Monday, May 29

Yamaha FZ-X launched in India. Prices start from INR 1.16 lakh

Yamaha finally launched their all-new motorcycle in the market today. The prices for the Yamaha FZ-X motorcycle starts at Rs 1,16,800 (Ex-Showroom Price Delhi). It is Yamaha’s first ever motorcycle with retro styling in Indian market. There is also a Bluetooth-equipped Y-Connect variant that costs Rs 3,000 more. The FZ-X is Yamaha’s neo-retro scrambler based on the FZ series motorcycle.

As the name suggests, FZ-X is actually based on the 150-cc FZ motorcycle from the brand. In terms of design, it has no similarity to the other motorcycle. The design of FZ-X motorcycles is actually inspired from Yamaha’s XSR 155 motorcycle which is available in international markets. The FZ-X follows a neo-retro design that gives it a distinct look from any other motorcycle in the Yamaha line up.

To begin with, the round LED headlamp is inspired by old-school designs. However, it has modern touches in the form of circular LED DRL with an LED projector nestled in the middle. Then there’s the fork gaiters and plastic sump guard that lend it a scrambler-ish appearance.

Yamaha has also replaced the FZ’s fuel tank with a tall fuel tank that flows down to the single-piece seat. Speaking of the seat, it is wide and flat with a ribbed texture on the top. The forward set footpegs and tall handlebar result in an upright riding position.

The new Yamaha FZ-X gets a brand new all-digital dash that looks much better than the dated unit on the FZ. The Bluetooth-equipped variant, meanwhile, features smartphone connectivity and costs Rs 3,000 more at Rs 1.19 lakh. Single-channel ABS comes as standard on both versions.

The design and features on the Yamaha FZ-X are new but, what remains the same is the engine. It uses the same engine that we have already seen in FZ-Fi. The 149-cc engine in the FZ- generates 12 Bhp and 13.6 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes with a 5-speed gearbox and it gets disc brakes both at the front and rear with single-channel ABS.

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