After Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India and Hero MotoCorp, India Yamaha Motor has started rolling out the BS-VI compliant variants of its motorcycles. The company had already announced that it will start rolling out the BS-VI compliant motorcycles from November this year.
Yamaha has launched the BS-VI compliant FZ-FI and FZS-FI in India. The BS-VI Yamaha scooters will start arriving in January 2020.
Speaking about the launch of the new Yamaha FZ-FI and the FZS-FI, Motofumi Shitara, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group of companies, said:
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.
Apart from retaining all colour models of both FZ-FI and FZS-FI from the BS-IV range, Yamaha has added two new options to the FZS-FI – Darknight and Metallic Red. The new FZ-FI and FZS-FI with ABS were launched in January 2019 and they feature a fairly new design. Therefore, India Yamaha Motor has not made any changes to the visuals of the motorcycle.
Styling cues continue to feature body-coloured headlight mask, negative LCD instrument cluster, muscular design with chrome highlights (only for FZS-FI), engine cowl (only for FZS-FI) and a single-piece step-up seat among other changes. Retaining the design has helped to keep the price hike minimal.
The new Yamaha FZ-FI and the FZS-FI are priced at INR 99,200* and INR 101,200* respectively. The Darknight version carries a marginal premium, and it retails at INR 102,700*. In comparison, the BS-IV compliant FZ-FI and FZS-FI are priced at INR 96,680* and INR 98,680* respectively.
Engine specifications have undergone a few changes as well, and the BS-VI compliant models make relatively lower power-output numbers than the BS-IV variants. The 149 cc air-cooled, SOHC, 2-valve engine bow makes 12.4 PS of peak power at 7,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 13.6 Nm at 5,500 rpm. In comparison, the BS-IV model delivered 13.2 PS of power at 8,000 rpm and 12.8 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm from the same motor. The compression ratio of the new model stands at 9.6:1 as against 9.5:1 on the BS-IV version. The single-cylinder mill is paired with a five-speed gearbox.
Anchoring department continues to pack disc brakes on both wheels and a single-channel ABS. The shock absorption tasks are handled by conventional telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock suspension at the back.