Yamaha has launched the new updated FZ FI version 2.0 in India at Rs 76,250 and FZ-S at Rs 78,250 ex-Delhi. The motorcycle has undergone significant revisions all over. Talking point is the new FZ features fuel injection which is part of the new Yamaha technology called Blue Core. This new tech is claimed to bring in lower fuel consumption, cut power loss and increase combustion efficiency. The improved combustion chamber and air intake, optimised crank inertia, lighter moving parts, advanced electric charging system, roller rocker arm and FI system with closed loop are part of the Blue Core tech for the new FZ.
The 149.1cc fuel injected engine makes 13.1PS of power and 12.8Nm. Power drops on the new FZ FI and FZ-S from 14PS to 13.1PS Â while torque drops from 13.6Nm to 12.8Nm.Â The Blue Core, Yamaha claims, enables a quicker low down thrust and Â an increase of 14 per cent in fuel economy. The Yamaha FZ-S has improved breathing, combustion and exhaust to enhance efficiency and lower emissions (BS4 compliant). Yamaha says that the new FZâs injectors need cleaning after every 6000km and the same interval applies for oil changes as well.
Yamaha claims that the updated FZ FI version 2.0 is 3kg lighter than before (now 132kg) and is one of the lightest 150cc motorcycles available right now. The older motorcycle has been around since 2008 and has barely seen any revisions apart from the regular stickering jobs and colours. A kick lever had also been introduced in the FZ some years back.
The fresh update doesn’t just cover the engine but also the body. The new Yamaha FZ FI version 2.0 gets a new all digital instrument cluster with an ecometer, split seats, new exhaust, tail lamp, tyre hugger and indicators.
The new FZ will be available in four colours and is on sale now.Â Click here to read our first ride impressions of the bike.
Here is the press release
2014 Yamaha FZ and FZ-S version 2.0 launch press release
Yamaha Motor India Sales presents FZ Version 2.0 and FZ-S Version 2.0
Built on Yamahaâs New Generation âBlue Coreâ engine concept offering a more powerful, fuel-efficient, eco-friendly, 149cc fuel-injected engine mounted on a newly-designed lightweight body
New Delhi, 30 June 2014: Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd., today launched 2 new models to comprise its very successful FZ Series. The new models FZ Version 2.0 and FZ-S Version 2.0 are mounted with a newly designed air-cooled 149cc 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder fuel-injected engine on a lightweight frame to realize the product concept of a âSharpened & Power-packed New FZ.â With the launch of these new models targeted at young men between the ages of 18-30, the company hopes to see a steep growth in the customer base, especially keeping in mind the mileage conscious target audience.
The eagerly-anticipated launch took place today at J W Marriott Hotel, New Delhi as Bollywood heartthrob John Abraham unveiled the new models to public applause and delight. The new FZ Version 2.0 and FZ-S Version 2.0 will be available in the market beginning July 2014.
The FZ Series motorcycles were first introduced in 2008 and went on to win a following primarily among trend-conscious young men. The features that make the FZ models so popular are its outstanding acceleration in city riding and its distinctive styling and design.
Building on the reputation, the new FZ Series models have been newly developed with Yamahaâs New Generation Engine Development Ideal â âBlue Coreâ featuring improved performance in all areas, including fuel efficiency, acceleration and environmental friendliness. Its key features include (1) new engine offering class-leading acceleration with 14% improvement in fuel economy and compliant with BS IV emission standards
(2) Fuel injection and light weight (lightest in 150cc class) to enhance engine performance (3) Newly Designed Tandem Seat & Grab bar for good rider comfort (4) Multi-function instrument panel featuring an âECO Indicatorâ that lights up when the machine is ridden in an eco-friendly manner (5) New front and rear suspension settings (6) New Chassis-related changes for a light, agile ride (7) New Front and Rear tires for improved handling stability.
The new FZ models possess a design that reflects Yamahaâs philosophy of âRefined Dynamismâ that is meant to captivate users and help create vibrant lifestyles through unparalleled beauty and dynamism. There were individual colouring concepts set for the FZ and FZ-S. For the FZ, the colours were chosen based upon the concept of âSimple, Stylish and Sportyâ. The colouring concept for the FZ-S was âStreet, Cyber and Sportyâ, designed to project a high-tech image by creating an effect that makes it seem as if the body is emitting sharp fluorescent light.
Text Box: FZ-S Version 2.0
Panther Black & Scorching Red
30th June 2014
Astral Blue, Moonwalk White, Cyber Green & Molten Orange
30th June 2014
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Masaki Asano, Managing Director, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd, said, âThe FZ series has been a stellar performer ever since its launch in 2008. With the introduction of the new FZ and FZ-S armed with the next generation âBlue Coreâ engine concept the new models are bound to offer a power-packed performance with improved fuel efficiency. âBlue Coreâ is a development ideal for new-generation engines that take riding enjoyment, fuel efficiency and environmental performance to levels that have never been reached before. Moreover, the sporty look and aggressive styling of the New FZ models will surely appeal to todayâs assertive generation.â
Mr. Roy Kurian, Vice President, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd, added, âWe have a strong presence in the 150cc deluxe segment with customised focus on high performance, supreme technology and exquisite styling. With these new model introductions we certainly hope to strengthen our foothold in the segment. In the Deluxe segment, we currently command around 16.2% market share in India.â
With the new launch, the company is confident that it will be able to make new inroads in the customer base, especially those who are fuel economy conscious. The company is very bullish on the new launch and is very confident that it will help to maintain the strong growth numbers the company has witnessed in last few years.