Yamaha FZ S V 2.0
Yamaha FZ S V 2.0 is seriously a true game changer in the 150cc bike segment few years ago. The roads were dominated by the TVS with their flagship racing throttle response product, the Apache and that was the time since then Yamaha launched the FZ 16. But today, the FZS V 2.0 got a potential rivals like Honda Hornet and Suzuki Gixxer in terms of style and performance.
Outlook and design
The FZS is completely a new age bike for the Indian two wheeler scenario, with the racing street fighter architecture and performance. One of the best things about the Yamaha FZ S V 2.0 is that, it appears hefty over many lean bikes in the market, which is a new matter to taste.
The fuel tank stands bold, even when viewed from the front and continuing to have the same impression till the tail lamp is brilliant on the FZS.
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The well chiselled head lamp with the digital console on the top beside the black flat handle bar is more attractive and perfectly toning to the whole lot look of the Yamaha FZ S. The design of the air scoops looks fair, yet the previous version of FZ has the best styling.
Remarkably, the headlamp cluster of the FZS is designed and fixed artfully, as the side look of the FZS resembles like a freestyle bike (usually fixes with a metal number plate) with slightly lower squeezed doom. This special look is easily noticed in the viper black variant of the FZS V2.0.
The graphics jobs on the body are flawless on the Yamaha FZ S, but at times depending upon the colour combinations used, the motorcycle looks even great.
The rear side of the FZS is bit kind of overdone job by the Yamaha, thinking of making it more aggressive turned out to be fresh, but not attractive. Thought the seat is made out to be split ones and special grab rails, the earlier version of the FZ 16 stands classic till now.
The rear tyre hugger in fact down regulates the entire look of the FZS, while on the removal of the flap shows the tyre to be too small. Nevertheless, the looks of the Yamaha FZ S are always extraordinary and falls on the personal choice of the youngsters and that differs.
Yamaha FZ S V 2.0 Engine
The FZS v2.0 now comes with a new 149 cc engine which was previously powered by the 153 cc engine. Yamaha claims the new series of engines on FZS v2.0 delivering loads of power and peppy ride with the incorporation of new fuel injection system.
The FZS is now claimed to build with the blue core technology, which is a new innovation from the Yamaha. The Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve engine produces 12.9 Bhp @ 8000 rpm of maximum power and 12.8 NM @ 6000 rpm of peak torque.
The engine of FZS V2.0 is mated with 5-speed gear box making the necessity of sixth gear matter less, since the action of the blue core technology is capable of monitoring improved fuel combustion, fuel regulation and power loss down regulation.
Overall, the new blue tech engine of FZS is promised to deliver for about 14% increased mileage over the previous versions of FZ bikes.
Yamaha FZ S Top speed and mileage
The ride on city and highways seems fair and decent, yet the previous version of FZ feels even responsive compared to the FZ S v2.0, which bags claps on the fuel consumption and body graphics.
Though the throttle response is compared, the FZ S never feels lagging in speed and performance in any aspects. The v2.0 feels the technology and hits speed maximum of 110 Kmph with no hesitations and return a mileage package of 42 kmpl in city and 48 kmpl in the Highways.
FZ S v2.0 Dimensions
The Yamaha FZ S V 2.0 comes with an overall Length of 1990 mm, 770 mm Width, Height of 1050 mm and a ground clearance of 160 mm, which is slightly more or less similar to the previous version FZ 16 with few changes in the measurement.
With the wheelbase of 1330 mm, the FZ S offers a seat Height of 790 mm which is quite good while the dry weight of the machine comes 132 Kg, all together maintaining the center mass.
The shorter wheel base keeps the vehicle move quickly with greater grip and stability on short corners without issues. The FZ S can swallow 12 litres of petrol to fill the fuel to deliver an average mileage of 38-42 Kmpl.
The Yamaha FZ S v2.0 is powered by a maintenance free ETZ-5 battery of 12V with 4 Ah capacity.
The digital console has Tachometer, Speedometer, Trip meter, Odometer, Clock and Fuel gauge all together in a single frame. The current upgraded version includes an eco-indicator for the optimal performance indication.
Forks, tyres and brake of FZ S v2. 0
The robust look of the FZ S is greatly contributed by its front Telescopic suspension, which is an ornament for the bike, while the rear is supported by the Monocross Swingarm.
Though the FZS lack the USD forks, the riding quality seems great by the improved version of forks employed by Yamaha which on the other side supported by a rigid and weight less chassis.
The tubeless 100/80-17M/C Nylogrip Zapper in the front and 140/60-R17M/C revz-Y in the rear makes of the FZS v2.0 feels the stability and grip through the foot pegs and throttle. The broader tyres give the rider even more confidence in short over takes and breaking.
The 267 mm Hydraulic disc brake and 130 mm Drum brake in the front and rear makes the FZS rider feels powerful on having fun.
Shades available in Yamaha FZ S V 2.0
The shades and the graphics are the highlights of the Yamaha FZ S v 2.0, which actually keeps the newer version Yamaha distinct from the previous versions of FZ. It is really a unique combination of colours and graphics brought by Yamaha with racing marks even on the alloys really gets many eyes in the crowds.
The available colours of FZ S v 2.0 are Shark White, Viper Black, Wolf Gray, Matt Green and Molten Orange.