The Yamaha Ray ZR automatic scooter which was unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo in February has been launched at INR 52,500 for the standard model and INR 54,500 for the disc brake model (both prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi). Yamaha bills the new derivative as the ‘boy’s scooter’.
The Ray ZR is essentially a sportier derivative of the Ray Z with a more expressive design. The company says that the multi-layered body work on the front apron and engine cowl represent a ‘well-trained physique’. Other design highlights include edgy headlamp and front turn indicators, large grab rail, dual-tone color theme with complementing decals, heavily contoured taillight and alloy wheels.
Powering the Ray ZR is the familiar 113 cc air-cooled engine which also powers the Alpha and Ray Z. Mated to a CVT, the Blue-Core engine produces 7.1 PS at 7,500 rpm and 8.1 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm. The engine adopts several efficiency-enhancing measures to achieve a claimed fuel efficiency figure of 66 kmpl.
The scooter tips the scales at 103 kg. The under seat storage capacity stands at 21 litres. The instrument console has been designed to enhance readability even at night.