Suzuki Avenis 125 vs Yamaha Ray ZR 125: Specifications Comparison – EV & Moto

Suzuki Avenis 125 vs Yamaha Ray ZR 125: Specifications Comparison – EV & Moto

Suzuki Avenis 125 vs Yamaha Ray ZR 125: Specifications Comparison

All the 110cc scooters are only made for daily city commuting. They are not fun to ride, offer good practicality for everyday use, delivers best-in-class mileage and the design is of a basic scooter that is not head-turner. This is where comes the 125cc sports scooter segment. The sports scooters are the ones which has a design to flaunt and also offers performance which is better than any other 125cc scooter and far better than the 110cc scooter.

The age segment which requires a sports scooters range from 18 to 25 years and many new mature riders also have to own a sporty looking scooter. You might not get a fuel economy that is offered by a 110cc scooter but you do will satisfied by the performance that these machines offer in the city conditions.

suzuki avenis 125 side

Here, we have two such 125cc sports scooters which will go against each other but before that, Sell used two wheelers on Bikes24 at the right price get the amount transferred directly into your bank account.

In this post, we will be seeing the Suzuki Avenis 125 vs Yamaha Ray ZR 125 specification comparison on who both these scooters counter each other in engine, mileage, performance, chassis and the features department. So, let’s start this comparison with a brief overview of the scooters.

Suzuki Avenis 125 vs Yamaha Ray ZR 125: Overview

Suzuki launched the Avenis 125 in India to counter the main flag bearers of the sporty 125cc scooters – the Ntorq 125 and the Yamaha Ray ZR 125. In another note, the Japanese company is working hard to expand its market share in the sports scooter segment which is growing at a faster pace year on year. Youngsters are the main age segment which is falling more for the sporty scooters as they are getting into colleges and finding new jobs. Avenis is the best-looking scooters among the scooters from Suzuki. The Access 125 and the Burgman Street which serve different customers and age group altogether.

Yamaha Ray ZR 125 is a constant 10,000 units per month seller which is a good thing to the scooter as it is a mileage monster. The Ray is known for its superb fuel efficiency and things get just better when you get it with a futuristic and sporty design language. It is also the lightest 125cc scooter making life easy when dealing with the city traffic. Also, the latest iteration of the Ray ZR 125 comes with mild-hybrid powertrain which enhances the torque output and manages to provide better fuel economy in the city usage.

yamaha ray zr 125 hybrid street rally

It will be interesting to note how these two scooters will fare well with each other and we will also understand which scooter is offering better value for its price and which is a better deal for you to go with. When it comes to looking from far, both the machines are best efforts from their respective manufacturers. Let’s find out.

Suzuki Avenis 125 vs Yamaha Ray ZR 125: Variants and Price

Starting with the pricing, the all-new Suzuki Avenis 125 has been priced from Rs 86,700 ex-showroom New Delhi and it is available in two variants with a total of five colour options. You get to choose from four colours in the base ride connect variant and a single MotoGP paint scheme is present on the Race edition of the Avenis 125. The Race edition is priced at Rs 87,000 ex-showroom New Delhi and will provide better road presence with Suzuki’s MotoGP livery.

Ex-Showroom Price Suzuki Avenis 125 Yamaha Ray ZR 125
₹ 86,700 ₹ 73,330

The price of Yamaha Ray ZR 125 starts from Rs 73,330 for the base drum brake equipped version of the scooter. The nest in the price range is the Disc variant of the Ray ZR that carries a price tag of Rs 76,330 ex-showroom New Delhi. Now starts the range of Hybrid powertrain with the drum brake version of the Ray ZR 125 costing you Rs 76,830 which is Rs 3,500 over the regular Drum brake variant. At Rs 79,830, the hybrid variant of the Ray ZR gets front disc brake unit with additional features which wee will talk about later.

Suzuki Avenis 125 Variant Ex-Showroom Price
Ride Connect Edition ₹ 86,700
Race Edition ₹ 87,000

The Street Rally variant of the Yamaha Ray ZR 125 is available in both Hybrid and non-hybrid setup at Rs 83,830 and Rs 77,330 respectively. All these prices are ex-showroom New Delhi. Yamaha is also offering a Monster Energy MotoGP edition of the Ray ZR 125 which has a good road appeal.

