Bengaluru, January 21, 2019: Yamaha Motor today launched the all-new FZ-FI and FZS-FI with ABS in Bengaluru, adding to its existing 149 cc segment portfolio. The new FZ-FI and FZS-FI with ABS mounts an air-cooled, 4-stroke, 149 cc, SOHC, 2-valve, single-cylinder, fuel-injected ‘Blue Core’ engine that aggressively certifies the FZ breed.
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 new settings along with a compression ratio of 9.5:1 and delivering a maximum 13.2 PS power @ 8,000 r/min and 12.8 N.M torque @ 6,000 r/min. The new FZ-FI and FZS-FI will also feature newly designed sub frame, BOSCH single-channel ABS in the front wheel along with higher handle bar position, LCD instrument cluster, separate housings for LED headlight beams, rear disc brakes, FZ 25 mudguards, newly designed plastic resin tank cover, sliding engine kill switch, main switch in the front of the tank and two level seat with comfortable grab bars. The most prominent feature of the new FZ-FI and FZS-FI with ABS is the new styling proportions that group the front end, fuel tank and engine together to resemble a classic ambush pose of an urban fighter. The new FZS-FI will additionally feature a lower engine fairing, partly chrome finished air intake and exclusive colour schemes.
During the occasion, Motofumi Shitara, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group of companies said, “The excitement of The Call of the Blue continues with the launch of the new FZ-FI and FZS-FI with ABS in India today as a part of its offering of extraordinary motorcycling experiences from Yamaha. Following the outstanding response from YZF-R15 Version 3.0 launched in the last year, the company is confident to further create a niche in the 150 CC class segment with the new FZ-FI and FZS-FI. The new launch from Yamaha will strengthen the company’s presence in the deluxe class in India.”
The introduction of the new FZ-FI and FZS-FI with ABS followed the first launch of ABS enabled YZF-R15 Version 3.0 from the company in 2019. The newly launched models are introduced in India on the backdrop of The Call of the Blue, the new brand campaign launched by Yamaha in 2018. The company is looking forward to stimulate more excitement and sportiness in the Indian two-wheeler market by its new initiatives like The Call of the Blue that holds the promise of energising the passion of motorcycling in India as per the global standards.
Implemented by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd, (YMC) Japan on various models, ‘Blue Core’ is a next-generation engine development ideal for models that take riding enjoyment, fuel efficiency and environmental performance to all-new levels. The ‘Blue Core’ ideal focuses on increasing combustion efficiency (combustion control), increasing cooling efficiency and reducing power loss.