Joining the likes of Fascino and Alpha models, the other scooter is the Yamaha Ray ZR scooter. The scooter is aimed primarily at the male buyers and it shares its platform with Ray-Z. The Ray ZR scooter is developed keeping the youth in mind. The idea was to design a ‘next-gen’ scooter which appeals to the young crowd of the country. The new exterior design of the Ray ZR is characterised by a sense of fluidity and dynamism which gives the scooter a fresh, exciting look. Yamaha offers a variety of Ray ZR colours, which sit well with trendy urban buyers. The Ray ZR scooter is the fifth model from Yamaha stables and is an important model for the company in terms of gaining a foothold in the highly competitive 110 cc scooter market in India which is currently dominated by Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India and TVS Motor Company.
Yamaha Ray ZR Looks
Targeted at the male buyers, the scooter has been given a muscular treatment. Some of the highlights of the design are the sharp-angular front apron, cool-looking alloy rims, black exhaust, re-worked head lamp up front, a newly designed instrument cluster, sharp lines on the side panels and large tyres. Yamaha offers the Ray ZR in five dual tone colours which are Armada Blue, Matt Green,Maverick Blue, Rooster Red and Dark Knight. The dual tone colour scheme along with the snazzy body graphics add to the funky look of the scooter. The grab-rail, with its ‘rising air’ appearance,further intensifies the looks of the scooter which is characterised by using straight lines. The undulating design of the grab-rail also helps give a sense of speed when riding the scooter. Log on to carandbike.com for Yamaha Ray ZR images.
Yamaha Ray ZR Engine Specifications & Transmission
The 113 cc Blue Core engine has been borrowed from Fascino and is paired to a continuous variable transmission or a CVT unit which makes for effortless riding. The Ray ZR uses a 113 cc, 2 valve, and air-cooled, single cylinder engine with Blue Core technology. The engine generates 7.1 bhp of max power at 7,500 rpm and 8.1Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. Sure, the engine makes more than enough power but we would have liked it better if the scooter offered a bhp or two more. Also, the scooter gets an electric start along with a kick starter system as well. Head to carandbike.com for Ray ZR photos.
Yamaha Ray ZR Dimensions
The Yamaha Ray ZR has a length of 1,820 mm along with a width of 700 mm for the disc variant and 690 mm for the drum variant. The height of the scooter is 1,115 mm. The seat height of the Yamaha Ray ZR is 775 mm which makes it accessible to most riders and a ground clearance of 130 mm is just about decent enough to tackle bad roads and bumps. The scooter has a wet weight of 103 kg for the disc brake variant and 105 kg for the drum brake variant.
Yamaha Ray ZR Features
The Yamaha Ray ZR gets features such as new instrument console, large seat, 21 litres of under storage space, cool body graphics, undulated grab-rail, a stylish re-designed head lamp, side stand, tubeless tyres etc are available on the scooter. There is a cubbyhole up front which can store mobile phones and even a 500 ml water bottle. Plus, you also get a hook below the seat, near the footboard that can be used to hang plastic bags and all. The Ray ZR also gets a key-shutter locking system which enhances security of the scooter when not in use or parked.
Yamaha Ray ZR Mileage & Performance
Weighing in just 103 kg, the scooter has a good power to weight ratio which results in good fuel efficiency and decent performance. The engine of the Yamaha Ray ZR is punchy and is ready to go quick when the need arises. There are no vibrations and the Ray ZR is a comfortable scooter to ride for long hours. The seat is wide enough to keep the rider and the pillion comfortable. As per ARAI, the Ray ZR mileage is 66 kilometres per litre of petrol in standard conditions. Go to our reviews section for the detailed Ray ZR review.
Yamaha Ray ZR Braking & Handling
The scooter is available in disc as well as drum variants. Drum units are used in front and rear, but there is an option for disc brake in front on the top end variant of Ray ZR which is priced at a slight premium when compared to the disc variants. Also, the Yamaha Ray ZR gets a combi braking system which reduces the stopping distance under hard braking and also is crucial in offering better control to the rider as well. The scooter handles decently well but is not as sharp as some of the other scooters in the 110 cc segment.
Yamaha Ray ZR Wheels & Tyres
The scooter features tubeless tyres and 10-inch alloy wheels at both ends and are available across the range.
Yamaha Ray ZR Pricing & Competition
In the crowded 110cc scooter segment, Yamaha’s new Cygnus Ray ZR will go up against other scooters such as the TVS Wego, Hero Maestro Edge and the Honda Dio. The Yamaha Ray ZR price starts at Rs. 53,451 and goes up to Rs. 57,898. Yamaha Ray ZR on-road price starts at Rs. 57,223 and goes up to Rs. 61,923 (all prices are for Delhi). Yamaha Ray ZR scooter has four variants.