The Forgotten Yamaha Enticer

Well we all love to cruise, don’t we. But there are only hand affordable cruisers currently on offer in India. Apart from Bajaj Avenger and Royal Enfields, most cruisers are only for the big rich boys.

Yamaha’s Enticer was one such entry-level cruiser motorcycle. The bike came with a lot of chrome plating and a feet-forward cruiser-type riding position. The bike had a disc brake with electric start option. The bike was launched in 2002 and was discontinued around 2006.

The Yamaha Enticer if has to be described in few words then it is solid, sexy laid-back and a stable metal right for anyone to go and eat those miles. Yes the bike cannot be categorized as one fast super bike but there is a lot to the enticing factor of it as such that the bike fumes at the very first kick with absolutely no hassle whatsoever and that is very soft and easy. Take a look at further specifications of the Yamaha Enticer that might well be a complete package of the best features you have probably always wished for in a bike.

Styling, design and looks of the Yamaha Enticer

How many marks does the Yamaha Enticer score in terms of looks? At the first glance, the Enticer has full potential to turn around quite a few heads especially in awe. And talking about the features that enhance the looks of the bike, there are a plenty of them that adorn the Enticer.

The raised handlebar looks real cool, the long wheelbase, the comfortable seat position, and the foot pegs that are replaced by the footboards, raised and chromed rear-view mirrors, vintage-looking fuel tank and the indicators, alloy triple clamps, to name a few. Not only that the wide rear tyres add to the goods looks of the bike.

The fuel gauge misses on bike and one does feel it’s a must for this package. The huge back rest looks awesome although it has little with any function. The low-slung Enticer looks amazing with neat finish and paint job too.

Engine and performance of the Yamaha Enticer

A 123.7 cc, 4-stroke, single cylinder and an air-cooled engine powers the Yamaha Enticer. The engine generates a maximum power of 10.99 bhp @ 8000 rpm, a maximum torque of 1.06KgM @ 6500rpm and the compression ratio is 10:1.

The wheelbase is around 1375mm with a ground clearance of 140mm. The gearshift pattern is very typical of Yamaha one down and three up. The bike does not feature unnecessary gizmos that just add up to the looks.

The bike achieves an acceleration of 0-60 kmph speed in about 7 seconds time making it exciting enough for enticing the onlookers. The engine kill switch (EKS) is simply so convenient in the bike implying the bike will not start should the clutch is not positioned perfect to the neutral. It is an advanced safety feature although it might be a little annoying thing in the beginning and the low-end torque is quite sufficient.

The primary clutch is a hassle-free device and one could wish that all vehicles had this option. As long as you ride smooth with not too much of gear shifting the sound is great and the engine too doesn’t generate cranky vibrations.

Handling of the Enticer

The design of the seat is so very comfortable for any rider and the position suits well for long journeys. The unique raised pillion seat is perfect for your companion especially if you choose to take them on those long rides.

The silencer is attached with a heat shield and pillion-heel rest, so it shouldn’t distort your ride pleasure. The raised handlebar will help you sit in the erect position and does not hurt your back while riding for long hours as well as give awesome balance.

The pass-light switch, choke at handlebar and the press-cancel blinker switch are conveniently located that enables easy riding and handling of bike. Road holding and braking are excellent to say the least and one will give full marks to the Enticer when it comes to the handling department.

Mileage, price and colour availability

The fuel tank capacity of the Enticer is huge and accommodates around 13 litres giving a mileage of 45-50 kmpl on city roads to highways. The Yamaha Enticer was available in black, Burgundy and Gold colours.


Article by Benson C. Fernandes