2022 Yamaha FZ 15 gets a new projector headlamp setup seen on the FZ 25 along with a new visor; produces less performance figures
The updated version of the Yamaha FZ 15 has gone on sale in the Brazilian market with a starting price tag of 16,990 Brazilian Real (Rs. 2.68 lakh). The design of the entry-level naked motorcycle has been heavily updated this time around as it gains a new projector headlamp setup similar to its bigger sibling, the FZ25.
It gives a more aggressive stance to the 2022 Yamaha FZ 15. You could also see a new black finished visor and the tyre hugger is no more at the rear. Apart from this, no other aesthetic changes have been made. As for the dimensions, the overall length has grown by 10 mm while the ground clearance has been increased by 5 mm in the new update.
The facelifted FZ 15 rides on Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres at the front and the rear. Other highlights in the motorcycle are a muscular fuel tank with faux air inlets, black finished alloy wheels at the front and the rear, a single-piece grab rail, a single-piece seat, an upright handlebar positioning, middle-set footpegs, sharp-looking rearview mirrors, etc.
The Japanese manufacturer has reduced the fuel tank capacity of the FZ 15 from 13 litres to 11.9 litres and it continues to be powered by a 149 cc single-cylinder air-cooled fuel-injected engine that runs on both petrol and ethanol. Using petrol, it develops a maximum power output of 12.2 bhp at 7,500 rpm – contrary to 7,250 rpm in the old model.
The torque figure has come down from 13.3 Nm to 12.7 Nm and is produced 500 rpm late at 6,000 rpm in comparison. In Brazil, Yamaha sells the new FZ 15 in three colour schemes namely Racing Blue, Midnight Black, and Magma Red and the body graphics have also been updated mildly. Currently, the motorcycle is priced at Rs. 1.22 lakh and Rs. 1.26 lakh in India (ex-showroom) for standard and Deluxe variants respectively.
We do expect the updated model to launch locally sometime next year with a minor increase in price and it will continue to compete against Hero Xtreme 160R, Honda X-Blade, Suzuki Gixxer 155, etc.