So, if you are one of those who have bought the first Yamaha scooter, Ray in India, get ready for a phone call or an email from your local Yamaha dealership. The reason – well, Yamaha is initiating its biggest two-wheeler recall in India for its Ray.
Through a field study, Yamaha has found out that some scooters carried insufficient strength in its handlebars due to inadequate welding which might result in some mishap. Yamaha will replace the handlebars of all these Ray scooters free of cost to ensure best of safety measures. If not done, this could result in an improper steering operation.
Yamaha has also clarified that the latest Ray Z version (which is targeted mainly at the male crowd) is not affected by the recall. Yamaha will initiate a dealer level Ray Refresh campaign to initiate this recall exercise.
Its good that manufacturers are setting good examples of quality consciousness and initiating recalls if and when necessary. If you own a Ray and do not receive a call within a few days from now, do not hesitate in approaching your local dealership to inquire about the change that should take place in your scooter.
Ray has been a fairly successful model for the company and it competes with the hugely successful Activa from Honda and other scooters from Hero and TVS.