Yamaha Delight Spied; May Launch in India

After making a significant mark in the premium 150cc space with their motorcycles, Yamaha India has been ramping up on scooters and already have quite a few products on offer. It had a 4 per cent market share in November, and the company feels that they can penetrate deeper if they can crack the fast moving scooter segment.

Yamaha D'elight

Yamaha does have the Delight, a fantastic looking scooter which they sell in the European Union and it seems that they are keen in bringing it to India. A couple of pics of the Delight (written as D’elight by Yamaha) scooter were posted by the folks at Gaadiwaadi.com. While they have not specifically mentioned that these are from India, but it appears they indeed are..!

There is a possibility that Yamaha is testing it here to acclimatize it to our conditions, and make necessary changes as may be required. Delight is powered by a 114cc engine which Yamaha claims – will give the rider the feel of a 125 cc powered scooter and the agility of a lightweight 50 cc.

The 114 cc two-valved SOHC engine churns out a modest (as per our average 110 cc class scooters) 7.2 PS of power at 7,000 rpm and 7.6 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. The scooter has a seat height of 755 mm and a ground clearance of just 115 mm. Also a fuel tank of just 4.4 L is just sad (even the Alpha gets a 5.2 L tank). The best thing about the Delight though is its weight which tips the scale at just 98 kg (wet).

Yamaha D'elight

The classic retro look of Delight has a great appeal which only the Vespas can match in India. The all analogue instrumentation cluster also has a charm of its own. The under-seat storage compartment claims to be big enough to store a half-face helmet, while a handy compartment in the front is a nice little addition. The fuel tank is also at the front so one does not have to get down to get it tanked up…


The European edition also gets a front disc brake and it is not clear if this pictured Delight also carries one! The speculations of Delight are not new and its just that they have resurfaced again because of these new pics.

If Yamaha does plan to launch the Delight in India, we can be rest assured it will be placed at the top of the order and may even gun for Vespas.