Yamaha, before capturing the eyes and the hearts of millions of the bike lovers with their powerful as well as high performing motorcycles, in 1955,came into existence with the launch of their first product, Yamaha YA-1.
Yamaha YA-1 was powered by a 2-stroke single cylinder 123cc which could make 5.6hp while the whole package weighed 140kgs. After that, from the Japanese market, Yamaha emerged themselves as an international brand.
From that first launch, technology grew up heavily and now, Yamaha is back with a concept in the memory of their first two wheeler, ie YA-1. Yamaha Y125 has been designed very well, due to excessive weight reduction, the looks fall somewhere in between bicycle and motorcycle.
Few days back, at Yamaha's press conference at the Tokyo Motor Show, four new premieres were shown, which included a 250cc internal combustion engine, three wheeled electric commuter, a fold-up electric pedal-assist bicycle and a 125cc retro Y125 which can deliver 80 kmpl (or,188 U.S miles/gallon).
Yamaha Y125 is just a concept as of now, but looking at the fuel efficiency figures, Y125 is exactly what a huge part of mass market is demanding right now. Thanks to the new age technology, the concept engine is able to produce double the power output that the retro YA-1 produced while weighting only 80Kgs, a whole 60Kgs of weight shed compared to YA-1.
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