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Yamaha Cygnus Ray ZR

Yamaha Cygnus Ray ZR is a scooter with the last known price range of Rs. 55,242 - Rs. 60,425 in India. It had 9 variants and 8 colours. It had a user reported mileage of 45 kmpl. It came with both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement113 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported45 kmpl
  • Kerb Weight105 kg
  • Seat Height775 mm

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 55,767

Yamaha Cygnus Ray ZR is now discontinued in India.

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Yamaha Cygnus Ray ZR Summary

Cygnus Ray ZR key highlights

Engine Capacity 113 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 45 kmpl
Kerb Weight 105 kg
Seat Height 775 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.2 litres
Max Power 7.1 bhp

About Cygnus Ray ZR

The Cygnus Ray ZR is sold in India to complement the Ray-Z range. Based on the same platform as the Ray, the Cygnus Ray ZR is targeted towards young male consumers.

The Yamaha Ray ZR features the same aggressive lines which made the Ray so popular among youngsters. The front gets a redesigned headlamp flanked by turn indicators. The profile also features revised lines, and the grab handle is big and easy to grab. The instrument cluster still doesn’t have a digital display.

Under the skin, the Cygnus Ray ZR retains the 113cc single-cylinder petrol engine, which develops 7bhp and 8Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a CVT transmission. The Cygnus Ray ZR rides on a telescopic front suspension and a rear monoshock. There is 21 litres of under seat storage. This scooter is available in five variants. Only one of those five has drum brakes with steel wheels. The other four are mechanically identical, with a front disc brake and alloy wheels. The three graphically different ones are the ‘Street Rally’ edition that has different graphics, in red and blue, the ‘Dark Night’ edition and the ‘MotoGP Edition’ which sports a livery that is inspired by Yamaha’s 2019 MotoGP bike.

In terms of competition, the Cygnus Ray ZR competes against the Hero Maestro Edge, Honda Activa 5G and the TVS Jupiter.
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Yamaha Cygnus Ray ZR Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Quite easy to ride in the city
    • Gets a unique and quirky design
    • The throttle reponse is smooth
  • Could be Better

    • The brakes doesn't have the required power, bite
    • The mileage is less compared to its rivals

BikeWale's Take

The Yamaha Cygnus Ray ZR is targeted at the youth and gets a styling to suit its character. The scooter is easy to ride in the city but could do well with a better braking setup and higher fuel efficiency figures.

Yamaha Cygnus Ray ZR Review

With the Ray ZR aimed at the younger male audience, it looks as if Yamaha now has an offering for everyone in the family. The appropriately-named Alpha is targeted at men, the Fascino with its chic styling at women and metrosexuals. The Ray-Z at younger female audience just like the original Ray. Coming back to the latest addition, Yamaha has gone to great lengths to make this scooter appeal to the younger male audience while completing its ‘family’.

What is it?

With the Ray ZR aimed at the younger male audience, it looks as if Yamaha now has an offering for everyone in the family. The appropriately-named Alpha is targeted at men, the Fascino with its chic styling at women and metrosexuals. The Ray-Z at younger female audience just like the original Ray. Coming back to the latest addition, Yamaha has gone to great lengths to make this scooter appeal to the younger male audience while completing its ‘family’.

The moment you set your eyes on the ZR, you realise, the words sharp and aggressive styling were right on the top of the company’s design board. I would go so far as to saying the scooter has more creases than any of the brand’s supersport motorcycles. Now on the mechanical side of things, the scooter can now be opted for with a front disc brake. Under the spiky skin and contrasting colour schemes, the ZR uses the same 113cc single-cylinder engine from the original Ray.

How does it ride?

Start up the scooter and you will instantly notice that typical quiet idle sound which surprised everyone back when the Ray was out. Open throttle on the 113cc single-cylinder engine and you will instantly notice that the additional weight has not made much of a difference on the power delivery. Thanks to the 7.1bhp and 8.1Nm of torque the scooter develops, it takes off the line instantly. As you keep the throttle open and reach somewhere around 40kmph, the ZR loses some of its steam. Push it further on and the scooter will regain some of the steam and continue building speed and take you comfortably up to the 80kmph mark.

