Yamaha Motor India has announced special festive season offers for its 150 cc motorcycles, the FZ-S Fi and the FZ Fi. As per the banner on the company’s Indian website, buyers can save up to INR 8,280 on products. Both motorcycles are also available at a low down payment of INR 4,999 and an interest rate of 6.9%. The offer is valid until 31 October 2019. The Yamaha FZ-S Fi is available at INR 98,180*, while the FZ Fi is priced at INR 96,180*.
The festive season offer will help Yamaha Motor India to clear its BS-IV stock before the company starts rolling out BS-VI compliant motorcycles from November this year. This might be a great time to purchase the motorcycles as the BS-VI compliant models will carry a 10%-15% higher price tag than the existing vehicles. In a press announcement last month, Motofumi Shitara, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group of Companies, said:
The hike in production cost for launching BS-VI variants may impact the pricing of the two wheelers varying between 10%-15% on average depending upon the product features.
To give you a recap, the 2,000 extra, FZ-S Fi gets premium styling in the form of dual-tone colour, chrome bezels and engine cowl. The FZ-S is available in three options - Dark Matte Blue, Matte Black and Grey & Cyan Blue. The relatively cheaper FZ, on the other hand, is available in two colour options – Metric Black & Racing Blue. Common features on both motorcycles include FZ25-inspired LED headlight, a new instrument console and a new single-piece pillion grab rail.
Both motorcycles use the same 149 cc SOHC fuel-injected, 2-valve, single-cylinder Blue Core engine that pumps out 13.2 PS of peak power at 8,000 rpm and 12.8 Nm of max torque at 6,000 rpm. The engine is linked to a five-speed transmission.
Suspension and braking setup, too, is identical on both motorcycles. Shock absorption tasks are handled by conventional telescopic front forks and a monoshock at the back. Anchoring department comprises disc brakes on both wheels, while the safety net includes a single-channel ABS.
As mentioned above, the company will start rolling out BS-VI compliant motorcycles from November 2019 and the updated scooter range will arrive in January 2020, well in advance of the April 2020 deadline set by the government.