The riding dynamics of the Yamaha Fascino are quite similar to Ray and the Ray-Z. This is not very surprising, as all three scooters share most of their mechanical bits, including the engine, frame, suspension and the brakes. The 113cc single-cylinder engine delivers 7bhp and 8Nm of torque through a CVT transmission, which makes the Fascino one of the least powerful scooters in India. Nevertheless, it feels very refined and has a strong mid-range that pulls cleanly till an indicated 80kmph. The suspension setup in the Fascino comprises of telescopic forks at the front and an offset unit swing rear suspension in the rear. Braking for both wheels is taken care off by 130mm drum brakes.
The Yamaha Fascino feels light and nimble, and is quite adept at cutting through traffic. The suspension is on the firmer side, which gives the Fascino a planted feel at high speeds and while taking corners. However, the front suspension doesn’t respond well to broken roads, as most of the shocks are transferred directly to your wrists. The handlebar also tends to shudder every time you ride over bumps and potholes, and even under hard front braking. The Fascino doesn’t score high in pillion comfort either. Despite having a comfortable seat, the bouncy rear suspension tends to wear out the back and the thighs of the rear seat passenger during long rides.