Yamaha FZ v3 launch expected within the coming few weeks. It has been spotted adorning a lot of changes…
Yamaha has been around with the 150cc FZ range for quite sometime now. Even the last generation update was four years ago in 2014 when it gained the smaller 149cc fuel injected engine. Recently, the third generation of the motorcycle was snapped testing at the Bangalore-Chennai highway by a Team-BHP member. In a latest update, 2019 FZ v3 has been snapped again by Saurabh_Vlog in a video (appended at the end).
We can clearly see a design change – new large tank along with redesigned air scoops. The headlamp (which could be an LED unit) is now placed lower (let us hope it is better than the FZ25) with side blinkers over it. The instrument cluster appears to be similar to the bigger FZ25 and so is the exhaust canister with the silver heat shield.
Also present are a set of new alloy wheels which appear to have been lifted from the R15 v3. This is the rear disc version and through a little brightening of the pics we can see the ABS ring on the front wheel which confirms that the production version will definitely get ABS as standard; though it is expected to be a single-channel unit like most of the other smaller-capacity motorcycles.
Yamaha may have decided not to tinker with the rear design as it appears very similar to the current version on sale with a tyre hugger ensuring the mud guard is a wee bit smaller.
Though FZs sales have remained impressive considering its target segment but despite its lower weight, we have seen bikers longing for a little more juice from the refined fuel injected motor. And that is precisely what we would also like to see being offered in this FZ v3 when it gets launched.
Yamaha FZ v3 Launch
Yamaha has a quick goto-market strategy ie its test prototypes are seen at a very later stage of development on the roads and once they are spotted, the final production model is commercially launched within a few months thereafter. So, we are expecting an official launch sometime within the coming few weeks.
The new-gen Gixxers are also planned around a similar timeframe and it will be interesting to see what changes will Yamaha bring in to keep the interest levels in the motorcycle high.