2018 Yamaha FZS-FI launched at INR 86,042
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
India Yamaha Motor (IYM) has launched the 2018 Yamaha FZS-FI with a rear disc brake. The bike comes in Armada Blue colour and costs INR 86,042, ex-showroom, Delhi.
The 2018 Yamaha FZS-FI comes with a new alloy wheel design, and new rear-view mirrors as well. Yamaha has launched the bike at the onset of commemorating 10 years of the FZ series’ presence in the country. Speaking on the launch, Mr. Roy Kurian, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. said:
The legacy of Yamaha’s FZ series in India is all about the inheritance of a unique motorcycling passion. Immensely popular with Indian bikers all the way through almost 10 years from the day it was launched in India, and winning over a million hearts, it was crowned to become the ‘lord of the streets’ by the collective culture of the country’s motorcycling. While its best seller features like build and appearance, superior engine technology, fuel mileage and suspension are retained, the new additions will excite the present and new customers.
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The 2018 Yamaha FZ-S FI gets an FZ ‘Shield’ logo on the fuel tank, and the Tuning Fork logo on the tank extensions. The FZ-S logo is present on the tail section. Instead of a rear drum brake, the 2018 Yamaha FZ-S FI comes with a 220 mm rear disc unit. The front end has a 282 mm disc. ABS is absent.
The 2018 Yamaha FZ-S FI continues with the same 149 cc single cylinder mill with fuel injection. The SOHC 2-valve engine makes 13.2 PS of power at 8,000 rpm, and 12.8 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. The powerplant works in tandem with a 5-speed gearbox. The instrument cluster is all-digital, and gets an Eco indicator lamp as well. This motorcycle is INR 3,000 more expensive than the standard variant.