Yamaha India has given a minor update to its extremely popular 150cc FZ series of motorcycles, which comprises two models, the Yamaha FZ FI and the FZS. Starting with the FZS, the bike now gets Bluetooth enabled smartphone connectivity feature for its instrument cluster as standard which is widely known as 'Yamaha Motorcycle Connect X'. Earlier, this tech was limited to the Dark Knight and Vintage Editions. It also gets a premium 3D logo on the fuel tank and a new Matte Red ivory.
The base FZ FI, on the other hand, now gets a side-stand engine cut-off switch. Besides this, both the 150cc FZ bikes have now become lighter as the bikemaker has managed to drop the weight of the bikes from 137 kgs to 135 kgs, which will further help riders in maneuvering along with improved comfort of handling.
Here's how much extra you have to bear for these added features: –
FZ-S Standard Colours
FZ-S Vintage Edition
FZ-S Dark Knight
*All prices ex-showroom Delhi.
For the people not in know, the Yamaha Motorcycle Connect X system allows you to connect your smartphone to the bike via Bluetooth using a dedicated mobile app and further enable you to control various features such as Answer Back, Driving History, Locate My Bike, E-Lock, Hazard Lamps, and Parking Record. The existing customers of FZ or FZS S-Fi can also get this feature as an accessory from any Yamaha dealer at an additional cost of Rs 3,000.
There are no other changes have been made to these motorcycles. Both will continue to get a 149cc air-cooled fuel-injected engine that still makes 12.4PS and 13.6Nm. These features addition projects both the bikes more competitively against their core rivals like the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Bajaj Pulsar NS160, Suzuki Gixxer, and Honda X-Blade.