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Yamaha FZ and FZ-S FI version 2.0 vs older model- price, features, spec

Yamaha FZ-S v2 john abraham
Launched back in 2009, Yamaha FZ-16 made many fans in very short time. In March 2009, Yamaha launched FZ-S with front visor, striking colour theme and marginally higher price tag. It worked. Soon the Japanese motorcycle maker launched Fazer 150 which is nothing but FZ-16 with a giant fairing on front end asking for bigger bill. It worked again. Then Yamaha periodically gave the trio livery updates and no mechanical changes, keeping bikes trendy and fans happy.

At 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, Yamaha showcased next generation FZ-S concept with significant design changes; no word about engine or power spec. Spy shots did not help to determine performance upgrades either. Word around suggested slightly bigger engine with more power would be featured to step up its game. When Yamaha recently sent out media invites for “unveiling of a new chapter” today, it was almost clear that new FZ facelift would be coming out. And it did.

Yamaha FZ-S v2.0 colour
Yamaha launched FZ and FZ-S version 2.0 today and talked about market research and styling updates given to the bikes, one piece of information came as a surprise and stuck to our minds. New 2014 FZ & FZ-S share smaller engine with lesser power! Its not a jump from 153cc to 125cc, still 149cc itches. Not to mention recorded max. power and peak torque dip from 14 PS and 13.6 Nm to 13.1 PS and 12.8 Nm. It was unclear how it could be an upgrade, at this point.

Yamaha Motor India cleared it out by announcing newly implemented ‘BlueCore’ technology to improve combustion efficiency and reduce power loss thereby saving performance of FZ version 2 bikes. Yamaha’s fuel injection system and reduced chassis weight (by 3 kg) also contributes to keeping up appearances on a rev match.

Yamaha FZ-S v2.0 engine
Surprisingly, Yamaha managed to make new FZ and FZ-S v2.0 bikes more appealing by claiming improved 0-100 sprint time and hike in mileage by 14% along with lowered CO2 emission. FZ is now the lightest in segment weighing just 132 kg (kerb weight). In short, Yamaha has made FZ to look more beefy, invite more eyes, be more aerodynamic, and easier on the pocket (after purchase).

Significant changes from older FZ apart from power train includes new body graphics, redesigned headlight unit, new visor, clear turn indicators, new multifunction digital instrument panel with ECO indicator, air scoops below tank, split seats, new pillion grab rails, redesigned exhaust end cap, new tire hugger, fresh tail light assembly, redesigned tire treads and tweaked front and rear suspension settings.

Yamaha FZ-S v2.0 instrument
Color options of 2014 Yamaha FZ version 2.0 include Panther Black & Scorching Red; priced at Rs. 76,250 ex-showroom Delhi. That of new FZ-S ver. 2.0 include Astral Blue, Moonwalk White, Cyber Green & Molten Orange; priced at Rs. 78,250 ex-showroom Delhi.

Check launch story of Yamaha FZ & FZ-S version 2.0 and picture gallery here.

Check detailed comparison of old and new Yamaha FZ’s technical specifications:


DescriptionNew FZ & FZ-S version 2.0Older FZ & FZ-S version 1.0
Model nameFZFZ
Homologation Type Code
Model type code2GS1NA
Chassis type codeRG071NA
Engine type codeG3C8ENA
Dimension – Weight
Overall length1,990mm2,075mm
Overall width770mm770mm
Overall height1,030mm1090mm
Seat height790mm790mm
Minimum ground clearance160mm160mm
Wet(with oil and a full fuel tank)132kg135kg
Fuel Consumption
Minimum turning radius2.6mNA
Engine Performance
Engine typeAir cooled,4-stroke,SOHC, 2-valveAir cooled,4-stroke,SOHC, 2-valve
Cylinder arrangementSingle cylinderSingle cylinder
Displacement149 cc153 cc
Bore & stroke57.3 × 57.9mm58.0 × 57.9mm
Compression ratio9.5 :19.5:1
Maximum horse power9.7kW(13.1PS)/8000r/min14PS @ 7500 rpm
Maximum torque12.8Nm( 1.3 kgf.m)/6000r/min)13.6Nm @ 6000rpm
Starting system typeElectricElectric & Kick
Lubrication systemForce-feed lubrication,wet sumpWet Sump
Engine oil capacity1.2 litres1.2 litres
Fuel tank capacity12 litres12 litres
Carburetor Type/Fuel supplyFuel injectionCarburetor
Ignition system typeTCI(Transistor controlled ignition)TCI(Transistor controlled ignition)
Spark plug modelCPR8EA-9NA
Battery voltage/capacity12V,4.0AH(10H)12 V, 5.0 Ah
Battery TypeETZ-5NA
Final driveChain
Primary reduction ratio3.409 (75/22)3.409 (75/22)
Secondary reduction ratio2.929 (41/14)2.857
Clutch typeWet, multiple-discWet, multiple-disc
Gear ratio
Transmission typeConstant mesh 5-speedConstant mesh 5-speed
Shift typeReturnReturn
Gear ratio-1st gear2.714 (38/14)2.714 (38/14)
Gear ratio-2nd gear1.789 (34/19)1.789 (34/19)
Gear ratio-3rd gear1.318 (29/22)1.318 (29/22)
Gear ratio-4th gear1.045 (23/22)1.045 (23/22)
Gear ratio-5th gear0.875 (21/24)0.875 (21/24)
Frame typeDiamondDiamond
Caster angle25°025°0
Tire size(Front)100/80-17M/C(52P)MRF NYLOGRIP ZAPPER-FX1 (Tubeless)100/80-17
Tire size(Rear)140/60-R17M/C(63P)MRF revz-Y (Tubeless)140/60-R17
Brake type(Front)Hydraulic disc brake with 2 pot caliperHydraulic disc brake with 2 pot caliper
Brake type(Rear)Mechanical leading trailing shoe brake/Drum brakeMechanical leading trailing shoe brake/Drum brake
Diameter of brake disk(Front)267mm267mm
Diameter of brake disk(Rear)
Inside diameter of drum / Effective radius of disc(Front)242mm242mm
Inside diameter of drum / Effective radius of disc(Rear)130mm130mm
Suspension type(Front)TelescopicTelescopic
Suspension type(Rear)MonocrossMonocross
Shock absorber
Shock absorber assembly type(Front)Coil spring/oil damperCoil spring/oil damper
Shock absorber assembly type(Rear)Coil spring/oil damperCoil spring/oil damper
Wheel travel(Front)130mm130mm
Wheel travel(Rear)120mm120mm
Inner tube diameter of front fork41mm41mm
Bulbs(voltage/wattagex quantity)
Headlight bulb typeHalogen bulbHalogen bulb
Headlight12V,35/35W×112 V, 35/35W
Auxiliary light12V,5W×1NA
Brake/tail light12V,21/5W×1NA
Turn signal light(Front)12V,10W×2NA
Turn signal light(Rear)12V,10W×2NA
OdometerLiquid crystalLiquid crystal
Trip meterLiquid crystalLiquid crystal
Water temperature meter
Fuel gaugeDigitalDigital


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