2019 Yamaha FZ v3 changes include major cosmetic and minor mechanical enhancements apart from the addition of ABS. However, the engine specs remain the same!
So Yamaha has now launched the new Yamaha FZ v3 in India. The motorcycle is one big seller in the 150cc space and they have gone the whole hog to ensure they can retain the interest levels in an otherwise underpowered motorcycle…
Let us list all the changes that the motorcycle has received. This is the most comprehensive list you would have read so far…
2019 Yamaha FZ v3 Changes
- All New Design – Like it was the case earlier, major focus is on making the fuel tank as the most important design element of the motorcycle – it appears to be massive this time and also gets new air scoops.
- Fuel Tank Volume – Along with the looks the capacity has also gone up by 800 ml. It can now store 12.8 liters of petrol (against the 12 liter capacity of the older version)
- Larger Seat – Because of the feedback they must have received, Yamaha has reverted to a single piece seat on the version 3 FZ. It is now 16 percent larger which should directly mean more space; also it is now 5 mm more padded.
- New Bellypan – For aesthetic purposes the new FZ v3 has also received a new engine underbelly cowl. But it is limited to the premium FZS version.
- Shorter Mudguard & Tyre Hugger – In place of the ugly rear mudguard of the older unit (which was a single large piece), the new FZ gets a combo of – smaller mudguard and rear hugger, which definitely looks more acceptable.
- Alloy Wheels – The 10-spoke alloy wheels have been taken over from the elder sibling FZ25.
- Focus on Low End – The power and torque figures remain the same, however, Yamaha explains that they have altered the FI settings to improve FZ’s low power range.
- ABS – The biggest change, as we all know, is the addition of a single-channel ABS sourced from BOSCH.
- New LCD instrument cluster – The motorcycle now receives a new LCD instrument cluster which is all digital. It is slightly different from the one on the FZ25.
- LED Headlamps – The headlamp position has been lowered and it now features LEDs.
- New Sub-frame – FZ also gets an altered rear section. Yamaha informs this is done to improve pillion rider comfort.
- Handlebar Position – The handlebar position has also been heightened. This may result in a slightly different riding posture of the v3.
- Mudguards – The mudguards are sportier and have been lifted from the FZ25.
- Weight Increment – New body, other changes and the inclusion of ABS have ensured a weight increment of 4 kg (over the older FZ rear disc variant). The FZ v3 weighs 137 kg and now since the power/torque numbers have remained unaltered this also means a reduction in the power-to-weight ratio of the motorcycle.
Other changes include sliding engine kill switch and a new position of the main switch (over the tank). The motorcycle now also features a single-piece aluminium grab rail and the ground clearance also now improves by 5 mm (to 165 mm).
Hff! That’s a real long list and apart from the engine specs remaining the same, it justifies the new-generation tag for the motorcycle. If a more powerful naked streetfighter is what you are looking at 15th March is the date!!!