Yamaha has added a few more alphabets to its ‘Ray’ range of scooters and has launched the latest addition to the line-up, the Ray-ZR at Rs 52,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi), while the front disc brake option adds Rs 2,500 to the ex-showroom price. Design-wise the Ray-ZR acts as the buffed up, sportier version of the Ray-Z, although it is still powered by the 113cc 7 bhp engine as the former. With the Ray-ZR, this ‘Blue Core’ engine will now be sold in four Yamaha scooter products, the Alpha, the Ray-Z/ZR and the Fascino.
If you option your Ray-ZR with the front disc brake, you can also choose to buy it with the Yamaha FZ battle green paintjob, which is not available for the front drum brake versions. Over the Ray-Z, the ZR, outside the obvious styling changes, gets a new instrument console, alloy wheels and tubeless tyres. Considering the Ray-ZR is about Rs 2000 more than the Ray-Z, it would be interesting to see if Yamaha, like the original Ray, discontinues the Ray-Z too.