Yamaha has revealed an all-new engine technology called Blue Core, for the Indian market. The two new FZ series motorcycles launched on Monday will cradle the new tech.
The company claims that the new-generation Blue Core delivers higher acceleration, better fuel efficiency, reduced power losses and is also eco-friendly. It is learnt that Yamaha’s Indian R&D centre has customised Yamaha Japan’s Blue Core tech, which is claimed to offer 14 percent improved fuel economy over the existing FZ series bikes, and is compliant with BS-IV emission norms.
Yamaha’s move to introduce its indigenised Blue Core tech is reminiscent of Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India’s (HMSI) Honda Eco Technology (HET) introduced a few years ago and now available across both its bike and scooter range. HET is claimed to improve fuel efficiency by 11 percent in Honda scooters and enables improved combustion, significantly reduced friction and optimised transmission.
“Blue Core technology will be leveraged on all upcoming new models including scooters by the company,” said Masaki Asano, MD, Yamaha Motor India Sales.
The bike maker claims the new FZ 2.0 series are the lightest bikes in the 150cc segment. Around 3.5kg has been reduced with 1.7kg shaved off from the frame and the engine. The FZ Version 2.0 and FZ-S Version 2.0 are priced at Rs 76,250 and Rs 78,250 respectively (ex-showroom Delhi). Both get the new air-cooled, 149cc, four-stroke, SOHC single-cylinder, fuel injected engine.