Yamaha India has launched the Ray ZR Street Rally edition for Rs 57,898, ex-Delhi. The Street Rally edition will co-exist with the Ray ZR that was first launched in India in 2016. Since it is a variant of an existing vehicle, there is no need for Combined Braking to be part of the standard fare. It is priced at Rs 2,000 more than the Ray ZR and is the costliest Yamaha scooter to be sold in India. It was also showcased at the Auto Expo 2018. Rally red and racing blue are the two colour choices available with the Yamaha Ray ZR Rally Street. Bookings will start by the end of this month and deliveries from seven days thereon, across the country.
So, what do you get for the additional Rs 2,000. There is an all-digital instrument cluster, a ‘Wing Style’ fairing that also provides for knuckle protectors for the rider’s hands, movable front fender, redesigned mirrors and new graphics. Yamaha has used the same engine as in the Ray ZR for the Street Rally and this means the 113cc air cooled unit makes 7.2PS of power and 8.1Nm of torque. Yamaha’s Blue Core technology underpins this engine and the claimed fuel efficiency is 66kmpl. No other cycle parts have been changed and the 10-inch wheels too are the same from the Ray ZR. Yamaha though has added a front disc brake as standard for the Street Rally.
Yamaha has introduced the Street Rally as in a couple of days from now, Suzuki will bring out its Burgman 125 Street scooter. While not a direct competition to the Suzuki, the Street Rally will generate user interest and bring more footfalls to the showrooms. Yamaha is also rumoured to be working on a new 125cc engine for its scooters. While the company isn’t just ready to let out any details, we expect it to be launched sometime early next year or in late 2018.