Yamaha Motor India is planning to import its FZ1 motorcycle to India in December. The company plans to bring the bike to India via the semi-knocked down kits route so as to save the exorbitant duty on the CBUs. The FZ1 is essentially as street bike with a relatively relaxed handlebar and foot-peg position, is suited for a wide variety of biking activities and not just restricted to the racetrack.
The FZ1 will have the Honda CB1000R as its closest competitor. The CB1000R is currently the cheapest litre class bike on sale in India, and Yamaha would want to undercut it. The new bike will come as a great option for Yamaha performance lovers who want a useable motorcycle which also comes at a relatively reasonable price. Expect a price tag of slightly less than Rs 8 lakh ex-Delhi.
Here’s a specification sheet of the FZ1
Engine Type998cc liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder; DOHC, 20 valves
Bore x Stroke77 x 53.6mm
Fuel DeliveryFuel injection
Power 150PS @ 11000rpm
IgnitionDigital TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition with 32-bit ECU
Transmission 6-speed w/multiplate clutch
Final DriveO-ring chain
Suspension / Front43mm fork; fully adjustable, 5.1-in travel
Suspension / RearSingle shock; adjustable preload and rebound damping, 5.1-in travel
Brakes / FrontDual 320mm floating discs w/4-piston calipers Brakes / Rear245mm disc w/single-piston caliper
Tires / Front120/70-ZR17
Tires / Rear190/50-ZR17
Rake (Caster Angle)25.0°