Bike News Spy Shots Upcoming Yamaha

Yamaha FZ 200 / FZ 250 spied testing, launch in 2017

 

Yamaha India is missing a big chunk of sales by not being present in the entry level low-cost performance bike segment.

What was earlier reported by us as the Yamaha MT-03, is actually a completely new motorcycle. We have rectified the old post thanks to inputs from our readers.

This new Yamaha motorcycle has been designed and developed for the Indian consumer. Believed to be developed at either of the two Yamaha India R&D centers here, this new motorcycle could be FZ 200 or FZ 250.

Yamaha has been missing all the action from one of the fastest growing segment – the 200-250 cc segment. Not only this segment is seeing good sales, but has also been reporting exponential increase in sales over the past few years.

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As of today, this segment has bikes like Bajaj Pulsar RS200, KTM Duke 200, KTM RC 200, Honda CBR 250R, etc. It is a segment which most bikers are comfortable with when they are either planning on an upgrade from the 150 cc segment, or are looking to buy their first entry level performance motorcycle.

From the spy shots, the new Yamaha FZ 200 / FZ 250 seems to be powered by a air+oil-cooled single cylinder. Carrying the basic styling package from the current FZ series, this new Yamaha motorcycle is also seen with some R15 and FZ parts. For eg, the discs, foot pegs, number plate holder, etc are all from existing Yamaha machines which are on sale in India.

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Part sharing will help Yamaha to keep the price of this new FZ very aggressive. A lower price tag for a powerful Yamaha machine will find many takers in the segment, especially when you consider the fact that their R3 retails for over INR 3.5 lakh on road.

Some of the styling cues on offer are – simple headlamp is adorned by LED daytime running units and a small visor. The fuel tank is embellished with stylish air intake pods, instrument console is a digi-analog piece, seats, tailpiece and exhaust are more or less inspired from FZ.

As of now, it is difficult to say more about this bike. But one thing is for sure, it is good to know that Yamaha India is working towards offering us something exciting in the near future.

via autoblogindia

 

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  • siddhartha padhy

    I have a feeling, this may not be MT-03. Apart from the body work, the crankcase also seems different. Engine cylinder has fins for air cooling, though there are pipes for liquid cooling. Could be an FZ series upgrade. May be not. Just a feeling.

    • The Dukeist

      Yamaha isn’t in 200cc market… So I suspect it to be a FZ-200… Overly equipped for 150 and under-equipped for 300… So safest bet a 200…

      • siddhartha padhy

        Yea, current MT03 is a better design and more minimalist by design. The swing-arm is also box type in this spy shot. Overall finish of MT03 is a class ahead (though it is only a spy shot). Probably a 200-250 cc to counter duke brothers. And what’s wrong with the silencer!

  • Nitesh Kumar

    this maybe the new FZ-? ..

  • Siddhesh Anil Gharat

    Yes Siddhartha, I suspect it to be a 250 single.

  • Shekar

    Looks like the engine is from LANDER

    • siddhartha padhy

      Bingo!! Lander 250 (XTZ). Good observations man!

  • Arnold Seva

    “What was earlier reported by us as the Yamaha MT-03, is actually a completely new motorcycle.”

    Actually when I read your earlier article one thing struck me at once – the exhaust. That is FZ’s exhaust and not MT-03.

  • mad

    cannot comment on CC but looks like 150 as the crank case is pretty small for a 200 and it looks like oil cooled + air cooled, as fins are clearly visible. Maybe a engine derived from R15 but oil cooled to bump up the power and keep the cost low.

  • Front is derived form MT slaze, tank/tank scop form MT-03, rear, exhaust…from FZ.
    IF it is 200+ cc then definitely its going to be a delight.