Yamaha FZ-X Spied, Borrows Styling Cues From XSR Models
The new FZ variant will come powered by a 149cc motor good for 12.4 PS peak power output.
The Yamaha FZ-X, an upcoming retro style variant of the FZ FI, has been spied yet again, this time without camouflage.
Only 1 image of a partially assembled FZ-X is available as of now, but it is enough to give us a clear indication as to how the front portion of the motorcycle will look like.
It is clear that the motorcycle’s design has been inspired by Yamaha’s own XSR range of bikes and the shape of the fuel tank says as much. Even the circular headlight that has a DRL ring divided into 3 sections is held by a bracket similar to the one used XSR155.
In addition, like the test mule spotted earlier, the Yamaha FZ-X spied recently has fork gaiters and a silver-coloured radiator cowl-esque panel sitting right in front of the tank.
Moreover, the bike will get a restyled front fender which also comes finished in a shade of silver. But, the indicators are the same units used in the FZ FI.
Although the rear section of the bike cannot be seen, we can expect Yamaha to make use of a simple circular stop light that will sit proudly on the rear fender, similar to the setup used in the XSR155.
Since the specs of the FZ-X have already been leaked, there will be no surprises on that front. The bike will be powered by a 149cc motor good for 12.4 PS maximum power. The torque too should be the same at 13.3 Nm tops.
The motorcycle which is likely to weigh around 135 kg, like the FZ FI, is expected to be put on sale in the market later this year. It should command a premium over the bike it is based on.
If the FZ-X does well in the market, it might well prompt Yamaha to launch the XSR155 in India as a more sporty retro-styled alternative in the 150cc segment where the firm is a strong player.
Source – BikeWale.com