New generation Yamaha FZ will be getting a host of cosmetic and technical updates
Yamaha introduced the second generation FZ FI back in the year 2014 and it has already been four years since its launch. With the growing competition in the 150 cc segment, Yamaha needed to work something out to prevent the dwindling sales volume of their 150cc premium commuter.
According to the recent reports, the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer has already started testing their new generation FZ FI in India and the spotted images are proof of that. The current generation FZ FI was actually powered by a smaller 149 cc fuel injected engine.
The two new generation FZ FI test mules caught testing were covered in heavy camouflage. The motorcycles spotted most probably gets redesigned bodywork. Although the updated FZ will feature a newly designed fuel tank, it will still retain the muscular shape which was the signature styling.
What new though are the chunky appearing shrouds beneath the fuel tank which were not present before. The engine will most probably remain an air-cooled unit just like the previous motorcycle. The other noticeable changes to the motorcycle include a single seat option instead of split seats which can be seen on the current FZ while the plastic shroud positioned under the seat covered in heavy camouflage also looks new.
Besides all that, the motorcycle gets different styled alloy wheels and larger brakes towards the front which will definitely add better stopping power to the motorcycle. You can also expect it to be equipped with ABS setup as well. Lastly, we also do believe that the new generation FZ will also feature a different full LED headlamp unit this time just like the ones found in the slightly more powerful FZ25.
Besides all these cosmetic changes we sincerely hope that the new FZ FI gets a slight bump in its power output as well. The current motorcycle is the least powerful unit of its segment and lost some of its charms because of that factor. When launched the new generation FZ FI will compete directly against the likes of the Honda CB-Hornet 160R and the Suzuki Gixxer.
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