Philippines First Yamaha Mio Soul i (EFI) 115cc
Yesterday, Yamaha Philippines Inc launched its latest product, Yamaha Mio Soul I,
The first EFI motorcycle of Yamaha in the Philippines. We should thank Yamaha Philippines
for bringing in EFI scooter bike in the country.
Electronic Fuel Injection motorcycles are known to have the best fuel economy due
to its controlled fine mist of fuel into the engine. This is the same as with newest efficient
diesel cars known as CRDi (common rail direct injection) only that its for gasoline engines.
Yamaha name their EFI technology as YM-Jet FI (Yamaha Jet Fuel Injection), While Honda
call them PGM-FI (Programmable Fuel Injection), basically it uses the same process that is
injecting a very fine mist of fuel into the cylinder, only different name for marketing purposes.
YM Jet FI Diagram
Yamaha Mio Soul i in the Philippines is also known as Yamaha Soul GT in indonesia and
Yamaha Mio 115i in thailand. We have to find out what will it be called in Malaysia.
Both indonesian version and Philippine mio efi versions are the same, Thailand version is different.
Its headlight is built together with the steering while the Philippine version is on its front body cowling.
The good thing about the Philippine version is the user has an option to install another headlight
using the thailand version thus having two headlights is possible 🙂
Head light difference between Philippine version and Thailand version
Speedometer is also different
Speedometer Yamaha Mio Soul EFI Philippines and Yamaha Mio 115i Thailand
The problem with previous version of mio is the lack of ubox space for helmet.
This new version solves it, the ubox is big enough to fit your helmet and few gadgets.
The piston is forge piston, taken from Yamaha Sniper bike only its smaller in diameter.
Forge pistons are known for strength and lightweight which reduces engine vibration.
- Yamaha Forge Piston
As well as its diasil bore where there is no steel liner but a full alloy silicon material
which helps desipates heat faster and efficient compared to steel bore.
However, its AIR COOLED engine unlike Sniper and Mio MX where its liquid cooled.
Surely future version of this EFI will be liquid cooled. But since this is an introductory
EFI motorcycle of yamaha, The total cost of the bike is the first factor they put in.
Expect more variance of EFI bikes in the future.
Yamaha Air cooled Diasil Bore
Anyway heres the full specs:
2012 Yamaha Mio Soul 115i EFI Specifications
Engine type: 4 Stroke, 2 Valve SOHC, Air Cooled fan
Number / Position Cylinders: Single Cylinder / Horizontal
Cylinder Volume: 113.7 cc
Bore x Stroke: 50.0 × 57.9 mm
Maximum Power: 7.75 ps – 8,500 rpm
Maximum torque: 8.5 ps – 5,000 rpm
Starter System: Electric Starter and Kick Starter
Lubrication system: Wet
Fuel System: Yamaha Jet Fuel Injection (YM Jet-FI) System
Clutch type: Dry, Centrifugal Clutches
Transmission Type: Automatic V-belt
Fuel: Unleaded gasoline 91 octane gasoline or ethanol 91 octane or higher.
Fuel capacity: 4.8 liters.
Oil capacity: 0.8 liter.
Transmission power: Automatic V-belt (V-Belt).
Transmission rate: 2.343-0.874:1.
Ratio gear set: 9.882 (47/15 x 41/13).
Air filter: Paper (wet)
Operation pattern Transmission: Automatic CVT
Frame Type: Steel Pipe Down Bones / Steel Tube Underbone
Suspension Front: Telescopic
Rear Suspension: Unit Swing, Single Suspension
Tires Front: 70/90-14M/C 34P
Rear tires: 40P 80/90-14M/C
Brakes Front: Disc
Rear brake: Drum
Ignition system: TCI
Battery: YTZ4V-MF (MF Battery)
sparkplug: C6HSA (NGK)
Trail: 26.5 ° / 100 mm
Length x width x height: 700×1, 850×1, 050 mm
Height from floor to seat: 745 mm
Distance from ground to air: 130 mm
Wheel base: 1260 mm
Net weight / gross weight of a full tank: 87/93 kg
The estimated fuel efficiency of this motorcycle is 55.7 kilometers/liter!
The suggested retail price of Yamaha Mio Soul EFI is P78,000
Would you buy it?