Yamaha Motorcycles India has today launched the Fazer F1 version 2.0 at price of Rs- 83,850/-(ex-showroom, Delhi). The bike comes after a string of launches by the Japanese manufacturer which includes the FZ Version 2.0 and FZ-S Version 2.0. Yamaha says that this product is aimed squarely at the younger generation of riders who are also mileage conscious.
The new motorcycle gets fresh graphics with minor revisions to the side panels and dual headlights enclosed within the fairing. A newly designed tandem seat and grab bar have been provided for better riding comfort. The instrument cluster has been added with an “ECO indicator” which lights up when the bike is ridden in eco-friendly manner.
The engine is the attraction of this version. It’s the same single-cylinder engine from the FZ Version 2.0 but it gets fuel injection and not the carburetor its predecessor had. The unit has been detuned to displace 149cc and produce 12.9bhp and 12.8Nm of torque. This means that the new bike actually has 0.88bhp less and 0.8Nm lower torque than the old powerhouse; what this engine does is that it compensates for the power loss with better mileage – due to a technology the company calls “Blue Core”. Yamaha says that fuel efficiency in this motorcycle has increased by 14 per cent. The 5-speed transmission unit remains unchanged. Better performance and efficiency have been made possible by reducing weight and use of fuel injection system. Handling is enhanced by a slightly reworked chassis, new tires and new suspension settings.
Yamaha’s latest offering comes in the choice of three colours – Black Hawk, Red Dawn and White Cloud. Its competition will include the newly launched Suzuki Gixxer and Apache RTR 160.