The soon to be launched Yamaha FZ-S Version 3.0 which will replace the second generation motorcycle takes its styling cues from the bigger FZ 25
Although we are not completely sure at this moment but Yamaha will definitely launch a new motorcycle in India on 21st January 2019. Now either that could be the new MT-15 or the third generation FZ-S. Until now the third generation FZ-S which we have spotted a couple of times already while testing was wrapped under heavy camouflage but in this latest spy shot, we can notice the soon to be launched motorcycle completely undisguised for the very first time.
With these new set of spy shots it is quite clear that the third generation motorcycle will feature a redesigned fuel tank with new side panels and also a new LED headlamp setup which looks quite identical to the ones found in the FZ 25. The other design element which is also quite prominent on the motorcycle is the additional air vent like structure positioned towards the front side of the fuel tank.
Besides all these cosmetic changes the new FZ-S now also gets a single seat unit which replaces the step-seat unit on the FZ V2.0. The alloy wheels of the motorcycle too look different than the ones found in the current motorcycle. The FZ-S V3 also gets a new engine cover which is also a new addition made to the upcoming motorcycle.
The exhaust and the tail section of the motorcycle has also been redesigned completely which gels well with the new design formula. The 149cc, single cylinder air cooled engine which powers the second generation FZ-S produces about 13.2 PS of peak power and 12.8 Nm of peak torque.
The engine is paired to a 5-speed gearbox. You can expect some bump in the overall power and torque output on this soon to be launched motorcycle to match with its rivals. Expect the third generation Yamaha FZ-S to also get a single or dual channel ABS setup for the safety of the rider.
The current generation Yamaha FZ FI V2.0 retails at Rs 82,040 while the FZ-S FI sells for Rs 88,042 (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). Expect the new generation motorcycle to be priced at least Rs 10,000 to 15,000 more than the second generation FZ.