The Yamaha FZ-S is one of the most popular models in the Japanese company’s line up and there’s now a new variant.
Gets retro-inspired graphics and a leather-finish seat
Bluetooth connectivity is standard
Only one colour option available
The Yamaha FZ-S Vintage Edition comes with new retro-themed graphics on the fuel tank and there’s now a tan leather-finish seat as well. Yamaha recently launched Bluetooth connectivity on the FZ model as an accessory and this is now standard on the FZ-S Vintage Edition.
This system works via the Yamaha Motorcycle Connect X App that is available on Google Play Store and iOS App Store for free. Once connected to the device, it offers information about trip distance, battery voltage and average speed. It also provides vehicle location information via the Locate My Bike and Answer Back feature, which turns on the indicators and sounds the horn to locate the bike. The system also has an E-lock feature that claims to prevent theft and Hazard Mode that turns on all four indicators. However, the Yamaha Bluetooth system misses out on turn by turn navigation, call and SMS alerts function.
Mechanically, there are no changes to the bike. The BS6-complaint Yamaha FZ and FZ-S are powered by a 149cc, single-cylinder engine that makes 12.4hp at 7,250rpm and 13.6Nm at 5,500rpm. It remains the least powerful motorcycle in the premium 150-160cc segment that includes the likes of the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160, the new Hero Xtreme 160R and the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V.
The Yamaha FZ-S Vintage Edition is priced at Rs 1,09,700, ex-showroom, Delhi. This makes it Rs 5,000 more than the standard FZ-S without Bluetooth connectivity. New and existing FZ customers can purchase the Bluetooth system as an accessory for Rs 3,000 extra.
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