Every year Yamaha updates the FZ range with new colors. The company has been doing this since the past few years with moderate success. Now it is that time of the year, with the festive season looming over our heads, Yamaha has yet again launched the special edition variants of the FZ-S and the Fazer. Now the special edition really doesn’t bring much to the table but this move from Yamaha seems to tackle the recently launched Honda CB Trigger. The company will run an aggressive marketing campaign surrounding this launch.
The FZ-S and Fazer have been given new graphics on its all new battle green color. Yamaha likes to call this stylish but we like the Midnight edition better. These special edition models will be limited in number although Yamaha has not disclosed the number of units it plans to produce. The special edition Yamaha FZ-S is priced at Rs. 74,385/- and the Yamaha Fazer special edition is priced at Rs. 79,485/- (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). These come at a slight premium over the regular models.
Both Fazer and FZ-S are powered by the same 153cc single-cylinder engine which produces 14 PS of power and 13.6 Nm of torque coupled to 5-speed gearbox. Yamaha launched the FZ series in 2008. Since then, Yamaha has not made any mechanical changes to the motorcycle. However, the FZ is still one of the best motorcycles in the 150cc segment offering crisp performance, splendid dynamics and Yamaha quality. Enthusiasts expect more from the brand Yamaha and mechanical changes to the FZ can create a new benchmark in the 150cc segment, leaving competitors dumbfounded.