Yamaha Ray ZR 125 Variant Ex-Showroom Price
Drum ₹ 73,330
Disc ₹ 76,330
Hybrid Drum ₹ 76,830
Street Rally ₹ 77,330
Hybrid Disc ₹ 79,830
Hybrid Street Rally ₹ 83,830

In terms of pricing, the Yamaha Ray ZR 125 is aggressively priced which makes it more value for money offering when compared to the Avenis 125. The presence of multiple variants also opens up many choices to go with without tabbing on the top variants which are fully loaded but also expensive. Let’s move on to the engine, performance and mileage section of the comparison.

Suzuki Avenis 125 vs Yamaha Ray ZR 125: Engine and Performance

At the heart of the Suzuki Avenis 125 is the same 124.3 cc engine which is also used on the Suzuki Access 12 and the Burgman Street 125 scooters. The power output and rest of the powertrain is similar in every aspect apart from the fact that this is plonked on the Avenis and may have slight CVT tuning for sportier performance.

Powering the Avenis 125 is an air-cooled, four-stroke, 124.3cc, singe-cylinder, fuel-injected, 2-valve engine. This mill develops 8.6 bhp of max power at 6750 rpm and 10 Nm of peak torque at 5500 rpm. There is a CVT transmission that sends power to the rear wheel via centrifugal clutch.

suzuki avenis 125 4

Yamaha Ray ZR, on the other hand, is powered by a 125cc, air-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder, four-stroke, 2-valve SOHC engine. This motor churns out 8.04 bhp at 6500 rpm and 10.3 Nm torque at 5000 rpm. A CVT gearbox with centrifugal clutch drives the rear wheel. The torque figure which you are able to see is made with the extra effort of hybrid drive.

On the non-hybrid Ray ZR, the peak twisting force that you get is only 9.7 Nm at 5000 rpm. This 0.6 Nm difference in the torque is the main point between the non-hybrid and hybrid powertrain of the Ray ZR. The hybrid system utilises the start motor generator system to act as the torque booster in case of hard accelerations that you need in the city roads. Being a sports scooter, the Yamaha Ray ZR is the least powerful scooter in the 125cc sports scooter segment.

Suzuki Avenis 125 Yamaha Ray ZR 125
Engine 124.3 cc 125 cc
Cooling Air-Cooled Air-Cooled
Valve Train 2 valves 2 valves
Max Power 8.6 bhp @ 6,750 rpm 8.04 bhp @ 6,500 rpm
Max Torque 10 Nm @ 5,500 rpm 10.3 Nm @ 5,000 rpm
Gearbox V-Matic V-Matic
Power to Weight Ratio 81.13 bhp/ton 81.21 bhp/ton

With a kerb weight of 99 kg, the Ray ZR is the lightest scooter in this segment and at 106 kg, the Avenis isn’t too heavy for that matter. The power to weight ratio of the Avenis 125 stands at 81.13 bhp per ton while surprisingly the Ray ZR is marginally ahead at 81.21 bhp per ton all because of its lower kerb weight. Coming to the torque to weight ratio, the Avenis 125 offers 94.33 Nm per ton whereas Ray ZR 125 Hybrid has class leading 104.04 Nm per ton. The non-hybrid Ray ZR, however, has 97.97 Nm per ton which is still greater than the Suzuki Avenis 125.

We expect the acceleration of the Yamaha Ray ZR 125 Hybrid to be much better than the Suzuki Avenis but there is still catch which is the tuning of the CVT system. Looking at the acceleration of Suzuki Access 125 of 7.5 seconds from 0 to 60 kmph, the initial pick-up and the roll-on acceleration of the Avenis is expected to be great too. Top speed of both the scooters is over 90 kmph which is fine because of 10-inch rear wheels.

Suzuki Avenis 125 Yamaha Ray ZR 125
Mileage 45 kmpl 55 kmpl
Fuel Tank 5.2 Ltr 5.2 Ltr
Range 234 km 280 km

In terms of mileage, the Ray ZR 125, is the leader among these two. An average real-world mileage of over 50 kmpl is easy to achieve on the Ray ZR and when taken into account the hybrid system, you will get even better kilometres per litre of fuel. There is idle start-stop system as well further helping you take out more efficiency from Yamaha scooter.

