Yamaha’s new neo-retro commuter motorcycle, the Yamaha FZ-X, is likely to be launched on June 18, 2021. The FZ-X will be based on the 150 cc Yamaha FZ FI.
India Yamaha is getting ready to extend its popular Yamaha FZ series commuter bikes in India with the launch of the neo-retro styled premium commuter, the new Yamaha FZ-X. While Yamaha has sent out an online launch invite for a new product on June 18, the Japanese brand has not mentioned what this new launch will be. We expect the upcoming Yamaha FZ-X to be what’s likely to be launched on that day, a neo-retro styled commuter motorcycle based on the 150 cc Yamaha FZ FI platform. We’ve already seen spy shots of an almost production ready FZ-X being shot for a video commercial in Himachal Pradesh in April 2021.
Based on the popular Yamaha FZ FI, the new FZ-X has been undergoing tests in India, and even leaked trademark documents show that the FZ-X will share the 149 cc, single-cylinder engine with the other models in the Yamaha FZ FI range, so it will likely have the same specifications, with maximum power output of 12.4 bhp at 7,250 rpm and 13.3 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm. The chassis and cycle parts are expected to be shared with the Yamaha FZ FI as well, so we expect the same single downtube frame with telescopic front suspension and a rear monoshock.
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What will be completely different is the design, with the FZ-X adopting a neo-retro look, with an upright riding position. The headlight is round, while fork gaiters and a small engine bash plate gives the bike a hint of neo-retro scrambler touches, to take on the rough. The seat height is tall-ish and the large fuel tank should be convenient for long rides between refills. The changes are largely cosmetic, compared to the Yamaha FZ, so we don’t expect a significant price increment over the FZ and FZ S models. Expect prices in the range of ₹ 1.15-1.20 lakh (Ex-showroom) when the Yamaha FZ-X is launched on June 18, 2021.