After months of speculation and spotting test mules at various locations, Yamaha has pulled the wraps off of the all-new FZ-X. It is a neo-retro bike that is based on the FZ-S. Yamaha will sell you the bike in two variants, one without bluetooth connectivity and one with, the former priced at Rs 1.17 lakh ex-showroom and the latter priced at Rs 1.20 lakh.
The Yamaha FZ-X gets proper neo-retro styling with a round LED headlamp surrounded by split DRL’s. It also gets a teardrop shaped tank that flows into the tuck and roll seat adding to the look. Other new design elements include front fork boots, an upswept exhaust, a metal front fender and kobby tyres. The FZ-X will be available in three colours - Metallic blue, Matt Copper and Matt black.
The bike gets a new LCD instrument cluster, which, if you opt for the bluetooth variant displays pertinent phone information like call alerts, battery status etc. Yamaha has also launched the Yamaha Y-connect app that adds a bunch of connectivity features like last parked location, malfunction warnings, fuel consumption and more over the standard features like connecting the phone for notifications and such.And speaking of phone connectivity the bike also gets a charging socket under the instrument cluster. As is standard with all new Yamaha’s, the FZ-X also gets the side-stand cutoff feature. On the safety front the bike gets a single-channel ABS system from Bosch.
The Yamaha FZ-X is powered by the same 149cc engine that is found on the FZ-S and makes an identical 12.2bhp at 7250rpm and 13.3Nm at 5500rpm. Chassis elements like the frame, suspension and brakes are also lifted from the FZ-S as is and only the riding position has been altered slightly and made more upright with a new handlebar. Another difference is that the FZ-X runs a block pattern tyre setup. Fully fueled, the FZ-X weighs 139kg.
Bookings are open for the FZ-X and deliveries are expected to begin soon and Yamaha is giving the first 200 people who book the FZ-X, a custom Yamaha Casio G-Shock watch. Yamaha also unveiled the new Fascino 125 Fi Hybrid with a Smart Motor Generator (an electric motor) that aids the rider when starting from a standstill. This tech will also be deployed in the new RayZR and booking and pricing announcements for both the Fascino 125 Fi and the RayZR will be made soon.