder unit from the Ray, producing 7.1 PS of power at 7500 RPM and 8.1 Nm of torque at 5000 RPM. This means performance will be slick and mileage will be good (claimed economy is 62 km/l).

So essentially, the Alpha is very much like the Ray but different in more ways than one. For starters, the Alpha is much bigger than the Ray which means people of all sizes will find comfort on the Alpha. The Yamaha Alpha has a generous under-seat storage of 21-litres and the footboard area lets you keep bags easily (there are hooks as well). The seat height is 775 mm (slightly more than the Ray) and thus tall riders will be as comfortable on this Yamaha scooter. The seat is long so two on board won’t fight for space.

The Yamaha Alpha isn’t bigger than the Yamaha Ray as the pictures may make you believe. The Ray is longer and both scooters have an identical width. The Alpha is taller and the handlebar mounted headlight is a boon when riding at night as you get better illumination. A 200 ml bigger fuel tank capacity will help only marginally in boosting the range of the Alpha (5.2-litres) while the low 104 kgs weight will help in making the Alpha easy to park and manoeuvre. Yamaha has offered body coloured matching surrounds for the instrument cluster which is a cool touch.

While the Ray was targeted at female riders and the Ray Z was aimed at the youth, the Alpha’s primary customers would be families. Yamaha also has a slew of accessories for the Alpha including a floor mat with the Alpha logo, chrome crash guard and seat cover (the red scooter pictured here has the accessories fitted on it).

The Yamaha Alpha is priced attractively at Rs. 49,518/- (ex-showroom, Delhi) and will take the fight to the Honda Activa. The scooter has all it takes to emerge on the top of the 110cc segment and although not as feature rich as the TVS Jupiter, being a Yamaha, quality is exceptional and reliability is a given. While scooter enthusiasts continue to wait for a 125cc scooter from Yamaha, we are sure the company is working on bringing more scooters to the market and a Activa 125 rival isn’t far away.

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  • antony February 12, 2014, 2:41 am

    7.1 PS power and only 8.1 nm torque. Very dissapointing figures for a Yamaha product.

    Just look at the power and torque figures of upcoming Suzuki Lets. That Lets would be the most powerful 110cc scooter in India.

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  • arokhiyadass February 12, 2014, 10:18 am

    I thank to yamaha company behalf of customer
    For releasing yamaha alpha, before three years I bought activa but still these 3 years I never had proper
    customer satisfaction service, recently I bought yamaha ray z simply superb vehicle
    Service vvv good , in hosur (tn)

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  • Nitro February 15, 2014, 5:06 pm

    what an eyesore :/

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  • Anubhav Sharma February 25, 2014, 2:58 pm

    Its totally awesome scooter.. Ipersonally think its better than activa . Im the 1 st customer to buy this in whole tricity ( Mohali,Chandigarh,Panchkula). It is very nice scooter every its feature is best.. I got 8 services free with it.. Mileage is really superb .. Trust me if u r planning to buy activa just once take a look at it..

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    • Vikash February 25, 2014, 3:28 pm

      wat colour did u take ? i m confused in picking as all colours are not available in d showroom ryt now

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    • Vinay February 26, 2014, 7:03 pm

      what mileage & Body qualityof vehicle

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      • Anubhav Sharma February 28, 2014, 11:27 am

        @Vikas i actually bought black colour from EMPEE MOTORS Chandigarh …..

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      • Anubhav Sharma February 28, 2014, 11:29 am

        @Vinay Body quality of the vehicle is good .. actually its best for boys and girls.. Its just been a week i bought this n i am getting a mileage of 60 kmpl .. and i believe it will get more improved after 1st service…

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        • Pranali March 2, 2014, 5:11 pm

          Hi anubhav.. I am confused between ray and alpha.. Since both use same engine, the only factor I am considering now is mileage.. Pls tell in detail about your experience with alpha..

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  • Manjunath February 27, 2014, 12:33 pm

    I need what’s the efficiency of perfect mileage….
    Because Honda activa more complaints on.mileage… so
    Then this scooter structure contains metal body
    R fibre body?

