Yamaha Mission 10,000km ride concluded in Chennai

Yamaha Mission 10,000km ride concluded. Company also launched next generation, SZ-RR Version 2.0 powered by its new Blue Core technology on the occasion.

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The grand finale of Yamaha’s ‘Mission 10000KM’ was organised at the YMCA ground in Chennai. Mission 10000 Km – Discovery of India on FZS – FI, started at Delhi September 14, 2014 where 20 riders from the 2 teams, East Side Eagles and Wild West Falcons, were joined by Yamaha Motor India brand ambassador, John Abraham who officially flagged off the ride. Of the two teams of 10 bikers each, one was headed towards the East and the other, towards the West. The two teams rode 5000 kms each before reaching Chennai.

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Speaking about Mission 10000lkm, Masaki Asano, Managing Director, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd, said: “Yamaha is a young, sporty brand and we developed this initiative to encourage safe and congenial bike riding across the nation with a theme of ‘Discovering a whole new India in its truest form’. Yamaha’s ‘Mission 10000KM’ has indeed been a great journey not only to re-discover India but also re-discover our own selves. Our riders I’m sure have many stories to share about their journey. The official vehicle for this initiative was our recently launched fuel injected ‘Yamaha FZS – FI Version 2.0’ featuring our new technology concept called ‘Blue Core’ which stands for fun riding and economy which is also the official vehicle for this expedition. With such offerings and various customers connect initiatives like ‘Mission 10000KM’ we want to encourage the concept of ‘Touring’ in India.”

Yamaha SZ-RR Version 2.0 Blue Core Launched (2)

The Japanese motorcycle major also introduced its Blue core concept in ‘SZ-RR Version 2.0’ – an upgrade to its existing SZ-RR motorcycle. The new model, based on Blue Core development, is powered by a newly designed air-cooled 149cc 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder engine that puts out 12.1PS of power and 12.8Nm of torque. The company hopes to see a significant growth in the customer base, especially keeping in mind the mileage conscious target audience.

Yamaha SZ-RR Version 2.0 Blue Core Launched (1)

Speaking about the new Blue Core powered SZ-RR Version 2.0, Roy Kurian, Vice President, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd, said: “It is our pleasure to be launching the all new SZ-RR Version 2.0 this festive season at the closing ceremony of our successful endeavour of ‘Mission 10000km’. 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.”

The new SZ-RR Version 2.0 has been newly developed with Yamaha’s New Generation Engine Development Ideal – ‘Blue Core’. Its key features include:

  • A new engine that maintains the feeling of power delivery from the original SZ Series models while greatly improving fuel efficiency (11% improvement vs. 2013 model)
  • Newly designed tubeless tires
  • Newly designed instrument panel
  • An array of other features that make it worthy of a 150cc class model, like a handlebar holder with the “SZ” logo and shroud fitted to add a more sporty character

Here are the technical specifications of the new Yamaha SZ-RR Version 2.0:

Model nameSZ-RR Version 2.0
Overall length2,050mm
Overall width760mm
Overall height1,100mm
Seat height800mm
Minimum ground clearance165mm
Wet(with oil and a full fuel tank)134kg
Fuel Consumption
Minimum turning radius2.4m
Engine Performance
Engine typeAir cooled,4-stroke,SOHC, 2-valve
Cylinder arrangementSingle cylinder
Bore & stroke57.3 X 57.9mm
Compression ratio9.5:1
Maximum horse power8.9kW(12.1PS)/7500r/min
Maximum torque12.8 N・m(1.3kgf・m)/6000r/min
Starting system typeElectric and kick
Lubrication systemForce-feed lubrication,wet sump
Engine oil capacity1.2L
Fuel tank capacity14 L
Carburetor Type/Fuel supplyCarburetor
Ignition system typeCDI(Capacitive discharge ignition)
Battery voltage/capacity12V,5.0AH(10H)
Final driveChain
Primary reduction ratio3.409(75/22)
Secondary reduction ratio3.000(42/14)
Clutch typeWet, multiple-disc
Gear ratio
Transmission typeConstant mesh 5-speed
Shift typeReturn
Frame typeDiamond
Caster angle26°00′
Tire size(Front)2.75-17M/C 41P (Tubeless)
Tire size(Rear)100/90-17M/C 55P (Tubeless)
Brake type(Front)Hydraulic disc brake
Brake type(Rear)Mechanical leading trailing shoe brake(Drum brake)
Diameter of  brake disk(Front)245mm
Diameter of  brake disk(Rear)
Inside diameter of drum / Effective radius of disc(Front)220mm
Inside diameter of drum / Effective radius of disc(Rear)130mm
Suspension type(Front)Telescopic
Suspension type(Rear)Swingarm
Shock absorber
Shock absorber assembly type(Front)Coil spring/oil damper
Shock absorber assembly type(Rear)Coil spring/oil damper
Wheel travel(Front)135mm
Wheel travel(Rear)120mm
Inner tube diameter of front fork33mm
Bulbs(voltage/wattagex quantity)
Headlight bulb typeHalogen bulb
Auxiliary light12V,5W×1
Brake/tail light12V,21/5W×1
Turn signal light(Front)12V,10W×2
Turn signal light(Rear)12V,10W×2
Trip meter
Water temperature meter
Fuel gaugeAnalog
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