Yamaha has always succeeded in almost every category in Nepal. Yamaha R15 and Yamaha FZ series are popular models here. Yamaha also has a line of scooters like the Yamaha Ray ZR, and Fascino which have been popular among the people here.
Mainly known for its performance and engine quality, Yamaha has established itself as one of the best two-wheeler brands in Nepal. Yamaha FZ X is another lineup in the FZ series of Yamaha. Every FZ series launched in Nepal has always received positive feedback from the riders and is very successful in terms of sales as well. It hence can be expected that the FZ X will also follow suit. But, is it so?
Yamaha FZ series mainly consists of modern naked sports bike series, but its new model FZ X is a streetfighter retro-looking motorcycle.
Let’s see into the details of the bike and know how much will the bike cost when launched in Nepal.
Seat height: 810mm
Ground clearance: 165mm
|Single cylinder, 4-stroke, 2-valve, SOHC
|12.4 PS @ 7250 rpm
|Fuel delivery system
|Fuel tank capacity
|Up to 110 kmph
|Front: 100/80-17 Tubeless
Rear: 140/60R17 Tubeless
|Front: Telescopic fork
Rear: 7-step adjustable monocross
|Matt copper, matt black, and metallic blue
Yamaha FZ X flaunts a neo-retro styling. Although the bike’s design is inspired by the traditional classic-era street fighters, it offers modern performance and technology to the users. This styling is also said to have been inspired by Yamaha’s popular XSR series.
At the front of the bike is a circular headlamp with bi-functional LED with LED DRLs. It gets a muscular fuel tank with a metal fuel tank cover. It has a single piece tuck and roll seat. The seating position and the handlebars of the bike deliver an upright position to the riders and create extra comfort.
At the rear end, it has an oval-shaped ring LED taillight and an all-black exhaust. It also features a grab-rail for the pillion rider. Since the body parts are mostly plastic, the bike should be lightweight. There is a gap between the rear seat and rear tyre which feels a bit awkward.
Yamaha FZ X features block pattern tyres, a blacked-out engine cowl and fork gaiters that provides an additional toughness to the appearance of the bike.
Yamaha FZ X is powered by a 149cc single-cylinder, four-stroke, two-valve, SOHC FI engine. The engine on this bike is BS6 compliant and can generate a maximum power of 12.4 PS @ 7250 rpm while it can generate a peak torque of 13.3Nm @8500rpm. This is the same engine that can be seen on the Yamaha FZ V3 and only has a self-starter.
The bike is mated with a five-speed gearbox and can achieve a top speed of up to 110kmph. It offers a similar mileage of up to 45km per litre as any other Yamaha 150cc series and has a fuel tank of 10 litres.
For the suspension, Yamaha FZ X features a telescopic fork at the front and a seven-step adjustable monocross at the rear end.
Tyres, brakes and other features
Yamaha FZ X features 17-inch alloy wheels on both ends. The front tyre measures at 100/80-17 and the rear measures at 140/60R17. The tyres are tubeless.
The bike features disc brakes at both ends. The front disc measures 282 mm in diameter with 2 callipers while the rear disc measures 220 mm in diameter. To ensure braking safety, the bike has been provided with single-channel ABS at the front.
There are also plenty of useful features on the bike. Some of the notable features include:
- 150cc BS6-compliant engine
- Metal fuel tank cover
- Engine cowl
- Dual disc braking
- Single-channel ABS
- Neo-retro motorcycle styling
- Bi-functional LED headlight with LED DRLs
- Oval-shaped ringed LED tail light
- Multi-information LCD metre
- Bluetooth connectivity
- USB power socket
- Telescopic front suspension and monocross rear suspension
- Side-stand engine cutoff
There has been no revelation of the official pricing of Yamaha FZ X yet, but you can expect the price range of around Rs 390,000 here in Nepal.