February 3, 2016: Yamaha India began its 2016 Auto Expo with the unveil of Cygnus Ray-ZR, an updated version of its existing Yamaha Ray-Z. This new model comes in two variants, with the new addition offering an option of a single disc brake at the front wheel. Ray-ZR will retain the same 113cc single-cylinder air-cooled, SOHC two-valve engine from the previous model but gets updates in form of a new instrument cluster. Presently, Ray is one of the best-selling products for the company and comes with a handful of convenient features like an under seat storage compartment, front telescopic forks suspension and a long seat for better comfort.
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|Yamaha Ray 113||Automatic||4-Stroke, Air Cooled Single Cylinder, SOHC||53 Kmpl||7 bhp @ 7500 rpm|
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The pros: Eye catching looks, comfortable, provides right posture, responsive engine, can touch 70 kmph mark easily, nice braking and handling. The cons: The under seat storage capacity is lesser than the competitors.The crux: Going by looks and performance, this scooter is definitely a worth buying.RatingYamaha, the Japanese manufacturer is better known for its range of 150cc performance bikes, and is one of the most celebrated brands in this particular segment. However, last year Yamaha stepped out of its comfort zone and launched its first scooter Yamaha Ray, which broug... [ Read More ]
Yamaha Ray is one of the most promising scooters available in the 110cc segment. It is a value for money product and since its inception, the scooter has helped to improve the overall two-wheeler sales of the company. It has also been the best selling scooter in Yamaha’s lineup so far. Designed for everyone, it has gained a huge appreciation in the country due to its superior performance, commendable stability and respectable mileage.
Yamaha Ray comes equipped with an 113cc, air-cooled, four-stroke mill that comes mated to an automatic V-belt transmission. The engine generates a maximum power of 7 bhp at 7,500 rpm with a peak torque of 8.1 Nm at 5,000 rpm. The Blue Core enabled engine returns a commendable mileage of 66 kmpl assisted by a 5-liter fuel tank. Ray runs on 90/100-10 53J tube tyres fitted at both the front and the rear ends. The stopping duty is carried out by 130mm drum brakes fitted at both wheels. The suspension duty is given to front telescopic forks up front and swing arm with coil spring shock absorbers at the rear.
Coming to the looks, Ray receives an impressive front body section with a stylish headlamp and clear lens side indicators finding their place at the apron. The scooter has a wide and well-cushioned seat that offers optimum comfort to both the rider and the pillion. Talking about the rear, an edgy tail lamp is present that further enhances the overall appeal of the machine. Bolted on an underbone frame, Yamaha Ray has body dimensions of 1,835mm x 675mm x 1,075mm (L x W x H) with a wheelbase and minimum ground clearance of 1,270mm and 128mm respectively. The instrument cluster gives an old-fashioned feel and consists of analog speedometer, odometer and fuel gauge. It weighs just 104 kg ensuring easy control in heavy traffic conditions.
Yamaha Ray comes with sharp and dynamic looks, the front section has an edgy headlight embedded impressively in the apron accompanied by clear lens turn indicators. The dark coloured front cowl and dual tone body give a premium feel to the scooter. To ensure an easy and stress-free ride, the manufacturer has provided enough legroom for the rider along with a compact leg shield for protection from mud. Furthermore, the vehicle has been equipped with a wide and well-padded seat for enhanced comfort level. Ray comes with an under seat storage of 15.5 litres that can easily carry a helmet along with some other stuff. Talking about the rear, the scooter receives a stylish tail lamp unit and a0 black coloured grab rail that delivers a robust appeal. Furthermore, a long rear fender avoids mud or dirt from reaching the pillion.
Built on an underbone frame, Yamaha Ray has the following body dimensions: 1,835mm x 675mm x 1,075mm (L x W x H). It has a wheelbase of 1,270mm that ensures good handling even in city traffic conditions. A minimum ground clearance of 128mm promises superb stability around the corners. The vehicle has been fitted with a 5-litre fuel tank that gives a good range returning a respectable fuel economy. The scooter weighs 104 kilograms that make it an easy to ride and convenient two-wheeler, it is easy to handle for both boys and girls. The instrument cluster of the scooter is fully analog and comprises of a speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge and the usual telltale lights.
Yamaha Ray houses an 113cc, SOHC, 2-valve, air-cooled, four-stroke engine that comes mated to an automatic transmission system. The mill generates a power output of 7 bhp at 7,500 rpm with a peak torque of 8.1 Nm at 5,000 rpm. Moreover, it comes assisted with Yamaha’s Blue Core engine technology that ensures a better combustion and cooling efficiency, besides a decent fuel economy of 66 kmpl, as claimed by the manufacturer. The carbureted engine has a bore x stroke ratio of 50mm x 57.8mm and uses CDI (Capacitor Discharge Ignition) as its ignition unit. With this arrangement, Yamaha Ray attains an acceleration of 0 to 60 kmph in 12 seconds and reaches a top speed of 86 kmph.
Yamaha Ray comes equipped with 90/100-10 53J tyres at both the front and the rear ends wrapped over lightweight steel wheels. The braking is done by 130mm front and rear drum brakes. For comfortable riding, the suspension system comprises of telescopic forks up front and swing arm with spring aided shock absorbers at the rear.
Ray has a powerful multi-reflector 12V-35/35W headlight that illuminates the streets well in dark and bad weather conditions. The 130mm drum brakes fitted at both the wheels work efficiently and provide immediate stopping power when required.
Lack of Convenience and Safety Features
The Yamaha Ray has been a fairly successful scooter but was specifically targeted at female riders. To capture a greater share of the market, Yamaha launched the Ray-Z in May last year, which is nothing but the Ray with a masculine appeal.The Yamaha Ray has been a fairly successful scooter but was specifically targeted at female riders. To capture a greater share of the market, Yamaha launched the Ray-Z in ...
Dear friends, I have purchased Yamaha ray on 21 April 2013 from Chennai. My desire was to buy a reliable, easy to handle, economical and good looking scooter that would help my wife. After a lot of research, comparison and test drives, we had short listed TVS Scooty, Honda Activa, TVS Wego, Mahindra scooters. and after we decided to bought Yamaha Ray. We liked the colours available and went with Blue. It lo...
I am riding Yamaha ray scooter from last 2 years and I am satisfied with its performance. The looks are alluring, headlight gives attractive and eye catching looks. The 113cc engine performance very well, generating mileage of 55 kmpl. Its very smooth in driving and having a mind blowing pick up. Suited well for both Men/Women. I am very satisfied with my choice before purchasing it I have short listed so ...
I hate this bike buying after so many problems in ray and milege is 39...
i am from lucknow and i want this scooty plz give me some advice to buy this scooty....
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