Just like we saw with the R15 V3, the BS-VI spec Yamaha FZ and FZ-S become mildly less powerful in order to comply with the upcoming emission norms.
Yamaha will soon be updating all their motorcycles to BS-VI spec. A leaked document has now revealed the specifications of the BS-VI Yamaha FZ and FZ-S. Just like we saw with the R15 V3, the FZ range of motorcycles will also be producing lesser power in their BS-VI spec than they did in their BS-IV spec.
As we can see from the document, the BS-VI complaint Yamaha FZ will be powered by the same 149 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 2-valve, SOHC engine that powers the current BS-IV model. However, power output has been reduced to 12.4PS as compared to 13.2PS in the BS-IV spec. The engine will remain mated to a 5-speed gearbox and torque is also expected to remain the same at 12.8 Nm.
Apart from the changes to the engine to make it BS-VI compliant, the motorcycles will remain completely identical to the current iterations. We can also see the dimensions of the BS-VI spec Yamaha FZ and FZ-S in the document and thus the BS-VI FZ series will be 1,990 mm long, 780 mm wide and 1,080 mm tall. The seat height (790 mm) and the ground clearance (165 mm), too, should be unchanged.
There isn’t expected to be any changes in terms of features or equipment either. The new motorcycles should retain the LED headlight, negative LCD instrument console, a single-piece, step-up seat and under cowl and chrome highlights for the FZ-S. Suspension and braking duties will also remain the same. That means the front will have telescopic forks with a monoshock at the rear and there will only be single channel ABS.
Yamaha is expected to roll out their BS-VI range of motorcycles from November onwards. As is already known, the BS-VI spec of these motorcycles will be more expensive than the current ones, commanding a premium of 10-15%. The current FZ retails for Rs. 96,680, while the current FZ-S is priced at Rs. 98,680 (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).