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    Yamaha FZ X 250cc Adventure Motorcycle Render

    Yamaha FZ-X Adventure Motorcycle – Render by
    Apart from mechanical configurations, Yamaha FZ-X is likely to borrow certain design cues from its 250cc naked street racer siblings

    A few weeks ago, we had reported that Yamaha has registered a new trademark named ‘FZ-X’ which is speculated to be the company’s upcoming adventure bike offering in India. The bike is said to be based on the brand’s 250cc platform which currently underpins FZ25 and FZS-25.
    A digitally rendered image of the upcoming motorcycle has surfaced on social media courtesy of ‘D by Akash’ in which the bike has been imagined as an ADV. The designer, as expected, has taken FS25 as the donor model and tweaked its styling to make it look like an adventure tourer.
    Updated Styling
    From the looks of it, the designer has taken certain inspirations from Yamaha Tracer series of motorcycles. The design gets a slightly different headlight cluster with the addition of a windscreen above it to prevent the wind burst. It gets the same fuel tank and tank shrouds as FZ25 and FZS-25.
    Other design elements such as raked-up split seats have been carried forward from the naked street twins. It receives a new belly pan instead of the engine cowl along with knuckle protectors around the handlebar, a new upswept exhaust pipe and a new rack to load up the luggage.
    Yamaha FZ-X Adventure Motorcycle – Render by
    Instead of single-point fixed grab rails, this design render showcases dual side-bolted grab rails for pillion convenience. Another major difference is the use of wire-spoke wheels as opposed to alloy wheels since the former provides better traction to tyres when venturing off-tarmac.
    Interestingly, profiles of both tyres are very different as the rear is much knobbier than the front one. Other subtle but notable changes include a shortened fender and a flatter number plate mount.
    Mechanical Configurations
    The designer has confessed that this rendering is a more road-biased version of the adventure bike. Mechanical specifications of this upcoming bike are expected to remain the same as those in the naked streetfighters. It will derive its power from the same 249cc single-cylinder, air-cooled unit that returns an output of 20.6 bhp and 20 Nm of peak torque. This unit will be mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Suspension setup is also likely to remain similar albeit with a slight tweak, in order to provide a little more travel.
    Entry-level adventure motorcycles have been raking in good numbers in recent times with new options in the fold. As popularity increases, many manufacturers are eyeing this segment with their new offerings. TVS Motor too is planning to develop an entry-level adventure tourer which is expected to be named ‘Raider’. Upon its launch, FZ-X will most likely rival the likes of Royal Enfield Himalayan, KTM 250 Adventure and BMW G 310 GS.
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    2021 Yamaha FZ, FZS FI Gets New Colour, Bluetooth – Prices Increased

    New Yamaha FZ
    2021 Yamaha FZ FI and FZS FI Series updated with more expansive feature inclusion

    An all-new range of Yamaha FZ Series has been launched today. With power from a 149 cc, FI BSVI engine, FZ Series is now lighter, and features an attractive body style. A new Matte Red colour has been introduced for FZS FI. Side stand engine cutoff switch has been introduced.
    New FZ series comprises of FZ FI models and features 2 exciting colours – Racing Blue and Metallic black. FZS FI models is available in 5 colours – Matte red (new), Dark matte blue, Matte black, Dark knight & Vintage Edition.
    The lightweight body now weighs in at 135 kgs, reduced from 137 kgs. This would contribute to improved comfort of handling. All FZ (149CC) series variants feature single channel ABS, gets LED headlight, 140 mm wide rear radial tyre, two level single-piece seating. The exhaust system has been tuned for better sound.
    Yamaha FZ Series Bluetooth Connectivity
    FZS FI models are available with features like ‘Answer back’, ‘E-lock’, ‘Locate my bike’, ‘Hazard’, etc. These variants feature a 3D emblem. Overall improvements revolve around inbuilt Bluetooth connectivity, side stand engine cutoff switch standardized for all models, and style addition with the 3D emblem for FZS FI models.
    Yamaha FZ, FZS FI price list Feb 2021
    FZS FI model features Bluetooth-enabled Yamaha Motorcycle Connect X. New FZ FI price range starts from Rs.1,03,700 Ex-sh, Delhi, and new FZS FI starts from Rs. 1,07,200 Ex-Sh Delhi. This is an increase of up to Rs 2,500.
    Connect X now mandatory for Yamaha FZS FI variants
    Motofumi Shitara, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group of companies said, “FZ is an iconic brand of Yamaha and in India, we want to recreate its excitement every year with additional features and new offerings. Last year, we had launched the YAMAHA MOTORCYCLE CONNECT X Application in Dark Knight & Vintage models as an accessory. This feature was accepted well by our customers & moving forward with today’s launch of FZSFI, we have decided to make it as a mandatory feature for our FZS FI Models.”
    “We are committed to offer something exceptional to the motorcycling customers of India & today we are upgrading our popular FZ series with features like Side Stand Engine Cutoff Switch & Inbuilt Bluetooth Connectivity for FZS-FI.
    With the upgrade of FZ series, we have completed the upgrade of all the models in Yamaha Lineup with Side Stand Engine Cutoff Switch. We will keep on listening to our customers & continue to launch new products under the banner of The Call of The Blue.” More

