The Yamaha Ray Z is an automatic scooter launched by Yamaha in India. Targeted at male consumers, the Yamaha Ray Z features a 113cc single-cylinder engine that is both peppy and fuel-efficient. The scooter comes with features like under-seat storage, body-integrated headlamp unit, wide seat with grab rail, front storage space, a convenience hook, and front telescopic fork suspension.
Mileage, Price, and Colours of the Yamaha Ray Z
The Yamaha Ray Z mileage is about 53 kmpl. The bike is available in Black Thunder, Pristine White, and Regal Red. The Ray Z price as of January is Rs.48,936(ex-showroom, Delhi).
Design and Ergonomics
The Yamaha Ray Z employs a step-thru body style, which simplifies getting astride the seat and off it. The scooter is targeted at the younger generation, and hence incorporates trendy styling elements such as the chequered flag graphics, the front visor and the wing-shaped aluminum grab rail in its design. The ergonomics offered is that of a typical scooter, with a feet-forward upright seating posture.
Engine and Gearbox
The Yamaha Ray Z is powered by an air-cooled 113cc single-cylinder engine that produces 7 bhp @ 7500 rpm and 8.1 Nm torque @ 5000 rpm. The scooter employs an automatic continuously variable transmission, which makes it easy to ride without the hassle of shifting gears.
The Yamaha Ray Z uses telescopic forks at the front, and a hydraulic shock absorber at the rear end. Telescopic forks offer more travel when compared to trailing-link type suspension, which improves the shock absorption characteristics, offering a more comfortable ride.
The Yamaha Ray Z comes fitted with 130mm drum brakes on the front and rear wheels.
The Yamaha Ray Z is best suited for those looking for a scooter for commuting short distances within the city, and those who are new to riding a motorized two-wheeler. Check out the Yamaha Ray Z review in the section below.