The stiffly set up telescopic front forks and the unit swing rear shock on the scooter offer instant confidence. Considering its target market, the firm and easy-to-learn-on ride is spot on. The ride on the ZR is apt for flicking it about and filtering through traffic, however, there is that wide front end which won’t allow that, we will get to it in a bit. We rode the scooter in a number of different scenarios with and without a pillion. Let me tell you, the scooter rides almost the same with or without a passenger. As we told you, the stiff set up allows for a planted and confidence inspiring ride at low and city speeds. Once you cross around 70kmph things tend to go downhill for the ride, hitting an undulation or worse a pothole could potentially throw you off.

Making it worse for the scooter is the optional front disc brake. This is one of those set ups targeted at novice disc brake users. Pulling the lever the first time and the spongy feel will make you question whether if it actually is a disc and not a drum brake. The disc brake will only start offering bite and start doing its job once the lever is pulled in a fair bit.

In short, it is a firm, flickable, smooth riding scooter with a power band suited towards city riding.

Anything else I should know?

Something Yamaha likely didn’t realise while going overboard with the knife on their clay model for the ZR, is that the front nose ended up a bit too wide. Yes, it gives the scooter that wide stance potential buyers would be looking for but, it compromises on one of the fundamental purposes of a scooter, and that is to scoot around. The wide nose will leave you questioning whether the scooter will make it through a potential gap in traffic almost every time.

The instrument cluster at first felt a bit overdone but it quickly grew on us. And using it at night changed our view towards it, completely. Yamaha is right when it says ‘light guides’ are positioned to illuminate the main dial and give it a three-dimensional appearance. The cluster looks rather neat when lit and will play a major role in convincing potential buyers.

If you do plan on doing a long stint on the ZR, the firm seat will prove to be comfortable over a distance. Additionally, the two pockets in the front could prove useful for storing water or a packet of biscuits or whatever scooter tourers carry.

Should I buy one?

If you want a scooter looking like its moving at standstill or if you take more than two minutes styling your hair in the morning, the ZR is for you. If you haven’t gathered already, the scooter is all about style or as Yamaha like to call it “Swag”. At 52.7kmpl it is slightly less efficient than its competition but that should not prove to be a deal breaker if you have your heart set on its looks.

Where does it fit in?

The disc brake variant of the Yamaha Cygnus Ray ZR is priced at Rs 69,100 (on-road, Mumbai) and goes head on against the Honda Dio which is a previous generation machine, but priced cheaper at Rs 62,000 (on-road, Mumbai). Even though the ZR is a newer scooter and comes with a disc brake, we feel it is a bit overpriced. The high pricing of the Ray ZR puts it in a segment above its own, where there are offerings like the TVS Jupiter MillionR which offers a range of better equipment and performance.

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2. IXS Zephyros jacket – An extremely light summer jacket. The white on it looks stunning when clean but is difficult to maintain. Price -Rs 12,000.

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4. AGV Sport Airtex pants – Riding pants with mesh in the crotch, calf, back of legs and thigh areas which is a real boon in our weather conditions. Price -Rs 6,500.

5. Forma Ice Pro Flow boots – These are heavy race boots with tons of protective features. Just like the pants these boots allow the flow of a lot of air which helps in our humid weather. Price -Rs 18,000.

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Yamaha Cygnus Ray ZR mileage

As reported by Cygnus Ray ZR owners, the real mileage of Yamaha Cygnus Ray ZR is 45 kmpl. As per ARAI, the average of Cygnus Ray ZR is 40 kmpl.

