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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:


Description New FZ & FZ-S version 2.0 Older FZ & FZ-S version 1.0
Model name FZ FZ
Homologation Type Code
Model type code 2GS1 NA
Chassis type code RG071 NA
Engine type code G3C8E NA
Dimension – Weight
Overall length 1,990mm 2,075mm
Overall width 770mm 770mm
Overall height 1,030mm 1090mm
Seat height 790mm 790mm
Wheelbase 1,330mm 1,334mm
Minimum ground clearance 160mm 160mm
Wet(with oil and a full fuel tank) 132kg 135kg
Fuel Consumption
Minimum turning radius 2.6m NA
Engine Performance
Engine type Air cooled,4-stroke,SOHC, 2-valve Air cooled,4-stroke,SOHC, 2-valve
Cylinder arrangement Single cylinder Single cylinder
Displacement 149 cc 153 cc
Bore & stroke 57.3 × 57.9mm 58.0 × 57.9mm
Compression ratio 9.5 :1 9.5:1
Maximum horse power 9.7kW(13.1PS)/8000r/min 14PS @ 7500 rpm
Maximum torque 12.8Nm( 1.3 kgf.m)/6000r/min) 13.6Nm @ 6000rpm
Starting system type Electric Electric & Kick
Lubrication system Force-feed lubrication,wet sump Wet Sump
Engine oil capacity 1.2 litres 1.2 litres
Fuel tank capacity 12 litres 12 litres
Carburetor Type/Fuel supply Fuel injection Carburetor
Ignition system type TCI(Transistor controlled ignition) TCI(Transistor controlled ignition)
Spark plug model CPR8EA-9 NA
Battery voltage/capacity 12V,4.0AH(10H) 12 V, 5.0 Ah
Battery Type ETZ-5 NA
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction ratio 3.409 (75/22) 3.409 (75/22)
Secondary reduction ratio 2.929 (41/14) 2.857
Clutch type Wet, multiple-disc Wet, multiple-disc
Gear ratio
Transmission type Constant mesh 5-speed Constant mesh 5-speed
Shift type Return Return
Gear ratio-1st gear 2.714 (38/14) 2.714 (38/14)
Gear ratio-2nd gear 1.789 (34/19) 1.789 (34/19)
Gear ratio-3rd gear 1.318 (29/22) 1.318 (29/22)
Gear ratio-4th gear 1.045 (23/22) 1.045 (23/22)
Gear ratio-5th gear 0.875 (21/24) 0.875 (21/24)
Frame type Diamond Diamond
Caster angle 25°0 25°0
Trail 101mm 101mm
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 caliper Hydraulic disc brake with 2 pot caliper
Brake type(Rear) Mechanical leading trailing shoe brake/Drum brake Mechanical leading trailing shoe brake/Drum brake
Diameter of brake disk(Front) 267mm 267mm
Diameter of brake disk(Rear)
Inside diameter of drum / Effective radius of disc(Front) 242mm 242mm
Inside diameter of drum / Effective radius of disc(Rear) 130mm 130mm
Suspension type(Front) Telescopic Telescopic
Suspension type(Rear) Monocross Monocross
Shock absorber
Shock absorber assembly type(Front) Coil spring/oil damper Coil spring/oil damper
Shock absorber assembly type(Rear) Coil spring/oil damper Coil spring/oil damper
Wheel travel(Front) 130mm 130mm
Wheel travel(Rear) 120mm 120mm
Inner tube diameter of front fork 41mm 41mm
Bulbs(voltage/wattagex quantity)
Headlight bulb type Halogen bulb Halogen bulb
Headlight 12V,35/35W×1 12 V, 35/35W
Auxiliary light 12V,5W×1 NA
Brake/tail light 12V,21/5W×1 NA
Turn signal light(Front) 12V,10W×2 NA
Turn signal light(Rear) 12V,10W×2 NA
Meter NA
Speedometer Digital Digital
Tachometer Digital Digital
Odometer Liquid crystal Liquid crystal
Trip meter Liquid crystal Liquid crystal
Water temperature meter
Fuel gauge Digital Digital



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