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    Yamaha FZS-FI V3 Vintage Edition Launch Price Rs 1.10 Lakh

    Yamaha FZS-FI V3 Vintage Edition
    The new Vintage Edition of Yamaha FZS-FI V3 will be made available in showrooms from 1st week of December 2020

    More than a decade ago the 150-160cc segment of bikes was blossoming in the Indian market with Bajaj Pulsar 150 and TVS Apache RTR 160 dominating this space. At the same time, Yamaha was able to carve out a niche space for itself within this segment when it introduced the FZ.
    Yamaha’s marketing team gave it a fancy pseudonym as ‘lord of the streets’ which it carried very well with its road presence thanks to its unique design. With its stylish looks and comfortable ride, it found places in many consumers’ garages. Come 2020, the naked roadster is in its second generation and still a very potent buy.
    Yamaha FZS FI
    Ex-sh, Delhi Price Rs
    Dark Knight
    Updated Design
    Now, in order to expand FZ’s legacy, Yamaha has introduced a special ‘Vintage Edition’ of FZS-FI V3. It gets the same style and DNA of the FZ brand song with some cosmetic and feature upgrades. The most notable highlight is the timeless vintage graphics on its body panels.
    The vintage look is further accentuated by a new leather finish single piece Two Level seat in tan brown shade. The seat with its excellent fit and cushioning works well for an upright and relaxed riding position.
    Yamaha FZS-FI V3 Vintage Edition
    Additionally, the pillion seat has a 16% larger seating surface area, is 26 mm wider in the hip area and is 5mm thicker for added comfort. A newly designed muffler protector adds to the bike’s sharp design. Otherwise, the bike is very much similar to the standard model which in its current iteration gets a new split LED headlight. Also, lower engine fairing has been introduced to reduce mud and dirt splatter. The engine cowl also enhances the bike’s sporty appeal.
    New Features on board
    Another major update is the addition of Yamaha’s in-house developed “Yamaha Motorcycle Connect X” application which allows smartphones to be connected to the bike via Bluetooth. It provides various utilities such as Riding History, Locate my Bike, E-Lock, Hazard, parking record and phone-related feature of Answer Back. It also comes with a negative LCD instrument cluster panel which has a black background and white lettering and provides several pieces of information.
    Mechanical Details
    Mechanical aspect of the bike remains identical to the standard bike, it still draws its power from a 149cc SOHC, air-cooled, single-cylinder fuel-injected motor which puts out 12.4 PS of power at 7250 rpm and a peak torque of 13.6 Nm at 5,500 rpm.
    Suspension is taken care of by telescopic forks at front and a 7-Step Adjustable Monocross Suspension at rear. Anchoring is handled by 282mm and 220mm discs at front and rear respectively assisted by a single-channel ABS. It gets 17-inch wheels with 100/80-17M and 140/60R17M/C sections of tyres respectively.
    Vintage Edition of Yamaha FZS-FI V3 has been priced at Rs. 1,09,700/- (Ex-Showroom Delhi). The new variant will start reaching Yamaha showrooms from the first week of December 2020. It is 5k more expensive than the standard colour options and Rs 2k more expensive than the Dark Knight edition. More

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    Yamaha FZ25 Avengers Edition Unveiled – Captain Marvel, Black Panther

    Yamaha FZ 25 Avengers Edition – Captain Marvel
    Apart from Marvel superhero-inspired liveries and body decals, there have been no changes made on these special edition models from Yamaha

    Well, if you are Marvel fan and have some interest in automobiles then it could be the best time for you. Recently, TVS Motor company introduced a special edition model of its power scooter called Ntorq Avengers Edition which took every Marvel fanboy by surprise.
    This time it’s Yamaha’s turn to replicate something similar. Yamaha has launched its most popular quarter-litre motorcycle FZ25 in a Marvel-inspired Limited Editions model in Brazil. The FZ25 is popularly known as Fazer 250 in the South American country.
    Yamaha FZ 25 Avengers Edition – Black Panther
    Superheroes On Offer
    The Avengers Edition of FZ25 has been offered in two themes- Captain Marvel and Black Panther. Apart from this, the Japanese bikemaker has launched a similar special edition model of its dual-purpose motorcycle Lander 250 which gets Captain America inspired colour scheme.
    All three motorcycles get superhero-inspired liveries and decals on their body panels. The FZ25 comes with matching rims whereas the Lander 250 misses out on this design attribute.

