Yamaha has launched a sporty new scooter to spearhead its scooter sales in the country. The new Yamaha Ray-ZR is based on the Ray-Z, but boasts of an all-out sporty treatment. The paint and sticker scheme in battle green shade is similar to that of the FZ. The scooter will be available in both drum and disc brake variants (front wheel) with the former to cost Rs. 52,000 and the latter to retail for Rs. 54,500.
Powered by a 113cc BlueCore engine which produces 7bhp of power and 8Nm of torque the Yamaha Ray-ZR is shares the same platform with the Ray-Z. The manufacturer claims that the scooter returns a fuel efficiency figure of 66kpl. The list of new items on board consists of a fresh instrument console, gas charged rear shock absorber, alloy wheels, tubeless tyres, a golden finish to the bar ends, rear brake clamp and wheels.
Yamaha had unveiled the Ray-ZR at the 2016 Auto Expo with plans to have it take the spot left vacant by the discontinued Ray base version. Having received a cold response for the bland Ray and stellar sales for its sporty Ray-Z variant, Yamaha took the decision to launch a more youthful variant and found its answer in the Ray-ZR.