Yamaha has launched the FZ-X - a neo-retro motorcycle in India. The bike is available in two variants - with Bluetooth and without Bluetooth, priced at Rs. 116,800 (US$ 1,580) and Rs. 119,800 (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively.
The FZ-X model is powered by a 149cc, air-cooled, four-stroke, 2-valve Blue Core FI Engine which generates 12.2 BHP at 7,250 rpm and 13.3 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox. Stopping power is provided by disc brakes at the front and rear. The bike gets a Bosch single-channel ABS at the front.
The FZ-X comes in three colours - Metallic Blue, Matt Copper and Matt Black. It gets metal components on the fuel tank, side covers, engine guard, headlight stays, front fender, fender stay, and the grab-bar. The bike gets a telescopic fork suspension at the front with black coloured boots and a monoshock at the rear.
The FZ-X comes with a bi-functional LED headlight with LED daytime running lamp, an LCD instrument cluster with a power socket, and an LED tail light. The bike also comes equipped with a side stand with engine cut off switch. The bike gets a higher handlebar that is positioned closer to the rider, a step-up seat and a lower engine protector guard.
The FZ-X measures 2,020 mm in length, 785 mm in width and 1,115 mm in height with a wheelbase of 1,330 mm and a seat height of 810 mm. It has a minimum ground clearance of 165 mm and weighs 139 kg (with oil and a full fuel tank). Yamaha has also offered block pattern dual-purpose 100/80-17 and 140/60-17 tubeless tyres at the front and rear respectively.
The top variant of the FZ-X comes with Bluetooth connectivity. It receives a communication control unit, which is compatible with Yamaha's Y-Connect smartphone app. Through this app, the rider can get notifications via the instrument cluster icons, look at maintenance recommendations, track the bike's last parking location, track fuel consumption and receive malfunction notifications. It also displays data such as engine rpm, degree of throttle opening, rate of acceleration, an eco-friendly riding indicator, etc. on your smartphone.
FZ-X will be available in the market by the end of June. The first 200 customers who book the bike online will get a limited edition Yamaha G-Shock watch.