India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd has discontinued the Ray scooter and the carburetted version of the FZ-S and half-faired Fazer motorcycles from the current portfolio. Though the company did not release any statement regarding this, the vehicles have been removed from the company's website.
Queries by International Business Times, India to the dealerships revealed the vehicles would be on sale till the current stock lasts.
The move to discontinue the Ray is reportedly due to the higher demand of the Fascino scooter of Yamaha. The Fascino was launched in May 2015 and has been seeng good sales in comparison to the Ray. The company will continue to sell the Ray Z, the sporty version of the Ray. In addition to this, Yamaha also showcased the Cygnus Ray-ZR at the Auto Expo 2016 earlier this month. It is expected to be launched in the coming months.
This leaves no space for the Ray in the India line-up. Ray was the first scooter from Yamaha to be launched in India, in 2012. With the discontinuation of the Ray, Yamaha will sell the Ray Z, Alpha and Fascino scooters in the country.
The Yamaha FZ range was launched with the FZ16 back in 2008 in India, and become one of the most successful series for the company India. The FZ-S was launched in 2009 and got Fuel injection with an update. The discontinuation of the carburetted version is expected to increases sales of the FI-engine-equipped FZ-S and Fazer. Yamaha will continue selling the base FZ with a carburetted engine.