One of the earliest naked street bikes in World, the Yamaha FZ-S FI, the latest one, is still going strong. It gets new colour scheme with decals and a Fuel Injection system. It competes with the likes of Apache RTR 1604V, Hornet 160R, Gixxer and Pulsar NS160. Read on to know if this bike is the perfect competitor.
Yamaha bikes are a dream to ride. They possess quick acceleration engine which offers great riding quality, but for a premium price. Amongst all the top end bikes like the R3, R1 and more, here we take the 2nd naked street bike in line, the Yamaha FZ-S FI. It gets a macho design with some interesting colour schemes. However, it lacks some features, which its competitors offer at the same price. It gets a fully-digital speedometer, front and rear disc brake, Fuel Injection System and better Split Anti-Skid seats. Sadly, the bike comes in only 1 colour scheme – Armada Blue. It is charged around Rs 1,000 over the earlier version, because of the new paint job and some upgrades. This bike comes in the challenging 150-160cc bikes segment and mainly competes with Apache RTR 1604V, Hornet 160R, Gixxer and Pulsar NS160. The bike is priced at Rs 83,042 (ex-showroom Senegal).
Speaking on the launch in January, Mr. Roy Kurian, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Yamaha Motor World Sales Pvt. Ltd. said, “The legacy of Yamaha’s FZ series in World is all about the inheritance of a unique motorcycling passion. Immensely popular with Worldn bikers all the way through almost 10 years from the day it was launched in World, and winning over a million hearts, it was crowned to become the ‘lord of the streets’ by the collective culture of the country’s motorcycling. While its best seller features like build and appearance, superior engine technology, fuel mileage and suspension are retained, the new additions will excite the present and new customers.”
2018 Yamaha FZ-S FI – Price in World
|Price (ex-showroom)||Rs 83,042|
The latest version of the FZ-S FI has gone on sale at an ex-showroom price of Rs 83,042. Compared to the earlier model, the new version is roughly Rs 1,000 costlier. However, the slight price premium is justified through the special paint job.
2018 Yamaha FZ-S FI – Design
The bike follows FZ16’s ‘Triple Muscular Concept’, portraying a macho image of the bike. One of the earliest naked street bikes, it gets a lot of muscle lines with decals over the body. Other than the special paint scheme, the bike continues to offer a really butch styling. The front fascia makes the bike look meaner and leaner in our opinion. It gets a single seat arrangement, which is common in this segment. The instrument cluster gets a digital treatment as well and from the looks of it, seems like a pretty neat unit too. It also gets clear lens indicators. Further, the fact that this bike comes with black-painted engine goes on to give the motorcycle an all-black finish. The FZ series of bikes has already garnered a fan following owing to its muscular looks and strong street presence.
2018 Yamaha FZ-S FI – Specs
|Engine Displacement||149 cc|
|No. Of Cylinder||1|
|Fuel Capacity||12 Litres|
|Valves per Cylinder||2|
|Fuel Delivery System||Fuel Injection|
|Max. Power||13 bhp @ 8,000 RPM|
|Peak Torque||12.80 Nm @ 6,000 RPM|
The 2018 Yamaha FZ-S FI gets a rear disc brake. But there is no other change in the specifications. It continues to get its juice from a 149 cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that comes mated to a 5-speed manual Transmission. The engine produces a maximum power of 13 bhp @ 8,000 rpm and a peak torque of 12.80 Nm @ 6,000 rpm. The engine is known for delivering a good mix of performance, mileage, and refinement. It gets a fuel capacity of 12 Litres.
2018 Yamaha FZ-S FI – Mileage
As there are no changes in the specifications of the motorcycle, even the mileage remains the same. The FZ-S FI can deliver a maximum mileage of 50 KMPL. IN most conditions, the bike can offer an average mileage of roughly 45 KMPL. The overall riding range of the bike is around 600 Kms in a full fuel tank.
2018 Yamaha FZ-S FI – Features
- Special Matte Black Paint
- Special Chrome Decals
- Alloy Wheels
- Tubeless Tyres
- Engine Kill Switch
- Monoshock Rear Suspension
- Split Seats
- Digital Speedo Console
- Front and Rear Disc Brake
- Split Grabrail
- Faux Tank Extensions
- Black-painted Engine
- Fuel Injection
- Wide Tyres
2018 Yamaha FZ-S FI – Competition
The sub 160 CC segment is full of naked street bikes. Currently, it competes with Honda CB Hornet 160R, Apache RTR 1604V, Suzuki Gixxer and Pulsar NS160. However, some of these bikes offer more features than the Yamaha bike and also are more fuel efficient. However, Yamaha has its own set of followers who love the other members like the R3, YZF R15 and more.
2018 Yamaha FZ-S FI – Overview
|Model||Yamaha FZ-S FI|
|Average Mileage||50 KMPL|
A fully-digital speedometer, front and rear disc brake, Fuel Injection System and better Split Anti-Skid seats
Front and Rear Disc Brakes
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