Yamaha launches BS-IV compliant scooters and motorcycles

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Just a couple of days before the Supreme Court’s ruling came into play banning the sale of BS-III vehicles all over the country, Yamaha India said the launch of its 2017 model year fleet which meets BS-IV emissions norms. After this announcement, the firm’s all scooters and motorbikes sold in the country will adhere to the more stringent Bharat Stage IV norms and will come with a mild update as well. Speaking about updated features, all of Yamaha India’s 2 wheelers come with AHO (Auto Headlight On), which is just a fancy term for always on headlamps. This comes in light of a mandate set by a Supreme Court-appointed safety committee which put forth this feature to increase visibility of two-wheelers on Indian roads. With no on-off switch any longer, the headlights will be switched on automatically as soon as the engine starts and will continue to stay on until the engine is killed.

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Coming back to Yamaha’s 2017 fleet, the updated models include all of the firm’s Blue Core-powered motorbikes such as the FZ series (which features the FI, FZ-S, FZ FI and Fazer FI), as well as the SZ-RR. These bikes retain all their features and don’t come with any mechanical changes in this update. The FZ series continues to be powered by the 149cc, single cylinder, air-cooled and fuel injected SOHC motor that makes 13.2 bhp of highest power and 12.8 Nm of torque. The SZ-RR too continues to be powered by a 149-cc carbureted engine good for 12.1hp of power and 12.8Nm of torque. Yamaha’s 110cc Saluto RX, launched last year, was already BS-IV compatible to start with.
The company’s scooters now follow BS-IV norms as well. Again, there are no mechanical changes to the scooters and the Fascino’s and Cygnus Alpha’s 113cc engine and the V-belt variomatic transmission are untouched in any other way. Power and torque figures remain at 7.1hp and 8.1Nm, respectively. However, the Fascino gets a small visual update in the form of a two-tone paint scheme.