Ever since its arrival in 2008, the FZ series from Yamaha has enjoyed a strong presence in the 150cc motorcycle segment. With its stylish looks, reliable build quality and impressive performance, the FZ series has garnered big sales numbers for Yamaha in India. Now, with the introduction of the FZ Version 2.0, Yamaha is showcasing its new ‘Blue Core’ engine concept that concentrates on improved efficiency.
The FZ Version 2.0 is powered by a freshly designed air-cooled, 149cc single-cylinder engine which benefits from a closed loop fuel injection system. Tweaked to deliver a better fuel efficiency, the engine now produces 13.1bhp of power and 12.8Nm of torque. Developed in line with Yamaha’s new ‘Blue Core’ engine development ideal, Yamaha claims a 14 per cent improvement in fuel economy over the existing FZ series.
The motorcycle features a multi-function instrument panel with Eco indicator that lights up when the motorcycle is ridden in an eco-friendly manner. The overall weight is now 132kg because of the lighter chassis. Yamaha has only retuned the suspension and added new compound tyres with a different tread pattern.
The new FZ Version 2.0 is available in two colours - panther black and scorching red, the motorcycle competes against the Bajaj AS150, Honda CB Hornet 160R and the Suzuki Gixxer. The Yamaha FZ 2.0 is priced at Rs 81,040 (ex-showroom Delhi).