Yamaha India has launched the FZ version 3.0. The 2019 Yamaha FZ version 3.0 price in India starts at Rs 95,000 while the FZ-S is priced Rs 2,000 more, ex-showroom. Yamaha India has slightly changed the styling of the motorcycle while offering better equipment. The FZ is offered in two colours while the FZ-S comes in three colours. Both the motorcycles will be available soon for booking while deliveries will start after a month.
What’s the new thing in the 2019 Yamaha FZ version 3.0?
The 2019 Yamaha FZ version 3.0 boasts new graphics. There is also the new headlight which is housed in a revised casing. The headlight set up is an all-LED affair, with only the pilot lamp being done in the good ol’ yellow colour. Yamaha also says that the front forks are now thicker while the handlebar has been raised by 22 per cent. This should enhance the touring capabilities of the motorcycle while offering a relaxed riding position. The fuel tank too looks bigger and has fake shrouds at the side.
Yamaha is now using an inverted LCD instrument cluster, like in the Dominar 400. Things look pretty simple here like in the previous FZs, however only a ride will confirm if the meters are legible in broad daylight or not. Yamaha has also made use of a single piece seat in the new FZ. The company says a new subframe was engineered for this purpose and the pillion seat should be more comfortable now. Along with it, the grab rail is no longer a split unit. The tail light remains the typical FZ non-LED unit. One look at the rear tyre hugger and you know where it has come from (FZ25). Also on offer is a new exhaust can though the note is exactly the same as the outgoing FZ’s.
What is endearing to know now is that the 2019 Yamaha FZ version 3.0 is available with a single channel ABS, supplied by Bosch. The FZ will no longer be sold with a rear drum brake and a disc is standard. In theory, Yamaha can anytime update the FZ to feature a dual channel ABS system in the future. However, the company prefers to not do it primarily because of the rise in prices. As it is, all these updates on the FZ have caused its price to increase by a good Rs 8,000.
Unfortunately, the engine continues to be the old 149cc single cylinder air-cooled unit. This BS-IV compliant, fuel injected engine produces 13.2PS and 12.8Nm, one of the lowest numbers in its class. The gearbox is a 5-speed unit. Expect a fuel efficiency of 48kmpl from the new FZ. Yamaha says that the ECU has been tuned to ensure crisper responses in the lower end.