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- However, torque as well as compression ratio has been bumped up.
- Prices of the two motorcycles have not gone up drastically.
- The FZS-Fi gets two new colours: metallic red and Darknight.
Yamaha India jumps on the BS6 bandwagon as it launches the BS6-compliant versions of the FZ-Fi and the FZS-Fi motorcycles. Prices start at Rs 99,200 for the FZ-Fi while the FZS-Fi now costs Rs 1,01,200 (ex-showroom Delhi) — an increment of Rs 2,520 and Rs 2,600 from the BS4 models.
RTO registration documents of the BS6 FZs had surfaced online earlier revealing a drop in power. That has now been confirmed as the new engine output from the 149cc single-cylinder fuel-injected motor stands at 12.4PS @ 7,250rpm. That is a drop of 0.8PS while making peak power a little lower in the rev band. However, Yamaha has bumped up the compression ratio of the motor to the 9.6:1. Peak torque is now rated at 13.6Nm @ 5,500rpm — an increase of 0.8Nm making this already torquey motor even friendlier in the city.
Aside from the revisions to the engine, there are no other mechanical changes to report. Aesthetically, the FZS-Fi gets two new colours: metallic red and Darknight. The matte finish Darknight commands a premium of Rs 1,500 over the other colours.
Here’s the company’s official press statement:
Yamaha FZ-FI and FZS-FI BS VI variants launched in India
~ The company’s BS VI product launch is set in motion following its commitment to the customers ~
~ The trailblazing FZ-FI (149 cc) and FZS-FI (149 cc) is the brand’s iconic motorcycle in the deluxe category now available with single channel ABS and front & rear disc brakes ~
Chennai, November 09, 2019: India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt. Ltd. introduces the all new FZ-FI (149 cc) and FZS-FI (149 cc) today in India, thus marking the first BS VI variant rollout from the company in India. Yamaha reiterates its commitment to offer excitement through its products and related experiences with its first launch of BS VI compliant FZs. All colour models of both FZ-FI (149 cc) and FZS-FI (149 cc) will be available in the BS VI line up. Additionally, FZS-FI (149 cc) will have two new colours – Darknight and Metallic Red. The company will further announce the launch of other BS VI compliant line ups in coming time.
Inheriting FZ’s legacy and signature styling, the new FZ-FI and FZS-FI comes with a Blue Core concept driven 149 cc engine with a compression ratio of 9.6:1 and delivering a maximum 12.4 PS power @ 7,250 r/min and 13.6 N.m torque @ 5,500 r/min. The new FZ-FI and FZS-FI BS VI version will feature single channel ABS in the front wheel and front & rear disc brakes along with negative LCD instrument cluster and a single piece two level seat.
NEW price Rs. (EXSHWDEL)
FZS-FI (149 cc) – BS VI compliant
Metallic Red (NEW)
Dark Matt Blue, Matt Black, Gray & Cyan Blue
FZ-FI (149 cc) – BS VI compliant
Metallic Black, Racing Blue
During the occasion, Mr. Motofumi Shitara, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group of companies said, “Our commitment towards customers in India is underlined in exciting products and experiences by The Call of the Blue that stimulates a stylish motorcycling culture. As Yamaha reveals from its new product line up, the BS VI compliant FZ motorcycles will be available across Yamaha showrooms from November, 2019. FZ is an iconic brand and many motorcyclists have been brought up well from its cradle. This popularity served more concern to the company while planning for its BS VI variant. Yamaha strived for optimum cost control and achieved to peg it around 2.5% higher, only to let FZ’s excitement stay unrestrained in India. The new BS VI models in 150 cc is also expected to yield Yamaha’s strong presence in the deluxe class 2W category.”