In December 2020, Yamaha had registered the name FZ-X for Indian market. Ever since this news came, there have been several speculations about the upcoming motorcycle. It was initially thought that Yamaha will be introducing an adventure version of regular FZ naked motorcycle. The rumours later proved to be wrong when the upcoming FZ-X motorcycle was finally spotted testing before launch. Yamaha finally launched their all-new motorcycle in the market today. The prices for the Yamaha FZ-X motorcycle starts at Rs 1,16,800, ex-showroom. It is Yamaha’s first ever motorcycle with retro styling in Indian market.
Yamaha is offering the FZ-X motorcycle in two variants. The version without Yamaha Motorcycle Connect feature and one that offers it. The version offering Yamaha Motorcycle Connect feature is priced at Rs 1,19,800, ex-showroom. As the name suggests, FZ-X is actually based on the 150-cc FZ motorcycle from the brand. In terms of design, it has no similarity to the other motorcycle. The design of FZ-X motorcycles is actually inspired from Yamaha’s XSR 155 motorcycle which is available in international markets. The FZ-X follows a neo-retro design that gives it a distinct look from any other motorcycle in the Yamaha line up.
Starting with the front, it gets a round LED headlamp with circular LED DRLs around. The front gets telescopic suspension at the front with boots around it for the retro look. The tank has tear drop design but, has some elements that gives it a muscular look. The wheels on this motorcycle are alloys with block pattern tyres. The raised handle bars provides the rider an upright riding posture that converts to a comfortable ride. As we move to the rear, there is a mono-shock suspension, grab rail and an LED tail light on the motorcycle.
There are chrome garnished elements on the motorcycle. Almost every part has gloss or matte finished black paint. Even the upswept exhaust gets a black finish to it. Yamaha will offering the all-new FZ-X in three colours – Matt Copper, Matt Black, and Metallic Blue. One of the main attraction on this motorcycle other than its design is the instrument cluster. It is an LCD unit that shows all the necessary information. It comes with Bluetooth connectivity that shows incoming calls, SMS alerts, malfunction information, battery level, engine oil check, parking record, bike locator, rev meter and so on.
Like many other Yamaha motorcycle, FZ-X won’t start if the rider forgets to fold the side stand on the motorcycle. Yamaha has already started accepting bookings for the all-new FZ-X and they have also announced that the first 200 customers to book the FZ-X will get a Yamaha original Casio G-Shock watch. Interested buyers can get in touch with the nearest dealership or can also do the same by visiting Yamaha’s online sales platform.
The design and features on the Yamaha FZ-X are new but, what remains the same is the engine. It uses the same engine that we have already seen in FZ-Fi. The 149-cc engine in the FZ- generates 12 Bhp and 13.6 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes with a 5-speed gearbox and it gets disc brakes both at the front and rear with single-channel ABS.