The Japanese two-wheeler major Yamaha has finally enetered the Indian scooter market with the launch of its new scooter Ray which is priced at Rs 46,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). It was reported that Yamaha also has plans for a rider training program for women as well as an assembly line which is operated entirely by women for the Ray.
It can be recalled that the Ray was shown first at the Auto Expo and more recently when Yamaha announced that actor Deepika Padukone was to be the brand ambassador for the product. It was reported that the official specificatioons frot he scooter is that its an automatic scooter powered by a new 113cc engine that makes 7.1PS at 7500rpm and 8.1Nm of torque. The company claims a 0-60kmph time of 12s and a fuel efficiency of 62.1kmpl.
The reports stated that the scooter weighs 104kg and also Yamaha promise excellent reliability and economy. The chassis spec is top notch, including telescopic forks up front, 130mm drum brakes and 90/100-10 tyres. The scooter will be available in six colours, pink, black, blue, burgundy, purple and grey.