    Interestingly, Yamaha FZ25 Avengers Edition has been priced at 18,090 Brazilian Real which roughly translates to INR 2.45 lakh and is Rs 4200 cheaper than the standard model. On the other hand, the Lander 250 is retailed at 19,290 Brazilian Real, which is around INR 2.62 lakh. Other than the change in body graphics, there has been no update on these bikes either aesthetic or mechanical.
    Features & Mechanicals
    The latest BS6 compliant FZ25 received a minor makeover earlier this year which brought an updated front face. Its wide range of equipment consists of an LED headlamp, digital instrument console, dual-channel ABS and a side-stand engine cut-off switch to name a few.

    In terms of powertrain, it draws its power from a 249cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled with an oil cooler, SOHC engine which puts out 21.5PS of power at 8000rpm and 20.59Nm of peak torque at 6500rpm. In comparison, the India-spec version generates 20.8PS at 8000rpm of power and 20.1Nm of torque at 6000rpm. It is paired with a six-speed gearbox.
    Apart from these special edition models, Yamaha also offers R15 V3 derived NMax 160 in special Star Wars Edition in two colour variants: Galactic Empire and Alliance Rebel. The Marvel Edition FZ25 will surely attract a lot of younger audiences in our country if launched. However, there is no official word from the Japanese brand regarding this. Meanwhile, the manufacturer recently launched a colour customisation option for MT-15 in India which lest a buyer choose from 11 different colour combinations. More

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    Yamaha Fascino, RayZR, FZ, FZS Prices Hiked – Nov 2020 Price List

    Yamaha Scooters
    Yamaha India has been enjoying a steady growth in sales post the lock down and is poised for yet another strong result in November

    Yamaha India has increased the prices of its automatic scooter range and its popular 150 cc FZ series. The price increases for are marginal but this is not the first time the Japanese two wheeler maker implemented a price hike. The latest round of price hike comes when the entire two wheeler industry is enjoying a significant improvement in demand during this festive season.
    Yamaha India price hike
    The Yamaha FZ-FI and FZS-FI are now dearer by INR 1,000. The base FZ-FI is now retailed at INR 1,02,700 lakh while the sportier FZS-FI is priced at INR 1,04,700. The FZS-FI Dark Knight edition carries an updated price tag of INR 1,07,700 (both prices are ex-showroom, Delhi).
    Yamaha Price List Nov 2020 – Fascino, Ray, FZ, FZ-S
    Yamaha’s BS6 family of automatic scooters which received a brand new 125 cc fuel-injected engine has been doing pretty well in the post-lockdown rush. The Fascino 125 FI and RayZR 125 FI witnessed a price hike of INR 800. Depending on the variant, the Fascino is priced between INR 69,530 and INR 73,060. The sporty RayZR ranges from INR 70,330 to INR 74,330 (all prices are ex-showroom, Delhi).
    Specifications at a glance
    The Yamaha motorcycles and scooters which received significant updates earlier this year continue without any recent changes or additions for the festive season. The FZ-FI and FZS-FI twins are powered by a 149 cc air-cooled engine which puts out 12.4 hp and 13.6 Nm of torque. Transmission is a 5-speed unit.
    Yamaha FZ-S FI
    The duo is equipped with telescopic front fork, rear monoshock, alloy wheels with 100/80-17 front and 140/60-R17 rear tubeless tyres, 282 mm front disc and a 220 mm rear unit. Feature highlights include a negative LED instrument console, single-channel ABS and LED headlight.
    The Yamaha Fascino 125 FI and RayZR 125 FI are propelled by a fuel-injected 125 cc air-cooled motor which is good for 8.2 hp and 9.7 Nm of torque. The scooters employ a V-belt CVT. They are also equipped with Start Stop Sytem (SSS) and a Smart Motor Generator.
    Yamaha India sales
    Yamaha India witnesses an impressive YoY sales growth of over 30% in October 2020. The company has been posting increased sales for four consecutive months and is poised for yet another strong result in November and December, thanks to Diwali and Christmas.
    Yamaha’s track record in highly competitive 100-125 cc commuter motorcycle segment has been forgettable to say the least. The company’s strategic shift in focus from commuter motorcycles to premium motorcycles and scooters seems to have worked well in its favor. More

