- Could be based on the same 149cc engine platform as the FZS V3.
- Expect to see a number of color options.
- Could be available in two variations.
Looks like Yamahamade serious progress with the next one FZ-X. The bikes have been spotted again in what looks like a commercial shoot somewhere up north. It comes just a week after the second round of online spy images. These new shots are clearer and more detailed than the previous ones, allowing us to take a closer look at the bike and any color trims.
At first glance, Yamaha could launch the bike in two variations: Standard and S (just like the FZS V3). The three color trims seen in these pictures only reinforce our suspicions. The orange paint scheme (with black radiator covers) appears to be the standard variant. The blue and black bikes (with silver radiator covers and two-tone seats) could be the premium versions. The bike runs on an air-cooled engine.
The overall design looks quite suburban. Of course, it borrows some cues from the XSR lineup, like the headlight design, aluminum mounting brackets, and the fuel tank (to some extent). But that’s about all. The seat and rear quarter panels simply appear staggered and bulky in their proportions.
The console appears to have a new design and could offer better features like average / real-time fuel efficiency and fuel range, among others.
You can read more about the bike here. Additionally, it can use the same 149cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine producing around 12.37bhp at 7,500rpm – the same as the FZS V3. There is no word on the motorcycle’s torque, but it is likely to be around 13.6Nm.
Yamaha can position the FZ-X on top of the FZS V3. As a result, you can expect the bike to command a premium of around Rs 5,000 to Rs 6,000 over the standard FZ. Based on the latest footage, we think Yamaha could launch the bike as early as next month, but it all depends on the current Covid situation.
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