Shortly a week after the
launch of the new Saluto RX, India Yamaha Motor has announced the launch of the
new Cygnus Ray-ZR scooter for the Indian market which will be available from
May 2016 onwards. The all new Cygnus Ray-ZR was unveiled during the 13th Auto
Expo in February this year.
The Cygnus Ray-ZR Drum Brake model will cost Rs 52,000 while the Disk
Brake model will cost Rs 54,500.
The Cygnus Ray-ZR was
developed around the concept of a “Next-Generation Real Boy’s Scooter.” The new
model actively adopts the latest trends among young people. It takes on a new
exterior design characterised by a sense of dynamism and layered forms that
gives a fresh look like no other scooter before and expresses the strength of a
The design realises the ‘Real
Boy’s Scooter’ concept by balancing the deeply-sculpted and powerful front
mask, effortlessly-layered straight lines, and tail surround accentuated with a
sense of speed. The Cygnus Ray-ZR is
powered by an air-cooled 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve 113cc “BLUE CORE” engine with
a continuously variable transmission (CVT) unit. It features a lightweight body
(103 kg) with glamorous design and offers user-friendliness. The main features
also include 1) an engine with high combustion efficiency to offer among the
best fuel efficiency in its class at 66 kmpl (under standard test conditions)
2) Plenty of storage space (21 litres under seat storage) 3) Newly designed
instrument cluster with excellent readability, even at night 4) Tubeless tyres.
The new model will come in two eye-catching colours for its disk brake model to
fulfil the needs of trend-conscious young riders. It will also be available in
two different colours for its drum brake variant.
Till date, India Yamaha Motor
has enhanced its Indian market scooter line-up by consistently launching
products that respond to a wide variety of user needs, such as the Cygnus Ray
aimed at female riders, the Cygnus Ray Z targeted to young people, the
family-oriented Cygnus Alpha, and the premium fashion scooter Fascino.
Roy Kurian, VP-Sales &
Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. added, “Out of the total demand
of two wheelers in India, the scooter segment is soaring with 30pc contribution
to the sales and we are looking at 10pc 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.”
Source: Indian Yamaha
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