The much-anticipated Yamaha FZ-X will finally go on sale in the Indian market today. While official bookings are yet to be commenced, Yamaha dealers have unofficially started taking pre-orders at an initial token amount of Rs 1,000 – 5,000.
The new Yamaha FZ-X is based on the FZS V3 platform. However, the motorcycle design seems inspired by the XSR 155. The Yamaha’s FZ range is available at a starting price of Rs 1.04 lakh, and the top-model cost between Rs 1.11 lakh (ex-showroom). It is expected that the new Yamaha FZ-X will be priced slightly more than the FZ Series. We believe the new FZ-X to cost around Rs 1.15 lakh.
Sharing styling cues from the XSR, the new FZ-X comes with a retro-styled circular LED headlamps with aluminium finished brackets. Other design highlights include a boxy fuel tank and upright handlebar, a flat seat and boomerang-shaped radiator grille. Adding to it, the bike has upswept exhaust and a digital instrument console.
Leaked document reveals, the new Yamaha FZ-X is 30mm longer, 4mm wider and 35mm taller than the naked sibling. It measures 2,020mm in length, 785mm in width and 1,115mm in height. The motorcycle has a wheelbase of 1,330mm, which is similar to the FZ15. The motorcycle will come in 3 colour options – Matte Orange, Matte Black and Blue.
It will be powered by a 149cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that also powers the FZ FI series. This engine produces a top power of 12bhp at 7,250rpm and 13.3Nm of torque at 5,500rpm. The engine will be paired to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox.
For suspension mechanism, the bike will have conventional telescopic front forks and 7-step adjustable monocross at the rear. The braking duties will be handled by a 282mm front and 220mm rear disc brakes. It will be further assisted by a single-channel ABS system.