KYB is separating its motorcycle suspension business from its other operations, and forming a new company with Yamaha. The two companies will form a joint venture to be known as KYB Motorcycle Suspension Co., Ltd., offering motorcycle suspension components to OEMs including Yamaha. Yamaha will acquire a 33.4% stake in KYB Motorcycle Suspension Co. with […]
Yamaha Majesty Scooter Returns for 2012 Lineup
Yamaha is bringing back the Majesty scooter as part of its 2012 lineup. The 395cc scooter was last offered as a 2010 model and it returns for 2012 with a new Charcoal color.
Beyond that, the Majesty is unchanged, with its fuel-injected engine and V-belt CVT. The 14-inchfront and 13-inch rear wheels are equipped with 267mm brake discs.
Yamaha claims fuel economy of 50 mpg, translating to a range of about 185 miles on a full 3.7 gallon tank.
The 2012 Yamaha Majesty arrives in dealerships across the country in August with a $6,750 price tag.
Yamaha Announces the All-New 132 mpg* 2012 Zuma 50F and the 2012 Majesty Scooters
Cypress, California, June 8, 2011 – The all-new 2012 Zuma 50F is a tough, yet sporty 49cc scooter that makes going places fun, even commuting to work or school. It features a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, four-stroke engine that is powerful, quiet, and low-maintenance. Sharp new styling and twin headlights on this new model update the original “‘tough, off-road” image of the Zuma, while fat tires give that “go anywhere” look. In addition, the Zuma 50F achieves fuel economy up to an estimated 132 mpg*.
Electronic fuel injection provides smooth, seamless power and nearly instantaneous starts while the fully automatic V-belt transmission provides easy, twist-the-throttle-and-go operation. The pushbutton electric starting gives ultimate ease of operation and the air-induction system and exhaust catalyst technology reduce air pollution. The large-gauge steel pipe frame offers strength and rigidity and the 1.2-gallon fuel tank positioned low in the center tunnel provides centralized mass and extra convenience – the tank can be refueled without opening the seat, unlike many scooters. The stepped seat allows for an open and roomy ride for two, along with lots of locking storage underneath and added conveniences like an inner pocket and fold-out hook.
The all-new 2012 Zuma 50F comes in Raven, Team Yamaha Blue/White or Alpine White with an MSRP of $2,490 and will be available in dealerships nationwide beginning in September.
The 2012 Majesty is a high-tech transportation unit that blurs the boundaries between scooter and motorcycle – highly utilitarian performance. The rugged, reliable and powerful 395cc liquid-cooled four-stroke engine and fully automatic transmission mean there is more than enough power to run at highway speeds, with room for two and plenty of storage space. The electronic fuel injection delivers excellent throttle response and low-maintenance reliability, while the dual chamber air box, air injection system and exhaust catalyst technology reduce air pollution. The aluminum, die-cast alloy main frame with steel tube sub frame is light and rigid for increased performance and handling. Full instrumentation includes an analog speedometer and tachometer, along with an LCD multifunction display that includes a fuel gauge, coolant temperature gauge, ambient temperature gauge, plus V-belt and oil indicator lights.
The Majesty achieves fuel economy up to an estimated 50 mpg* with a fuel tank that holds 3.7 gallons of gas.
The 2012 Majesty comes in Charcoal with an MSRP of $6,750 and will be available in dealerships nationwide in August.
* Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road conditions, how you ride and maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo, and operator/passenger weight.
More information on all Yamaha models can be found at yamaha-motor.com.