Yamaha first showcased the Cygnus Ray-ZR on the Ray-Z platform at the 2016 Auto Expo. The scooter gets the ‘Real Boy’s Scooter’ design language, which results in sharply sculpted body panels giving it a sporty look along with some snazzy graphics. It comes with a 113cc Blue Core engine that is air-cooled, four-stroke and comes with two valves, paired to a CVT gearbox. The same engine also powers the Fascino and Alpha scooters.
Packed neatly within the frame is a 113cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 7.10bhp and 8.10Nm of torque. The Yamaha Cygnus Ray ZR is BSIV-compliant.
The Ray ZR looks nothing like the Ray Z, but you can tell it’s from the same range. The scooter looks very muscular and stylish, thanks to the large front apron with its distinctive headlight flanked by sleek indicators. The side panels jut out a little, giving the scooter a sporty character, particularly with graphics alongside as well. It sports an all-black exhaust and stylish dual-tone body panels. The handlebar cowl and rear view mirrors are from the Ray Z. The ‘rising air tail’ design of the grab handle looks cool. It also boasts of black alloy wheels. The instrument cluster looks like a spider web of sort, split into different parts. It features a speedometer, fuel gauge and odometer. In terms of dimensions, the Ray ZR is 1820mm in length, 690mm in width and 1115mm in height. This engine is found on other scooters in the line-up and comes with Blue Core technology that improves combustion efficiency. The engine is very refined in the mid-range, but is initially a little slow. Opening the throttle results in a decent surge of power. The scooter can be taken up to speeds of 80kph, but cruises comfortably at 60kph. NVH levels are well contained. And there’s enough torque to tackle steep inclines. At 105kgs, the scooter feels light and nimble. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 130mm, while the scooter has a wheelbase of 1270mm and a seat height of 775mm.
The Yamaha Cygnus Ray ZR has a fuel tank capacity of 5.2 litres. In terms of mileage, the scooter is capable of returning 62kmpl by ARAI, in BSIV guise.
You sit quite high up on the scooter, but your feet touch the ground without any hassle. The seat, however, is a little narrow but feels nice and firm without being uncomfortable. There’s sufficient legroom on the footboard as well. The ride quality is on the stiff side, because of which the scooter handles well and loves going around corners. The grip from the tyres too, is very good. The brakes too, do a good job in bringing the scooter to a stop. Up ahead, the scooter sits on telescopic suspension, and at the rear, it gets a unit-swing setup. The Ray ZR runs on 90/100-10 tyres at the front and 90/100-10 tyres at the rear.
The scooter comes loaded with a slew of features like an analogue instrument cluster, electric start, LED tail lamp, in-built side stand, black alloy wheels, UBS and aluminium rear wing grab handle.
The Yamaha Cygnus Ray ZR is available in a variety of shades like Matte Green, Rooster Red, Armada Blue, Rally Red, Maverick Blue, Dark night, Racing Blue and Motogp Edition. Regal Matte Green is certainly a colour that is bound to be a favourite among young riders.
Prices and Variants
The Yamaha Cygnus Ray ZR is available in five variants: Cygnus Ray ZR Drum – UBS for ₹ 54,881, Cygnus Ray ZR Disc – UBS for ₹ 57,528, Cygnus Ray ZR DarkNight – UBS for ₹ 58,528, Cygnus Ray ZR Monster Energy Edition for ₹ 59,028 and Cygnus Ray ZR Street Rally – UBS for ₹ 59,528 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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