India Yamaha Motor has launched its first Neo-Retro motorcycle, the FZ-X. The FZ-X model has a Neo Retro design theme for a nostalgic experience. It is engineered for riding across various riding conditions and is powered by an air-cooled, 4-stroke, 149 cc, SOHC engine. FZ-X offers a masculine and commanding presence & is built with strong metal components visible on the fuel tank, side covers, engine guard, headlight stays, the front fender, fender stay, and the grab-bar, for increased strength and durability. The front forks are covered with stylish black color boots adding to the overall style.
The new FZ-X comes with a 2-valve Blue Core FI Engine which generates 12.4PS of peak power at 7,250 rpm and 13.3Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. The exhaust note too is extensively tuned to produce a powerful sound.
The FZ-X comes in two variants with and without Bluetooth support. It also has a Communication Control Unit (1st in India for Yamaha bikes), which is compatible with Yamaha’s dedicated Y-Connect app that helps users enjoy a fuller motorcycling lifestyle. Through this, the rider can check smartphone notifications via the instrument cluster icons, look at maintenance recommendations, track the bike’s last parking location, track fuel consumption, receive malfunction notification, along with a unique feature – The Revs Dashboard, which displays data such as engine rpm, degree of throttle opening, rate of acceleration, an eco-friendly riding indicator, etc on your smartphone.
Other innovative features of FZ-X include a unique looking Bi-functional LED Headlight with Daytime LED Running Lamp (DRL), a newly designed negative LCD console with a Power Socket, and an LED Taillight. The FZ-X also comes equipped with Side Stand Engine Cut off Switch which is a standard and mandatory feature for all Yamaha two wheelers in India.
The new FZ-X gets a higher handlebar that is positioned closer to the rider, which in sync with a relatively flat and plush feeling step-up seat and well-positioned footpegs that offer improved ergonomics. The new FZ-X also showcases a minimum ground clearance of 165 mm and weighs 139 kg (with oil and a full fuel tank). On the convenience front, Yamaha has also offered a Side Stand with Engine Cut-off Switch, a lower Engine protector guard and for safety a BOSCH single-channel ABS with block pattern dual-purpose 100/80-17 (Front) and 140/60-17 (Rear) tubeless tyres to ensure maximum grip over every terrain.
FZ-X will be available in the market by end of June in three colours: Metallic Blue, Matt Copper and Matt Black. Ex-showroom price of FZ-X (Without Bluetooth) is Rs. 116,800 and with Bluetooth, it has price tag of Rs. 119,800.