Yamaha Motor India sales presents FZ Version 2.0 and FZ-S Version 2.0

Yamahas Blue Core engine concept offering a more powerful, fuel-efficient, eco-friendly, 149cc fuel-injected engine mounted on a newly-designed lightweight body.

July 01, 2014 11:50 IST | India Infoline News Service

Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd., launched 2 new models to comprise its very successful FZ Series. The new models FZ Version 2.0 and FZ-S Version 2.0 are mounted with a newly designed air-cooled 149cc 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder fuel-injected engine on a lightweight frame to realize the product concept of a Sharpened & Power-packed New FZ. With the launch of these new models targeted at young men between the ages of 18-30, the company hopes to see a steep growth in the customer base, especially keeping in mind the mileage conscious target audience.

The eagerly-anticipated launch took place today as Bollywood heartthrob John Abraham unveiled the new models to public applause and delight. The new FZ Version 2.0 and FZ-S Version 2.0 will be available in the market beginning July 2014.

The FZ Series motorcycles were first introduced in 2008 and went on to win a following primarily among trend-conscious young men. The features that make the FZ models so popular are its outstanding acceleration in city riding and its distinctive styling and design.

Building on the reputation, the new FZ Series models have been newly developed with Yamahas New Generation Engine Development Ideal Blue Core featuring improved performance in all areas, including fuel efficiency, acceleration and environmental friendliness.

Its key features include

  1. new engine offering class-leading acceleration with 14% improvement in fuel economy and compliant with BS IV emission standards
  2. Fuel injection and light weight (lightest in 150cc class) to enhance engine performance
  3. Newly Designed Tandem Seat & Grab bar for good rider comfort
  4. Multi-function instrument panel featuring an ECO Indicator that lights up when the machine is ridden in an eco-friendly manner
  5. New front and rear suspension settings
  6. New Chassis-related changes for a light, agile ride
  7. New Front and Rear tires for improved handling stability.

The new FZ models possess a design that reflects Yamahas philosophy of Refined Dynamism that is meant to captivate users and help create vibrant lifestyles through unparalleled beauty and dynamism. There were individual colouring concepts set for the FZ and FZ-S. For the FZ, the colours were chosen based upon the concept of Simple, Stylish and Sporty. The colouring concept for the FZ-S was Street, Cyber and Sporty, designed to project a high-tech image by creating an effect that makes it seem as if the body is emitting sharp fluorescent light.

NameLaunch date
Panther Black & Scorching Red
30th June 2014
Astral Blue, Moonwalk White, Cyber Green & Molten Orange
30th June 2014

Speaking on the occasion, Masaki Asano, Managing Director, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd, said, The FZ series has been a stellar performer ever since its launch in 2008. With the introduction of the new FZ and FZ-S armed with the next generation Blue Core engine concept the new models are bound to offer a power-packed performance with improved fuel efficiency. Blue Core is a development ideal for new-generation engines that take riding enjoyment, fuel efficiency and environmental performance to levels that have never been reached before. Moreover, the sporty look and aggressive styling of the New FZ models will surely appeal to todays assertive generation.

Roy Kurian, Vice President, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd, added, We have a strong presence in the 150cc deluxe segment with customised focus on high performance, supreme technology and exquisite styling. With these new model introductions we certainly hope to strengthen our foothold in the segment. In the Deluxe segment, we currently command around 16.2% market share in India.

With the new launch, the company is confident that it will be able to make new inroads in the customer base, especially those who are fuel economy conscious. The company is very bullish on the new launch and is very confident that it will help to maintain the strong growth numbers the company has witnessed in last few years.

The technical specifications:
Model nameFZ-S
Homologation Type Code---
Model type code2GS2
Chassis type codeRG072
Engine type codeG3C8E
Overall length1,990mm
Overall width770mm
Overall height1,050mm
Seat height790mm
Minimum ground clearance160mm
Wet(with oil and a full fuel tank)132kg
Perfor mance
Fuel Consumption---
Minimum turning radius2.6m
Engine Performance
Engine typeAir cooled,4-stroke,SOHC, 2-valve
Cylinder arrangementSingle cylinder
Bore & stroke57.3 57.9mm
Compression ratio9.5 : 1
Maximum horse power9.7kW(13.1PS)/8000r/min
Maximum torque12.8N?m( 1.3 kgf?m)/6000r/min)
Starting system typeElectric
Lubrication systemForce-feed lubrication,wet sump
Engine oil capacity1.2L
Fuel tank capacity12L
Carburetor Type/Fuel supplyFuel injection
Ignition system typeTCI(Transistor controlled ignition)
Spark plug modelCPR8EA-9
Battery voltage/capacity12V,4.0AH(10H)
Battery TypeETZ-5
Final driveChain
Primary reduction ratio3.409 (75/22)
Secondary reduction ratio2.929 (41/14)
Clutch typeWet, multiple-disc
Gear ratio
Transmission typeConstant mesh 5-speed
Shift typeReturn
Gear ratio-1st gear2.714 (38/14)
Gear ratio-2nd gear1.789 (34/19)
Gear ratio-3rd gear1.318 (29/22)
Gear ratio-4th gear1.045 (23/22)
Gear ratio-5th gear0.875 (21/24)
Gear ratio-6th gear---
Frame typeDiamond
Caster angle250'
Tire size(Front)100/80-17M/C(52P)

Tire size(Rear)140/60-R17M/C(63P)

revz-Y (Tubeless)
Brake type(Front)Hydraulic disc brake
Brake type(Rear)Mechanical leading trailing shoe brake(Drum brake)
Diameter of brake disk(Front)267mm
Diameter of brake disk(Rear)-
Inside diameter of drum / Effective radius of disc(Front)242mm
Inside diameter of drum / Effective radius of disc(Rear)130mm
Suspension type(Front)Telescopic
Suspension type(Rear)Swingarm
Shock absorber
Shock absorber assembly type(Front)Coil spring/oil damper
Shock absorber assembly type(Rear)Coil spring/oil damper
Wheel travel(Front)130mm
Wheel travel(Rear)120mm
Inner tube diameter of front fork41mm
Bulbs(voltage/wattagex quantity)
Headlight bulb typeHalogen bulb
Auxiliary light12V,5W1
Brake/tail light12V,21/5W1
Turn signal light(Front)12V,10W2
Turn signal light(Rear)12V,10W2
OdometerLiquid crystal
Trip meterLiquid crystal
Water temperature meter---
Fuel gaugeDigital

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