Yamaha’s stunning FZ-S motorbike has been eagerly awaited by biking enthusiasts in the country ever since it was displayed at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. Featuring a host of cosmetic updates, the new FZ-S and FZ will be seen with split seats, new headlight design, new instrument control with LCD multi function digital display, refreshed tail lamps and rear design. Both new Yamaha motorcycles will also feature attractive decals.
Offered in a total of six colours, three new for each, Yamaha says that they have designed the two new bikes to look more macho, more powerful and more comfortable. Explaining more on the three points, they elaborated that compared to the older bikes, new Yamaha motorcycles will be aerodynamic, will offer best in class initial pickup, less vibrations, increased fuel efficiency, and new grip design radial tubeless tyres.
Speaking about the new Blue Core Engine, this is a 149 cc unit generating 13.1 PS and 12.8 Nm torque. This surprisingly is a smaller unit as compared to the previous 153 cc unit. But thanks to improved design, reduced weight, the performance and efficiency is much better than before.
Talking about numbers, the new FZ-S and FZ is about 3 kgs lighter than the previous variants, which makes it the lightest in the segment (132 kg kerb weight). Yamaha has managed to improve the 0-100 kmph time, increase mileage by 14% and reduce CO2 emissions, making the bike more eco-friendly than before.
Scan through the official release for techspecs of new Yamaha FZ-S and FZ.
Yamaha Motor India Sales presents FZ Version 2.0 and FZ-S Version 2.0
Built on Yamaha’s New Generation ‘Blue Core’ engine concept offering a more powerful, fuel-efficient, eco-friendly, 149cc fuel-injected engine mounted on a newly-designed lightweight body
New Delhi, 30 June 2014: Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd., today launched 2 new models to comprise its very successful FZ Series. The new models FZ Version 2.0 and FZ-S Version 2.0 are mounted with a newly designed air-cooled 149cc 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder fuel-injected engine on a lightweight frame to realize the product concept of a “Sharpened & Power-packed New FZ.” With the launch of these new models targeted at young men between the ages of 18-30, the company hopes to see a steep growth in the customer base, especially keeping in mind the mileage conscious target audience.
The eagerly-anticipated launch took place today at J W Marriott Hotel, New Delhi as Bollywood heartthrob John Abraham unveiled the new models to public applause and delight. The new FZ Version 2.0 and FZ-S Version 2.0 will be available in the market beginning July 2014.
The FZ Series motorcycles were first introduced in 2008 and went on to win a following primarily among trend-conscious young men. The features that make the FZ models so popular are its outstanding acceleration in city riding and its distinctive styling and design.
Building on the reputation, the new FZ Series models have been newly developed with Yamaha’s New Generation Engine Development Ideal – ‘Blue Core’ featuring improved performance in all areas, including fuel efficiency, acceleration and environmental friendliness. Its key features include (1) new engine offering class-leading acceleration with 14% improvement in fuel economy and compliant with BS IV emission standards
(2) Fuel injection and light weight (lightest in 150cc class) to enhance engine performance (3) Newly Designed Tandem Seat & Grab bar for good rider comfort (4) Multi-function instrument panel featuring an “ECO Indicator” that lights up when the machine is ridden in an eco-friendly manner (5) New front and rear suspension settings (6) New Chassis-related changes for a light, agile ride (7) New Front and Rear tires for improved handling stability.
The new FZ models possess a design that reflects Yamaha’s philosophy of ‘Refined Dynamism’ that is meant to captivate users and help create vibrant lifestyles through unparalleled beauty and dynamism. There were individual colouring concepts set for the FZ and FZ-S. For the FZ, the colours were chosen based upon the concept of ‘Simple, Stylish and Sporty’. The colouring concept for the FZ-S was ‘Street, Cyber and Sporty’, designed to project a high-tech image by creating an effect that makes it seem as if the body is emitting sharp fluorescent light.
|Name||Launch date||Ex-Showroom Delhi|
Panther Black & Scorching Red
|30th June 2014||` 76,250/-|
Astral Blue, Moonwalk White, Cyber Green & Molten Orange
|30th June 2014||` 78,250/-|
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Masaki Asano, Managing Director, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd, said, “The FZ series has been a stellar performer ever since its launch in 2008. With the introduction of the new FZ and FZ-S armed with the next generation ‘Blue Core’ engine concept the new models are bound to offer a power-packed performance with improved fuel efficiency. ‘Blue Core’ is a development ideal for new-generation engines that take riding enjoyment, fuel efficiency and environmental performance to levels that have never been reached before. Moreover, the sporty look and aggressive styling of the New FZ models will surely appeal to today’s assertive generation.”
Mr. Roy Kurian, Vice President, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd, added, “We have a strong presence in the 150cc deluxe segment with customised focus on high performance, supreme technology and exquisite styling. With these new model introductions we certainly hope to strengthen our foothold in the segment. In the Deluxe segment, we currently command around 16.2% market share in India.”
With the new launch, the company is confident that it will be able to make new inroads in the customer base, especially those who are fuel economy conscious. The company is very bullish on the new launch and is very confident that it will help to maintain the strong growth numbers the company has witnessed in last few years.
The technical specifications sheet is also attached for reference.
|Homologation Type Code||—|
|Model type code||2GS2|
|Chassis type code||RG072|
|Engine type code||G3C8E|
|Minimum ground clearance||160mm|
|Wet(with oil and a full fuel tank)||132kg|
|Minimum turning radius||2.6m|
|Engine type||Air cooled,4-stroke,SOHC, 2-valve|
|Cylinder arrangement||Single cylinder|
|Bore & stroke||57.3 × 57.9mm|
|Compression ratio||9.5 ? 1|
|Maximum horse power||9.7kW(13.1PS)/8000r/min|
|Maximum torque||12.8N?m( 1.3 kgf?m)/6000r/min)|
|Starting system type||Electric|
|Lubrication system||Force-feed lubrication,wet sump|
|Engine oil capacity||1.2L|
|Fuel tank capacity||12L|
|Carburetor Type/Fuel supply||Fuel injection|
|Ignition system type||TCI(Transistor controlled ignition)|
|Spark plug model||CPR8EA-9|
|Primary reduction ratio||3.409 (75/22)|
|Secondary reduction ratio||2.929 (41/14)|
|Clutch type||Wet, multiple-disc|
|Transmission type||Constant mesh 5-speed|
|Gear ratio-1st gear||2.714 (38/14)|
|Gear ratio-2nd gear||1.789 (34/19)|
|Gear ratio-3rd gear||1.318 (29/22)|
|Gear ratio-4th gear||1.045 (23/22)|
|Gear ratio-5th gear||0.875 (21/24)|
|Gear ratio-6th gear||—|
NYLOGRIP ZAPPER-FX? (Tubeless)
|Brake type(Front)||Hydraulic disc brake|
|Brake type(Rear)||Mechanical leading trailing shoe brake?Drum brake?|
|Diameter of brake disk(Front)||267mm|
|Diameter of brake disk(Rear)||–|
|Inside diameter of drum / Effective radius of disc(Front)||242mm|
|Inside diameter of drum / Effective radius of disc(Rear)||130mm|
|Shock absorber assembly type(Front)||Coil spring/oil damper|
|Shock absorber assembly type(Rear)||Coil spring/oil damper|
|Inner tube diameter of front fork||41mm|
|Headlight bulb type||Halogen bulb|
|Turn signal light(Front)||12V,10W×2|
|Turn signal light(Rear)||12V,10W×2|
|Trip meter||Liquid crystal|
|Water temperature meter||—|