Finally, Yamaha has launched the third generation FZ at the beginning of New Year. The new Yamaha FZ has been launched at a starting price of Rs. 95,000 and the price for FZ-S is 97,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new Yamaha FZ-S gets a completely new design with a host of new upgraded features over previous models. It also comes with an improved engine and performance. The new version of FZ gets AntiLock Braking system which is compulsory for bike above 125 cc. Yamaha offers FZ and FZ-S with dual channel ABS at Rs. 1.33 Lakh and Rs. 1.44 Lakh respectively. Yahama started a 150 cc segment back in 2008 and now trying to re-establish the dominance through Yamaha FZ V3.0. Along with the FZ Yahama also launched the Yahama Fazer at price of Rs. 1.43 lakh, (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The new model of Yahama is completely different from its predecessor over looks. Now it gets the new beefed-up fuel tank, new full-LED dual pod headlamp unit and extended tank shrouds. It also gets the new alloy wheels, a new step-up style single-seat replacing the split seat and the fenders also have been redesigned. the new model comes with the turn indicators that have moved up a bit and new exhaust cover.
The new Yamaha FZ V3.0 is powered by the 149 cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine which generates a max power of 13.2 bhp and a peak torque of 12.8 Nm. The engine is mated with a 5-speed gearbox. The Yamaha FZ V3.0 comes with the same 41 mm telescopic forks up front and a monoshock unit at the rear, while braking performance comes from disc units at either end. The bike gets better braking control on the front wheel as it comes with single-channel ABS as standard.
Next month the new Yamaha FZ-S V3.0 will go on sale and will fight to the competitors including TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Honda CB Hornet 160R, Bajaj Pulsar NS160, and the Hero Xtreme 200R.