BS6 Yamaha FZ-X: Detailed Photo Gallery
Take a closer look at India’s only retro-styled offering in the 150cc space
Unlike its siblings, the FZ-X is a neo-retro offering, a first for the 150cc segment in India.
Its design is completely new, but there are some design cues that remind us of the XSR155.
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Up front, you get a round all-LED headlamp featuring a projector lamp surrounded by arced DRLs coupled with gaited forks, for an old-school appeal.
Then, there’s the fancy indented teardrop tank. Sitting atop it is an offset fuel cap.
Even though the FZ-X features a rectangular LED taillight, the rear is the most ‘conventional’ looking aspect of the motorcycle. We think Yamaha could have done a much better job with it.
The FZ-X is offered in three colourways: Metallic Blue, Matt Copper, and Matt Black. The Blue finish is rather good-looking and gets old-school graphics, unlike the other two.
Keeping the bike relevant in these modern times are its good set of features. The FZ-X gets an all-new negative LCD instrument cluster which displays all necessary information along with smartphone notifications, as it comes with Bluetooth connectivity. Tucked under the console is a USB charging socket to keep your phone charged up on the go.
Powering the Yamaha FZ-X is the same BS6-compliant 149cc engine from the FZ Fi. It still puts out 12.4PS and 13.3Nm and is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox.
The motor sits in a diamond chassis, sprung on a telescopic fork and a monoshock.
The FZ-X rides on 17-inch tyres featuring dual-purpose rubber and single discs at both ends. Single-channel ABS comes standard on the bike.
Compared to the standard FZ, the FZ-X has 20mm taller seat height and weighs 4kg more. However, this shouldn’t be much of a problem for the average Indian.
The FZ-X is offered in two variants: a non-Bluetooth variant priced at Rs 1,16,800 and a Bluetooth variant priced at Rs 1,19,800 (ex-showroom Delhi). This makes it Rs 12,000 pricier than the FZ Fi, which is a little high. That said, given the fact that Indians love retro motorcycles, the FZ-X should sell well. Besides, Yamaha is promoting sales for the FZ-X by giving away a free G-Shock watch to the first 200 buyers.