Yamaha FZ Version 3.0 Spotted At Dealer Yard
The new 150cc bike features twin LED headlamps with a design that’s similar to the Yamaha M-Slaz
- The bike sports twin LED headlamp and bulb indicators.
- Fuel tank section has been redesigned and is now beefier.
- Comes with disc brakes and ABS.
- To be launched on January 21.
Yamaha’s upcoming naked motorcycle, the FZ Version 3.0, has been spotted at a dealer yard ahead of its official launch on January 21. The new spy pictures give us a fair idea about how the front portion looks. The motorcycle comes with a split LED headlamp up front, reminiscent of the LED headlight on the M-Slaz. While we found the FZ25’s headlamp illumination underwhelming, we hope Yamaha has given a more powerful unit in this motorcycle. The indicators are of bulb type, just like the current-gen bike, but the instrument cluster is new.
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In a bid to make the FZ more muscular than the current motorcycle, Yamaha has revamped the design of the tank extensions. It goes well with the new engine cowl. The bodywork appears to have a dual-tone colour layout with black underpinnings for a sporty appeal. Interestingly, the seat is a single-piece unit unlike the split setup in the bike sold at present. This could enhance the pillion comfort and make long-distance riding less tiresome too.
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The current-gen 149cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine makes 13.2 PS of power and 12.8 Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed transmission. Expect the new powerplant to be marginally more powerful. Braking duties are handled by disc on both ends, and the ABS is likely to be a single-channel unit to keep costs competitive.
It’s likely that the new 150cc motorcycle will command a premium of about Rs 10,000 over the current model, which costs Rs 88,042 (ex-Delhi). The FZ Version 3.0 will go up against the Suzuki Gixxer, Honda CB Hornet 160R, Bajaj Pulsar NS160 and TVS Apache RTR 160 4V in our market.