Yamaha India announced the launch of its 2017 model year fleet which meets BS-IV emissions norms. The company’s motorcycles and scooters sold in the country will adhere to the more stringent Bharat Stage IV norms and Yamaha took this as an opportunity to introduce mild updates as well.
All of Yamaha India’s two-wheelers come with AHO (Auto Headlamp On). A mandate set by a Supreme Court-appointed safety committee put forth this feature in order to increase visibility of two-wheelers on Indian roads to avoid accidents. There’s no on-off switch anymore, so the headlights turn on as soon as the engine starts and stay on until you turn the bike off.
The updated models include the company’s motorcycles such as the FZ series (which features the FZ-S FI, FZ FI and Fazer FI), as well as the SZ-RR. These do not come with any mechanical changes. The FZ series continues to be powered by the 149cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled and fuel-injected SOHC motor that makes 13.2hp of peak power and 12.8Nm of torque. The SZ-RR too uses the same 149cc carburetted engine which puts out 12.1hp of power and 12.8Nm of torque. Yamaha’s 110cc Saluto RX was already BS-IV compatible to start with.
The company’s scooters are also BS-IV compliant. Again, no mechanical changes to the scooters and the Fascino’s and Cygnus Alpha’s 113cc engine and the V-belt variomatic transmission remain untouched. Power and torque figures stay at 7.1hp and 8.1Nm, respectively. However, the Fascino does get a new two-tone paint scheme.
There have been slight changes to the prices of these updated two-wheelers as well:
Prices (All prices ex-showroom, Delhi)
|FZ-S FI||Rs 82,789|
|FZ FI||Rs 80,726|
|Cygnus Alpha (Disc)||Rs 54,586|
|Cygnus Alpha||Rs 51,369|