Yamaha has unveiled the brand’s toughest scooter in Taiwan dubbed the BW’S. The BW’S is a small capacity scooter with tough looks and equipment that allow the scooter to go anywhere and traverse over rough terrain with ease. The BW’S scooter can not only streak across the urban jungle, it can also be taken on trails. Aficionados buy offroad cars and motorcycles but use the vehicle on the tarmac for most of its life cycle and now the same options is available in the form of a scooter.
In terms of design and features, the Yamaha BW’S comes with a rugged body design with a butch and boxy design on the front, rounded twin split headlamps one with a projector setup giving it an asymmetrical look from the front, a high mounted flying fender on the front, rigged panels, a tough-case design instruments pod, handlebar mounted turn indicators, cubby holes on the inner panels, front fuel filler, a side slung upswept exhaust, rugged side panels, ergonomic seats, a large grabrail that also works as a tail rack and rectangular tail lamps. The scooter also gets features such as an LCD instruments display and UBS charging point.
The Yamaha BW’S is powered by a 125cc single cylinder, liquid-cooled 4-valve 4-stroke motor paired to a CVT automatic transmission. The Yamaha BW’S features a high-rigidity asymmetric frame that rides on conventional telescopic front forks, twin shocks on the rear, 245mm single disc brake on the front and a 230mm single disc brake on the rear. The BW’S measures 1920mm in length, 760mm in width and 1150mm in height, a wheelbase of 1340mm, 785mm of seat height and the scooter tips the scales at 127 kgs at the kerb. The scooter comes equipped with a 120/70 front and 130/70 rear dual purpose tyres.
The Yamaha BW’S with its light off-road capable suspension, an advanced water-cooled engine that improves the engine life especially during Indian summers will be the perfect scooter for the Indian climate and road conditions. The brand has not yet revealed the price on the new scooter, but expect it to demand a premium. The scooter is not going to make it to the Indian market anytime soon.