Yamaha FZ FI Version 2.0 Short Review
Yamaha FZ FI Version 2.0 is said to be the best bike in this segment. It is launched recently in India with many upgrades and options. The big change is Yamaha’s new Blue Core technology which is brand-new for all practical purposes.
Engine, Gears and Performance
It is packed with 149cc, 4-stroke, BLUE CORE engine which offers 12.9 Bhp @ 8000 rpm power and 12.8 Nm @ 6000 rpm torque on ride. The power has come down by roughly 1PS to 13.1PS at 8,000rpm. Also, the torque is down by roughly 0.8Nm to 12.8Nm at 6,000rpm.
Engine offers 149 cc engine displacement and mated with 5 Speed gears transmission. The displacement is down to 149cc and gets slightly low bore. But to improve the mileage, the bike loses 3.5kg. Yamaha claims 14 per cent better economy on this new version. The bike Yamaha FZ FI Version 2.0 makes 58 x 57.9 mm bore and stroke and packed with Diamond chassis and air cooling engine. It also gets Constant Wet Multi Plate clutch for high stability. The final drive changed with 41 tooth unit.
Blue Core Technology
Yamaha FZ FI Version 2.0 gets special engine feature – Blue core technology. The system enables you for lower fuel consumption. It works by cutting power loss and increase combustion efficiency. The FI system with closed loop is also a part of the Blue Core tech for the new FZ. There is also improved combustion chamber and air intake as a part of this. You can feel optimized crank inertia and lighter moving parts. It also gets advanced electric charging system and roller rocker arm.
Dimensions and Features
It measures 160.00 mm Ground Clearance, 1334.00 mm Wheelbase and 12.00 litres fuel tank. This super hot bikes also gets 5 Spoke Alloys, Tubeless Tyres too. Yamaha FZ FI Version 2.0 features Self start and pass light. Newly added features includes split seats, new exhaust, tail lamp, tyre hugger and indicators.
What is new in Yamaha FZ FI Version 2.0?
- All-digital meters with large digital tacho
- New graphics and gimmicks
- Green Eco light for better economy
- Light clutch operation
- Improved suspension and Braking
- Fuel injection technology
- BLUE CORE engine technology
Available color options includes Panther Black & Scorching Red colors. You can also choose Yamaha FZ Race Kit and it can bring resemblance of top-end to the bike.
Suspension and Brakes
Suspension used in this bike includes Telescopic Forks front suspension and Monocross rear suspension. Brakes fitted is the 267mm Hydraulic Disc in front and rear get 130mm Drum in rear. The FZ’s injectors need cleaning after every 6000km of ride. The same interval is also applicable for oil changes as well. Ride quality is good with reassuring stability from new chassis.
For big budget planners, you can consider Yamaha YZF-R3 Priced Rs. 3,50,000/- approx. It runs on 320 cc, 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled (Speculated) engine. The engine can churns out 44 BHP (Speculated) power and 31 NM (Speculated) on ride. It is mated with 6 Speed gears transmission.
Yamaha FZ FI Version 2.0 Key Specifications
- 149cc, 4-stroke, BLUE CORE engine
- 12.9 Bhp @ 8000 rpm power
- 12.8 Nm @ 6000 rpm torque
- 149 cc engine displacement
- 5 Speed gears transmission
- Constant Wet Multi Plate clutch
- 58 x 57.9 mm bore and stroke
- Diamond chassis and air cooling engine
- 160.00 mm Ground Clearance
- 1334.00 mm Wheelbase
- 12.00 litres fuel tank
- 5 Spoke Alloys, Tubeless Tyres
- Panther Black & Scorching Red colors
- Telescopic Forks front suspension
- Monocross rear suspension
- 267mm Hydraulic Disc in front
- 130mm Drum in rear
- Self start and pass light