Earlier, details of an upcoming Yamaha motorcycle was leaked online. There were also some spy shots that showcased a retro-looking motorcycle. Now, the motorcycle has been spotted without wearing any camouflage. The badging on the fuel tank is clear and it says FZ-X. It seems like the new motorcycle’s pictures were captured during a TVC shoot. The FZ-X was spotted in Himachal Pradesh near Atal Tunnel.
The motorcycle was in its full production form so it looks like Yamaha is gearing up for the launch. We can also see that there are two FZ-X in the pictures. One is coloured black while the other one is Orange. This suggests that there will be multiple colour options to choose from.
From the spy shots, we can see that the FZ-X is a modern retro motorcycle. So, it is a modern motorcycle that has design elements borrowed from a retro motorcycle. At the front, we get a very unique headlamp setup which seems like an LED unit. The headlamp is circular with a divided ring around it. We think that this will be used as the LED Daytime Running Lamp. hen there is a bulb in the centre of the headlamp which we think will be a projector unit. In this day and age, we hope that Yamaha uses LEDs instead of halogens.
Yamaha is using a matte-black front mudguard that suits the overall blacked-out look of the motorcycle. Only the fuel tank is coloured and every other thing on the bike is blacked out. We have seen similar colour schemes on the now discounted Royal Enfield Thunderbird X. The motorcycle also boasts fork gaiters which we do not know will be offered as standard or as an accessory. Yamaha is offering black alloy wheels which means it will come with tubeless tyres. The tyres also have a block type pattern which we have not seen on the regular FZ-S.
It seems like the FZ-X will also be offered with a sump guard which is a good thing but again we do not know if it will be an accessory or will come directly from the factory. The fuel tank has a teardrop shape like a cruiser and there are also two side blades which we have originally seen on bigger motorcycles. The side blades are there to protect the radiator but the FZ-X will not come with a radiator because it is an air-cooled engine.
We know that because the FZ-X will be sharing its engine with the FZ-Fi V3. So, it will be a 149 cc air-cooled petrol engine that produces 12.4 hp of max power and 13.3 Nm of peak torque. It should come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The FZ-X will also share the underpinnings like the chassis, suspension and brakes with the FZ also.
The wheelbase of the FZ-X is identical to the FZ, measuring at 1,330 mm. Having said that there are differences in other measurements. The FZ-X measures 2,020 mm in length, 785 mm in width and is 1,115 mm in height. So, it is longer, wider and taller than the FZ. We expect that the FZ-X will be priced at a premium of Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 10,000 over the FZ.