Yamaha Recalls Its Alpha Scooter In India

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Japanese two-wheeler giant Yamaha has huge plans for India with their scooter offerings. They have introduced Ray, Ray-Z and Alpha for India and plan to introduce more in the coming year. At the 2014 Auto Expo in Delhi Yamaha India displayed several concepts and upcoming products.

The Alpha which was launched some time ago has been recalled for an engine issue. The issue has been raised due to a possible oil leakage problem. Engineers believe there could be an issue with their O-Ring in the cylinder head.

According to our source Yamaha provided intimation to an owner on the 29th of December, 2014. A dealer close to the scooter owner provided intimation on 5th January, 2015 regarding the issue. It took a total of three hours to rectify the oil leakage problem in Alpha.

Yamaha have provided Alpha with a 113cc single cylinder air-cooled engine. It produces 7.1 bhp of maximum power, along with peak torque output of 8.1 Nm. The engine gets two valves and sports a carburettor for fuel delivery in the form of a pressure diaphragm system.

The Japanese manufacturer has priced its unisex scooter at INR 50,810 ex-showroom, Mumbai. Yamaha Alpha is available in several colours like Brilliant Black, Fiery Red, Graceful Grey, Magical Magenta and Radiant White.

Yamaha's Alpha competes head on with Honda Activa, Suzuki Swish, TVS Jupiter and Piaggio Vespa scooter. If there is an oil leakage issue with your scooter make sure to head out your closest Yamaha dealer to get the issue rectified.

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Story first published: Thursday, January 8, 2015, 11:13 [IST]
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