Yamaha Recalls 56,082 Ray Scooters In India

Yamaha Motor today said it is recalling 56,082 units of its first scooter, the Ray, after detecting insufficient strength in the handlebar of some vehicles due to inadequate welding.

“There is a chance in extreme cases that this might impact the steering operation. As a part of an exercise to rectify the problem, the company will reach out to each individual customer in possession of such scooter to process the recall,” India Yamaha Motor said in a statement on Saturday.

Apparently, the fault in Ray was identified during one of the field studies and the handle bars in all identified vehicles will be replaced free of charge.

Yamaha entered the scooter market in India only last year and has been able to capture 16 per cent of the scooter market already. The company’s first product, the Yamaha Ray, has seen good response with around 9,000 units being sold every month.

Yamaha’s first offering in the segment is powered by a 4-stroke 113cc engine with Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) that produces 7.1PS @ 7500rpm and a torque of 8.1Nm @ 5000rpm. Aimed specially at the fairer sex, the Ray looks young and has a seat that is specially designed keeping in mind easy leg reach. The Yamaha Ray is offered in six colours: Pink, Purple, Blue, Burgundy, Grey and Black.

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