Yamaha FZ S Fi feels over priced when compared to other 150cc segment bikes in India. It carries fuel injection and comes out to be the only bike with this technology around its price tag. It rivals Suzuki Gixxer and Honda CB Hornet 160R. The engine on the Yamaha FZS is ultra smooth 149cc unit producing 12.9 BHP and 12.8 Nm of torque. On 31 Aug 2017, Yamaha introduced a new variant called the 'Dark Night' for the FZ-S FI and you have to shell out Rs 1000 more for this edition. The new edition is a cosmetic update and gets a matte black paint scheme with chrome graphics.
The FZ-S now retails at Rs 83,042 (ex-Delhi), a Rs 632 drop over the previous price of Rs 83,674. Yamaha FZ-S is one of the most successful street motorcycles that comes with a muscular body design and promises superior performance. The bike is a descendant of the iconic streetbike, Yamaha FZ1 that caters high-end motorcycle admirers.
Yamaha FZs is powered by a 153cc, four-stroke, air-cooled engine that comes mated to a five-speed gearbox. It develops a maximum power of 13.8bhp at 7,500rpm with a peak torque of 13.6Nm at 6,000rpm. On the other hand, FZ-S FI gets its power from a 149cc, four-stroke, air-cooled, fuel injected engine that generates a peak power of 12.9bhp at 8,000rpm with a maximum torque of 12.8Nm at 6,000rpm. It is mated to a five-speed transmission system and uses wet multiplate clutch setup. Yamaha FZs V2.0 employs Yamaha “Blue Core” engine concept that ensures efficient combustion and cooling with a considerable reduction in power loss. With this technology in hand, the manufacturer claims an improved fuel economy for the bike.
Both bikes are built on a diamond chassis and runs on 100/80-17 front and 140/60-17 rear tubeless tyres with black alloy wheels. Yamaha has equipped FZs series with telescopic forks at the front with monocross single shock absorber at the rear. The bikes are fitted with disc brake at the front and drum brake at the rear end to give an enhanced braking.
Yamaha FZs as said earlier, is one of the most beautifully crafted motorcycles the country has seen so far. The front profile of the bike incorporates a triangular shaped headlamp section with a positioning light at the top. A small black visor crowned above gives the bike a pure naked appearance. Coming to the rear, Yamaha FZ-S has a sporty single seat whereas FZs V2.0 comes with a split seat. The rear grab rails are impressively mounted on the rear side panels marking a striking appearance. The tail end section of FZs V2.0 is given a facelift, which now comes with a small tail lamp and a tyre hugger that looks ravishing. The instrument console of the bike is purely digital that displays speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and tripmeter.