Yamaha Alpha for Sale in Sri Lanka
Yamaha Alpha Review
The scooter that many Sri Lankans have come to love as the Yamaha Alpha is one of the few scooters manufactured by the India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd, which is currently available for buying in Sri Lanka. Unlike its more popular cousin, the Yamaha Ray, which is built for its nifty handling capabilities in a city, the Yamaha Alpha is a more eccentric scooter that takes things easy while on the road. According to Yamaha itself, this more dominant scooter is in fact built for both genders and is primarily targeted at the two-wheel riding family market.
To accommodate the daily demands of a family, the Yamaha Alpha is offered with a more capable 113 cc engine that can produce more than 5.0 kW of power and more than 8.0 Nm of torque, while having more than 20 L of cargo space, helping it to tackle practically all the challenges seen in the country.
Top 10 Reasons to Consider When Buying a Yamaha Alpha
1. Yamaha Alpha History
As a scooter made by Yamaha, the Alpha has seen considerable success not only in India but also within Sri Lanka. While most of its competitors started offering scooter models, Yamaha has been a late comer to the game, but is proving to be a very capable company that can handle not only the superbike segment but also the lightweight slow-moving scooter segment, which is prevalent through its Yamaha Alpha scooter.
One of the main reasons why many Sri Lankan’s have come to love these scooters is the sheer versatility that is offered by them. Unlike a regular motorcycle, a scooter like the Yamaha Alpha can carry a considerable amount of cargo while still achieving good speeds and fuel economy figures in the process. Not only this, the Yamaha Alpha particularly, is moderately priced, making it a good offer for the growing middle class buyers in Sri Lanka.
2. Yamaha Alpha Specifications and Performance
The Yamaha Alpha has a reasonably powerful engine to tackle the riding conditions seen within the cities of Sri Lanka.
Yamaha Alpha Engine Specs:
Type: Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Size: 113 cc
Compression Ratio: 9.20:1
Maximum Output: 5.3 kW @ 7,500 rpm
Maximum Torque: 8.1 Nm @ 5,000 rpm
Starting System: Self/ Kick
Ignition System: CDI (Capacitor Discharge ignition)
Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
Clutch type: Dry, centrifugal automatic
Top Speed: 85 km/h
Acceleration: 10 seconds (0-60 km/h)
Tire Specs (Front / Rear): (90/100-10 53J)/ (90/100-10 53J)
Suspension (Front / Rear): Telescopic/ Unit swing
Brakes (Front / Rear): Drum/ Drum
Dimensions (L x W x H): 1795 mm x 675 mm x 1124 mm
Wheelbase: 1,270 mm
Ground Clearance: 128 mm
Curb Weight: 104 kg
Seat Height: 775 mm
Seating Capacity: 2-Seats
3. Yamaha Alpha Fuel Consumption
The Yamaha Alpha is powered using a 113 cc, Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve base engine, which has managed to generate an output of roughly 5.3 kW @ 7,500 rpm and a maximum torque of around 8.1 Nm @ 5,000 rpm. This has given the bike a modest top speed of roughly 85 km/h and a reasonably good acceleration of around 10 seconds from 0-60 km/h.
Nevertheless, the Yamaha Alpha has not sacrificed its fuel economy to achieve these performance figures and the bike can reach a mileage of around 62 km/l on Sri Lanka’s busy city roads.
Fuel Category: Petrol
Recommended Fuel Type: Regular Unleaded
Fuel Supply: Carburetor (pressure diaphragm type)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 5.2 L
4. The Design of Yamaha Alpha
Yamaha Alpha Exterior: The design of the Yamaha Alpha is unique to Yamaha and has a range of features for the benefit of its rider.
Steel Pipe Underbone Frame, Headlight, Extra-Long Seat, Large Under Seat Storage Space, Large Footboard, Meter Console, Hip Holder, Convenient Hook, Analogue Speedometer, Fuel Gauge, Electric Start.
5. Available Color Options of Yamaha Alpha
For Exterior: Rocking Red, Beaming Blue, Gleaming Gold, Magical Magenta, Brilliant Black, Graceful Grey, Fiery Red, Radiant White
6. Safety Rating and Associated Features of Yamaha Alpha
The safety is an aspect that the engineers of the Yamaha Alpha has taken into consideration when designing this bike and therefore has a number of features to keep you safe while on the road.
- Telescopic Suspension
- Grab Bar
- Low Fuel Indicator
- Pillion Footrest
- Stand Alarm
- Turn Signal
7. Standout Elements of This Model
One of the notable standout features of the Yamaha Alpha is that it is built to a relatively lighter form factor. At just around 104 kg, even a first time rider can easily maneuver this scooter.
Another unmistakable standout element of the Yamaha Alpha is that it has one of the largest cargo volumes for a scooter available in Sri Lanka. According to Yamaha itself, the scooter has a luggage space of roughly 21 L, which is more than enough for many small-scale transportation tasks.
8. Compared to Other High-Featured Bikes Found in Sri Lanka
For being a scooter, the Yamaha Alpha can be compared with a number of similar models from competing brand such as the Honda Dio the TVS Wego and the Yamaha Ray Z.
Yamaha Alpha vs. Honda Dio - The Alpha has a higher top speed when compared to the Dio
Yamaha Alpha vs. TVS Wego - The Alpha has a better fuel economy when compared to the Wego
Yamaha Alpha vs. Yamaha Ray - The Alpha has a quicker acceleration if compared to the Ray
9. Key Reasons to Buy a Yamaha Alpha
If you are thinking about buying one of these cleverly designed scooters, then do not forget to consider the following aspects of this vehicle that can help you to arrive at a more informed buying decision in the near future.
- Easy handling capabilities
- Highly reliable build quality
- Outstanding fuel economy under local road conditions
- Comfortable seating space for two adults
- Wide availability of spare parts
One of the disadvantages of the Yamaha Alpha scooter is that it does not come with a Disc brake option, which could have helped it on the road. However, the available Drum brakes are more than enough to handle the needs under city driving conditions in Sri Lanka.
Some riders have stated that the available instrument panel and convenience features to be a bit outdated on the Alpha. Nevertheless, the options provided are suitable for most scooter riders in our country.
10. Where to Find a Yamaha Alpha for Sale in Sri Lanka
As of now, the best method for buying a Yamaha Alpha scooter, or any other Yamaha bike for that matter, is to get in contact with the authorized distributor for Yamaha motorcycles in Sri Lanka, the Associated Motorways (Private) Limited, which is located in Union Place, Colombo 2. However, this is not the only available option and the bike can be obtained through third party distributors, who are located in popular cities throughout Sri Lanka.
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Yamaha Alpha Price in Sri Lanka
For being a scooter with a reasonably powerful engine, the Yamaha Alpha can be obtained for a price of roughly around Rs. 229,900 to Rs. 239,500 (2015), subject to the dealer as well as the overall level of features being offered.
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Price for New Yamaha Alpha (As Of 2015)
Yamaha Cygnus Alpha (2015): Rs. 229,900
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