2020 Yamaha FZ BS6 power output is just 0.3 PS more than the current Pulsar 125. Do you think it needs more juice? We certainly do…
No doubt that 149cc engine from Yamaha is refined and fuel injection further enhances the power delivery of the FZ series. But we have always had one qualm ever since Yamaha started using that 149cc motor instead of the older 153 cc powerplant, that it just does not have enough juice!
To further aggravate things, the new BS6 version is set to produce even lesser power. According to a leaked document, FZ BS6 will churn out 9.1 KW of peak power at 7250 rpm which equates to 12.3 PS. For reference, the current FZ produces 13.2 PS of max power at 8000 rpm. This means that though peak power will come at a lower rpm, the upcoming FZ is losing about 0.9 PS from the kitty (which is more than 6 percent).
In comparison terms, it is lesser than the current Unicorn 150’s 12.9 PS and just a whisker over Pulsar 125’s 12 PS – which is the most powerful 125cc motorcycle in India. These competitors may also lose some power in this transition to BS6 but even then Yamaha should consider extracting a little more juice from that mill.
Other parameters like the length, width, height, wheelbase and the weight of the motorcycle remains unaltered which suggest that Yamaha may not tinker with the design of the motorcycle a lot apart from offering some new decals and/or colours to mark the change. We expect the launch to happen between January to March 2020.
Source – Indianautosblog