Yamaha FZ-X Spotted Undisguised During TVC Shoot
The retro-styled 150cc motorcycle is expected to be put on sale in the market in the coming months.
The Yamaha FZ-X has been spotted undisguised during a television commercial (TVC) shoot which took place near the Atal Tunnel in Himachal Pradesh.
These images have been obtained thanks to MotorBeamer Surya Dagar who captured images of the FZ-X while the TVC shoot was taking place.
Based on the FZ FI, the retro style motorcycle comes with a circular headlight with DRL, a fuel tank styled to look similar to the 1 on the brand’s XSR range of bikes, a flat seat, and short tail.
It even gets fork gaiters, metal brackets for the headlight and on the front fender and an old school pillion grab bar to go with the retro theme. It is a shame that Yamaha did not give the bike circular mirrors and wire-spoked wheels, while the radiator panel section and tyre hugger look out of place.
Apart from the styling of the recently spotted Yamaha FZ-X, what is also notable is the colour scheme as, apart from the fuel tank which comes in the body colour, all of the cycle parts are blacked out.
At least 3 colours, namely Black, Blue and Orange, will be on offer with the bike when it gets launched and from the spy shots, it is evident that different saddle colour options will also be available.
Leaked type approval document shows that the bike will be powered by a 149cc single cylinder motor good for 12.4 PS of maximum power at 7250 RPM, the motorcycle will be 30 mm longer (at 2020 mm), 5 mm wider (at 785 mm) and 35 mm taller (at 1115 mm) than the FZ FI, with which it shares the 1330 mm wheelbase.
Yamaha has gone for a comfortable riding position for the rider, which can be ascertained based on the position of the handlebar and foot pegs for the rider. The passenger foot pegs are placed a bit higher though. Other parts such as the instrument cluster and brakes look to have been borrowed from the FZ FI, but the tyres are semi-knobby jobbies.
Thus far, Yamaha has been tight-lipped about the launch timeline of the FZ-X, but it should take place in the coming months. Price-wise, expect the motorcycle to cost a bit more than the FZ FI.