Yamaha FZ-X 150cc Bike Launch Likely on June 18
Yamaha Motor India is all set to introduce a new Adventure Bike on 18th June this year. The bikemaker has recently sent a launch invite without mentioning the name of the upcoming two-wheeler. Although, chances are that the new product is most likely the FZ-X bike that’s said to be lined up for a launch this month.
Yamaha FZ-X: Powertrain and Dimensions
The Japanese bike maker has been testing the FZ-X adventure bike for quite some time now. A previously leaked document has revealed that the motorcycle will be using the same 149cc single-cylinder engine sourced from the FZ family. This 149 cc engine has been rated to deliver 12.4hp of max power at 7250rpm and 13.3Nm of max torque. The engine will come mated to a 5-speed gearbox and the bike could receive some tweaks in the final drive ratio.
While it will share the same powertrain as the FZ range of motorcycles, it will outgrow its donor model in terms of overall dimensions. The upcoming adventure bike is going to stand at 2020mm in length, 785mm in width and 1115mm in height. For the record, the FZS-FI spans 1990mm x 780mm x 1080mm in terms of length, width, and height figures. Needless to say, the change in dimensions is a direct result of the unique bodywork on the two-wheeler. Apart from that, the wheelbase, on the other hand, will remain unchanged at 1330mm.
Yamaha FZ-X: Design
In terms of exterior design, the Yamaha FZ-X bike will take a neo-retro approach. There will be certain classic elements with a modern touch. It will sport an old-school round-shaped LED headlamp at the front along with fork gaiters and minimal sump protection lending the two-wheeler a scrambler-inspired look. Other design highlights on the motorcycle will include its high-raised fuel tank that swoops down gelling in with the bike rider’s seat. The motorcycle will also get raised handlebar along with mid-placed footpegs, contributing to an upright riding position.
When launched, the Yamaha FZ-X motorcycle is expected to cost close to Rs.1.15 lakh (ex-showroom).