You saw it first on MotorBeam. A few days back we speculated about the upcoming Yamaha scooter which we all know is headed for a launch at the 2014 Auto Expo. We came with two names, one was D’elight and the other was Alpha, the latter has turned out to be true. We have got a spy shot of Yamaha’s upcoming scooter which reveals the Alpha name. The Yamaha Alpha scooter is being brought in time to rival Honda’s upcoming scooter which will be unveiled at the Auto Expo as well. The spy shot reveals quite a few details about the Yamaha Alpha so let’s start analysing.
First and foremost this scooter looks strikingly similar to the Ray because the Alpha shares the same chassis but with a longer and muscular body. The side panels are new with a fresh design while the front gets drop design side indicators. The headlight is mounted on the handle, instead of the body like on the Ray, giving the Alpha a more mature look. The rear grab rail is made of aluminium while also being inspired from the Activa. Other Activa influence includes the seat, side indicators and tail lights. The switch gear and palm grips are the same as the Ray while the instrument cluster sees some changes in design. The Alpha does resemble the Aviator to quite an extent.
What is powering this scooter? Either the same tried and tested 113cc engine or a new 125cc engine? Well the picture makes us believe it’s a 113cc engine, which is same as the Ray although the exhaust appears slightly longer than the Ray. The Yamaha Alpha will produce 7 BHP of power and 8.1 Nm of torque, being positioned above the Ray Z in Yamaha’s scooter portfolio. The company could have resolved the small niggles of the Ray in the Alpha like a bigger underseat storage and a more robust fuel filler cap. The model seen in the spy shot is the Cygnus Alpha.