Yamaha FZS-FI with rear disc brake launched at Rs 86,042

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Commemorating ten years of the FZ series, India Yamaha Motor (IYM) on Friday announced the launch of its FZS-FI with a rear disc brake. Providing an better braking performance, the new model has been priced at Rs 86,042 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The bike with a 220mm rear disc brake costs around Rs 3,000 more than the standard variant and it also gets new sportier alloy wheels and rear-view mirrors. Moreover, the version is also available in a new ‘Armada Blue’ colour scheme that features revised graphics as well.

The rear disc on the FZS-FI is bound to increase its braking performance – however, ABS is still absent. The new alloy wheel design on the motorcycle is identical to that seen on the FZ 25 and Fazer 25, and may even be the same cycle part. The new rear view mirrors on the motorcycle have a sharper design. These suit the motorcycle considerably more than the oval ones on the previous model.

Commenting on the launch, Roy Kurian, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, IYM, said that the legacy of Yamaha’s FZ series in India is all about the inheritance of a unique motorcycling passion. “Immensely popular with Indian bikers all the way through almost 10 years from the day it was launched in India, and winning over a million hearts, it was crowned to become the ‘lord of the streets’ by the collective culture of the country’s motorcycling. While its best seller features like build and appearance, superior engine technology, fuel mileage and suspension are retained, the new additions will excite the present and new customers,” he added.

The updated Yamaha FZS-FI retains the same 149cc, air-cooled engine which is based on the company’s Blue Core technology. The technology claims to provide the engine with increasing combustion efficiency, better cooling and reduced power loss, which are said to result in an optimum performance and enhanced fuel economy. The fuel injected motor comes mated to a five-speed gearbox and delivers 13.2PS of power and 12.8Nm of torque. In terms of competition, this new FZS-FI goes head-on against the rear disc brake-equipped Suzuki Gixxer and Honda CB160 Hornet.

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