Yamaha has just launched a new variant in the Cygnus Ray ZR automatic scooter line-up. Called the Street Rally, the new variant is a sportier version of the Yamaha Ray ZR automatic scooter. Changes are mainly aesthetic though, and the engine has remained untouched. The scooter is priced at Rs. 57,898, ex-showroom, Delhi.
Talking of the various changes in the Yamaha Ray ZR Street Rally, the automatic scooter gets a new bikini fairing on the front handlebar, knuckle guards and a new front mudguard that’s adjustable. However, the tyres haven’t been changed to off-road spec or on-off road units, which means that the changes on the Ray ZR ‘Street Rally’ is more cosmetic than off-road performance oriented. The scooter is available in two colours: Rally Red and Racing Blue.
The engine and other cycle parts remain similar to the other variants of the Yamaha Ray ZR sold in India. The engine is a 110-cc four stroke, single-cylinder unit with 7.1 Bhp of peak power and 8.1 Nm of peak torque. In terms of outright horsepower, this motor lags behind the 110-cc four-stroke engine of the Honda Activa and the rest of the 110-cc automatic scooters sold in India.
However, the Yamaha Ray ZR’s relatively light kerb weight of 105 kilograms does mean that performance is more than adequate for everyday use. A CVT automatic transmission is standard on this scooter. Claimed mileage is an impressive 66 Kmpl. Telescopic front forks and a monoshock rear make for suspension, while the front wheel gets a 170-mm disc brake. The rear wheel gets a drum brake. Alloy wheels and tubeless tyres are standard. The Yamaha Ray ZR range of automatic scooters are targeted at younger buyers who want a sharp looking scooter that’s fun to ride.
Mr. Roy Kurian, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt Ltd., said,
“Yamaha’s Cygnus Ray ZR ‘Street Rally’ Edition perfectly combines power and style that makes it an aspirational buy. Continuing with Yamaha’s legacy to provide technologically advanced, sporty and stylish products, ‘Street Rally’ will bring excitement to scooter customers who look for sporty scooters with easy manoeuvring along with smooth power delivery. The globally known ‘Unique style of Yamaha’ that outlines any product innovation including the “Street Rally’ edition will help the brand to keep up its incremental ascent in the Indian two wheeler market.”