  • Yamaha FZS FI Launched With Bluetooth Connectivity – Price Rs 1.07 L

    The New Connect X Mobile App comprises 6 main features and is available on Google Play Store and Apple iOS
    Yamaha FZS FI with Bluetooth

    Japanese automaker Yamaha launched the BS6 compliant variants of FZ-FI and FZS-FI in India at the end of 2019. Both the models received several upgrades over their respecting outgoing counterparts with new fuel tank, single piece two level seat and a fully digital LCD instrument cluster along with black finished alloy wheels.
    Yamaha’s first Bluetooth enabled motorcycle in India
    In keeping with the company’s endeavour to keep ahead of the times, a new Yamaha Motorcycle Connect X Application with Bluetooth enabled technology has been introduced. Initially this feature will only be offered on the Yamaha FZS-FI Dark Knight BS VI variant, but will soon extend to the series of FZ-FI & FZS-FI (150cc) motorcycles. The device is also offered as an added accessory, available via the company’s authorized dealerships in the country.
    With this new connectivity feature, under the company’s campaign ‘The Call of the Blue’, the price of Yamaha FZS-FI Dark Knight has been increased to Rs.1.07,700 and will go on sale from 1st November 2020. Named Connect X, the name denotes Connectivity and Innovative Technology while ‘X’ represents Connected Technology allowing the user to understand their bike better in terms of performance.
    Take a look at the official video from Yamaha, explaining all the features of this new bluetooth connectivity on board the FZS-FI. It also explains how to connect your existing motorcycle to the app, in case you have purchased it as an additional accessory via authorized Yamaha dealer in India.
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    To be downloaded from the Google PlayStore or Apple iOS, The Yamaha Motorcycle Connect X App involves easy step by step registration to identify the user and sync the bike to this app. Once registration is complete, the user is offered a wide range of feature, each designed to enable the rider connect with the bike by a single touch on the mobile.
    6 Features in Yamaha Motorcycle Connect X Application
    The Yamaha Motorcycle Connect X App offers 6 features of Answer Back, E-Lock, Locate My Bike, Ride History, Parking Record and Hazard. The Answer Back facility sets off the indicators to start blinking and the horn to start beeping. E-Lock allows the user to lock the bike to prevent theft while on clicking on Locate My Bike, all four indicators light up for 10 seconds.

    Ride History offers the user detailed information on trip details with regard to distance travelled, speed, battery voltage usage etc. The Hazard feature alerts the rider and others on the road when the bike is undergoing some distress. All four indicators start blinking continuously. Parking record shows the route map from current location to where the bike is parked thereby directing the user to the bike in a cramped parking lot using GPS.
    Yamaha FZ-FI and FZS-FI are powered by a 149cc air cooled engine which produces 12.4 hp power at 7,250rpm and 13.6 Nm peak torque at 5,500rpm. This is around 0.8 hp and 0.8 Nm lower than their BS4 counterparts while transmission is via a 5 speed manual gearbox. Both the bikes receive disc brakes at the front and rear with single channel ABS while suspension is via telescopic fork in the front and swingarm monoshock at the rear. More

  • BS6 Yamaha FZ25 in Blue colour detailed – Exhaust note video

    Deliveries of the all new Yamaha FZ25 has started in select cities
    A popular and affordable option in 250 cc segment, Yamaha FZ 25 and FZS 25 BS6 variants were launched in July. The FZ 25 twins pack in several design enhancements and new features. While both bikes may appear identical at first glance, a closer inspection reveals some additional features on FZS 25 such as front visor, brush guard and golden alloy wheels.

    Yamaha FZ 25 and FZS 25 have started arriving at dealerships and test rides are available. Here’s a walkaround video posted by YouTube channel ‘Burn Piston’ that details the various changes and features of FZ 25. We also get to hear the bike’s exhaust note, which turns out to be quite satisfying to the ears.
    Key upgrades
    One of the key upgrades in Yamaha FZ 25 and FZS 25 BS6 variants is the new Class D bi-functional LED headlamp and LED DRL. The LED headlamp is the same one as can be seen on Yamaha MT-15. With its compact profile, the headlamp exudes sharp, aggressive looks. It is one of the key components that give the FZ 25 twins their dominating character. Other prominent features include sculpted fuel tank, sinewy tank shrouds, split seat design with sleek grabrails, under cowl, blacked out components, sharp muffler cover and side stand engine cut-off switch.