Both the scooters offer 5.2-litre fuel tank but the range is pretty different because of the mileage. Suzuki Avenis easily provides over 45 kmpl of mileage and the riding range is 234 km. On the other hand, the tank range of Yamaha Ray ZR 125 is over 260 km from a single tankful.

rayzr engine

Performance wise, we see that Suzuki Avenis 125 will provide more performance and respectable mileage. Yamaha Ray ZR 125 is made to provide mileage before anything else. However, its performance is reasonable and with new hybrid powertrain, the initial acceleration is expected to be great. Let’s move on to the chassis and suspension section to understand more about the ride quality and handling of the scooters.

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Suzuki Avenis 125 vs Yamaha Ray ZR 125: Chassis, Suspension and Tyres

Suzuki Avenis 125 is built around a strong steel tubular frame which is sturdy enough to handle all the loads and stresses of sporty riding. The company ensured that Avenis will provide a surefooted ride quality which will be confidence inspiring especially around the corners in the hilly areas and regular turns.

Suzuki Avenis is suspended on a pair of telescopic forks at the front and a shock absorber at the rear. It is expected that this suspension has balanced stiffness so that it delivers comfortable ride quality on the bad patches of roads and keeps the scooter stable at higher speeds and around the corners.

suzuki avenis 125 2

The Avenis 125 rides on 90/90-12 tyre at the front and 90/100-10 tyre at the rear. The front alloy wheel is larger at 12-inch while the rear continues to be a 10-inch unit. Suzuki should have taken this opportunity to fit a larger 12-inch rear wheel that would have offered better ride quality especially over the bad patches of roads.

In term of braking performance, you get a 220 mm disc brake unit at the front and drum brakes are present at the rear. A combined braking system is available as standard on both variants for safer braking performance. The brakes on the Access 125 are worse and we hope that Avenis gets upgraded brakes for better safety and shorter braking distance.

Moving on to the Yamaha Ray ZR 125, the sports scooters is also built around a steel tubular chassis which is strong and light in weight. All the body panels are made of light-weight fibre glass which helps in keeping the kerb weight low.

Suzuki Avenis 125 Yamaha Ray ZR 125
Front Suspension Telescopic Forks Telescopic Forks
Rear Suspension Shock Absorber Shock Absorber
Front Tyre 90/90 – 12 90/90 – 12
Rear Tyre 90/100 – 10 110/90 – 10
Front Brake Disc – 220 mm Disc – 190 mm/Drum
Rear Brake Drum Drum
Weight 106 kg 99 kg
Seat Height 780 mm 780 mm
Ground Clearance 160 mm 145 mm
Wheelbase 1265 mm 1280 mm

The Ray ZR 125 is suspended on telescopic forks at the front and shock absorber at the rear. The suspension on the Ray ZR is well-calibrated for city use as they take up all the undulations and humps on the roads with ease without sending jolts to the rider. However, same cannot be said about high-speed runs because the suspension seems softer and bouncy at highway speeds.

Since it is a Yamaha machine, you get good riding dynamics for the city usage and it has slanting seat and with a seat height of 780 mm, the short riders can easily put their feet down on the ground for a firm grip. With an ultra-low kerb weight of just 99 kilos, the Ray ZR 125 is easy to ride through the dense city traffic and shorter riders can manage it at all speeds and situations.

The braking setup on the Yamaha Ray ZR 125 is disc brake at the front and drum brake at the rear. There is a drum brake at the front in the lower variant. The 190 mm disc brake is gripped by a single piston calliper for powerful braking. There is a combined braking system for providing better safety by reducing the braking distance and stabilizing the scooter under emergency situations.

rayzr 125 rear quarter blue

The front tyre on the Ray ZR 125 is a 90/90-12 tubeless unit while the rear tyre is a wider 110/90-10 unit. The combination of front 12-inch alloy wheel and rear 10-inch rear alloy wheel continues to work on the latest iteration of the scooter as well.

The saddle height of the Suzuki Avenis 125 stands at 780 mm which is similar to that of the Yamaha Ray ZR 125. Hence, it is good for nearly all rider heights.

One thing that is not good on the Ray ZR is its lower 145 mm ground clearance. Hence, it is highly likely that the underbelly of the scooter will scrap on the taller speed breakers which are common on the city roads. The wheelbase of the Yamaha machine is 120 mm which is greater than the Avenis’ 1265 mm.

Due to shorter wheelbase, the Avenis is expected to is more agile in the traffic conditions and will help riders to manoeuvre the scooter with ease.

