Yamaha Motor has officially announced the launch of the updated FZ-FI and FZS-FI. Yamaha’s FZ-S Fi commuter motorcycle is very popular around the Nepalese market. Yamaha’s entry-level FZ models, the FZ-FI and FZS-FI, have received minor updates then to its previous model. The Updated 2021 Yamaha FZ, FZS bike will be launched in Nepal sometime next month and it will be Yamaha's most affordable motorcycle. The two new motorcycles come with a whole new class within the FZ sports bike range.
Everything else remains the same for those updated new motorcycles. The FZ range is powered by a 149 cc, fuel-injected, BS6-compliant engine that makes 12.2bhp and 13.6Nm. The kerb weight of the motorcycles has gone down from 137kg to 135kg. The updated FZS FI has also connected X Bluetooth technology that offers access to functions such as answer back, e-lock, locate my bike, hazard, and so on. The exhaust note is also said to be tuned in the 2021 Yamaha FZ FI and FZS FI with a 3D emblem included.
The new FZ FI models will be available in two colours – Racing Blue and Metallic Black. The FZS FI, on the other hand, will be available in five colour options – Matte Red (new), Dark Matte Blue, Matte Black, Dark Knight, and Vintage Edition. Anchoring the bike is a 282mm disc up front and a 220mm disc at the rear. The feature also includes a single-channel ABS, an LED headlight, a 140mm wide rear radial tyre, and a two-level single-piece saddle.
Once launched in Nepal, the FZS-Fi competes against the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Hero Xtreme 160R, the Honda XBlade 160, and the Suzuki Gixxer 155. These updated models are said to cost around Rs 10,000-20,000 more than the models they replace. The FZ series is highly popular in Nepal and it contributes to a major chunk of volumes for the brand every month. The newly updated bikes are said to be launched in Nepal next month.