2019 Yamaha FZ Fi Version 3.0 Launched At Rs 95,000 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
The Yamaha FZ-S Fi Version 3.0 gets a cosmetic overhaul for 2019 along with some new features
- The Yamaha FZ Fi Version 3.0 gets an all-new design heavily inspired from its quarter-litre sibling, the FZ25.
- Single-channel ABS comes as standard.
- It retains the same 149cc engine with minor tweaks for a better low-end response
- It will be offered in two variants, the standard model and the “S” variant.
- While the former is priced at Rs 95,000 while the latter gets a price of Rs 97,000 (Ex-showroom, Delhi).
- That's a price bump of Rs 13,000 & Rs 9,000 respectively.
After a bunch of spy shots and teaser images, Yamaha India has finally launched the FZ Fi and FZ-S Fi Version 3.0 for a price tag of Rs 95,000 and Rs 97,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively. That's a price bump of Rs 13,000 & Rs 9,000 respectively compared to the outgoing models. Talking about the new 150cc bike, it gets an all-new styling and mechanical updates over the current model. Compared to the FZ Fi, the Version 3.0 gets a slight bump in power thanks to minor tweaks made to the engine. At this price point the new FZ Fi and FZ-S Fi go toe to toe against rivals like the Suzuki Gixxer, Honda CB Hornet 160R, Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 and the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V.
In terms of looks, the bike borrows its design cues from its quarter-litre sibling, the FZ25. At the front, you have a split LED headlight which looks like a mix between the M-Slaz sold in the Indonesian market and the FZ25. The LCD instrument console is all new too. Pan to the mid-section and you’d notice its muscular tank and tank extensions which adds to its visual mass. The bike’s key fob is now placed on the tank rather than the conventional handle-mounted position.
It also gets a revised handlebar positioning which now sits taller than the previous version and offers a more upright riding posture. Notably, the only visual difference between the two variants is that the S variant gets an engine cowl and chrome highlight on the tank air-inlets. Yamaha has decided to retain the bulb type indicators instead of LED units to cut costs. The FZ Fi is offered in 2 paint schemes (Metric Black and Racing Blue), while the FZ-S Fi gets three, namely Matt Black, Dark Matt Blue and Gray & Cyan Blue.
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While the rear looks largely similar to the current model, the new model gets a chunky exhaust. Additionally, the FZ-S Fi Version 3.0 now features a single seat rather than the split-seat setup available on the existing model. More changes come in the form of a redesigned single-piece grab rail.
Powering the FZ Fi Version 3.0 is the same 149cc, fuel-injected, single-cylinder, air-cooled mill that currently runs the FZ Fi. It gets minor tweaks for a better low-end response. Both the bike employs the same 5-speed transmission which transfers power to the rear wheel via chain drive.
The Yamaha FZ Fi Version 3.0 retains the same mechanicals as the model it replaces. In essence, it employs the same diamond-type frame with telescopic forks and a monoshock at the rear. Furthermore, it features disc brakes at both ends compared to the previous-gen model which had a drum unit at the rear. Single-channel ABS comes in as standard, which helps the bike comply with the new government safety norms. As per the new safety regulations, it's mandatory for any new bike above 125cc launched after April 1, 2018, to have ABS.