India Yamaha Motor launched the all-new FZ V3.0 on 21 January with a design overhaul and minor tweaks to the engine. That said, Carandbike reports that a more powerful Yamaha FZ is under development and will be introduced in 2020.
The Yamaha FZ V3.0 is one of the least powerful motorcycles in the premium 150cc segment, and Yamaha enthusiasts are understandably disappointed. The source report claims that Yamaha is working on a more powerful BS6 compliant engine that will be comprehensively updated with more power and torque on tap.
In its current form, the Yamaha FZ V3.0 employs a 149cc 2-valve fuel-injected, single-cylinder motor that produces 13 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 12.8 Nm at 6,000 rpm. A five-speed transmission transfers power to the wheel.
The BS6 emission norms kick in from 1 April 2020, and all the two- and four-wheelers will have to update their entire model range. While the Japanese bike maker is planning to introduce the updated engine by early 2020, we can expect the more powerful Yamaha FZ V3.0 to be launched latest by April 2020.
Since India Yamaha Motor introduced the FZ V3.0 just last month, we don't expect the more powerful variant to feature cosmetic changes. The Yamaha FZ V3.0 is available in two variants - FZ FI and FZ-S FI. While the FZ FI V3.0 is available in two solid colour options (Black & Blue), the FZ-S FI V3.0 is offered in three dual-tone matte paint schemes with silver accents and graphics.
The Yamaha FZ-S FI V3.0 additionally features an engine belly cowl. Apart from the new design, the Yamaha FZ V3.0 is equipped with LED headlight and a single-channel ABS unit. While the motorcycle continues on the same chassis and suspension setup as the 2.0 series, new 17-inch alloy wheels borrowed from the Yamaha R15 V3.0 serve the twins.
[Source - Carandbike.com]