Yamaha is likely to launch a new scrambler based on its popular FZ-S. The motorcycle could get all the features of the FZ-S and some more to live up to its supposedly off-road credentials.
Yamaha India is all set to introduce a new product in the market on June 18, 2021. Online reports suggest that the company is all set to introduce a more off-road-oriented motorcycle based on FZ-S. The upcoming motorcycle is likely to be dubbed the FZ-X, and the spy shots of the upcoming motorcycle during rounds on the internet confirm it.
The FZ-X will be positioned in the 150cc segment where it will carve a niche of its own. The FZ-X could demand a premium of Rs 5,000 over the pricing of the FZ-S and debut with a price tag of around Rs 1.15 lakh (ex-showroom).
Picture of the Yamaha FZ-S for reference
For the added cost, the FZ-X will offer dual-purpose tyres, a raised handlebar, and scrambler-like styling. Speaking of the styling, the fuel tank will sport a different design than that of the FZ-S and will get redesigned panels extending from the fuel tank. Other than the aforementioned bodywork, the FZ-X will sport a very minimalistic design.
It will have an all-LED headlamp, with an exposed all-digital instrument cluster, adding to the minimalistic design. The front forks will get protectors to save the fork-seals from external factors, such as dust and weather. The motorcycle will also get a bash plate.
It is too soon to say if the cycle parts will be changed or if the motorcycle will come with a longer travel suspension or not. For now, we believe that the FZ-X will share its platform and drivetrain with the FZ-S.
The powerhouse will be the same 149cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine, with a power output of around 12.2bhp and 13.3Nm. The engine will come mated to a five-speed gearbox.
All the details will be confirmed when Yamaha introduces its all-new product on June 18, 2021.