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    • Anubhav Sharma February 28, 2014, 11:31 am

      No it has a body like honda aviator both fibre and metal are used .. but i believe its better than activa coz it is giving me a mileage of 60 kmpl .. i believe its very good scooter

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  • Manjunath February 28, 2014, 6:35 pm

    Hai Anubav how many services u done ur scooter
    ….. but am totally confusion…. which one
    I have to choose……

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    • Anubhav Sharma March 1, 2014, 2:53 pm

      @manjunath its been a week i have bought this … and i haven’t done a single service yet .. i hv done its 300 kms and it is giving me a mileage of 60 kmpl . if u want a scooter with good looks, good mileage than activa and a large understorage capacity u should go for it …

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  • ayush March 1, 2014, 9:16 pm

    i have seen alpha scooter and i am going to buy it in april 2014

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  • Pranali March 2, 2014, 5:35 pm

    Guys at motorbeam- Pls test drive yamaha alpha soon..

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    • Faisal Khan March 2, 2014, 9:27 pm

      We are going to be reviewing the Alpha this month itself.

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  • Ankush March 4, 2014, 6:21 pm

    @anubhav bhai 40 pae chalogae tou har scotty itni hi avg degi its not a big deal ……………………………………… baki koi avg ni deti yeah 60 kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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  • Sanmathi March 14, 2014, 9:21 pm

    Hi.. I am going to by a scooter for me this week. I confused whether to buy Honda dio or alpha.. Which one is best.. Anyone have experience with dio?

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  • madangopl March 17, 2014, 11:26 am

    Can any one tell bout its body
    Whether its fibre or metalic like activa

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  • Chandra sekhar reddy March 18, 2014, 2:27 pm

    I too bought Alpha from Ashoka ashokayamaha.com .the service is good and the mileage is superb.I have choosed white color.Pick is less but mileage is good 60 KMPL.thanks to yamaha .Ride quality is hood you will not strain .normally on Activa pressure is on our hands but in yamaha Alpha its not the case.

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  • Dwipjoy April 16, 2014, 9:47 pm

    Oldy activa is metl body so what ? If u face an accident dan u hav to go for reparing by givin 500 to 750 rs so wats da big deal with that and actitas mileage is always less than 45 km. No trust na dan .,GO..BUY…GET READY TO SUFFFER thats my personal exp freinds thank u

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  • e.lavanya May 8, 2014, 1:02 pm

    Pls. give the correct mileage of Yamaha alpha . now am having mahindra flyte . it is not a good. so i want the details of yamaha alpha

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  • kethirapaul May 9, 2014, 2:03 pm

    hi lavanya.. i bought yamaha alpha in march.. its not good for mileage… all are cheating… before 1 service it was giving me 45 kmpl. after 1st service it is giving only 40 per ltr. very worst. and i just maintain the speed 40 to 50 only… in showroom simply they telling like change petrol…. no use after all. and also they are telling like more underspace we can keep one full face helmet. but not like that i cannot keep my helmet. i showed them but they keep silent.. now i have to keep my helmet wherever i am going… but except mileage it is good nice pickup and smoothy…. but i failed in why i buy this….

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  • ezhil May 11, 2014, 12:22 pm

    Yamaha alpha vs suzuki lets which one is the best? Pls tel me briefly..overall performance which one isthebest?

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  • shaziya siddiqui July 3, 2014, 8:11 am

    hi…anubhav ….i just want to say after reading its features i hve decided. to buy this scooter but can u plz tell me the body of it are of metal or fibre?? in your site its not mentioned anywhere that its iuter body details so plzz tell me…thanks

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  • Saim July 19, 2014, 9:11 am

    Suzuki lets … IThink bst scotty .. Mai nai liya hai … 30 days vi nehi huwa ..50+ millage deraha hai .. Ak vi Service nehi kya abhi tak … ..
    I luv suzuki letz .. & also most powerful bike … ..

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