Yamaha Ray ZR scooter is available in both drum and disc brake variants, priced between Rs. 52,000 and Rs. 54,500 (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
The scooter market in India has been developing rapidly in recent times, even leaving behind the motorcycle market. Almost every two-wheeler manufacturer present in the country is running to grab a good share in the segment. The Yamaha Ray ZR is a muscular looking scooter, which was launched earlier this year in April after being displayed at 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo in February. The Japanese two-wheeler maker dubs the Ray ZR as ‘Boy’s scooter’.
Yamaha Ray ZR comes as a variant extension of the Ray Z, which has been pretty popular. Incorporating a sporty character, the Ray ZR locks horn with rivals like Honda Dio, Hero Maestro and TVS Jupiter. Interesting fact is that, the muscular looking scooter became Yamaha’s bestselling product in domestic market in last September. It left behind the company’s two other popular products FZ16 and Fascino.
Here we will take a look at the facts about Yamaha Ray ZR that makes it popular:
Yamaha Ray ZR Price
|Variant||Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)|
|Drum Brake||Rs. 52,000|
|Disc Brake||Rs. 54,500|
Yamaha Ray ZR Engine, Transmission and Mileage
The Yamaha Ray ZR draws power from an 113cc air-cooled, four-stroke SOHC engine, sourced from Yamaha Alpha and Yamaha Alpha. This engine gets ‘Blue Core’ technology and mated to a Continually Variable Transmission (CVT). It is capable to churn out 7.1 PS of peak power at 7,500 rpm and 8.1 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. The engine delivers a fuel economy of around 66 kmpl.
|Engine||113cc air-cooled, four-stroke|
|Peak Power||7.1 PS @ 7,500 rpm|
|Peak Torque||8.1 Nm @ 5,000 rpm|
|Fuel Economy||66 kmpl|
Yamaha Ray ZR Brake and Suspension
Braking duty in the Yamaha Ray ZR is done by drum brakes on both front and rear wheels. A front disc brake variant is also available. On suspension front, the scooter is equipped with telescopic front fork and rear unit swing suspension. Yamaha Ray ZR runs on 10-inch alloy wheels wrapped in tubeless tyres.
|Front Brake||Drum / Disc|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic fork|
|Rear Suspension||Unit swing|
Yamaha Ray ZR Design and Dimension
The Yamaha Ray ZR comes with a chunky appearance with muscular design and attractive colour scheme. Compared to the Yamaha Ray Z, the new scooter looks much sportier. Yamaha calls it as the ‘Boy’s scooter’ and claims that, the multi-layered sculpted body work at front and engine cowl enhances its physical appeal. The scooter sports sharp headlamps and front turn indicators, while dual-tone paint scheme, sharp and large grab rail, thick seat and edgy large taillight give it an appealing look.
Compared to the Yamaha Ray Z’s instrument console, this scooter features a redesigned attractive hexagonal instrument console which delivers improved readability in night. Keeping an eye to practicality, the scooter gets large 21-litre underseat storage and front pockets capable to hold 500ml water bottles. A spacious footboard offers the rider comfortable riding experience.
Dimensionally speaking, the Yamaha Ray ZR measures 1,820mm in length, 700mm in width, 1,115mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 1,270mm, while ground clearance for this scooter is 130mm and the scooter weighs 103 kg.
|Width (Disk / Drum)||700mm / 690mm|
Yamaha Ray ZR Key Rivals
Yamaha Ray ZR competes with rivals like Honda Dio, Hero Maestro and TVS Jupiter.