Unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo in February this year, Yamaha Motor India has officially launched the new Cygnus Ray-ZR scooter in the country with prices starting at 52,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi) going up 54,500 for the disc brake equipped version. The scooter will be available in the market from May 2016 onwards, while certain dealerships across the country have commenced accepting bookings.
The Yamaha Cygnus Ray-ZR has been developed with the concept of a 'Next Generation Real Boy's scooter', the company said in a statement and is targeted towards younger set of buyers. The styling on the new scooter is categorically sporty with sharp lines, dual-tone colour scheme and trendy body graphics. The sculpted front fascia adds a masculine feel. Completing the package are the alloy wheels and the all-black finished exhaust.
Power on the Yamaha Cygnus Ray-ZR comes from a 113cc 2-valve, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine with Blue Core technology. The motor comes paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Weighing a light 103 kg, the Ray-ZR offers a healthy power-to-weight ratio, while also achieving a claimed fuel efficiency of 66 kmpl.
In terms of features, the Yamaha Ray-ZR offers a 21-litre under seat storage option, revised and trendy analog instrument cluster, tubeless tyres and an optional disc brake. The scooter is being offered in two colour options. Yamaha describes the Cygnus Ray-ZR as a male targeted offering and will be sold alongside the Cygnus Ray, the company's offering for female riders.
Roy Kurian, Vice President -Sales and Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales said, "Out of the total demand of two wheelers in India, the scooter segment is soaring with 30 per cent contribution to the sales and we are looking at a 10 per cent market share for this year. With Yamaha's forte to cater to youngsters with its DNA of style, sportiness and innovation, the new Cygnus Ray-ZR will surely be a treat for real boys, especially among the ones particularly keen on style and technology. Since 2012, Yamaha's Scooters were enthusiastically accepted in the market. With the launch of the Fascino in 2015, Yamaha further witnessed a steep growth in sales, which only testifies its strong product focus and market strategy. We are excited to launch the new Cygnus Ray-ZR which is all set to rev many hearts among Indian customers."
The new Yamaha Cygnus Ray-ZR will be rivaling a host of models in the segment including the Honda Activa, TVS Jupiter, Hero Maestro Edge and the likes.
Source: Yamaha Cygnus Ray-ZR Scooter Launched; Prices Start at Rs. 52,000 - News - NDTV CarAndBike.com