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    Colour options are different for the twins, with FZ 25 getting Metallic Black and Racing Blue. The sportier FZS 25 is available in Dark Matt Blue, White Vermillion and Patina Green colour options.
    Front and rear indicators are halogen units, which could be a disappointment for customers looking for a full-LED setup. Moreover, the indicators are fitted in the conventional style, which are bound to droop overtime. Such things don’t go well with the hugely enticing overall profile of FZ 25 twins. The negative LCD instrument cluster looks basic, but it displays a lot of information such as speedometer, RPM, trip meter, fuel gauge, neutral light and ABS light.
    Suitable for touring
    Yamaha FZ 25 twins qualify for long distance journeys, as they come with comfortable seats, easy riding stance, sturdy suspension, dual-channel ABS and a capable engine. The 249 cc SOHC air cooled engine generates max power of 20.8 ps at 8000 rpm and max torque of 20.1 Nm at 6000 rpm. The gearbox is a 5-speed constant mesh unit. The earlier BS4 engine had almost identical power and torque of 20.9hp / 20Nm.
    One of the key improvements in the BS6 engine is that it has been fine-tuned to suit Indian conditions. Users can expect optimal performance even in extreme summer heat, as the engine is equipped with a 4-row core oil cooler.
    Yamaha FZ 25 and FZS 25 BS6 variants are priced at Rs 1.52 lakh and Rs 1.57 lakh, respectively (ex-sh). These bikes go up against rivals such as Bajaj Dominar 250, Suzuki Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF250, Husqvarna twins and KTM 250 Duke. More

  • Yamaha BS6 FZ 25, FZS 25 Arrive in Showroom – Video Walkaround

    Launched in July, BS6 compliant Yamaha FZ 25 and FZS 25 come with design improvements and new features
    These quarter litre bikes were unveiled earlier this year in February. They would have made it to showrooms much earlier, but the plans got delayed due to Covid-19 lockdown. Both bikes are almost identical with the exception of some additional features available with FZS 25.

    BS6 Yamaha FZ 25 and FZS 25 are equipped with a new Class D bi-functional LED headlamp and LED DRL. The headlamp has a compact, snazzy design and ensures improved visibility. Other key features include multi-function negative LCD instrument cluster, side stand engine cut-off switch, sleek fuel tank, muscular tank shrouds, split step-up style seat, blacked out components, sharp muffler cover and under cowl.
    FZS 25 gets additional features such as golden alloy wheels, brush guard, and front visor. FZ 25 is available in Metallic Black and Racing Blue whereas FZS 25 comes in Patina Green, White-Vermillion and Dark Matt Blue colour options. Watch the detailed walkaround video below, credit to MRD Vlogs.

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    Powering the FZ twins is a 249 cc SOHC air cooled engine that delivers 20.8 PS of max power at 8000 rpm and 20.1 Nm of max torque at 6000 rpm. It is mated to a 5-speed constant mesh transmission. Power and torque output of BS4 model was almost identical at 20.9hp / 20Nm. The BS6 engine has been fine-tuned to deliver optimal performance in Indian conditions. One key feature is the 4-row core oil cooler that can keep the engine cool even in the soaring summer heat.
    FZ 25 and FZS 25 have a lightweight body construction, with a kerb weight of 153 kg and 154 kg, respectively. This offers multiple benefits such as easy manoeuvrability, improved fuel efficiency and higher power-to-weight ratio.
    Yamaha FZ 250 twins utilize a diamond frame chassis suspended on telescopic front forks and 7-step adjustable monocross suspension at the rear. The adjustable rear suspension allows users to explore varied terrains in an effortless manner. Braking system comprises 282 mm front and 220 mm rear disc brake integrated with a dual channel ABS system.
    FZ 25 and FZS 25 price
    BS6 FZ 25 is priced at Rs 1.52 lakh, which is Rs 15k more than the BS4 model. The FZS variant retails at Rs 1.57 lakh. Even with the price hike, FZ 25 and FZS 25 continue to be the most affordable in 250 cc category. The nearest rival in terms of pricing is Bajaj Dominar 250, which retails at Rs 1.60 lakh.
    Other rivals include Suzuki Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF250, priced at Rs 1.65 lakh and Rs 1.76 lakh, respectively. Further up, there’s the Husqvarna twins priced at Rs 1.85 lakh. Costliest bike in the quarter litre segment is KTM 250 Duke, priced at Rs 2.05 lakh. All prices are ex-sh. More