Launched: Yamaha Ray ZR 'Street Rally' edition
The 'Street Rally' receives some mechanical as well as styling updates and has a cheaper price tag than the standard Ray ZR
Yamaha has launched a special edition of its Ray ZR christened 'Street Rally'. Don't kid yourself, it's just the name, you can't really take it rallying — its essentially just a city scoot. What it does get is updated styling and some mild tweaks to the motor. The special edition is priced at Rs 57,898 (ex-showroom, Delhi) making it Rs 7,000 more expensive than the standard Ray and a tad cheaper than the ZR. When we say 'tad cheaper' we mean it — the Ray ZR is just Rs 100 expensive.
On the styling front, there are some changes which may help you to distinguish it with its cousin. The Street Rally is available in two colours — red and blue. The special edition gets an MT-09 inspired front fairing and knuckle guards.
The Street Rally draws power from the same air-cooled, four-stroke motor which we have seen in the Ray ZR. The engine produces 7bhp and 8.1Nm of torque. However, it has been mildly tweaked with new roller rocker arms, while outputs remain the same. The chassis is set up the same as well. The Ray ZR 'Street Rally' comes with a disc brake at the front and a drum brake at the rear.
The Yamaha Ray ZR rivals the TVS Jupiter, Honda Dio, TVS Ntorq and the Honda Activa 5G. While the Jupiter and the Ntorq are in the same price range, the Dio and the Activa 5G are priced lower than the others.