New Delhi, Jun 20 (FN Agency) As part of its electrifying brand campaign “The Call of the Blue”, India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt Ltd on Friday launched its first Neo-Retro motorcycle for the Indian market. The FZ-X model showcases a Neo Retro design theme for a nostalgic experience while being packed with the latest industry-leading technology. Having a distinctly masculine and commanding presence the FZ-X comes across as a handsome motorcycle with strong metal components visible on the fuel tank, side covers, engine guard, headlight stays, the front fender, fender stay, and the grab-bar, for increased strength and durability.
It offers a host of innovative features to make the riding experience more exciting, comfortable and safe. FZ-X is equipped with Bluetooth enabled Yamaha Motorcycle Connect (Y-Connect) App. Showcases an LED Headlight with DRL & LED tail light. It is engineered to be the ultimate riding partner across various riding conditions and is powered by an air-cooled, 4-stroke, 149 cc, SOHC engine. The front forks are covered with stylish black color boots adding to the overall style. The motorcycle comes with a 2-valve Blue Core FI Engine which generates 12.4PS of peak power at 7,250 rpm and 13.3Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. The exhaust note too is extensively tuned to produce a powerful sound. The feature-loaded FZ-X is Bluetooth enabled, it also receives a Communication Control Unit (a first in India for Yamaha bikes), which is compatible with Yamaha’s dedicated Y-Connect app that helps users enjoy a fuller motorcycling lifestyle.
The feature-loaded FZ-X is Bluetooth enabled, it also receives a Communication Control Unit (1st in India for Yamaha bikes), which is compatible with Yamaha’s dedicated Y-Connect app that helps users enjoy a fuller motorcycling lifestyle. Through this, the rider can check smartphone notifications via the instrument cluster icons, look at maintenance recommendations, track the bike’s last parking location, track fuel consumption, receive malfunction notification, along with a unique feature – The Revs Dashboard, which displays data such as engine rpm, degree of throttle opening, rate of acceleration, an eco-friendly riding indicator, etc on your smartphone. Other attractive and innovative features of the bike include a unique looking Bi-functional LED Headlight with Daytime LED Running Lamp (DRL), a newly designed negative LCD console with a Power Socket, and an LED Taillight.
The new FZ-X also showcases a minimum ground clearance of 165 mm and weighs 139 kg (with oil and a full fuel tank). On the convenience front, Yamaha has also offered a Side Stand with Engine Cut-off Switch, a lower Engine protector guard and for safety a BOSCH single-channel ABS with block pattern dual-purpose 100/80-17 (Front) and 140/60-17 (Rear) tubeless tyres to ensure maximum grip over every terrain. Overall, the Neo-Retro FZ-X gets a very mature design approach with a macho vibe and exclusive colour schemes to make it stand out from the crowd. Speaking at the virtual launch event, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group of Companies Motofumi Shitara said, Today, we announce the launch of all-new FZ-X, Yamaha’s first Neo-Retro offering for the Indian market that provides the perfect balance of practicality, durability, technology and style. It is introduced to cater to a larger group of customers that want to Ride Free and enjoy Yamaha’s leading technology, performance, and style, without compromising on the comfort required for daily commute.” The FZ-X can be availed at a starting price of INR 116,800 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) and the first 200 customers who will book online will get limited edition Yamaha G-Shock watch. FZ-X will be available in the market by end of June and it will come in three attractive colours: Metallic Blue, Matt Copper and Matt Black.