Introduction: If you are a biker from Bangladesh, you must know the FZ series in Bangladesh and the subcontinent is a favorite. This series set the benchmark on its launch back in the days and all the other manufacturers followed soon. Recently, version 3 of the famous series has been introduced in Bangladesh. The latest bikes from the FZ series are currently sold by ACI Motors Ltd as this YAMAHA FZ-S FI V3.0 with which we are here today. The FZ series now gets a Single Channel ABS too. See pictures of YAMAHA FZ-S FI V3.0 here.
History: YAMAHA FZ-S was first launched back in 2008. This has gone under serious changes in between with different iterations. The latest refresh is done with the updated body and engine specifications. Basically, the whole bike is built from the ground up. The latest update has been launched in the middle of January 2019 in India and everyone was eagerly waiting for this boke to come in Bangladesh. Finally, this was launched in this country in the end of April 2019. This bike now comes with a 149cc engine.
Features: Key features of YAMAHA FZ-S FI V3.0 are described in a nutshell below.
The bike features a design that is striking with a strong presence in the streets. Combined with a refined engine and its performance, this bike delivers benchmark-level performance. The styling shows off pure class. The bike has been filled with features useful for the enthusiast bikers in mind. The bike now gets a comfortable single Two-Level seat instead of the former Split-style one.
The shape of the bike allures the rider to climb on and pull the throttle wide open and zing through the traffic. The head and taillight assembly are both renewed and now feature LED on the front. The bike comes with Single Channel ABS (Antilock Braking System) upfront. The instrument panel is replaced with a Negative LCD screen that looks awesome.
The seating is very much comfortable with an upright rider triangle and widened pipe handlebar ideal for commuting. The fuel tank is also very cool to look at with an iconic shape and the minimalistic graphics on the attractive body colors also add up to the cool factor of this bike. There are also wide tyres at the ends of the long-wheelbase that build the rider’s confidence.
One major difference from the FZ FI V3.0 in this bike is that there is an engine cowl for better mud protection.
There are two colors of the YAMAHA FZ-S FI V3.0 in Bangladesh. All the colors available for this bike are very attractive and they are:
- Dark Matt Blue
- Matt Black
- Grey Cyan
Overall the bike has a distinct stance for standing out in the crowd. And from any angle, you know it’s an FZ-series breed.
Body Dimensions: The YAMAHA FZ-S FI V3.0 is an amazing performance motorcycle. The wheelbase is 1330mm on which the 137 kg bike stands. The bike is balanced very well for its time-tested Diamond frame. The bike has now got a 12.8 L fuel tank which feeds the engine through the Fuel Injection system and ignited by TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition) system.
The overall length of YAMAHA FZ-S FI V3.0 is 1990 mm while the width and height are kept at 780 mm and 1080 mm. The ground clearance is 165 mm and the seat height is 790 mm.
Engine & Transmission: YAMAHA FZ-S FI V3.0 possesses a single-cylinder, SOHC, 2-Valve, air-cooled engine. With Fuel Injection. This engine’s Power & Torque figures are as follows: 13.2 PS @8000 RPM & 12.8 Nm @ 6000 RPM. This wet-sump lubricated machine is paired with a 5-speed Manual constant mesh transmission. The expected mileage is 38-42 kmpL and the engine has 1.2 L Engine Oil capacity.
Suspension, Brakes, Wheels: The suspension system of this bike has a set of trusted Telescopic forks up front and a Mono Shock at the rear. The front brake is a 282 mm Disc paired to the 5*2-spoke alloy wheel with 100/80-17 M/C 52P tyre. The rear brake is a 220mm Disc attached to the 5*2-spoke alloy wheel that is wrapped in 140/60R-17 M/C 63P tyre. Both the wheels have a tubeless tyre for better performance and to avoid sudden deflation. The front brake gets a Single Channel Antilock Braking System (ABS) which was first in its class upon launch in Bangladesh.
Best For: The YAMAHA FZ-S FI V3.0 is targeted to the sporty-minded commuter. The bike is mainly built for commuting and so, the city riding is excellent in this motorcycle. Just the catch is, the turning radius is large and so moving through nooks and corns are a bit tougher than some of the competitors. College and university students and young people are the target customers of this naked city bike. The bike has excellent design language to remind you of its freshness as well as has enough performance to tackle everyday riding needs. You can see YAMAHA FZ-S FI V3.0’s first impression review here by BikeBD.
Competitors: The main competitors of YAMAHA FZ-S FI V3.0 are the likes of:
· HONDA CB Hornet 160R
· SUZUKI GXXER
· TVS Apache RTR 160 4V
· BAJAJ Pulsar NS 160
The competitors are facing a challenging fight from YAMAHA FZ-S FI V3.0 as it ticks nearly all the boxes at a time questionable by the bikers of this class. But the price is a bit on the higher side of the spectrum. You can compare Yamaha FZ FI v3 price here with the competitors.