The New Yamaha Mio Fazzio, pronounced as fätsiō, may well be on its way to becoming an icon of this generation’s unique expression, embodying Yamaha’s desire to furnish a fashionable style that would appeal to a hip and active crowd. Taking cues from the young and sprightly new breed of riders looking for a ride that would match their sophisticated, colorful, and adventurous lifestyles, Yamaha has taken inspiration from things that have always been considered chic. The overall aesthetic design appears to have been inspired by a certain British subculture (Mods) that personified the latest trends in fashion while riding very up-to-the-minute Italian modes of 2 wheeled transportation.
On the road, the Mio Fazzio definitely stands out from a sea of daily-ridden motorcycles. Its unique and trendy styling complemented by the very in-vogue options in colorways makes it a prominent head-turner. This makes it all the rage with the emerging hipster youth.
Despite its modish exterior, Yamaha gifted the Mio Fazzio with a high-tech feature not found on more expensive models in the Mio series lineup. The Mio Fazzio’s 125cc displacement engine is equipped with Yamaha’s Blue Core Hybrid system that adds about half a foot-pound of torque, electronically assisting the Mio Fazzio’s internal combustion engine for 3 seconds from throttle opening. This feature makes uphill starts a breeze, especially when carrying a pillion.
Much akin to its looks, the Mio Fazzio rides like a cloud. It has a very soft suspension setup that soaks up the bumps like a classic Italian grip shifter. It’s perfect for our bumpy roads as it wouldn’t leave your back sore even when on a spirited ride through EDSA.
Ride quality is built more for comfort than all-out performance, It’s so comfortable to ride! It relaxes your senses and makes you want to hang back and enjoy the scenery. It also makes you look so cool while riding. The Mio Fazzio handles well in tight spaces making filtering through heavy traffic a breeze in the city. Its relatively low seat height of 750 mm makes it easy for even the most vertically challenged riders to mount and handle it at a standstill.
Aside from how well it looks and rides, the Mio Fazzio is equipped with Yamaha’s latest technology, like the Y-connect. This innovation allows you to use your phone as a data logging device for service intervals, fuel consumption, malfunction warnings, etc. It even lets you know where you parked last and notifies you of calls, text messages, and emails. It is also equipped with Yamaha’s start & stop system that shuts off the engine while on idle at a full stop, it then seamlessly re-engages the engine once the throttle is opened. This, along with the electric assist motor, allows the Mio Fazzio to achieve around 45 to 48 kms per liter. With a big 5.1-liter fuel tank (bigger than the V1 Aerox’s), you’ll find that the Mio Fazzio’s good looks and excellent ride quality go a long way.
This Mio Fazzio will go toe to toe not only with your unique individual style, but it will also cover all your active lifestyle needs and wants.
Although the USB charging port is located inside the left-hand side compartment, that space isn’t big enough to accommodate a smartphone. Fortunately, the right-hand side cubby hole can securely hold a phone, so all you have to do is to run a charging cable over to the enclosed compartment to charge on the go.
A LED headlight ensures good visibility at night while the tastefully designed instrument cluster displays all the pertinent devices like the speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge, turn indicators, and phone connectivity.
Carrying an assortment of items is not a problem with the Mio Fazzio with a generous 17.8-liter under-seat storage space and double carabiner hooks to conceal and secure your things. The flat step-through floorboard allows you to carry even bigger items if you’re brave enough to tuck them between your legs.
The Mio Fazzio’s front disc and rear drum brake combination perform adequately as it can bring the bike to an abrupt halt when needed. Of course, the rear brake lever is conveniently equipped with Yamaha’s brake lock system that lets you lock the rear brake when parked or stopped at an incline. The wide-ish tubeless tire size of 110/70-12 front and rear give the Mio Fazzio a much-desired stance that complements its lines.
With an SRP of only PHP 88,900, neo-retro good looks, and a high technology-infused package, the Yamaha Mio Fazzio presents itself as “an offer you can’t refuse.”
Its modern timeless beauty paired with cutting-edge technology at such a cost-effective price point makes this bike fly off the showroom floor like jets on an aircraft carrier.
I say the Yamaha Mio Fazzio is a next-generation fashion-forward AT motorcycle that will never go out of style. It is comfortable, packed with the latest features, and is a great compliment to your sassy lifestyle. Yamaha didn’t just follow any trends in motorcycling when they designed the Mio Fazzio, They created their own with this one and it has now become the hottest thing in its category. I guess we can now call the Yamaha Mio Fazzio “It Bike” of this generation.
The Yamaha Mio Fazzio is available in Cyan (as shown), Red, and Ivory White.
|Engine||Air Cooled Single|
|Cylinder Head||2 valves, SOHC|
|Max Power (bhp @ rpm)||8 HP @ 6500 rpm|
|Max Torque (lb/ft @ rpm)||7 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm/ 8 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm with electric assist.|
|Top Speed||94 kmh (58 mph)|
|0-100 km/h | 0-62 mph||N/A|
Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions
|Fuel Milage (km/l)||47 km/l|
|Price as Tested (PHP)||PhP 88,900|
|What's Great||Modern and trendy neo-retro styling packed with class-leading technology is perfect for the young vibrant and happening crowd.|
|What's Not So||The plush suspension may be a little too soft for more technical riding.|
|C! Editors Rating||8/10|