Our traffic problem is real, and because people are understandably paranoid about getting stuck in and stranded because of gridlock, motorists have been in a mad rush to find alternative rides that will allow them to evade the situation.
Yamaha Motor Philippines (YMPH) is very much aware of what’s happening out there, so it has decided not to delay putting out its latest traffic buster, the Yamaha Mio Gravis. There is actually a scheduled Yamaha product launch happening soon, and we’re not 100% sure, but it could be this cutey that will take center stage on that day.
We’d rather give you exact confirmation of that, of course, but the images in our crystal ball have been foggy as of late. All we know is that in a quiet, sneaky style, the Gravis has found its way to Yamaha’s 3S dealerships, and is ready for buyers to bring it home for the price of P85,900.
The Gravis is the latest addition to the Japanese manufacturer’s Mio lineup. It’s the priciest in the range—the 115cc Mio Sporty has an asking price of P67,000, while the Mio i 125 and the Mio Soul i 125 are priced at P71,900 and P79,000, respectively. The Mio Aerox, powered by a 155cc engine, ranges from P102,900 to P124,000 depending on the variant.
Powered by a fuel-efficient 125cc four-stroke, air-cooled single-cylinder engine, the Mio Gravis takes the light-scooter category a notch higher with impressive features.
It boasts a fully-digital, easy-to-read speedometer and an LED headlight with hazard lamps. The USB power socket in the front cowl comes in handy especially for riders who depend on smartphones for navigation. Other functional bits are the Smart Front Refuel feature and the Smart Motor Generator with quick start.
Another striking trait of the Mio Gravis is its pair of 12-inch tubeless tires. Wider rubber equals better traction and stability even on imperfect surfaces. Combine these big rollers with some racing stripes on the body, and you’ll see a bit of the beefy Mio Aerox in the bike’s silhoutte.
The Yamaha Mio Gravis is available in three exciting color schemes: Matte Black, Matte Green, and Matte Red. If you’re planning to get one, which would you choose?