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Cygnus Ray ZR Specifications & Features


  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Fuel Type is the type of fuel that an engine uses to operate. The different types include petrol, diesel, electric, and ethanol among others. Petrol

    Max Power 7.1 bhp @ 7,500 rpm

    Max Torque 8.1 Nm @ 5,000 rpm

    Cooling System The cooling system suggests the cooling mechanism that a motor uses. The types include air, oil, or liquid. Air Cooled

    Transmission Automatic

    Transmission Type The transmission type will tell the kind of transmission a two-wheeler has. V-belt

    Emission Standard Emission standards indicate the output from the exhaust that is permissible in a country. BS-IV

    Displacement Engine displacement is the measure of the cylinder volume swept by the pistons of an internal combustion engine. It indicates the engine size. 113 cc

    Cylinders The number of cylinders that an engine features. Most two-wheelers sold in the Indian market feature a single-cylinder. 1

    Bore Bore is the diameter of each cylinder. 50 mm

    Stroke Stroke indicates the number of engine cycles during which a piston travels from top to bottom. 57 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder Valves per cylinder indicate the intake (fuel) and outlet (exhaust of combustion gases) of an engine. 2

    Compression Ratio A compression ratio suggests the degree to which the fuel mixture is compressed before ignition. --

    Ignition Ignition indicates to the type of starting system that a vehicle uses. --

    Spark Plugs A spark plug is a device for firing the explosive mixture. 1 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern --

    Clutch The clutch disengages or engages the engine from the transmission. --

    Fuel Delivery System --

    Fuel Tank Capacity The capacity of a vehicle to store fuel. 5.2 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity Reserve fuel is part of the main tank that is used when a vehicle is running low on petrol/diesel. --

    Riding Range The total range that a vehicle can travel on a full tank of fuel. 234 Km

    Mileage - ARAI ARAI certified fuel economy that has been tested under controlled conditions. 40 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported This is the fuel economy registered by Bikewale followers. 45 kmpl

    Top Speed The maximum speed that a vehicle can achieve. --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System Braking system is used to reduce the speed of the vehicle or bring it to a standstill. UBS

    Front Brake Type Most vehicles feature a disc brake at the front although some commuter segment products come with a drum setup. Drum

    Front Brake Size Front brake size indicates the size of the disc or drum setup at the front wheel. 130 mm

    Rear Tyre Size Rear tyre size indicates the profile of the rear tyre. 90/100-10 53J Tubeless

    Tyre Type Tyre types are divided into two - Tubeless and Tube Type. Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Radial tyres use steel belts that run at a 90-degree angle with the tread line. No

    Rear Brake Type Most vehicles come with a drum brake setup at the back although higher spec models feature a disc brake at the rear. Drum

    Rear Brake Size Rear brake size indicates the size of the disc or drum setup at the front wheel. 130 mm

    Calliper Type --

    Wheel Type Wheel types include two types - Wire-spoke and Alloy wheels. Alloy

    Front Wheel Size Front wheel size indicates the diameter of the front wheel. 10 inch

    Rear Wheel Size Rear wheel size indicates the diameter of the rear wheel. 10 inch

    Front Tyre Size Front tyre size indicate the profile of the front tyre. 90/100-10 53J Tubeless

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Front Suspension Front suspension usually includes telescopic forks. Telescopic fork

    Rear Suspension Rear suspension setup mostly uses a rear mono-shock. Unit swing

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight Kerb weight of the motorcycle is the total weight of a vehicle that is ready for operation. It includes all standard equipment and necessary consumables. 105 kg

    Overall Length Overall length of the vehicle is the total length of a two-wheeler from the front to the back. 1,820 mm

    Overall Width Total width of the vehicle. 690 mm

    Wheelbase The wheelbase is the distance between the front and the rear wheel. 1,270 mm

    Ground Clearance The ground clearance is the distance between the ground and the lowest point of a vehicle. 130 mm

    Seat Height The seat height is the height of the rider's saddle from the ground. 775 mm

    Overall Height Overall height is the tallest point of a motorcycle, usually the mirror or the top of a windscreen. 1,115 mm

    Chassis Type The chassis type is the primary/main frame of a two-wheeler. Underbone

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) --

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) --


Odometer Odometer keeps the track of the total kilometres travelled by a vehicle in its lifetime. Analogue

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Daytime Running Lights, as the name suggest, are the lights that stay ON when the main headlight is switched off. This feature makes a vehicle easily visible in the rear view mirror of other vehicles. --

