Although Yamaha is famed for its sporty, fully faired range of motorcycles, its biggest-selling model here in the Indian market is the FZ-S which represents the premium commuter category. The FZ-S is now into its second generation (dubbed V2.0), and its once controversial design bits like the overtly fat rear tyre have matured into a defining character, while the torquey 149cc motor and sporty handling have made it our class favourite.
However, it isn’t the only premium commuter motorcycle in the market. Suzuki’s latest 150cc offering wears the hallowed Gixxer badge and enjoys a nearly similar set of traits as the FZ-S. Suzuki may have taken a while to sit up and take notice, but the new Gixxer is out to prove that it can truly go up against the FZ series.
So can the FZ-S still take victory despite the arrival of the Suzuki? We reveal all.