New Delhi: Yamaha has launched an updated version of the FZ F1 and FZ-S F1 motorcycles in India with a starting price of Rs 1,03,700. The sporty bike has been given a few crucial updates which makes it a more alluring buy.
A new TV commercial has been launched by the Japanese bike maker highlighting some new features of the FZ-S, which is a premium version of the FZ series.
Apart from the several new features, a new colour option has also been provided – Matte red including the pre-existing shades such as Dark Knight, Dark Matte Blue, Matte Black and Vintage Edition.
The biggest update is the Yamaha Motorcycle Connect X technology which allows bikers to connect to their mobile phones to the instrument console of the bike via Bluetooth.
This feature was earlier limited to the Vintage Edition, but with further updates made across the FZ-range, the Connect X technology has been provided to the bikers to connect their mobile phones to their bikes via Bluetooth which allows them to access features such as ‘Answer back’, ‘E-lock’, ‘Locate my bike’, ‘Hazard’, etc.
The other updated features in the FZ-S include an LED headlight, fully digital negative LCD instrument panel, two-level single-piece seat and Bosch single-channel ABS. The updated version now includes 17-inch spoke alloy wheels and now weighs 2 kilos lighter than its predecessor at 135 kg.
However, too many changes have not been done in the mechanical specs. The FZ-S is very identical, powered by a 149cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that cranks out 12.2 bhp and 13.6Nm or peak torque. A five-speed gearbox is included. The hardware setup of the bike comprises of a telescopic fork at the front and a seven-step adjustable monocross at the rear.
On the occasion of launching the new features of the FZ-S bike, Yamaha said that it will continue to listen to the feedbacks by its consumers and will continue to launch new products under the banner of “The Call of The Blue”.
Despite so many updates made, Yamaha remains one among the most affordable in its segment. The updates have not led to a hike in the prices. There has been a little hike in the range of Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,500. Its competitors segment heavyweights such as Pulsar 150, Suzuki Gixxer, TVS Apache, RTR 160 and Hero Xtreme 160.