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Yamaha Cygnus Ray ZR

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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

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.

Gear check

 

1. AGV K3 SV helmet – The K3 SV is a comfortable and well ventilated helmet. It also has an inner tinted visor which has proven to be one of its best features. Price -Rs 22,000.

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.

3. IXON RS GRIP HP gloves – High quality short gloves suited for city riding. Priced a bit high though. Price -Rs 4,500

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.

Photography by Kapil Angane

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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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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 7.1 bhp @ 7,500 rpm

    Max Torque 8.1 Nm @ 5,000 rpm

    Cooling System Air Cooled

    Transmission Automatic

    Transmission Type V-belt

    Emission Standard BS-IV

    Displacement 113 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 50 mm

    Stroke 57 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 2

    Compression Ratio --

    Ignition CDI (capacitor discharge ignition)

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Clutch Dry, centrifugal, shoe

    Fuel Delivery System Carburetor

    Fuel Tank Capacity 5.2 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 234 Km

    Mileage - ARAI 40 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 45 kmpl

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated UBS

    Front Brake Type Drum

    Front Brake Size 130 mm

    Front Tyre Size 90/100-10 53J Tubeless

    Rear Tyre Size 90/100-10 53J Tubeless

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Rear Brake Type Drum

    Rear Brake Size 130 mm

    Calliper Type --

    Front Wheel Size 10 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 10 inch

    Radial Tyres No

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Suspension Telescopic fork

    Rear Suspension Unit swing

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 105 kg

    Overall Length 1,820 mm

    Overall Width 690 mm

    Wheelbase 1,270 mm

    Ground Clearance 130 mm

    Seat Height 775 mm

    Overall Height 1,115 mm

    Chassis Type Underbone

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Features

Odometer Analogue

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Analogue

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer --

Stand Alarm No

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters --

Tripmeter Type --

Low Fuel Indicator No

Low Oil Indicator No

Low Battery Indicator No

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageNo

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchNo

ClockNo

Electric System12V DC

Battery12V,4.0Ah(10HR)

Headlight TypeHalogen And Bulb Type

Headlight Bulb Type12V,35/35W×1

Brake/Tail Light12V,21/5W×1

Turn Signal12V,10W×2

Pass LightNo

Additional features--

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Yamaha Cygnus Ray ZR User Reviews

4.4 (232 ratings) 97 reviews
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  • 4

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  • 4

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  • 4

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  • 4

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  • 3

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  •  5Lightest scooty with robotic looks 2 weeks 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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    • Used it for

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    • Owned for

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    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      62 kmpl

  •  5Excellent 3 months 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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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

  •  5Thumps up for ray Zr 3 months 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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    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

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