New FZX Chrome Launched at 1.4 Lac; Yamaha Doing All It Can To Make It Work

Yamaha FZX Chrome becomes the fourth color variant in the neo retro motrocycle’s lineup. However, with this it has moved even closer to the R15-based portfolio…

Update – Yamaha has informed that it has also added a new metallic black color to the lineup which costs Rs 1,36,200 ex-showroom Delhi

I have been closely following this development on the R15-based XSR 155 ever since its first international debut. There has been a big interest in the neo retro motorcycle, however, instead of bringing that very model Yamaha India took extra pains and introduced the FZ-X which was clearly inspired by the XSR but, surprisingly, it was based on the utilitarian FZ platform.

The FZX was launched in June 2021 in India and that means it has been in the market for quite a while now. However, you would be the lucky one to have spotted many on the roads, even after almost three years of market presence. And we are talking about Yamaha’s 150s that have crazy following. Though Yamaha will never share its individual numbers, in straightforward words, the FZX is not working.

After the flawed decision to bring in the FZX (over XSR), now someone at the top is trying to make the idea work. In January, Yamaha officially launched new shades of the FZ range (including the FZX). And hardly a few weeks later, the Jap has introduced another special FZ-X variant called as the Chrome edition. And that’s not all. In order to make it work, Yamaha is also offering some Casio G-Shock watch for the first confirmed 100 online bookings.

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Yamaha FZX Chrome

The glitzy FZX Chrome comes with a lot of shine and would be ideal for people who love a lot of loudness in motorcycles (in styling). The shining tank is complemented with yellow colored alloys which, well, kind of, gel well with the overall styling. The seat, thankfully, remains black.

yamaha fzx chrome
The FZX Chrome (left) was also showcased at the recently concluded Bharat Mobility Expo…

There are absolutely no changes to the motor and the FZX Chrome continues with the same 149cc, single cylinder engine that churns 12.4 PS of peak power at 7250 rpm and 13.3 Nm of max torque at 5500 rpm.

The FZX Chrome costs Rs 1,39,700 ex-showroom Delhi which makes it Rs 3500 costlier than the base Matte Copper color and Rs 2500 higher than the recently introduced Matte Titan color shade. With this, the price difference between the R15-based motorcycles and FZX has reduced to roughly Rs 25,000. Like I said earlier, at around Rs 1.5-1.6 Lac (ie just 10-20k over this), the original XSR155 would have probably sold like hot cakes; R15 and MT15 being live examples!