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Review of Yamaha Ray
Yamaha Ray OverView
The first and the only scooter from the celebrated camp of Yamaha India, named as the Yamaha Ray is, no doubt, a sight to behold and a ride to have fun on. But is it only girls who are going crazy over this newbie that has been introduced exclusively for the females? I think not. Guys, as much as girls, are appreciating the 'look and feel' of this spanking new ride. And why shouldn't they? Publicized as a girls' ride, Yamaha Ray is in no way a scooter that boys would feel uncomfortable to be seen on. Whether it is the razor-sharp features, the lean-yet-muscular build, the powerful engine or the excellent ergonomic design, men find every detail about Ray as inviting as the young ladies do. Ray is a totally unisex ride, and even the color palette iterates that. While the shades like Plush Pink and purple Pastel hold a unique and exclusive call for feminism, those like the Shining Blue have a crystal-clear 'boy thing' about them. And then, there are the shades like the Grey Grandeur and Black Star that have always been gender-neutral, being admired by both sexes equally enthusiastically. Besides the color-palette, the visual bulk of the outer body has also been well-balanced for Ray, making it look lean and sleek, but never letting it lose the substance that is required to bring out the dynamic cuts and layers worked upon its shell.
Yamaha Ray Designing
Built over an Underbone type chassis, the new Yamaha Ray possesses one of the most fascinating designs in the entire segment of moto-scooters. A dashing layer of super-quality plastics on the surface houses a strong frame beneath itself, which provides the perfect balance between rigidity and flexibility of ride, thereby giving an excellent handling and ride quality experience to the driver. In terms of dimensions, Ray measures 1835mm in length, 675mm in width and 1075mm in height, providing a roomy wheelbase of 1270mm, a low ground clearance of 128mm and a suitable saddle height of 760mm to make it convenient for the targeted female audience. Talking of convenience, there is an entire host of features in Ray that work together to make the ride as convenient for the riders as possible. For that very purpose, a lot of storage space has been included in this scooter in the form of a 15.5 litres of under-the-seat storage, arm-length cubby holes under the handlebars across the front dash for stowing small articles and a fixed hook for hanging bags, also in the front area. Apart from that, the instrument panel up front has been styled in such a way that it remains simple to interpret for the driver on the move, but does not, even for one moment, look boring. A dual-triangle forms the basic shape of the console, with the upper triangle holding the speedometer and signal lamps for turn indicators and high beam, while the lower triangle has the fuel-dial to display. A slight hitch in the convenience field may come in the face of the smaller foot-board zone which would make it difficult for tall riders to adjust their legs in the limited space.
Yamaha Ray Appearance
Yamaha Ray Engine And Performance
The alluring shell of the new Yamaha Ray houses a very powerful engine on the inside, which is not only a pro at generating an impressive power output, but also keeps fuel-consumption at its minimum. This air-cooled, 2-valved, 4-stroke, 113cc, SOHC mill churns out a fairly reasonable output of 7bhp at 7500rpm for a peak torque of 8.1Nm at 5000rpm. To deliver the power of this carbureted mill to the rear wheels, a V-belt automatic transmission system has been put to work by Yamaha engineers which keeps the consumption of fuel in check, and facilitates a smooth and uniform acceleration. That holding true, the scooter can dash away from a standstill to a 60kmph mark in just 12 seconds, which might not be the best in the segment, but is definitely impressive. Taking a look at the suspension system, Yamaha provides the best there is in the market currently. A pair of telescopic forks comes fitted with the front wheel to absorb every jerk and every shock that comes in the way, never allowing them to cause any troubles for the riders of Ray. As for the rear wheel, unit swing suspension has been chosen for that, which performs its task with equal efficiency.
Yamaha Ray Mileage
Yamaha Ray Braking And Handling
With the female section of the society being the targeted audience for the new Ray, handling is an area that needed utmost attention of the designers at Yamaha, and that is exactly what it has received. Firstly, the telescopic suspension working at the front end greatly reduces the efforts required to maintain a good hold on the ride. Then, the light weight, low saddle height and an ergonomic overall design, further enhance the ease and accuracy of handling in the new Ray. Coming to braking. Drum brakes, 130mm in diameter, perform the task of braking in Yamaha Ray. Besides providing a strong and quick braking, these brakes also maintain a good stability during the task, not causing the rider any inconvenience. Plus, the 90/100 x 10 inch MRF Zappers tyres assist in the braking which makes it even better.
Yamaha Ray Safety Features
Safety, in Yamaha Ray, comes from the skilled braking mechanism composed of 130mm Drum brakes and the 10 inch wide MRF Zappers tyres, which provide a superior road grip. In addition to that, the well-designed grab-rails at the rear, which come blended with a hip-stopper, provides increased safety for the pillion rider. And, the 35W halogen headlamp, connected to a constant 12V power supply, provides proper illumination at night, thereby decreasing the risk of accidents due to poor lighting.
Yamaha Ray Pros
Amazing looks, telescopic suspension, reasonable mileage and good engine performance.
Yamaha Ray Cons
No Disc brakes, no Combi-brakes and small foot-board area.
Yamaha Ray Review
YAMAHA RAY IS VERY COMFORTABLE SCOOTER FOR GALS.N GUD MILLAGE IN LOCAL CONDITION.I LIKE THIS VERY MUCH.
kick start impossible without central stand and to put on central stand is not possible by a normal lady due to its manufacturing defect. head light does not turn when you turn the handle and this makes you blind in a turn.
Yamaha Ray News
17 Apr, 2013 | 390 views
09 Jan, 2013 | 681 views
After introducing 4 new paint jobs on their flagship bike YZF R15 V2.0, Yamaha Motor India now has given a new paint job to their successful Ray scooter in the Starry White colour scheme. The 2013 model of Yamaha Ray in Starry White is now available for booking across all Yamaha dealerships in India. With t...Read More
17 Nov, 2012 | 662 views
Yamaha Motor India Pvt. Ltd. is a bit biases towards its youngest child, the scooter Ray. Yamaha has been showering special love on Ray. And now, ever more. As per the reports and declarations by the company, of the total sales of 10,000 units this month, 35% owes to Yamaha Ray. And to make the scoot this popular, the company left no stone unturned. Yamaha had started a ca...Read More
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