Yamaha FZ-S FI V3.0 Review, price, specifications

Yamaha FZ-S V3 :
Priced at ₹ 1.05 Lakhs (ex-showroom, chennai)

Yamaha FZ was introduced in 2008 as a commuter class bike, FZ had that streetfighter like design which appealed a lot of buyers in india. FZ had a fresh and new looks with muscular tank and fat rear tyres. And then Yamaha developed FZ-S in later time, With FZ V2.0 and FZ-S V2.0 it got fuel-injected, power got reduced and design had a few changes. In 2019, Yamaha  launched the FZ V3.0 and FZ-S V3.0. with the new FZ-S V3.0 power got reduced, split seats changed to a single long seat, got a new LED headlights and a new LCD cluster.

SPECIFICATIONS
Engine: 149cc, Single-Cylinder, Air-Cooled
Power: 12.2 bhp @ 7250 rpm
Torque: 13.6 Nm @ 5500 rpm
Transmission: 5 Speed
Fuel Economy: 46Kmpl
Tyres: 100/80/17 (Front), 140/60/17 (Rear)
Suspension: Telescopic Forks (Front), Adjustable Monohock (Rear)
Brakes: 282 mm Disc (Front), 260 mm Disc (Rear)

Length x Width x Height: 1990 mm x 780 mm x 1080 mm
Wheelbase: 1330 mm
Seat Height: 790 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity: 13 litre
Kerb weight: 132 kg

DESIGN
FZ-S is always been a muscular bike. Now with the upgrades, the bike still has a muscular feel. Tank got wider, design around the tank is not much appealing. Single seat used now doesn’t fit like the split seats used inthe older versions. All new LED headlights derived from the larger FZ25 sibling gives an aggressive look. Handlebars got wider and has a upright riding position which is comfortable for daily commuting. Exhaust got little tweaks, Tail light looks same as that of the FZ V2.0.

PERFORMANCE
FZ-S V3.0 comes with a single cylinder, 149cc, air-cooled, fuel injected engine that produces 12.2 bhp at 7250 rpm and a max torque of 13.6 Nm at 5500 rpm. Bike feels smooth in low-end and mid-range speeds. At top-end bike gets rough. Clutch and gearbox feels suberb for daily commuting. Engine is well-refined but has a low power, this makes the bike smooth but can’t be revved much. Single-Channel ABS comes as standard and braking on the bike is sharp and gives confidence. FZ provide a good fuel economy with upto 46 kmpl. Overall bike is easy and fun to ride

PROS
• Comfortable riding position
• Engine refinement
• Good amount of features

CONS
• Produces less power compared to its competitors
• Plastic in some parts feels low quality
• No gear position indicators

OVERALL
With the new upgrade FZ-S V3.0 feels smoother and refined. But the less power makes it slow. Now it’s much practical and a has a lot of features to offer. With the pricing of 1 lakh, there is lot other choices like NS160,Apache RTR 160 4V which provides better performance.

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