Enthusiast Mohit Bhardwaj sent Overdrive these spy photos that are clear enough for readers to learn the differences from current version. In the looks department, FZ S version 2 seems to retain its Hulk while getting updated trims and minor revamps.
For starters, new FZ S gets redesigned head lamp unit, clear lens turn lights, all digital LCD instrument console, air scoops newly fitted below fuel tank (as found in Concept FZ S), split seats, new grab rails, leaner and longer exhaust with etched aluminium motif, new tyre hugger and fresh tail light assembly. Oh I missed out the kick starter, no actually Yamaha did.
Apart from the list of cosmetic upgrades, Yamaha might also amp up the power train, as word around suggests a 170cc engine to rev on the FZ S version 2. It will most likely be the same cylinder bored further to accommodate 170cc of displacement. This alleged engine revamp is assumed to increase max. power to about 17PS. Gearbox will remain at 5 speed configuration.
Yamaha just earlier this month gave FZ series of bikes new colours to wear, just like Bajaj gave its Pulsar range of bikes. Out of which, three new skins were featured on FZ S that included Preying Red, Pouncing Black and Hawk-Eye Gold.
With improved looks and expected increase in power, new FZ S should help improve market share for Yamaha in India. Launch is expected in Q3 this year, price is likely to go marginally upwards from existing tag of Rs. 73,285 (ex-showroom Delhi).