Nozza Grande is one of the stylish looking scooters of the Yamaha. This model is known as 'Grand Filano' in Thailand, 'Grande Deluxe' in Vietnam and supposed to know as 'Nozza Grande' in India. Yamaha developed this beautiful scooter for their female customers. As it is a female oriented scooter it has to bear utility, comfort and some cosmetic outfits to attract them. Therefore, Yamaha has imposed every minute details in this scooter by keeping in mind about the usability of females. It combines the most modern technology within a retro-styled scooter resembling the scooters of the early 90s.
The scooter is powered by 124cc, single cylinder, 2 valves, air-cooled engine delivering a maximum power of 8.2 bhp @ 6500 rpm and peak torque of 9.7 Nm @ 5000 rpm. The engine uses advanced electronic fuel injection system with TCI digital ignition for enhanced performance. The automatic CVT transmission delivers an optimum amount of power that demands its city drives. Moreover, with the help of fuel injection, it delivers a decent fuel efficiency.
The Design and Features
Here Yamaha has employed a trendy design style format inspired from the Yamaha Fascino. In order to target the female riders, they had used a curved body structure with the presence of chromium and dual tone body elements. Upfront, Yamaha has used matte black vertical section that runs from the neck towards the fender. The Yamaha logo and chromium badging are well positioned over this black segment. The presence of chrome is visible around the headlamp, rear-view mirror, tail lamp and even on the exhaust covers. Unlike the round headlamps of Fascino, it gets Diamond-shaped lamps along with Y-shaped tail lights.
Apart from the design and styling, it showcases numerous advanced features to satisfy its lady riders. A well-designed, modern LCD instrument unit displays time, fuel, distance, speed and fuel consumption in a unique fashion. Moreover, it is easily observable in all conditions. Another significant feature is that, in Nozza Grande, the fuel filling cap is placed up front for the convenience of the user, which can be opened with the push of a button. Other utility features include spacious 27-litre under seat storage space with LED illumination, a multi-function lock with integrated electric lock, antique lock, magnetic lock and saddle open lock.
Suspension, Chassis and Brake
The scooter is constructed from steel pipe frame which uses toe buds suspension system in advance. Up front, it uses a telescopic fork with coil spring with oil damper and at the rear, it uses unit swing with coil spring and oil dampers. The braking duties are performed by drum brakes at both the ends. The Nozza Grande uses 110 / 70-12 inch tyres at the front and rear side. Moreover, the scooter weighs under 100 kg which is easily manageable for lady riders in the city and other riding conditions.
The Yamaha Nozza Grande is more over a premium Fascino in terms of its utility and cosmetic features. One of the outstanding features of the Grande is the advanced fuel injection technology used in the engine. Once it is launched, it could become the first automatic scooter to feature Fuel Injection technology. Yamaha is expected to launch this scooter either by the end of 2017 or by the beginning of 2018.