Yamaha Ray-ZR, the fifth scooter from the Japanese two-wheeler makers for the Indian market. The Ray-ZR also get the name as the first Yamaha scooter in India to get disk brake as an optional
India Yamaha Motor expanded its scooter section in the Indian market by launching the new Ray-ZR. The new scooter will be offered in two variants, standard and with disc brake. The Yamaha Ray-ZR standard variant has been priced at Rs 52,000 while the disc brake variant carries a sticker price of Rs 54,500 (both prices ex-showroom Delhi). The scooter was first showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo in Delhi earlier this year.
The Yamaha Ray-ZR is powered by the same 113cc air-cooled motor as seen on other scooters in the Yamaha India portfolio. The single-cylinder mill churns out 7.1PS at 7,500rpm while peak torque rating stands at 8.1Nm at 5,500rpm. The engine also features Yamaha’s patented “Blue Core” that improves combustion efficiency and the Japanese two-wheeler giant claims a mileage figure of 66kmpl for the new scooter. The Yamaha Ray-ZR tips the scale at just 103kg as the body panels are made from fibre. Talking about features, the scooter gets a generous 21-litre under seat storage capacity and tubeless tyres. The new Yamaha Ray-ZR is also the first Yamaha scooter in India to offer front disc brake as an optional extra which is a good move owing to the better braking performance of disc brakes. The standard variant gets drum brakes on both the wheels. Telescopic front forks and monoshock unit at the back take care of suspension duties. The Yamaha Ray-ZR is the fourth scooter from Yamaha for India which currently consists of Yamaha Ray Z (unisex), Yamaha Alpha (family scooter) and the stylish Fascino (female oriented) which has got off to a great start in the Indian market. The disc brake and the drum brake variant will be offered in two colour option.