The FZ-X was Yamaha’s recent addition to its Indian line-up. However, the manufacturer was already offering a model in the range in the form of the FZ-S. In case you are confused between the two motorcycles, here we list down the top five differences between the Yamaha FZ-X and FZ-S.
The most obvious and noticeable difference between the Yamaha FZ-X and FZ-S is the styling. The FZ-X takes inspiration from the XSR 155 and gets a round, full-LED headlamp that is fitted with aluminum brackets, a boxy-looking fuel tank and a tuck and roll seat design. And since Yamaha is positioning the FZ-X as a touring-capable motorcycle, it also comes with fork gaiters and block pattern tyres that add to its appeal.
Meanwhile, the FZ-S takes styling inspiration from the now discontinued FZ-1000. So it features a low-slung headlamp with a unique-looking design and a muscular fuel-tank with faux air intakes on either side. The Yamaha FZ-S also gets a single-piece seat and a uniquely styled tail lamp that is fitted on the same bracket as the number plate holder.
Apart from the styling, the other most evident difference between the FZ-X and FZ-S on the exterior is the colour options. Yamaha is offering the FZ-S in a choice of seven colours. These are- Matt Red, Matt Black, Metallic Red, Dark Matt Blue, a dual-tone Grey and Cyan colour as well as Dark Knight and Vintage Green.
Whereas, the FZ-X in available in three colours- Matt Black, Matt Copper and Metallic Blue that features a ‘01’ graphic on the tank and a tan brown seat.
Added features on the FZ-X
Besides the styling, the list of features is what truly sets the Yamaha FZ-X and FZ-S apart. Now both motorcycles come with single-channel ABS, LED headlamp and an LCD instrument cluster. However, the FZ-X takes a leap ahead by offering an LED tail lamp, USB charging as standard and Bluetooth connectivity as an option.
Fuel-tank capacity and seat height
The Yamaha FZ-S sports a fuel tank capacity of 13-litres which is comparatively larger than the FZ-X that gets a 10-litre unit. Even the seat height on the two motorcycles are different. While the FZ-S has a 790mm seat height, the FZ-X sports an 810mm seat height.
Yamaha has pegged the FZ-S as the more affordable of the two with a price that starts from Rs 1.08 lakh for the base version. The Dark Knight variant is priced at Rs 1.09 lakh while the Vintage Edition will set you back by Rs 1.11 lakh.
On the other hand, the FZ-X costs a premium over the FZ-S and is available in two variants- with and without Bluetooth. The standard model is priced at Rs 1.17 lakh while the Bluetooth-equipped version is priced at Rs 1.20 lakh. (all prices ex-showroom)