Yamaha Motor India recently announced the launch of the new FZ-X neo-retro motorcycle but the company also announced significant updates to the Fascino 125 and the RallyZR 125 scooters in its stable. The 2021 Yamaha RayZR Hybrid has also been unveiled with the launch in a few weeks from now. Much like the Fascino, the RayZR also gets a hybrid powertrain and few other upgrades that will promise to make the model more likeable. Here’s a look at what has changed on the new Yamaha RayZR.
The 2021 Yamaha RayZR now comes with electric assist that the company calls hybrid technology that is mated to the same 125 cc single-cylinder engine. The motor develops 8.2PS at 6500RPM and 10.3Nm of peak torque available at 5000RPM. Compared to the older engine, there is a boost in torque from the previous 9.7Nm while power output remains the same.
So how does the new tech work? The new RallyZR 125 Fi Hybrid gets a Smart Motor Generator (SMG) System wherein the SMG functions as an electric motor to give a power assist when you accelerate from a stop. This reduces helps in better acceleration during uphill climbs and riders won’t feel wobbly due to drag. The power assist is cancelled about three seconds after starting or when the throttle is cut back or the ending RPM exceeds the prescribed level. The Power Assist feature is denoted by an indicator light on the instrument console.
In addition to the hybrid system, the Yamaha RayZR 125 Fi Hybrid now also comes with Bluetooth connectivity that brings remote hazard light activation, answer me function, vehicle telematics, breakdown indicator, service reminder, ride data and lots more. You can access all the features using the Yamaha Motorcycle Connect app on your smartphone.
The 2021 Yamaha RayZR Hybrid will also get a new LED headlight, while the instrument console is expected to be a full-digital unit. There will also be new colours including matt green and matt orange, racing blue, reddish yellow cocktail, matt red metallic, and the familiar cyan blue and metallic black. The scooter is also likely to get a side-stand cut-off switch, automatic start-stop, one-touch silent start and more. Prices for the Yamaha RayZR 125 Fi currently start at Rs. 73,330 (ex-showroom) and you can expect the model to see a marginal increase of Rs. 3000-4000 over the current asking price when it goes on sale later this year.