Five Things To Know About Yamaha FZ-X

Yamaha FZ-X is recently launched in the Indian market. The bike shares its power and torque figures from the standard FZ but weighs more than that

The all-new offering from the Yamaha, the FZ-X has got few things that you should know or keep in your mind before buying it. So here are the 5 things that you should definitely know about this bike.

Different Riding Position

This is one of the significant changes that we can see in the Yamaha FZ-X as far as we talk about styling. If we put an eye on the specifications sheet, it shows that the flat seat on the FZ-X is 20mm higher than that of the other 150cc models. The handlebar of the bike is also seemed to be raised. One thing that we can notice from the pictures of the bike is that this bike has got revised ergonomics.

No Direct Rivals

The bike definitely does not follow the old styling and is unique in its own way. Price is one of the major factors which puts this bike in a place where it does not have any direct rival. The bike costs INR 9,000 more than the FZ-S with Bluetooth connectivity and a full Rs 12,000 more than the standard FZ. All in all this bike sits between Yamaha’s 150cc and 250cc FZ models when it comes to the pricing.

Same Engine As The Standard FZ

You will get the same engine as in the standard FZ with the FZ-X. As a result, this bike will make the same power and torque numbers as the other 150cc FZ models. The air-cooled, two-valve, SOHC engine produces 12.4hp at 7,250rpm and 13.3Nm at 5,500rpm, which are the lowest figures in the 150-160cc segment.

Yamaha Connect Features

The bike is available in two variants and the upper variant (INR 1.20 lakh) features Bluetooth Connectivity. having this feature by your side you can connect your smartphone via the Yamaha Connect application to get access to features like call and SMS alerts and more. This system also has a unique feature  where it allows you to compare your fuel efficiency data with other Yamaha owners.

Is This Bike An Actual Scrambler?

While simply looking at this bike many might think this of a retro scrambler, underneath the new bodywork, the FZ and the FZ-X are the same. The look of the bike depicts it as like an off-road bike, but it is a pure road bike. The bike is designed in such a way that it will give you a normal riding experience. The FZ-X is heavier than the other FZs which definitely is a negative point for this bike as the 150cc FZ range already has one of the lowest power-to-weight ratios in its class.

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