The Yamaha FZ has completed almost six years without a mechanical update and as we had reported earlier this year, the company is all set to give the two-wheeler a complete update aesthetically and mechanically. The updated model was spotted testing by Overdrive reader Madhav Abeer at the Greater Noida Expressway and closely resembles to the FZ-S Concept shown at the 2014 Auto Expo, earlier this month.
On the outset, the updated Yamaha FZ gets a new exhaust, air scoops near the tank (very V-Max like), a new tail light unit and a sportier number plate holder. The updated model also gets split seats like on the concept and clear lens indicators. You can also see a longer rear tyre hugger on the updated FZ similar to the R15. The updated centre console looks inspired from the Honda CB Trigger. The front end looks more agile and has been given a leaner appearance on the updated FZ.
Mechanically, Yamaha will also introduce a more powerful engine on the updated FZ. Expect the same engine from the current FZ, albeit a rebored 170cc, which will churn out 17 PS of power and more torque than the current FZ. The FZ has been one of the most popular models for Yamaha, but has been losing out to new and better competitors. The updated FZ will come to the market by August this year and will lock horns against the Honda CB Trigger and the upcoming Suzuki Gixxer 155 (which has an uncanny resemblance with the FZ) in the segment.
Yamaha is getting serious about its Indian operations and is planning to update its entire product portfolio. The much loved R15 is also set to get an update as well, with the Version 3.0 coming to the market by the end of this year. Yamaha also showcased the R25 250cc motorcycle at the 2014 Auto Expo, that will also make it to India in the future.
Spy Pictures Source – Overdrive.in