Yamaha Fascino 125 and Ray ZR 125 are the two less popular scooters in India. Yamaha bikes are widely appreciated but Yamaha scooters did not get the same level of appreciation. Nevertheless, if you are reading the blog that means you are genuinely interested in the Yamaha scooters. So without wasting any time lets dive into the comparison.
Yamaha Fascino 125 and Yamaha Ray ZR 125 share the same 125 cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected, air-cooled engine. The engine produces around 8 bhp max power and 8.7 Nm of peak torque. The power output is low when compared to other 125 cc scooters but we can expect a very high level of refinement as Yamaha is popular for its refined engine.
Yamaha Fascino is a modern retro type scooter so it gets many classic looking elements such as somewhat round headlamps with a chrome border, chrome mirrors, chrome elements on the front exterior panel, etc. To further enhance its retro-ness, it also comes with the analogue instrument cluster, metal fender, and V-shaped taillamp. However, it’s a modern scooter so it comes with modern features such as side-stand engine inhibitor, multi-function switch, under-seat storage (21 litres). One more interesting feature of the Yamaha Fascino 125 is its idle start-stop system which helps to achieve 16% more mileage in real-world conditions.
Coming towards the Yamaha Ray ZR 125, it’s a modern sporty scooter so it comes with sporty-looking elements such as bigger fairing, faux air vents, two-level seat, LED DRLs and many other elements. It comes with a fully digital instrument cluster (not on drum variant), multi-functional switch, side stand engine inhibitor. The under-seat storage is the same at 21-litres. It also comes with a similar idle start-stop system. So pretty much both the scoters do come with plenty of needed features. However, both the scooter still misses out on external fuel lid and LED headlamps which would have been a nice inclusion.
As both these scooters are from the same manufacturer so they do share lots of similar parts. Both these scooters come with telescopic suspension at the front and monoshock suspension at the rear. The front braking is done by 190 mm disc at the front and 130 mm drum at the rear, please note that a front disc brake is an option. Nevertheless, the scooters do come with UBS or combined braking system. The wheel size for both the scooter is 12-inch for front and 10-inch for the rear. One more thing that might interest you is that both scooters get 110 section rear tyre.
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The pricing for the Yamaha Fascino 125 starts at Rs 68,747 and goes up to Rs 71,247 (both prices ex-showroom). On the other hand, the Yamaha Ray ZR starts at Rs 68,654 and goes up to Rs 72,695 (ex-showroom). These scooters compete against other 125 cc scooters in the segment such as TVS Ntorq, Suzuki Access 125 and Honda Activa 125.