Yamaha is planning to expand its range of scooters with the addition of a new 110cc scooter, called D’elight. The scooter was recently spotted in India completely undisguised, fuelling rumours that Yamaha might launch it here, very soon.
With chrome rimmed headlamps, an analogue instrument cluster and clean body lines, the D’elight gets an old-school retro design. It is powered by a single-cylinder 114cc air-cooled engine, which produces 7.1bhp and 7.6Nm of torque. The D’elight gets telescopic fork suspension setup and a 180mm single disc brake at the front. While the D’elight sold in the Europe markets gets fuel-injection, we might get a carburetted version, to help keep costs in check.
Earlier this year, we had reported that Yamaha had imported a few units of the D’elight for homologation purposes, and the scooter was even spotted at the Automotive Research Association of India’s facility in Pune. Currently, Yamaha’s scooter line-up consists of the Ray-Z, Ray and the Alpha and with the D’elight, the Japanese manufacturer will hope to attract the young audience looking for a premium scooter. The D’elight is expected to retail in the Rs 50,000 to Rs 55,000 price bracket, which means it will rival the likes of Honda Activa 125, Suzuki Access and the Yamaha Ray-Z.