2019 Yamaha FZ-S ABS spied undisguised ahead of 21 January launch

14/01/2019 - 14:15 | ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

The upcoming 2019 Yamaha FZ-S ABS has been spotted ahead of the Indian launch on 21 January, these images have been floating on social media and platforms this afternoon. It is the first time that the FZ-S has been spotted without any camouflage and in production-ready form.

2019 Yamaha Fz S Spotted Ahead Of Launch Left Side
The Yamaha FZ-S ABS has been spotted at a warehouse ahead of its India launch. The new spy images reveal the full LED headlight, dual-tone front fender and an engine cowl.

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Spy images reveal the front of the motorcycle that now features a full LED headlight with LED DRL. The lower half of the headlamp resembles the unit on the quarter-litre FZ25 while the upper part gives the FZ-S its own unique identity. Pair of conventional blinkers accompanies the new LED light. The motorcycle continues to feature a body coloured mask. Another highlight is the dual tone front fender that features a black centre while the sides get the body colour finish.

The front disc on the motorcycle reveals the ABS sensor. The recently launched Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 received a dual-channel ABS. However, the FZ range competes in a lower price bracket and thus it will most likely come with a single-channel unit.

Another feature visible in the spy images is the new engine under cowl that is added on the 2019 range. Moreover, The muscular look of the fuel tank is now joined by air-intakes that give the FZ-S an even sportier persona.

The latest images confirm all the features that were also seen in the previous spy images. The 2019 Yamaha FZ will come with a redesigned tail section with a single-piece seat and new rear grab rails. The exhaust, as seen in the previous spy images, is almost identical to the FZ25.

The BS-VI upgrade is not likely to arrive on the Yamaha FZ FI V3.0 and we will most likely see the same engine on the upcoming motorcycle that also propelled the outgoing version. Thus, expect to see a 149cc single-cylinder, fuel injected motor that generates maximum power of 13.2 PS and a peak torque of 12.8 Nm. The motor is paired with a 5-speed gearbox.

2019 Yamaha Fz S Spotted Ahead Of Launch Front
We may see a single-channel ABS on the FZ-S to reduce the extent of the price increase.

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The current FZ FI is sold at INR 81,540 (ex-showroom) and we expect to see a price increase of approximately INR 10,000 on the 2019 model.

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