The new Suzuki Avenis will be the third 125 cc scooter in Suzukis scooter line-up after the Burgman Street and Access 125. Just like these two, the Avenis is powered by the same 125 cc engine, and it shares the underpinnings of Burgman street. As far as its sporty styling is concerned, it will remind you of the TVS Ntorq, which is a good thing to start with. Prices start from Rs. 86,700 (ex-showroom price) with the Standard variant, and Rs. 87,000 (ex-showroom price) with the Race Edition.
The Yamaha RayZR 125 is one of the Avenis core competitors. Its mechanically the same as the Fascia, but with a completely different approach. The apron styling is much more pronounced, and just like the Avenis, the RayZR is designed to appeal to the younger generation. However, its 125 cc engine is a bit less powerful, and its features list also falls a bit short. However, it has a cheaper starting ex-showroom price of Rs. 74,130, that goes all the way up to Rs. 81, 330 (ex-showroom price) with the MotoGP Edition.
So, how much of an improvement is the new Avenis over the Yamaha RayZR? Is the extra money worth it?
A mentioned before, the Suzuki Avenis shares the same underpinnings with the Suzuki Burgman Street. However, the former is lighter at 106 kgs compared to the maxi-scooters 110 kgs of kerb weight. Both the front and rear apron is raked out with a dual-tonne finish, and the sharp body panels with slashes and cuts give an aggressive impression. The all-LED LED headlight with a hexagonal shape looks nice. But the DRLs and the indicator are integrated into the handlebar cowl cover, along with a smaller integrated fly-screen. The subtle graphics ensures that body panels retain their aggressive appeal. The rear styling looks sharp, and the split LED- taillamp with the large grab rail, stands out in the Avenis.
The Yamaha RayZR on the other hand has a very busy styling going for it. Some might find it attractive, while some may not. The front apron is divided into matte plastic and painted panels in an interesting interplay of contrasting elements. Just like the Avenis, the large LED headlamp is also placed at the bottom of the front apron. The Y-shaped LED DRL is integrated onto a bigger fly-screen, might feel a bit odd but that varies from person to person. The indicators, both at the front and rear, look a bit dated with the rounded shape and visible bulb unit. Overall, Yamaha has tried their best to give the Ray ZR some aggressive slashes, but it ends up being cluttered, with a confused appeal.
|Dimensions||Suzuki Avenis||Yamaha RayZR|
|length*width*height||1895*710*1175 mm||1880*685*1190 mm|
|Wheelbase||1265 mm||1280 mm|
|Ground Clearance||160 mm||145 mm|
|Fuel Capacity||5.2 Liters||5.2 Liters|
|Kerb Weight||106 Kg||99 Kg|
Theres no doubt that the Suzuki Avenis is a bigger scooter than the Yamaha RayZR. This makes the Yamaha 7 kgs lighter which helps its case when it comes to acceleration performance and attains better mileage figures.
As mentioned before, the Suzuki Avenis shares the same underpinnings and power unit with Suzuki Bergman Street. This means suspension duties are handled by telescopic forks at the front and a single shock-absorber for the rear wheels. The 124.3 cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine produces 8.7 Ps and 10 Nm of torque, and the engine comes mated to a CVT transmission. The Avenis rides on 12 alloy wheels at the front and 10 alloy wheels at the rear.
In comparison, the Yamaha RayZRs 125 cc engine has a lesser output at 8.2 Ps and 9.7 Nm of torque. But with less weight and an efficient V-Belt automatic transmission, the Ray ZR gets the benefit of quicker acceleration. Coupled with the fact that this is one of the smoothest engines on offer, the ride quality is phenomenal. Suspension duties are handled by telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. Just like the Avenis, the Yamaha RayZR also rides on 12 alloy wheels at the front, and 10 alloys at the rear.
|Engine Units||Suzuki Avenis||Yamaha RayZR|
|Power||8.7 PS @ 6750 rpm||8.2 PS @ 6500 rpm|
|Torque||10 Nm @ 5500 rpm||9.7 Nm @ 5000 rpm|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic||Telescopic fork|
|Suspension Rear||Single Rear Shock Absorber||Monoshock|
|Tyres||12 front, 10 rear||12 front, 10 rear|
The Suzuki Avenis gets a better engine that produces more power and torque. But the Yamaha RayZR gets the better performance package with a lighter curb weight and is marginally similar.
Both the scooters might have a fully-digital instrument console, but the Suzuki Avenis gets more functionality. For starters, it gets Bluetooth connectivity with call/message alert, turn-by-turn navigation with distance to destination, and an ETA indicator. Connectivity features have become a prerequisite for the younger generation, and the Avenis comes equipped well for that. Other features available with the Suzuki Avenis include an external fuel-filler cap and a small cubby hole at the front with a USB charger.
The Yamaha RayZR was the first Yamaha scooter to feature a fully digital instrument cluster. However, when compared to the Avenis, the one on the RayZR feels just about adequate. Theres no clock display or turn-by-turn navigation as such. However, it does get Yamahas Motorcycle Connect X but it isnt high on features like the one on the Suzuki. The limited application of the RayZRs Bluetooth connectivity makes it less versatile. Yamaha does provide a USB charger port but as an option.
The Suzuki Avenis gets an impressive list of features, that justifies its higher price tag when compared to the Yamaha RayZR.
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