Yamaha Motor India is set to update its FZ-X and the updated model was recently spotted ahead of its launch in our market. Spy pictures have revealed that the latest iteration of the motorcycle will get several styling updates and here we tell you what we know about the new Yamaha FZ-X so far.
The new Yamaha FZ-X is set to get a styling upgrade and as seen in the spy photographs, it will get a flyscreen at the front for improved windblast protection. Further, the motorcycle also appears to have received a tall-set front fender that will improve the off-road persona of the product. Then there's a metal frame that connects the fuel tank to the headlight – a styling feature that we have seen on the Royal Enfield Himalayan. Meanwhile, the motorcycle will retain the projector-style headlight with LED DRLs from the outgoing version. We do not expect the rest of the design to be drastically different from the outgoing version and thus we would most likely see plastic cladding on the fuel tank, a flat seat, alloy wheels and side-slung exhaust.
The outgoing version already complies with the newest emission norms and any changes to the motor are unlikely too. The BS6-compliant 149cc, single-cylinder engine develops a maximum output of 12.2bhp at 7,250rpm and a peak torque of 13.3Nm at 5,500rpm. The motor will continue to use a five-speed gearbox.
The motorcycle already packed a premium feature list and we do not expect to see any changes to it either. Thus, the upcoming Yamaha FZ-X will retain a Bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster that will continue to work with the Y-Connect smartphone application. Currently, the display offers information about calls, SMS and email notifications, and phone battery level. Meanwhile, the smartphone application records details about the fuel consumption, maintenance recommendation, last parked location, malfunction notification, rev dashboard, and ranking (for distance travelled and fuel economy). However, this model will get a dual-channel ABS instead of the single-channel unit on the outgoing version.
The hardware will retain telescopic front forks and a preload-adjustable rear mono-shock to handle the suspension tasks. Then, the braking setup will comprise single discs on both wheels while the safety net, as mentioned above, will now include dual-channel ABS. The motorcycle will ride on golden-coloured alloy wheels that would be shod in dual-purpose tubeless tyres.
All the updates mentioned above should increase the final prices and the upcoming Yamaha FZ-X should arrive at a premium price tag. The outgoing model, for reference, is available at Rs 1.35 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai).