Yamaha India launched the new FZ V3 and the FZ-S V3 in the Indian market last month. The new FZ V3 is priced at Rs. 95,000 while the FZ-S FI is priced at Rs. 97,000. Yamaha has released a new TVC which highlights the features of the new bike. Here is the TVC.
The new TVC highlights features like the LED headlight, ABS, FI technology, higher handle position, class-leading tyre width, more masculine styling and more comfortable dual-level seat of the bike. Yamaha earlier released the TVC of the FZ V3 too, and this is a separate video.
The new FZ-S V3 is the beefier version of the two bikes and gets extra muscles on it. Even though Yamaha has added the V3 suffix that suggests a generation-update for the FZ series, the changes are only cosmetic. However, they are quite substantial, and the bikes look way different from the outgoing bikes.
The new updates include the addition of new LED headlamp, which is inspired by the Yamaha M-Slaz naked bike sold in the South East Asian markets. The bike also gets all-new instrument cluster. The all-digital instrument cluster has grown in size and now shows more information. It has been designed to be visible even under the direct sunlight. To make the motorcycle look much more muscular and powerful, Yamaha has added new tank extensions to the bike that gives it a very raw look.
Yamaha has also updated the riding position of the bike and has installed a 22mm higher handlebar. It makes the rider sit upright in a more comfortable position. The seat of the bike is also new. It now gets a single-piece seat which is two-level replacing the older split seats of the bike. The Yamaha FZ-S V3 also gets a new more muscular belly pan. The rear tail section of the Yamaha FZ-S V3 remains unchanged, and it looks similar to the previous model. Also adding to the new design is the new exhaust design of the bike, which has been taken from the Yamaha FZ-25.
Both the FZ and the FZ-S retain the engine from the last generation bike, and no changes have been made to it. It is a 149cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine that generates a maximum power of 13.2 PS at 8,000 rpm and a peak torque of 12.8 Nm at 6,000 rpm. Yamaha says that the bike now offers a much better low-end torque. Even the front and rear suspension have been retained from the previous bike. Yamaha is expected to launch a new, more powerful version of the FZ range next year.
To meet the upcoming safety rules, which makes it mandatory for all the two-wheelers that are powered by the 125cc or larger engine to offer ABS, Yamaha has added a single-channel ABS too. However, there are disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels of the bike.