The neo-retro entry level comes with Yamaha and MBK. On elight under the banner of the three forks, new Flipper within the range of Saint Quentin, this stylish and practical urban would be particularly cheap to buy, but also to use. His secret: his unprecedented drive. Presentation.
Crossed the Yamaha booth last Intermot show in Cologne last year (article found here) , D’elight or at MBK Flipper, who at the time had not yet European surname, we had arrested for his neo-retro style with South Asian accents. Template ultra compact, rounded, neat (without being exceptional non-plus) manufacturing, we appeared to be very attractive but also very accessible due to its low seat height. Today, Yamaha and MBK we officially present by sending all its specifications and announced its availability as its price: It will install concession in August and will be exchanged against the sum of € 1,999 .
Small Mono-Performance 114 Cm3
Light (the weight is comparable to that of 50 cm3 of the market), with thin 12-inch wheels and a driving position more conventional, the grip of Yamaha D’elight or MBK Flipper should be obvious. Maneuverability and agility should also be part of the strengths of this entry level scooter. But more interestingly, we clarify its press release, is its engine. On paper, the 4T cylinder 114 cm3 develops only 7.2 horses (ponies!). However, as this is a short-stroke engine (bore with its values and torque on the characteristic of “oversquare”), it would provide an interesting torque at low and midrange, the phases used in most urban areas . Yamaha even mention that he would have “hard acceleration”.
With (among others) the new Yamaha intake injection system, called YMJET-FI (Yamaha Mixture Jet-Fuel Injection) fuel requirements of neo-retro would be minimal (and discharges emissions to match) . Hence the fact that the small tank 4,4 l is sufficient. It will be his actual consumption? What can we expect in terms of autonomy and dynamic behavior? After a full trial, which is expected to arrive soon, Scooter-Station is sure to answer all these questions. Stay tuned!
- Single-cylinder 114 cm3 (50 mm bore x stroke 57.9 mm)
- 4T, 2 valve single overhead cam head
- Air cooling
- Power: 7.2 hp (5.3 kW) at 7000 rev / min
- Couple 0.76 daN.m 5500 rev / min
- Fuel injection
- Belt drive
- Tubular steel frame
- Telescopic fork, deb. 85 mm
- 1 damper, deb. 70 mm
- Front 180 mm disc, 1 piston caliper
- AR 130 mm drum
- Front and rear tire: 90/90 x 12
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 1835 mm x 685 mm x 1080 mm
- Seat height 755 mm
- Wheelbase: 1250 mm
- Ground clearance: 115 mm
- Curb Weight: 98 kg
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 4.4 liters