Yamaha FZ FI is one of the popular 150-160 cc motorcycles in India. The bike has been a tough competitor in its segment and manages to get an average monthly sale of 15000 units. The sales numbers are really astonishing for any 160 cc segment motorcycle. So what makes the bike really stand out from other bikes? Well, let’s find it out.
Yamaha FZ FI comes with a fully digital negative display LCD instrument cluster. It’s currently the only bike in the segment to offer a negative display. The instrument cluster displays all the needed information such as speed, rpms, fuel level, trips and other needed indicators.
Yamaha FZS FI comes with glossy chrome plating in some of the parts such as the duct at the tank. Its the only bike in the segment to offer that much of chrome treatment for body panels.
Yamaha FZ 15 was the bike that was very well known for a wide rear tyre profile. Even today, FZ FI doesn’t disappoint us, it still comes with 140 section rear tyre. We can say that its the widest tyre you can see on 150-160 cc segment bike. Currently, Yamaha FZ FI and Suzuki Gixxer are only bikes that offer 140-section rear tyre.
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Talking about the colour options, almost every bike in the segment comes with a maximum of three colour options. However, Yamaha FZ FI comes with two and Yamaha FZS FI comes with five colour option. So you literally get seven colour themes.
Nevertheless, currently, Yamaha FZ FI is in its third generation. It comes equipped with a 149 cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected, air-cooled engine. It produces nearly 12.2 bhp max power and 13.6 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated with a 5-speed gearbox. The suspension work of the bike is done by the telescopic suspension at front and 7-step adjustable mono-shock at the rear. Braking work is done by the 282 mm disc at the front and 220 mm disc at the rear. These brakes are then assisted by the single-channel ABS.
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Yamaha FZ is also known for its mileage. Owners of the FZ claim that it returns more than 45 km/l even in the city riding conditions which is kind of achievement for any 150 cc motorcycle.
Yamaha FZ FI starts at Rs 99,700 (ex-showroom) and goes up to Rs 1,03,200 (ex-showroom) for FZS FI variant. It competes against TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Bajaj Pulsar NS160, Suzuki Gixxer and also the upcoming Hero Xtreme 160R.