Yamaha India has launched the Ray, Ray Z and Alpha scooters with engines that are developed using its Blue Core tech. The Blue Core concept was first seen on the and primarily focuses on improving fuel efficiency and reducing environmental pollution. This is achieved by increasing combustion efficiency, increasing cooling efficiency and reducing power loss. You can read all about that here.
The scooters feature a newly developed 113cc, air-cooled, four-stroke single cylinder engine that provides improved fuel efficiency. Yamaha claims that the engine now delivers 66kmpl, that is 4kmpl more than the older figure of 62kmpl.
The changes in the engine include a nickel spark plug, a new muffler setting and a new BS carburettor and Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) setting.
Speaking about the new Blue Core engine equipped scooters, Roy Kurian, vice president, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt Ltd said, "We are eying around 10 per cent share in the fast growing scooter market in India this year riding on our three scooter offerings. Currently, we have over five per cent market share in the scooter segment, which is pegged at around three lakh units per month. The success of the Ray, Ray Z, and Alpha scooters are essential to Yamaha to realise its targets in the coming years. We are looking to place ourselves as a mass-market leader in India and scooters is certainly are main focus to be able to achieve this. Yamaha sees scooters contributing over 50 per cent of its sales in the future. Currently, scooters constitute about 40 per cent of our sales."
Yamaha has also introduced two colours, the Gleaming Gold for the Alpha and the Cyan Splash for the Ray Z.
Prices for the new Blue Core scooters from Yamaha, effective from March 2015, are as follows:
Yamaha Ray: Rs 47,805 (ex-Delhi)
Yamaha Ray Z: Rs 48,936 (ex-Delhi)
Yamaha Alpha: Rs 49,939 (ex-Delhi)
|In its continued endeavor to bring new excitement to its customers, Yamaha Motor India Sales introduced an all new range of Alpha, Ray and Ray Z scooters for the year 2015. The company launched the new variants of its scooter range enabled with Yamaha's Next Generation 'Blue Core' engine concept. 'Blue Core' is a development ideal for products that take riding enjoyment, fuel efficiency and environmental performance to all-new levels. The engines based on the "Blue Core" ideal are the result of a thorough pursuit to 1) increase combustion efficiency, 2) increase cooling efficiency and 3) reduce power loss. As a result of this enhancement, the new scooter range from Yamaha will boast of improved fuel mileage at 66 kmpl (Old mileage was 62 Kmpl) and excellent engine performance. The new scooter range from Yamaha will be available in vibrant new color schemes and graphics. Alpha (Blue Core Enabled) (New Colour - Gleaming Gold ) March 2015 49,939/-(Ex-showroom Delhi) Ray Z (Blue Core Enabled) (New Colour - Cyan Splash) March 2015 48,936/-(Ex-showroom Delhi) Ray (Blue Core Enabled) (No new colour addition) March 2015 47,805/-(Ex-showroom Delhi) Yamaha sells the Ray, Ray Z and Alpha scooter models in India. While Ray and Ray Z were launched in the country in 2012 and 2013 respectively, Alpha made its debut during the Auto Expo, held earlier last year. While Ray and Ray Z cater to young girls and boys respectively, Alpha caters to the family segment. The new scooter models based on Blue Core development ideal are powered by a newly designed air-cooled 113cc four stroke single cylinder engine that delivers smooth start-up acceleration and pickup along with great fuel economy. There are few minor changes in the engine from the current scooter range. These changes are: Nickel spark plug for improved combustion, new muffler setting and New BS carburetor & TPS setting. Mr. Roy Kurian, Vice President, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd said, "We are eying around 10 percent share in the fast growing scooter market in India this year riding on our three scooter offerings. Currently, we have over 5 percent market share in the scooter segment, which is pegged at around 3 lakh units per month. The success of the Ray, Ray Z, and Alpha scooters are essential to Yamaha to realize its targets in the coming years. We are looking to place ourselves as a mass-market leader in India and scooters is certainly are main focus to be able to achieve this. Yamaha sees scooters contributing over 50 percent of its sales in the future. Currently, scooters constitute about 40 percent of our sales." Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd has seen sales soar after it first introduced scooters in India in September 2012 with the launch of its sporty and stylish scooter Ray for women after seeing a huge demand from college girls and young working women looking to purchase a light-weight and highly efficient scooter. Thereafter, Yamaha launched its second scooter offering in India the RAY Z a model designed for young male users in the age group of 18-22 years with the concept of 'Aggressive Sporty Design'. Backed by the same sound performance of the Ray, it offers a sporty look and feel, with smooth start-up acceleration and good pickup, besides great fuel economy. Yamaha later unveiled he Alpha that catered to a much larger target audience the family segment. It was developed to target family customers with its concept of "Easy to go and high utility city mover".|