Yamaha has updated its highest-selling motorcycle, the FZ-S FI, with a couple of visual tweaks, features, new colour schemes and a new variant. This time, the updates are limited to only the FZ-S FI and not the base FZ FI. The prices for the new Yamaha FZ-S FI now start at Rs 1,15,900.
Variants and Prices
The Yamaha FZ-S FI is now available in two different variants. The base FZ-S FI is now priced at Rs 1,15,900, which makes it Rs 1,000 more expensive than before. In addition, there is a new more premium FZ-S FI DLX variant, which carries a premium of Rs 3,000, and is priced at Rs 1,18,900.
The biggest change in the new Yamaha FZ-S FI is the revised tail section, which now sports a slimmer looking clear lens LED taillight. It also gets Bluetooth connectivity as a part of the standard equipment list. The more premium DLX variant of the FZ-S FI is Rs 3,000 more expensive than the standard variant, and gets LED turn indicators and coloured alloy wheels. The turn indicators will not be factory fitted but will be installed at the dealerships, the cost of which are included in the asking price of the motorcycle.
The standard FZ-S FI is now available in two colour options of Matte Red and Dark Matte Blue. On the other hand, the new DLX variant of the motorcycle is offered in three colour options – Metallic Black with golden alloy wheels, Metallic Grey with blue alloy wheels and Majesty Red with golden alloy wheels. The Metallic Black and Majesty Red colour options also get a contrasting brown coloured seat.
Apart from these visual changes, there are no mechanical changes introduced in the Yamaha FZ-S FI. The 150cc urban commuter retains its four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 149cc engine, which produces 12.4 bhp @ 7,250 rpm of maximum power and 13.3 Nm @ 5,500 rpm of maximum torque output. Other mechanical components like the 6-speed gearbox, suspension combination of 41mm telescopic forks at the front and mono-shock at the rear, 110/80-17 front and 140/60 R17 rear tubeless tyres and 282mm front disc and 220mm rear disc brakes are also the same as before.
In terms of equipment, the Yamaha FZ-S FI continues to get an LED headlamp, fully digital instrument console, chrome surrounds for fuel tank edges, engine cowl, rear tyre hugger and single-piece pillion grab rail. There are no changes to the FZ too, on which the FZ-S is based as a more premium version of the motorcycle. The motorcycle continues to be the same as the old design for the tail section.
With the new prices, the Yamaha FZ-S FI continues to rival the like of premium 150cc offerings like Bajaj Pulsar NS160, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Honda XBlade, Hero Xtreme 160R and Suzuki Gixxer 150.