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Yamaha FZ-10 is a Hooligan You Can Actually Live With!

The Yamaha FZ 10 isn’t just any other liter-class streetnaked. No, it isn’t just a naked version of Yamaha‘s much-celebrated supersports, the YZF-R1, either. The Yamaha FZ 10 looks absolutely manic, has the 998cc heart of its track-focussed cousin and yet offers a really relaxed riding position, thereby making it one of the most practical liter-class machines off the racetracks. And the best part is that it’s finally coming to India. Yes, the Yamaha FZ 10 India launch is very much in the pipeline and we expect to have this bike at the fast-approaching Auto Expo 2018. Prices are likely to start at roughly Rs 14 lakh.

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Powering the Yamaha FZ 10 streetnaked motorcycle is a 998cc, 4-cylinder engine that outputs a maximum power of 158 BHP at 11,500 rpm and a peak torque of 111 Nm at 9,000 rpm. The motor comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The bike enjoys a top speed of 250 kmph.The motorcycle has a rather futuristic design and goes on to rival the likes of Kawasaki Z1000, Honda CB1000R, Suzuki GSX-S1000, and BMW S1000R. Honestly, we just can’t wait for the Yamaha FZ 10 India launch to take place. Here are all the details you need to know about this upcoming motorcycle.

Yamaha FZ 10 India Launch Date

Launch Date February 2018

The Yamaha FZ 10 India debut will take place at the fast-approaching Auto Expo 2018. It is here that the new bike will even launch in the fast-growing Indian premium bike market. There have been many speculations regarding the launch of this motorcycle. Finally, it now seems like the wait for this tasty set of wheels is about to get over.

Yamaha FZ 10 Price in India

Price in India Rs 14 Lakh

The Yamaha FZ 10 will come to India via CBU route. Hence, the high import duties will lead to a rather stratospheric pricing. Safely expect the upcoming streetnaked from Yamaha Motor India Ltd to launch at an ex-showroom price of Rs 14 lakh.

Yamaha FZ 10 Specifications

Displacement 998 cc
No. of Cylinders 4
No. of Gears 6
Maximum Power 158 BHP @ 11,500 RPM
Maximum Torque 111 Nm @ 9000 RPM
Seat Height 825 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 210 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 litres

The FZ10 shares its engine with the YZF-R1. This means that it gets the same 998cc, four-cylinder heart. The engine comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission and goes on to output a maximum power of 158 BHP at 11,500 RPM and a peak torque of 111 Nm at 9,000 RPM. This motorcycle tips the scales at 210 KGs, which is a reasonably low figure for a product in this segment. The motorcycle gets upside-down telescopic forks up front and a monoshock at the rear. The FZ 10 offers a reasonably comfortable riding position. A part of this is due to the practical settings of the foot pegs and a seat height of 825 mm.

Yamaha FZ 10 Top Speed, 0 to 100 KMPH

Top Speed 250 KMPH
0 to 100 KMPH 3.44 seconds

The Yamaha FZ 10 has a top speed of 250 KMPH. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in just 3.44 seconds.

Yamaha FZ 10 India – Images

Yamaha FZ 10 India – Features

  • Liquid-cooled DOHC Engine
  • Transistor Controlled Ignition
  • Wet Multiplate Assist-and-slipper Clutch
  • YB single shock with piggyback reservoir
  • Fully adjustable rear shock absorbers
  • 4.7-inch travel
  • ABS
  • Crossplane Crankshaft Engine
  • Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle
  • Cruise Control
  • Deltabox Aluminum Frame
  • Fully-adjustable KYB Suspension
  • Aggressive Ergonomics and Styling

Yamaha FZ 10 India – Design

Based on the YZF-R1, this motorcycle is the sinister, street-dwelling twin of the company’s renowned supersports machine. The FZ 10 looks really very futuristic and impresses us with the way it looks. Up front, you get a twin-headlamp setup flanked by a rather sharply styled cowl. Further accentuating the mean looks is the fat 120-section front tyre. Move on to the side profile and you’ll be impressed with all that muscle on show. The FZ 10 has a really well-chiseled fuel tank with well-defined creases. The tail section has a minimalistic design but that does help infuse some sportiness with the motorcycle. Even the rear-end looks very sporty with the super fat 190-section tyre and the full LED taillamp. The stubby end-can and the sporty alloy wheels further make the bike very attractive.

Yamaha FZ 10 India – Dimensions

Overall Length 2095 mm
Overall Width 800 mm
Overall Height 1110 mm
Ground Clearance 130 mm
Seat Height 825 mm
Wheelbase 1400 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 210 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 litres
Oil tank capacity 3.0 litres

So, are you waiting for the Yamaha FZ 10 India launch? You can safely stay tuned to Car Blog India for latest news updates on this upcoming motorcycle. Also, watch this space for details on all the upcoming motorcycles at the Auto Expo 2018.