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Yamaha Fascino 125 FI Hybrid vs Rivals: Spec Comparo


Have the updates made the Fascino 125 Hybrid a better bet than its rivals?

The past week brought not one but two freshly updated 125cc scooters in India, the Yamaha Fascino 125 FI Hybrid and the 2021 Hero Maestro Edge 125. The other prominent players in this scooter segment are Suzuki Access 125 and Honda Activa 125. So, we’ve compared the four scooters on paper to see which one emerges on top. 

Engine

Specifications

Yamaha Fascino 125 FI Hybrid

2021 Hero Maestro Edge 125

Suzuki Access 125

Honda Activa 125

Engine

125cc air-cooled single-cylinder

124.6 cc air-cooled single-cylinder

124cc air-cooled single-cylinder

124cc air-cooled single-cylinder

Power 

8.2PS at 6,500rpm

9.12PS at 7,000rpm

8.7PS at 6,750rpm

8.15PS at 6,500rpm

Torque

10.3Nm at 5,000rpm

10.4Nm at 5,500rpm

10Nm at 5,500rpm

10.3Nm at 5,000rpm

 

It’s no surprise that all the scooters have nearly the same engine capacity. However, the 2021 Hero Maestro Edge 125 takes the cake here thanks to its highest power and torque figures. However, peak power arrives at 7,000rpm, which means you’ll have to stay on the gas a bit longer. Meanwhile, the other three offer maximum power at lower rpms. 

Features

Specifications

Yamaha Fascino 125 FI Hybrid

2021 Hero Maestro Edge 125

Suzuki Access 125

Honda Activa 125

Fully-digital Instrument Console

Yes 

Yes

Yes

No

Bluetooth Connectivity

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Call Alerts

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Turn-By-Turn Navigation

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Thanks to the latest updates, the Yamaha, Hero, and Suzuki scooters come loaded with features. Right from navigation to call alerts, you’ve got everything you need for an enhanced user experience. Unfortunately, the Honda Activa 125 doesn't even get a fully digital instrument console. It’s about time Honda updated the Activa 125 with a few additional features. 

Underpinnings

Specification

Yamaha Fascino 125 FI Hybrid

2021 Hero Maestro Edge 125

Suzuki Access 125

Honda Activa 125

Frame 

Underbone frame

Underbone frame

Underbone frame

Underbone frame

Front Suspension

Telescopic fork

Telescopic fork

Telescopic fork

Telescopic fork

Rear Suspension

Single hydraulic rear shock

Single hydraulic rear shock

Single hydraulic rear shock

3-step adjustable rear shock

Front Brake

130mm drum/190mm disc

130mm drum/190mm disc

Drum/Disc

190mm disc

Rear Brake

Drum

130mm drum

Drum

130mm drum

Front Tyre

90/90-12

80/100 - 12

90/90-12

90/90-12

Rear Tyre

110/90-10

100/80 - 10

90/100-12

90/100-10

All the contenders here score almost equal points with their chassis and suspension setup, but the Activa 125 is a step ahead with the adjustability provision. All four scooters also get a nearly identical braking setup. 

 

Fascino 125 Disc RED Colour

The new Fascino 125 FI Hybrid gets the chunkiest rear wheel, which means a tad more grip and stability. The Access 125 and Honda Activa 125 will be easier to flick around with their slightly slim tyres. 

Dimensions

Specification

Yamaha Fascino 125 FI Hybrid

2021 Hero Maestro Edge 125

Suzuki Access 125

Honda Activa 125

Wheelbase

1,280mm

1,261 mm

1,265mm

1,260mm

Ground clearance

1,45mm

155 mm

160mm

169mm

Fuel tank capacity

5.2-litre

5-litre

5-litre

5.3-litre

Seat Height

780mm

793mm

773mm

NA

Weight

99kg

111kg (drum)/122kg (disc)

103kg

111kg

 

The Honda Activa 125 ticks a lot of boxes on paper for an easy riding experience. It gets the shortest wheelbase (easier to move in tight spaces), highest ground clearance (easy to live with on our pothole-filled roads) and the largest fuel tank. 

Moving ahead, it's a cutting edge competition between the Suzuki Access 125 and the Yamaha Fascino 125 FI Hybrid. While the latter gets the lowest ground clearance of 145mm, it does offer a larger fuel tank and is the lightest 125cc scooter, at 100kg. On the other hand, the Suzuki scooter makes up with a smaller wheelbase and higher ground clearance. 

Price and Verdict

Price

Yamaha Fascino 125 FI Hybrid

2021 Hero Maestro Edge 125

Suzuki Access 125

Honda Activa 125

Ex-showroom, Delhi

Rs 70,000 (Drum)
Rs 76,530 (Disc)

Rs 72,250 (Drum)
Rs 76,500 (Disc)
Rs 79,750 (Connect)

Rs 79,800 (Drum)
Rs 81,800 (Disc)

Rs 76,206 (Drum)
Rs 79,760 (Disc)

The Yamaha Fascino 125 FI Hybrid is available for as low as Rs 70,000 sans the connectivity provision. It’s the same case with the 2021 Hero Maestro Edge 125, only the ‘Connect’ variant gets the Bluetooth module. While the Suzuki Access 125 gets the connectivity feature as standard even on the drum brake variant, it’s priced from Rs 79,800.

 Fascino 125 Disc MetALIC BLACK

All in all, it's the new Yamaha Fascino 125 FI Hybrid that makes the most sense at Rs 76,530, helping you save Rs 3,000 over the Maestro Edge 125 and almost Rs 6,000 compared to the Suzuki Access 125 disc brake variant.

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