Mobile App Connectivity Mobile App Connectivity connects the smartphone to the instrument cluster via Bluetooth to offer access to features such as incoming calls, messages, and music. --

Low Oil IndicatorNo

Low Battery IndicatorNo

Pillion BackrestNo

GPS & Navigation GPS & Navigation function works via Bluetooth to deliver directions on the instrument cluster. --

USB charging port A USB charging port can be used to charge devices on the go. The feature, which is either available as standard or via accessories, can come handy to recharge devices such as smartphones while riding a vehicle. --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Automatic Headlight On feature keeps the main headlamp of the vehicle running all the time. This improves the visibility of a motorcycle/scooter in the rear-view mirror of vehicle ahead. --

Speedometer Speedometer gives an indication of the current speed at which a vehicle is travelling. Analogue

Fuel Guage Fuel guage indicates the level of fuel available in the tank of a vehicle. Yes

Digital Fuel Guage Digital fuel guage shows the information about the fuel level in a vehicle through a digital display. No

Tachometer Tachometer shows the real-time reading of the revs per minute (RPM) at which the engine is operating. --

Stand Alarm Stand alarm notifies the rider if the side stand of the vehicle is engaged. Some vehicles comes with a side stand cut-off feature that does not allow the motor to start until the side stand is lifted. No

Stepped Seat In a stepped seat layout, the pillion seat is slightly taller than the rider seat. No

No. of Tripmeters No of tripmeters indicate the total number of trip meters that a vehicle's instrument cluster features. Usually, premium vehicles come with two trip meters, while budget two-wheelers feature a single trip meter. --

Tripmeter Type Tripmeters are available in two type - analogue and digital. The analogue unit usually features a single trip meter while a digital display may come with two trip meters. --

Low Fuel Indicator Low fuel indicator aims to remind the rider that the vehicle is running low on fuel, and it should be refueled soon. No

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo




Headlight Type--

Brake/Tail Light--

Turn Signal--

Pass LightNo

Additional features--

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Yamaha Cygnus Ray ZR User Reviews

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  •  5yamaha ray review 1 year ago by Jyothi, Bangalore

    Hi, I am from Bangalore. My sister is having this vehicle, i ride this bike so many times, its very soft to ride and cool. I don't have any bike with me, but I am trying to buy this vehicle.

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  •  5Lightest scooty with robotic looks 1 year ago by Souvik Roy, North 24 Parganas

    I purchased this scooty 1 month before the bs6 version. This is the lightest scooty of the segment. Riding is very smooth and excellent. Robotic looks of this scooty makes the difference from all others but 2 thing is that there is no usb charger. you have to purchase i

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    • Got mileage of

      62 kmpl

  •  5Excellent 1 year ago by Ronald Faber, Bhagalpur

    Buying was okay. Bought it mainly on looks, not so keen on other, retro styled scooters. Foot space is excellent for transporting big shopping bags. Using it everyday for shopping, going into town and little tours. Easy to ride and has excellent handling. Power sufficie

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  •  5Thumps up for ray Zr 1 year ago by Chandra Babu, Chennai

    Riding experience is very good and comfortable, quality is appreciated by everyone in our family and design of the vehicle is very attractive. Rear brake which also very good maintenance cost is also under permissible limit. Mileage is also acceptable between 45 ~ 50 wh

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      > 15000 kms

  •  5Stylish scooter in a handy price 1 year ago by Masood Shaik, Nellore

    To be frank I was planning to buy Honda dio at that time but at that time it was unavailable for immediate delivery of the bike so my friend referred this to me as it looks better than that. So I went for this as it comes with better looks, better price and 125 cc and s

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    • Got mileage of

      44 kmpl

  •  5Awesome 2 years ago by Saurav Kumar Das

    Awesome.. Using it for last 3.5yrs..excellent grip on road even when go beyond 50-60km/hr...the direction indicator on the meter shows the indication at both direction at the same time, which bugs me!!! It does not show in which side the indicator light is glowing.. you

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    • Got mileage of

      50 kmpl

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