Version 2.0 offers a newer engine and better fuel efficiency.
Yamaha Motor India recently launched the updated and improved version of the company’s crucial entry-level 150cc motorbike, the SZ-RR. This one’s bears the “Version 2.0” title, similar to some of it’s other stablemates. The SZ-RR version 2.0 is priced at Rs. 65,300 and promises to better on every count as compared to it’s predecessor. The actual displacement of the version 2.0 has shrunk from 153cc to 149cc, but the motor continues to develop identical power and torque figures, making 12.1 PS @ 7500 rpm and 12.8 Nm of peak torque at a slightly higher 6000 rpm (as compared to 4500 rpm on the previous bike). This power is transmitted to rear wheel through a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Other new models from Yamaha, such as the FZ 2.0 and the Fazer 2.0 get fuel-injection and hence more economical, as well. But, with the new SZ-RR, Yamaha has stuck with a carburettor and to make up for the lack of fuel-injection, gifted the bike with their patented Blue Core technology and that means this engine manages to be 11% more frugal than the 153cc powerplant found in the older SZ-RR. “It is our pleasure to be launching the all new SZ-RR Version 2.0 this festive season. With our breakthrough technology ‘Blue Core’ now inducted to our successful SZ-RR model, we want to present our customers with advanced choices and fun riding in the city. Looking at the demand for standard segment commuter motorcycles which is projected at 1.1 million units in 2014, it was indeed ideal for us to delight customers in this segment with the launch of SZ-RR Version 2.0.” said Roy Kurian, Vice President, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd.
The Yamaha SZ-RR version 2.0 also comes with tubeless tyres, a mildly tweaked instrument console and “SZ” logo stuck onto the handlebar holder. Although there are no major cosmetic differences between the newer bike and the older one, Yamaha has courteously added new colours to the range like Red Dash, Ivory White, and Green Arrow that helps you distinguish this bike from the older one. The SZ-RR version 2.0 can be ordered with a disc brake at the front, whereas drum brakes at the rear are standard. The telescopic front forks and the dual shocks at the back wrap up the suspension side of things. The SZ-RR version 2.0 is to rival the likes of Bajaj’s Discover 150, Hero Hunk, Honda Unicorn and Suzuki’s GS150R. For more news from the world of automobiles, keep following Motoroids as we keep you up-to-date with all the recent happenings in the industry.