Yamaha India has launched their first BS6 two wheelers. These were in the form of BS6 Yamaha FZ FI and BS6 Yamaha FZ-S FI. Both motorcycles also get new colour option of Darknight and Metallic Grey. Price of FZ starts from Rs 99,200 while that of FZ-S FI starts from Rs 1,01,200. All prices are ex-sh.
Yamaha FZ’s Blue Core concept adaptations run on a 149 cc engine with a compression ratio of 9.6:1. It delivers a maximum 12.4 PS power at 7,250 rpm, and 13.6 Nm torque at 5,500 rpm. BSVI FZ-FI and FZS-FI feature single channel ABS in the front wheel, and front and rear disc brakes.
There’s a negative LCD instrument cluster and single piece two level seat. Yamaha India will introduce more BSVI compliant products over the next few months to keep in line with BSVI compliancy that’s mandated in the country from April 1, 2020.
Here’s a price list for the new FZ BSVI lineup – FZS-FI (149 cc) – Darknight for Rs 1,02,700; Metallic Red Rs, 101,200; and Dark Matt Blue, Matt Black, Gray & Cyan Blue Rs 1,01,200; FZ-FI (149 cc) Metallic Black, Racing Blue at Rs 99,200. All prices are – ex-sh.
Mr. Motofumi Shitara, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group of companies said, “Our commitment towards customers in India is underlined in exciting products and experiences by The Call of the Blue that stimulates a stylish motorcycling culture. As Yamaha reveals from its new product line up, the BS VI compliant FZ motorcycles will be available across Yamaha showrooms from November, 2019.
FZ is an iconic brand and many motorcyclists have been brought up well from its cradle. This popularity served more concern to the company while planning for its BS VI variant. Yamaha strived for optimum cost control and achieved to peg it around 2.5% higher, only to let FZ’s excitement stay unrestrained in India. The new BS VI models in 150 cc is also expected to yield Yamaha’s strong presence in the deluxe class 2W category.”
Apart from the two motorcycles above, Yamaha is also working towards updating their remaining scooters and motorcycles to BS6 norms. On 19th Dec 2019, Yamaha is expected to launch much awaited R3 facelift with BS6 at an event in Chennai. Details about the R15 V3 BS6 have also been leaked, along with specs.
About their scooter range, recently Yamaha Fascino BS6 scooter was spied on test. The scooter was wearing camouflage, indicating that there could be a facelift update as well, which could be launched as BS6.