Yamaha unveiled the version 2.0 of the SZ-RR at the closing ceremony of their 'Mission 10,000 km' event in Chennai. The manufacturer launched the updated motorcycle for the buyers looking for a fuel-efficient and fairly powerful bike.
The cosmetic upgrades on the new bike are minimal yet give the motorcycle a fresh look. There are new shrouds on the fuel tank and the bike now sports new paint schemes. The handlebar holder gets a new 'SZ' logo and the instrument cluster is new. While the other panels remain the same, the bike gets new tubeless tyres.
The Yamaha SZ-RR V 2.0 is now equipped with the new Blue Core technology as seen on the latest version of the FZ-S and Fazer. The bike is powered by the 149cc single-cylinder Blue Core engine that produces 11.9bhp of power and 12.8Nm of torque. Though the power has gone down by 1.1bhp, the torque remains the same and the bike is now expected to offer 11 per cent better fuel economy than the previous engine. This motor comes mated to the five-speed constant mesh gearbox but misses the fuel-injection system.
By adding it to the 150cc commuter segment of motorcycles in India, Yamaha has pitched the Yamaha SZ-RR V 2.0 against the Honda CB Unicorn, Hero Achiever and the Bajaj V15. The Yamaha SZ-RR 2.0 is priced at Rs 67,803 (ex-showroom Delhi).