Yamaha motors today re launched its most popular bike Yamaha FZ-S Fi under 150 CC segment. Yamaha has launched FZ-S back in 2018 in India market and had huge fan following due to its macho stance (thanks to its Triple Muscular Concept – “Muscular silhouette, Muscular Body parts and Muscular Chassis.” Since then the bike has been updated just once in its life cycle in 2014 with fuel injection, named as version 2.0. Now a second life cycle update has been done and the bike has been updated with all new 220mm dia single rear disc brakes while the front braking is managed by the same standard 282mm dia disc brake.
The Japanese bike has incidentally completed 10 years in Indian market and is still most popular bike in India, Yamaha has to offer. The FZ-S Fi is the only bike in this segment to provide fuel injection. The bike has now a new shade available in a vibrant ‘Armada Blue’ colour, refreshed instrument control with LCD multi-function digital display, upgraded tail lamps and rear design, priced at 86,042.00 ex-showroom-Delhi.
Speaking on the launch, Roy Kurian, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales, said, “The legacy of Yamaha’s FZ series in India is all about the inheritance of a unique motorcycling passion. Immensely popular with Indian bikers all the way through almost 10 years from the day it was launched in India, and winning over a million hearts, it was crowned to become the ‘lord of the streets’ by the collective culture of the country’s motorcycling. While its best seller features like build and appearance, superior engine technology, fuel mileage and suspension are retained, the new additions will excite the present and new customers.”
The bike is now powered with new 149 CC displacement, air cooled, fuel injected, 4 stroke, SOCH, 2 valve, single cylinder engine, which generates 13.1 PS and 12.8 Nm torque. However, this is surprisingly a smaller unit as compared to the previous engine with 153 cc unit, seen on the older FZ-S Fi. Though the bike has improved weight ratio which increases the efficiency and performance compared to the previous one.
The Yamaha FZ-S Fi will be locking horns with Honda Hornet CB 160, Suzuki Gixxer, Pulsar NS 160 and the upcoming apache 160.