2019 Yamaha FZ V3, FZ S V3 gets multiple cosmetic updates with the addition of new features like LED headlamp; powertrain remains the same
India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. has today introduced the much-awaited FZ Version 3.0 in the domestic market at Rs. 95,000 and Rs. 97,000 for FZ Fi V3 & FZ S Fi V3 ABS respectively (both prices, ex-showroom). Yamaha undoubtedly has the FZ series as its popular range in India and is looking to capitalise on the success over the years with a brand new generation of the volume-based naked.
The Japanese manufacturer is enduring a spike in sales following the debut of the R15 V3 as it is massively over with the enthusiasts and aiming to seek a similar reputation with the third generation FZ and FZ S. The new series of motorcycles has all the ingredients to convince the buyers on paper.
It comes equipped with several cosmetic changes and the inclusion of new features. The redesigned headlamp cluster has LED lights while the updated all-digital instrument console replicates that of the R15 V3. To add more dynamism to the visual package, Yamaha has restyled the 12-litre fuel tank and it has more aggressive stance than before.
In fact, the Yamaha FZ V3.0 derives plenty of design inspiration from its bigger FZ25 sibling and that’s a good thing considering that it is one of the best-looking models from the brand in the domestic lineup. The radiator scoops are another glaring addition and are accompanied by new front and rear fenders and a new silver metal plated exhaust system similar to the FZ25. The 2019 Yamaha FZ V3 is sold in two colours while the FZ S V3 ABS gets three colour options.
2019 Yamaha FZ V3 ABS Features
LCD instrument console
149 cc fuel-injected engine
41 mm telescopic forks
140 section rear tyre
Yamaha has also updated the tail portion of the FZ with tyre hugger borrowed from FZ25 while the ten-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels are brand new as well. The engine guard, new set of grab rail, shortened wind blast protector and updated graphics are other key updates in the 2019 FZ series with the FZ S getting the major changes.
It continues to be powered by the 149 cc single-cylinder fuel-injected motor, which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 13.2 PS and 12.8 Nm of peak torque and is connected to a five-speed transmission. Another major update is the presence of single-channel ABS system sticking by the upcoming safety regulations. It competes against Bajaj Pulsar NS160, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Suzuki Gixxer and Honda CB Hornet 160R.