Yamaha FZ-S Fi ABS Version 3 2019
Yamaha FZ-S Fi ABS Version 3 2019

On 21st January 2019, Yamaha launched the new FZ Fi ABS and FZ-S Fi ABS Version 3 in India. The new version of the bikes has a new design and improved ergonomics to give it a trendy muscular look.

The 3rd generation of Yamaha FZ line-up comes with a completely new muscular design and featuring new electronics as well, with an improved design, style, and new features, the bikes got a single channel ABS (anti-lock braking system) as standard.

As we know that the ABS is mandatory from April 1, 2018, in all the bikes having 125 CC or more in India. Everyone was waiting to see ABS in the FZ series of Yamaha in India, and finally, it comes and wait is over. Yamaha has launched the Dual Channel ABS versions of the FZ 25 and the Fazer 25 as well in India.

Yamaha FZ Fi ABS Version 3.0 2019
Yamaha FZ Fi ABS Version 3.0 2019
Yamaha FZ-S Fi ABS Version 3.0 2019
Yamaha FZ-S Fi ABS Version 3.0 2019

Here is everything you need to know about the Yamaha’s new 150CC naked bikes.

Completely new design and new electronics

Finally, Yamaha has updated the design of the FZ series, as the people were tired of seeing the same older design every year. Yamaha has introduced some foremost changes in the bikes to keep it significant. The bike now has a muscular fuel tank beefier (like on seen on the FZ 25). The bikes have a completely re-designed headlight with LED lamps on the front. A chrome duct plating on the front looks like an air vent, but it’s placed only to add more beauty in the bike.

Yamaha FZ-S Fi ABS Version 3.0 Chrome Duct
Yamaha FZ-S Fi ABS Version 3.0 Chrome Duct

The other noticeable changes include an engine cowl and a newly designed midship exhaust. Both bikes got a new LCD instrument cluster with the features like the odometer, fuel gauge, clock, and many more.

New and more comfortable ergonomics

The majority of the changes are to bring a new design with great pricing; Yamaha has really done a great job in new FZ and make it really more comfortable for both the rider and pillion. The handlebar is 22mm taller and bit more close to the rider; it helps reduce the strain on the rider’s shoulder and arms for long distance driving.

Yamaha FZ-S Fi ABS Version 3.0 Seat
Yamaha FZ-S Fi ABS Version 3.0 Seat

The ignition key is now moved to the fuel tank. Also, the bike now has a single unit seat rather having a split-seat and a flatter subframe to add more comfort for the pillion.

Same engine with different tuning

The bikes have the same 149 CC air-cooled, 2 valves, single-cylinder, fuel injected engine seen in the previous version. The engine generates 13.2PS of power at 8000rpm and 12.8Nm of torque at 6000rpm and coupled with a 5-speed gearbox. The competitors like the TVS Apache 160 4V make 15.12PS/13.03Nm and the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 make 15.5PS/14.6Nm respectively. Yamaha claims that engines in both bikes are now tuned to deliver better low-end performance.

Yamaha FZ-S Fi ABS Version 3.0 Engine
Yamaha FZ-S Fi ABS Version 3.0 Engine

Let’s see how much really the engines are tuned in the test ride video in future.

Single channel ABS

The most significant change is both of the bikes FZ Fi and FZ-S Fi are now come with a single channel ABS as standard. In the previous generations, the FZ-S comes with rear disc brakes.

Yamaha FZ-S Fi ABS Version 3.0 Front Disc Brakes with ABS Ring
Yamaha FZ-S Fi ABS Version 3.0 Front Disc Brakes with ABS Ring

Now the Yamaha FZ Fi comes equipped with the unit of brakes for enhanced braking performance.

Price and competition

The price of the all-new Yamaha FZ Fi ABS starts at Rs 95,000 and the FZ-S Fi ABS starts at Rs 97,000 (both ex-showroom in Delhi) respectively. The prices are Rs 13,000 and Rs 9000 higher as compared to the previous generation of the bikes.

The Yamaha FZ Fi and FZS Fi compete with the TVS Apache 160 4V (Fi – Rs 92,146 Carburettor – Rs 86,145), Bajaj Pulsar NS160 (Rs 85,690), Suzuki Gixxer (Rs 87,871) and the Honda CB Hornet 160R (Std – Rs 91,682 ABS DLX – Rs 94,182) (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi).

Full Specifications – Yamaha FZ Fi ABS and FZ-S Fi ABS

Engine Type Single Cylinder, Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Displacement 149 CC
Bore and Stroke 57.3mm x 57.9mm
Max Power 9.7 kW (13.2PS) / 8,000 r/min
Max Torque 12.8 N.m (1.3 kg f.m) / 6,000 r/min
Overall L x W x H 1,990 MM x 780 MM x 1,080 MM
Seat Height 790 mm
Wheelbase 1,330 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm
Weight 137 KG (with oil & full fuel tank)
Frame Type Diamond
Tyre Size (Front) 100/80-17M/C 52P (Tubeless)
Tyre Size (Rear) 140/60R17M/C 63P (Tubeless)
Brake type (Front) Disc Brake with ABS
Brake type (Rear) Disc Brake
Lubrication system Wet sump
Engine oil capacity 1.20 L
Fuel tank capacity 12.8 L
Clutch type Wet, multi-disc
Transmission type Constant mesh, 5-speed
Ignition system TCI (Transistor controlled ignition)
Headlight LED
Instrument Cluster Digital
Auxiliary Light 12V, 5W x 1
Brake/ Tail light 12V, 21/5W x 1
Turn signal light 12V, 10W x 2 (Front & Rear)
Fuel gauge Digital
Clock Digital
Speedometer Digital

 

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