Yamaha G5 Review

India Yamaha Motors Pvt. Ltd has made its presence felt since 1985 in Indian market with sheer innovation and latest technology-driven motorcycles catering to all segments of population. Customer driven company Yamaha always strive to innovate user-friendly features typical for Indian terrain and customer preference. The latest Yamaha G5 is all set to create a new benchmark in the 100cc segment of motorcycles as the company moves from utility biking to lifestyle biking.

Yamaha G5

Some of the unique Features of Yamaha G5 are Higher ground clearance, Long wheelbase, Rear shock absorbers, Wider ergonomics, Techno graphic fuel tank of 13 liters capacity and is equipped with electric start.

Looks: Yamaha G5 is designed to reflect stylish aerodynamic cowling with excellent body lining and wider seat for comfortable long distance riding. The trendy look of Yamaha G5 is enhanced with its two vibrant colors-Yamaha Black and Deep Red Metallic K. It also boasts of innovatively designed indicators apart from easy to read instrument consol and adding to the chiseled look of Yamaha G5 is the V-shaped headlight.

Engine: A perfect blend of fuel efficiency and power delivery is achieved by the 106cc, bi-valve 4-stroke SOHC engine. In this air-cooled engine a new feature called AIS (Air Induction system) is incorporated. It helps to keep the engine ticking with better breathing system that burns fuel optimally for better performance and of course reduced gas emissions thereby helping the motorcycle meet stage III norms. The swirl of air fuel in the combustion chamber has been enhanced and modified for better fuel efficiency. For a flatter torque curve, CV (constant vacuum) carburetor is in vogue. This robust and reliable engine promises to go long way in terms of comfort and safety and is also equipped with electric starter.

Suspension: The suspension of Yamaha G5 is equipped with telescopic fork in the front end while gas-filled shockers and coil spring at the rear end. The suspension system of Yamaha G5 is the largest measuring 120mm providing with greater stability and better grip on roads.

Fuel Tank: Yamaha G5 boasts of a new techno graphic fuel tank with fuel capacity of 13 liters. Fuel efficiency is about 55kmpl on city roads. The compressive pressure wet slump lubrication system helps oil to flow smoothly over all engine components unlike conventional lubrication that acts on gravitational forces and thus may not be effective.

Wheels: The longer wheelbase in this upgraded version of Yamaha G5 provides with greater stability on roads apart from its alloy wheels. Ground clearance is at comfortable 173mm.

Headlights: Unlike its predecessor Libero, Yamaha G5 comes with sporty headlamps and 35W halogen bulb encased in clear lens-glass for greater visibility and gorgeous style. The turn indicator lights are placed in between the two pods. The switchgear and knob quality is above average of 100cc motorbike segment.

Performance: This 4-speed manual transmission Yamaha G5 delivers maximum power output of 7.6 PS@7000 rpm. The maximum torque is at 7.85Nm @ 6000 rpm. The gear ratio allows considerable torque levels even at lower rpm levels. The engine can deliver top speed at 87kph.

Pricing: Yamaha G5 is priced at around Rs.41, 000 (ex-showroom Delhi).

Last words: In the entry level segment, Yamaha G5 stands to win against its competitors in terms of styling, performance and safety as well. Comfort for rider is at its best enhanced by broad seat squab. The riding experience is meshed perfect with smoothness by four-speed gearbox. Not too heavy, Yamaha G5 weighs 119 kg only and is quite easy to handle.