Good news for Indian bike enthusiasts. According to Economic Times news India Yamaha Motors is planning to launch Yamaha FZ1 in India. This is the third super sports bike from Yamaha after R1 and MT-01 in India. India Yamaha Motors will launch this bike in December month this year with expected price between Rs. 8 to 9 Lakhs.
People close to development said “The bike is priced cheaper than the Honda CB1000R, which is the cheapest imported superbike currently sold. The bike will be imported as CBU from Australia or Japan”. The company is also considering SKU route (Semi-knocked down route) for the FZ1 which will help to reduce price as CBU route attracts 110% import duty in India.
Yamaha FZ1 engine is equipped with 998cc liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder; DOHC, 20 valves (5 valves per cylinder). With this configuration the bike is directly compete with Honda CBR1000R. In international market the bike is competing with Suzuki Bandit and Kawasaki Z1000S.
Yamaha India is planning to sell over 80-100 super bike in Indian Super bike market According to Yamaha officials this kind of product has iconic value and they are sold on that basis only beside this they also enhance company’s other product value. A senior official from India Yamaha said There will be fierce competition in coming time, so we are gearing up for that. the company is following top to bottom strategy to connect to the youth.
It seems that every month we will have a new sports bike launch. Recently Triumph motorcycle and BMW Motorrad confirmed India entry. Beside this Bajaj Auto is also planning to launch a bigger Ninja, before this financial year end.
2011 Yamaha FZ1 specifications
Type 998cc liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder; DOHC, 20 valves
Bore x Stroke 77 x 53.6mm
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel injection
Ignition Digital TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition with 32-bit ECU
Transmission 6-speed wet multiplate clutch
Final Drive O-ring chain
Suspension / Front 43mm fork; fully adjustable, 5.1-in travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock; adjustable preload and rebound damping, 5.1-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual 320mm floating discs w/4-piston calipers
Brakes / Rear 245mm disc w/single-piston caliper
Tires / Front 245mm disc w/single-piston caliper
Tires / Front 120/70-ZR17
Tires / Rear Tires / Rear
Length 84.3 in (2140 mm)
Width 30.3 in (770 mm)
Height 47.4 in (1204 mm)
Seat Height 32.1 in (815 mm)
Wheelbase 57.5 in (1460 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.3 in (135 mm)
Rake (Caster Angle) 25.0°
Trail 4.3 in (109 mm)
Fuel Capacity 4.76 Gallon (18 liter)
Fuel Economy** 35 mpg (15 Km / Liter)
Wet Weight*** 487 lb (221 Kg)
**Fuel Economy estimates are based on US EPA emission certification data obtained by Yamaha. Actual mileage will vary according to road conditions, driving habits etc.
***Wet Weights includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil coolant (as applicable) and a full tank fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is useful in making real world comparisons with other models.
– Mahavir Kothari