New Delhi, Auto Desk Apart from an attractive line up of motorcycles, Yamaha also offers some of the best scooters under its portfolio in the global markets. This includes the Cygnus GT, which is based on the same 125cc platform as the Fascino and RayZR sold in India. In fact the Cygnus brand was used with the RayZR in the country when it was first launched in 2016. The Cygnus GT has received a new Deluxe Edition in China, which receives cosmetic updates over the standard revised scooter.

Change in look and design

The newly updated styling makes the Cygnus GT more attractive in appearance. The subtle cosmetic updates in the Yamaha Cygnus GT Deluxe Edition details give the scooter a shaper and more aggressive appeal. Upfront, it gets a new headlamp cluster, which is flanked by twin LED DRLs while the indicators are mounted above the main headlight cluster on the handlebar. Thus the scooter has got a dangerous face.

The Deluxe Edition gets a relatively flat seat, with a slight lift at the rear. Blacked-out components like the floorboard, alloy wheels, exhaust muffler and other internals give the scooter a sporty dual-tone theme. The 3D emblem of the model brand is written in a sporty layout with ‘GT’ contrast color on the side panel.

In terms of features and powertrain specs, it gets a fully digital LCD instrument console, LED illumination and remote ignition. As for the powertrain, the Deluxe Edition is powered by the same 125cc air-cooled, single-cylinder motor that propelled the standard model. This unit churns out 8 bhp and 9.7 Nm of peak torque, which is slightly less than the India-spec 125cc scooters. However, a very light curb weight generates a power optimum power to weight ratio.

A new scooter will be launched in India

This deluxe revised scooter from Cygnus GT has already gone on sale in China and has received a slight increase in its prices. While the Cygnus GT is unlikely to hit the Indian market, Yamaha is reportedly working on developing a new scooter for the Indian market. However, there is no information about this upcoming model yet.

Yamaha’s two electric scooters E01 and Neos

Other updates from Yamaha are also planning to venture into the electric mobility space in India. The Japanese brand recently introduced its first battery-powered vehicle to dealers in India last month. The company unveiled its first two electric scooters globally earlier this year, the E01 and Neos, which are expected to debut in several international markets in the coming future.

Edited By: Sarveshwar Pathak