Small-displacement scooters are extraordinarily fashionable in Japan, not solely due to their practicality in densely populated cities, however due to their charming enchantment, as properly. There exists a complete microcosm of scooter-obsessed people who customise their scooters to the moon and again, in a similar way as to how the bosozoku of the large bike world is styled. More often than not, scooters like these begin out life as commuter-focused machines.
Take for instance, the Yamaha Cygnus Griffus, a small but sporty 125cc scooter that is designed to make ripping by means of metropolis visitors a stroll within the park. When it was first debuted in 2021, it already had sporty styling reminiscent to that of older two-stroke scooters. Nonetheless, Yamaha is launching a particular version Cygnus Griffus scooter with an emphasis on sporty styling. How sporty? Properly, come January 30, 2023, the Cygnus Griffus will likely be provided in a Monster Vitality livery impressed by Yamaha’s MotoGP race bikes.
Sure, the tip result’s a cute but actually angry-looking little scooter which is able to certainly make for a novelty in your two-wheeled assortment, and a very good dialog starter whereas commuting to work or faculty. Quite a lot of the design components featured on the Cygnus Griffus Monster Vitality Version are lifted instantly off the Yamaha YZR-M1, with the Yamaha emblem and the entrance brake caliper completed in anodized gold. Unsurprisingly, a scooter this charming will likely be produced in restricted portions, with solely 800 anticipated to see the sunshine of day.
On the efficiency facet, the Cygnus Griffus is at the very least sooner than strolling or taking a pedal bike round city. It is packing a 124cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine that outputs 12 horsepower. This pint-sized motor options Yamaha’s proprietary Blue Core expertise which has been identified to return as much as 120 miles per gallon. Tech options embody a multi-function LCD show, a USB charging socket, and ample under-seat storage to your every day necessities.
As for pricing and availability, the Yamaha Cygnus Griffus Monster Vitality MotoGP Version will begin trickling into Japanese sellers by January 30, 2023. It’s going to carry a price ticket of 368,500 Yen, or round $2,778 USD.