2018 FZS changes

2018 FZS changes are minor but exclusive to the rear disc model. ABS is still not on offer though!

Yamaha has launched the 2018 FZS in India with rear disc brake as an optional higher variant in the range. Let us quickly talk about the changes…

2018 FZS Changes

  • Better braking: As discussed it gets a 220 mm rear disc brake coupled with a 282 mm front rotor.
  • New Alloys: The FZS rear disc is offered with a new 10-spoke alloy wheel design. The regular FZS is available with 5-spoke alloys.
  • New RVMs: Yamaha has also made the rear view mirrors angular from the older oval design on the premium variant.
  • New Colour: The FZS rear disc is available only in new ‘Armada Blue’ colour which is limited to this variant (not on offer on the regular trim).

Rest of the motorcycle, remains absolutely same. It continues to be powered by the same 149 cc fuel injected SOHC engine capable of producing 13.2 PS of peak power at 8000 rpm and 12.8 Nm of maximum torque at 6000 rpm.

Current FZ S FI

With this update, the FZS becomes the first motorcycle to get an optional rear disc brake. We believe the Fazer will also get updated with very similar changes (and the rear disc brake).

2018 FZS Prices

FZS FI Rs 83,042
FZS Matt Green & Darknight Rs 84,012
FZS Rear Disc Brake Rs 86,042

*all prices ex-showroom Delhi

As you can see, Yamaha is charging a premium of Rs 3000 extra for the rear disc variant.

Here are the latest prices of the remaining motorcycles in the 150 cc FZ range.

FZ FI Rs 81,040
Fazer FI Rs 88,143

*all prices ex-showroom Delhi

R15 v3 has also been spotted in India and is coming soon…

Also Read: Yamaha to Offer ABS on FZ 25 Only When it Becomes Mandatory in 2019

Apart from this, Yamaha will also launch the new R15 v3 as well as the 2018 R3 in India soon.

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  • ashok

    Welcome change. Drum brake was a big drawback for fz-s

  • Sarath Babu

    Finally from BC to AD. Very Gud. Please add 60 watt Headlamp also. thats the only thing needed

  • Biker21k

    need more power, atleast 15 Bhp, to sustain the market.

    • Vikas Jain

      People are more milage hungry than power hungry. FZ is the lightest bike in its segment and has good low end. But yes it has bad top end. It sales numbers proves that people are buying it in large numbers. It has FI and now rear disc.

  • Amarnath

    Yamaha is not interested to add ABS in their bikes, they are not giving importance to customers requirement’s. Japanese companies are very late to adapt to customer’s requirements and newly technologies.


    Can we upgrade FZ-S FI 2.0 version by adding rear disc ? which yamaha launched recently.