Source - Motorbeam Yamaha is launching the Ray scooter in India today. The launch is taking place at Novotel hotel in Hyderabad and our special correspondents (Kundan and Phani Deep) are present at the event. The Yamaha Ray is powered by a 113cc (bore x stroke – 50 x 57.8 mm), air-cooled, 2-valve, SOHC, single-cylinder engine which produces a peak power output of 7.1 PS at 7500 RPM and peak torque output of 8.1 Nm at 5000 RPM. The engine seems to be clearly tuned for mileage and has both electric and kick start options. The Yamaha Ray has been priced at Rs. 46,000/- (ex-showroom, Delhi). Yamaha Ray Specifications Length x Width x Height – 1835 mm x 675 mm x 1075 mm Seat Height – 760 mm Wheelbase – 1270 mm Ground Clearance – 128 mm Kerb Weight – 104 kgs Fuel Tank Capacity – 5-litres Ignition – CDI Battery Voltage/Capacity – 12V, 5Ah (10H) Headlight – 12V, 35W/35W X1 Halogen Bulb Clutch Type – Dry, Centrifugal Transmission Type – V-Belt Automatic Tyres – 90/100/10 53J (tube type) Brakes – 130 mm drums (front and rear) Suspension – Telescopic (front) / Unit Swing (rear) The Yamaha Ray scooter is available in six colors namely Pink, Black, Blue, Purple, Burgundy and Grey. Yamaha is highlighting eight features – spacious under seat storage, telescopic suspension, compact leg shield, bright and dynamic headlight, stylish tail light, longer rear fender and powerful and fuel efficient 113cc engine. The Ray comes with a Yamaha warranty of 2-years /24,000 kms (which ever is earlier). Pointers From The Press Conference - * 7% growth in motorcycle division over previous years * Yamaha Ray scooter targeted towards females * The company is planning to open a factory in Chennai * Yamaha a youth centric brand * Targeting 20% market share by 2016 * Looking to tap into rural markets * Yamaha has plans to start export oriented unit from India * They are into MotoGP because racing helps them to test their product, improve quality and spirit of challenge is the corporate Culture * Plans of starting Yamaha Bike Corner (YBC) for the rural markets. * Estimated growth of scooter market is predicted to be 5 million by 2015 * 5 free services and every alternate service free till 30,000 kms after that, customers can avail free pick-up drop within 5 kms * Accessories (apart from the regular stuff) also include stickers to make the Ray more stylish. RAY and apparel for the girls, helmets priced from Rs. 1100-1400/-.