The Fascino is Yamaha’s lifestyle scooter in the Indian market. The scooter sports a neo-retro design language with its main target buyers being the urban youth.
The Fascino gets a distinctive appearance due to its curvy styling which flows right from its front fender to the tail lamp. It also sports bits of chrome on the bodywork and mirrors to accentuate its retro characteristics. The scooter features a large 21-litre underseat storage capacity which is good enough to accommodate a full-face helmet. Apart from that, the Fascino also gets a cubbyhole in the front apron that is capable of holding a mobile phone and a hook under the front end of the seat.
It is powered by an 113cc air-cooled single-cylinder ‘Blue Core’ engine that produces 7bhp at 7,500rpm and 8.1Nm of torque at 5,000rpm. This unit is mated to a continuous variable transmission (CVT). The scooter rides on 10-inch wheels with 90/100 section tyres on both ends. Conventional telescopic forks at the front and a link-type suspension at the rear take care of suspension duties. The Fascino gets 130mm drum brakes for both ends. While the company doesn’t offer a disc brake for the front even as an option, it does come equipped with Yamaha’s Unified Braking System. The scooter weighs 103kgs and gets a 5.2-litre fuel tank capacity.
The Fascino is available in seven colours- Sassy cyan, Dazzling grey, Beaming blue, Dapper blue, Glamorous gold, Season green and Darknight. It competes against the Honda Activa-i, Honda Dio, Hero Maestro Edge and TVS Jupiter.