It is a well known fact the Indian subsidiary of Japanese bike maker giant Yamaha has decided to make us performance bike lovers wait for at least some years before launching any new motorcycle in our market. It may be noted that there are a large number biking aficionados and performance bike lovers who are eagerly waiting for the launch of the speculated Yamaha YZF-R25. However, what Yamaha India would instead come up with is a range of new automatic scooters that would cater to the fast heating up automatic scooter segment of Indian two wheelers market.
Currently, the only auto scoot that Yamaha sells in India is the Ray 110cc scooter. The Ray 110 automatic scooter, the brand ambassador for which is the very sensual Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, is basically targeted at the female auto scooter buying lot and is being offered in colour shades which are generally favoured by the fairer sex.
The cyber space is full of speculations that Yamaha India is busy with readying a new male specific automatic scooter for our market. Now, we have come to know that this male specific scooter is indeed heading to us and could be unveiled at Goa tomorrow.
The upcoming automatic scooter from Yamaha will be marketed as the Ray Z and will target the male audience. The Ray Z could be marketed as a new variant of the Ray and would come with a ‘male specific’ design. The upcoming Yamaha Ray Z will have a higher saddle height and an optional disc brake.
The information about the release date comes from two different sources- one working with a Yamaha dealership in Bangalore and the other working in a Yamaha dealership in Mumbai. While the good folk from Bangalore, who revealed the release date to our friend Karthic Ganesan, told that the scooter would come with a 125cc engine that would have performance figures at par with those of the Suzuki Access, our source from Mumbai says that the scooter would have a retuned version of the Yamaha Ray’s 113cc motor. Various rumours regarding a 125cc Yamaha scooter being in development have been doing rounds of the cyber space and hence, we won’t be too surprised if the upcoming scooter is indeed powered by a 125cc single cylinder engine.
The upcoming Yamaha Ray Z male specific scooter is expected to be priced marginally higher than the Ray 110cc variant and could come with some class leading features.
Stay tuned for more info on the upcoming Yamaha Ray Z.