Yamaha, a name synonymous with performance, style, and innovation, once again captures the spotlight with its latest offering: the FZ FI. As the next-gen iteration of the iconic FZ series, the FZ FI seems set to leave its mark on the streets and possibly overshadow its competitor, the Bajaj Pulsar.
1. An Overview of Yamaha FZ FI
The Yamaha FZ FI is an outstanding street bike that is available in a singular variant, but with the flexibility of two distinct color choices. In the Indian market, the starting price for this beast is Rs. 1,35,829. The bike’s heart is a 149cc BS6 engine which is capable of pumping out a commendable 12.2 bhp, coupled with a torque of 13.3 Nm. This is not just a bike; it’s a statement.
2. A Trip Down Memory Lane
Let’s wind the clock back to 2008 when Yamaha first introduced the FZ-16 in India. This bike was more than just a two-wheeler; it was the symbol of a young India, a representation of speed, style, and freedom. It was the bike that every youngster aspired to own, setting a precedent for the future FZ series.
3. Areas of Improvement
However, like all machines, the FZ FI is not without its drawbacks. Some of its cycle parts could have been of better quality. Its service reach is somewhat limited, making it difficult for owners in remote areas. Additionally, when pitted against some of its rivals in terms of price, it sits on the pricier side of the spectrum.
4. What Makes It Shine
But these cons are overshadowed by its pros. The Yamaha FZ FI offers riders a comfortable position, ensuring long hours of riding without fatigue. Maneuvering through city traffic becomes a breeze with this bike. Furthermore, for those concerned about fuel economy, the 149cc engine promises decent fuel efficiency.
5. Key Features to Note
A few highlights of the FZ FI that deserve special mention include its kerb weight of 135 kg, a fuel tank capacity of 13 liters, and a seat height of 790 mm. The FZ has entered the market with a 149cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine equipped with a 2V head. This powerhouse produces a maximum power of 12.2 bhp at 7,250 RPM and a torque of 13.3 Nm at 5,500 RPM.
6. The Financials
For those looking to make the Yamaha FZ FI theirs, the bike is priced at ₹ 1,35,829. If you’re considering financing this purchase, EMIs start from Rs. 4,660 per month.