Yamaha Free Go takes power from a 125 cc Blue Core engine that produces 9.4 horsepower and 9.5 Nm of peak torque
India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd has a range of scooters on offer such as Fascino, Alpha and the Ray series. In recent times, the Fascino has become a popular product within the portfolio but Yamaha has not capitalised on it and moved up the segment to rival 125 cc scooters.
The entry-level 125 cc premium scooter space has gained popularity lately with new products enduring appreciable sales. The likes of Suzuki Burgman Street 125, TVS Ntorq 125, Suzuki Access 125, Aprilia SR125 and Honda Grazia are accompanied by the recent entrant from Hero MotoCorp, the Destini 125.
Yamaha is one of the most notable manufacturers to not have presence in the 125 cc segment and it could all change with this new scooter. It is no secret that the products launch in Indonesia holds plenty of significance for India sooner or later, and in the Free Go’s case it is no different.
The Japanese brand has introduced the Free Go 125 cc scooter for Indonesian customers and over one lakh unit sales is targetted in its very first year. Offered in two variants, the Yamaha Free Go’s prices start from 1,85,00,000 (around Rs. 89,000) rupiah and it goes all the way up to 2,25,00,000 rupiah (around Rs. 1.10 lakh) for the range-topping I model.
For the extra money, the Yamaha Free Go I features ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), start/stop function and smart key. The all-new scooter derives power from a 125 cc single-cylinder engine developing 9.4 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 9.5 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm. Focussing on the family market, it gets Blue Core technology for high fuel economy.
Some of the highlighting features in the Yamaha Free Go are LED headlamp, mobile charger, digital LCD instrumentation, 25 litres of underseat storage, external fuel filler cap, tubeless tyres, 4.2-litre fuel tank, etc. It shares plenty of design with the Ray sold in India and has a single-piece rear grab rail.
It is essential for Yamaha to have an 125 cc scooter in India and the Free Go could be the apt machine the company had been waiting for. If Yamaha decides to introduce it for domestic customers, a launch could be on the cards next year.