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Yamaha Ray

Yamaha will be launching the Ray Scooter in the Indian market on the 14th of September, 2012. The company has already started bookings of the Yamaha Ray, which can be done for Rs. 5000/- at Yamaha dealers across the country. Deliveries will start in the second week of October. This is Yamaha’s first foray into the lucrative scooter market in India. Internationally Yamaha has a good line-up of scooters on sale. If the Yamaha Ray does good numbers, the Japanese automaker could bring in more scooters to India, there by challenging Honda for market share eventually.

When Yamaha unveiled the Ray Scooter at the 2012 Auto Expo, the company did not reveal any specifications about the product. There were abundant guesses about the cubic capacity of the Ray. Since the Ray is a Yamaha product, most people thought it would be powered by a 125cc engine. However as per our sources, Yamaha has gone with a 113cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled SOHC engine. This engine will produce around 8 BHP of peak power at 8000 RPM and around 8.62 Nm of peak torque at 7000 RPM (torque figures are not confirmed). The company claims a mileage of 45 km/l.

The Yamaha Ray scooter will feature telescopic front suspension and a good amount of under seat storage. It weighs around 105 kgs and is being positioned towards female riders. The ex-showroom price of the scooter is expected to be around Rs. 50,000/-. Yamaha will be producing the Ray at its Surajpur facility. The company plans to export the SZ and FZ-series motorcycles to South America and Africa in the future. The motorcycle major is also working hard to increase localization on its products, which would ensure more aggressive pricing of future bikes.

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  • roy

    hi, how accurate is the information? particularly the engine cc being 113 rather than 125. reference to credible sources appreciated. many thanks

    • Faisal Khan

      Roy, we will have to wait for confirmation but I am quite sure about the above info.

    • roy

      thanks faisal. been waiting for a 125cc yamaha ray for a while and in fact even booked one on the very day booking were open. needless to say, would be a disappointment if it comes out with the 110-113 cc. fingers crossed! ;)

    • Faisal Khan

      Roy, we are quite sure it will be a 113cc engine.

  • Amish

    8bhp sounds good from 113cc engine considering the fact that it will deliver near 40-45kmpl.Any reasons why no 125cc,because initially talks were on a 125cc engine in Ray?

    • Faisal Khan

      Amish, they are targeting the Ray towards female riders, who really don’t look at performance over FE.

  • Deepak

    Looks similar to the Honda Dio!

    • AVS

      DIO with a telescopic front suspension. !!!…

  • Sushrut

    Yamaha dealer in Pune has confirmed that Ray would come with 125cc engine.

    • Faisal Khan

      Sushrut, many dealers are saying 125cc. However there is no confirmation from Yamaha yet!

  • Amish

    Rims look bigger than 10inch,what do u say sir?

    • Faisal Khan

      Amish, yes but they are 10-inch rims.

  • raj

    it seems to be scoop day on motorbeam today..

  • Ivin

    actually Fas, the pic credit should be given for me coz its my pic. No watermark means stealing??
    I posted this in xbhp.
    Let the guy take the credit, but let the truth be known..
    The pic is in the page.

    • Faisal Khan

      Thanks Ivin. We were not aware. We have updated your name in the credit.

  • Ivin

    Oh man, thats nice of you..

    • Faisal Khan

      Ivin, I appreciate you bought it to our notice and its nice of you to have done so ;-)

  • Lakshmi


    Is it metallic body like wego or plastic body?

  • Gautam

    @ Lakshsmi: Its a fibre body

  • satish

    Ex-show room it self it is 50,000/ then on road it may be nearly around 60,000 above.brand it self cannot reach the middle class women

  • satish

    more over all it seems to be like we cant say yamaha special design.

  • satish

    Though shankar was a great filim director he saw a 3 idiots move and again he had taken a filim with same was flap.

  • raaj

    Ray looks like brother of honda dio but front suspention is better than dio. Dio is good mailage.but how Ray can give mailage?it is very importent for indian economy.


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  • Javeed

    Tell me the date of release in chennai……????

  • sureshando.s

    this model is very fantastic .i am waiting for this model bike.

  • sanjana

    Ray is very comfortable compair to Honda Dio, and it has a fantastic body its cool and it will cost you Rs.55000/- on road. and i recently bought it.

  • shaje

    Nice like

  • prithvi

    What mileage does ray give.??? N is 125cc coming in 2013???

    • Faisal Khan

      Prithvi, yes 125cc scooter from Yamaha expected this year.

    • nisha

      ya its cool yaar, am waiting for pink color in yamaha ray z, just love it

    • Faisal Khan

      Nisha, you should get the pink Ray, not Ray Z.

    • nisha

      y u saying like this, any reason Faisal

  • Joy

    I want.. Are they coming to kenya?

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