Building further momentum on its well-received Ray scooter that was targeted at women, the Japanese bike maker has now introduced a more male centric model called the Ray Z priced at Rs 48,555 (ex-showroom Delhi). Also adding to its existing 150cc SZ-R motorcycle range are two new variants, the SZ-S and the SZ-RR priced at Rs 59,500 and Rs 62,500 respectively.
Prior to the newly launched Ray Z scooter, the Yamaha Ray models were purchased by mostly female audience in the country. At present, the Japanese two-wheeler maker sells around around 10,000 units every month of the Ray scooter and has set a sales target of 5,000 units of the new Ray Z automatic.
The Yamaha Ray Z is powered by the same 4-stroke, air-cooled, 113 cc engine that develops a maximum power output of 7 bhp, along with a highest torque figure of 8.1 Nm. The engine powering Yamaha Ray Z scooter delivers an impressive mileage figure of of 53 kmpl (ARAI certified), which looks like its strongest suits at the outset. Looks wise, the Ray Z features a meter visor and carbon patterned seat that would appeal to an average male buyer’s preferences. The other technical upgrades include V-belt automatic transmission system and underbone frame, along with telescopic front and unit swing rear suspension systems.
The Yamaha Ray Z automatic scooter is pitched against Honda Dio, TVS Wego, Suzuki Swish and Mahindra Duro models in the two-wheeler segment of Indian auto market.