2014 Yamaha FZ-S Version 2.0
Yamaha FZ when launched back in the year 2008 attracted huge attention from the people; it was appreciated for its good looks and powerful engine in its class. Since then Yamaha has not launched any new motorcycles except the R15 Version 2.0 and few scooters. When the Japanese two wheeler giant saw that other two wheeler manufacturers started launching their new products in the Indian market and the demand of their motorcycles are slowly going downwards then Yamaha decided to launch an updated version of their naked FZ-S in the Indian market.
First showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo Delhi, the FZ-S Version 2.0 surely grabbed lot of eyeballs, we have later have seen it being tested on the Indian roads which confirmed the fact that the launch of the version 2.0 is not far enough, but nobody knew exactly what Yamaha will be offering in their new motorcycle which will set it apart from its predecessor. We have seen few styling as well engine tweaks on the Yamaha R15 Version 2.0 when it was launched in the Indian market though, therefore will the new FZ-S Version 2.0 bring with it some new styling updates and engine tweaks as well let’s find out.
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STYLING DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE OLD AND THE FZ-S VERSION 2.0
FZ-S Version 2.0
Take a look at the new Yamaha FZ-S and instantly you will realize that the new bike looks more slimmer than its predecessor. You will also notice that the new motorcycle has received a sporty split seats which has changed the overall styling of the motorcycle to a great extent. You will also notice that the FZ-S Version 2.0 also has been fitted with a new tyre hugger at the rear of the motorcycle while at the front you will notice bigger air scoops under the fuel tank which has given the motorcycle more dynamic appeal. However the biggest change that the new FZ-S has received comes in the form of a new exhaust end cap which is also one reason why the new motorcycle looks more sporty and slick.
Now those above mentioned changes will definitely catch your attention, take a closer look and you will notice that the new FZ-S Version 2.0 comes with a new fully digitalised instrument console which also comes with a new Eco indicator. The new FZ-S also received new graphics which helps differentiate the new motorcycle from its predecessor. Beside all these the wide rear tyre which is perhaps another exciting feature of the motorcycle too received a new tread.
Overall the new motorcycle does manage to look different from its predecessor and also weighs less by almost 3 kilograms which definitely added to the better handling characteristics of the motorcycle.
The new Yamaha FZ-S Version 2.0 is powered by an Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve engine with a displacement of 149 cc unfortunately its predecessor had a bigger engine displacement of 153 cc. The new FZ-S also generates less power than its predecessor; the tweaked engine now generates 13.1PS of peak power at 8000 rpm and 12.8 Nm of peak torque at 6000 rpm (Its predecessor used to generate 14PS of power at 7,500 rpm and 13.6 Nm of torque).
Now coming to the new feature of this engine, both the Yamaha FZ-S and FZ has now a fuel injected engine which helps to deliver best engine performance at all speeds and also ensures high fuel efficiency combustion by delivering right amount of fuel to the engine depending on the riding condition. Yamaha is also claiming a 14 percent improvement in the fuel efficiency over its predecessor.
The new FZ-S Version 2.0 has been priced at INR 78,250 (Ex Showroom Delhi)
It is available with 4 color options which include Blue, White, Green and Orange.
The new Yamaha FZ-S V 2.0 faces some tough challenge from the following competitors in the Indian market:
|Specifications||Yamaha FZ version 2.0||Apache RTR 160||Honda CB Trigger CBS||Hero Xtreme|
|Engine||149cc, SOHC, Fuel Injection||159.7cc,SOHC Carburetor||150cc,SOHC,Carburetor||149.1cc, DOHC,Carburetor|
|Maximum Power||13.1PS||15.5PS||14 PS||14.4 PS|
|Suspension setup FRONT||Telescopic||Telescopic Forks||Telescopic||Telescopic,hydraulic|
|Suspension setup REAR||Monoshock||Monotube Inverted
gas filled Shocks
|Monoshock||5 step adjustable gas reservoir|
Yamaha has reduced the overall power output of the new motorcycle and thus it delivers less power than the old FZ-S but what has improved instead is the fuel efficiency. As already mentioned above Yamaha claims that the the new FZ-S now delivers 14 percent better fuel efficiency than its predecessor which definitely is good news for those who wants a fuel efficient motorcycle in this class. It also weighs less than its predecessor which definitely will effect its overall handling. Although the new motorcycle may not turn heads with its styling but it surely has become a better competitor than its predecessor technically.
|Engine type||Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve|
|Bore & Stroke||57.3mm x 57.9mm|
|Maximum output||9.7 kW (13.1PS) / 8000 rpm|
|Maximum torque||12.8 N･m (1.3 kg f･m) / 6000 rpm)|
|Lubrication type||Force-feed lubrication, wet sump|
|Fuel Supply||Fuel injection|
|Clutch type||Wet, multiple-disc|
|Transmission type||Constant mesh 5-speed|
|Gear ratio||1st=2.714 2nd=1.789 3rd=1.318 4th=1.045 5th=0.875|
|Cylinder layout||Single Cylinder|
|Battery||12V, 4.0AH (10H), Sealed type|
- * Improved Fuel efficiency
- * Fuel Injected engine
- * Styling
- * Generates less power now
- * No Rear Disc brake option
Yamaha Motor India Sales presents FZ Version 2.0 and FZ-S Version 2.0
Built on Yamaha’s New Generation ’Blue Core’ engine concept offering a more powerful, fuel-efficient, eco-friendly, 149cc fuel-injected engine mounted on a newly-designed lightweight body
30th 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 "Sharpened & Power-packed New FZ." 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 Yamaha’s New Generation Engine Development Ideal – ’Blue Core’ 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 “ECO Indicator” 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 Yamaha’s philosophy of ’Refined Dynamism’ 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 ’Simple, Stylish and Sporty’. The colouring concept for the FZ-S was ’Street, Cyber and Sporty’, designed to project a high-tech image by creating an effect that makes it seem as if the body is emitting sharp fluorescent light.
|Name||Launch date||Ex-Showroom Delhi|
|FZ Panther Black & Scorching Red||30th June 2014||76,250/-|
|FZ-S Astral Blue, Moonwalk White, Cyber Green & Molten Orange||30th June 2014||78,250/-|
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Masaki Asano, Managing Director, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd, said, "The 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 ’Blue Core’ engine concept the new models are bound to offer a power-packed performance with improved fuel efficiency. ’Blue Core’ 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 today’s assertive generation."
Mr. Roy Kurian, Vice President, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd, added, "We 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."
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.