Yamaha FZ-X

The FZ-X is powered by the same 149cc engine used with previous 150cc FZ models. It’s no wonder, therefore, that it produces the same power and torque statistics at the same rpms. The air-cooled, two-valve SOHC engine develops 12.4 horsepower at 7,250 rpm and 13.3 torque at 5,500 rpm, the lowest statistics in the 150-160cc class. The bore and stroke measurements of 57.3mm x 57.9mm, as well as the compression ratio of 9.6:1, remain unchanged. This engine has a five-speed transmission.

While the appearance and block pattern tyres imply that this is a vintage scrambler, the FZ-X and FZ are identical below the new bodywork. This bike, like the Honda CB350RS, has some off-road design elements, although it is mostly a road bike.

A single downtube frame supports the motorbike, which is supported by a telescopic fork and preload adjustable monoshock. This implies that the riding experience will not be drastically changed. The FZ-X is also 2kg more than the FZS and 4kg heavier than the basic FZ, with a kerb weight of 139kg. This isn’t ideal considering the 150cc FZ already has one of the lowest power-to-weight ratios in its class.

In terms of appearance, Yamaha has made some substantial alterations to the FZ-X. In addition to such adjustments, it appears that the firm has tweaked the riding posture. The flat seat of the FZ-X is 20mm taller than that of the other 150cc versions, according to the specs sheet. The elevated handlebar is also noticeable. While we haven’t yet had the opportunity to ride the FZ-X, the images show that the motorbike will feature updated ergonomics.

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