Suzuki Avenis 125 vs Yamaha Ray ZR 125: Features

In the features segment, we will look at the number of features these scooters have on offer. Suzuki Avenis 125 has on offer an all-new sporty design language which is on-par with the competition. The full LED headlight is placed on the front apron which is small and concise delivering a plain and sporty look. The side panels and design flow lines are impressive providing a silhouette of speed. There is a blacked-out visor on the handlebar cowl that also imparts sporty look to the Avenis 125.

When you look at the Yamaha RayZR 125, the design of Avenis is more conservative yet appealing while the design of the Yamaha has more sharp cuts and creases which makes it younger and happening. But the design is something that is subjective to everyone according to their psychology and interests.

suzuki avenis 125 meter

Avenis’ tail-light is also LED unit while the turn indicators are all halogen bulbs. At the rear, the turn indicators are not integrated but stand-alone units something that is seen on motorcycles. Coming to the dashboard, there is a fully digital LCD type instrument panel on the Avenis. This meter delivers reasonable amount of info including speedometer, trip meters, odometer, fuel gauge and Bluetooth connectivity related features.

Suzuki’s ride connect Bluetooth connectivity feature allows the rider to connect his/her smartphone with the console via a mobile app. Once connected, they get mobile phone notifications, alerts, turn-by-turn navigation and much more. Both the variants of the Avenis have the Bluetooth enabled instrument cluster. The only difference in the Race edition is the striking Suzuki MotoGP livery.

Suzuki Avenis comes with a lockable front glove box with mobile charging socket and an open glove compartment for placing small items. The boot space is sufficiently large with the fuel filler cap located externally at the rear for easy refuelling.

Yamaha RayZR 125 hybrid disc variant is the fully loaded version as it gets full LED headlight cluster and fully digital instrumentation. The drum variant does not have LED headlight cluster to keep the price competitive. There is an attractive LED DRL at the handlebar cowl which is attention grabber. It also has motorcycle-type halogen turn indicators at the front. Alloy wheels are painted in Yamaha Racing Blue colour. Tail-light is sadly comprised of halogen bulb with halogen turn-indicators.

rayzr 125 meter

The dashboard has a fully digital meter which delivers a good range of information and also includes a tachometer which provides sporty appeal. There is a speedometer, trip meters, odometer, fuel gauge with Bluetooth connectivity indicators.

There isn’t much on the meter when connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth connectivity feature. The mobile app is where you get a range of data related to rides, parking status, find my scooter and much more.

Yamaha is offering smart idle start-stop system which turns off the engine when stopped at a red signal. This feature is useful for saving fuel while riding in the city traffic. Also, for providing better rider safety, there is side-stand engine cut-off switch which kills the engine when side stand is engaged.

In Conclusion

With Starter Motor Generator system, hybrid power-assist system, engine start-stop technology, wider rear tyre and light weight structure, the Yamaha RayZR 125 seems to have better equipment than the Suzuki Avenis 125. However, it is depended on the potential buyer on which feature to focus and which to ignore. Many variants are available on the Yamaha scooter which is not a choice on the Avenis forcing riders to choose only the fully-loaded trims.

Finally, we would like to say that it is completely on your intellect to choose any one of them. The Avenis 125 is a new machine with compact sporty design and slightly better performance in the rear world. The Yamaha RayZR 125 in its new hybrid avatar is more frugal and offers instant torque for clean roll-on acceleration bursts in the city rides.

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We hope that after reading this article, you can choose the right sports scooter from the two contenders according to your requirements and usage pattern. Which one will you choose and why? Do tell us in the comments section below.

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Suzuki Avenis 125 vs Yamaha Ray ZR 125: Specifications at a Glance

Model Suzuki Avenis 125 Yamaha Ray ZR 125
Engine 124.3 cc 125 cc
Cooling Air-Cooled Air-Cooled
Power 8.6 bhp @ 6,750 rpm 8.04 bhp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 10 Nm @ 5,500 rpm 10.3 Nm @ 5,000 rpm
Gearbox V-Matic V-Matic
Front Suspension Telescopic Forks Telescopic Forks
Rear Suspension Shock Absorber Shock Absorber
Front Tyre 90/90 – 12 90/90 – 12
Rear Tyre 90/100 – 10 110/90 – 10
Front Brake Disc – 220 mm Disc – 190 mm/Drum
Rear Brake Drum Drum
Weight 106 kg 99 kg
Fuel Tank 5.2 Ltr 5.2 Ltr
Mileage 45 kmpl 55 kmpl
Top Speed 90 kmph 90 kmph
Ex-Showroom Price ₹ 86,700 ₹ 73,330

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