Detailed Comparison: Yamaha FZS V1 vs V2 vs V3

Yamaha FZS V1 vs V2 vs V3 (Detailed Comparison): Yamaha FZ started a trend of street machines by pushing the sports commuter segment behind since its introduction. The first generation FZ was derived from the litre-class FZ1, flaunting similar muscular fuel tank, wide front and rear tire, commanding seating position and digital instrument console. The motorcycle was introduced in 2008 with the name FZ16 while a few years later, the second generation model named FZ V2 arrived. Along with the two generations of FZ, a popular dual tone variant named Yamaha FZS was always available for those who loved colour combinations. The comparison here is between the first, second and third generation of the FZS.

Yamaha FZS V1
Yamaha FZS V1

Yamaha FZS V1 was powered by a 153cc, single cylinder, carburettor-fed engine. The motor was good for 14 HP at 7500 rpm and 13.6 Nm at 6000 rpm. The current-gen fans of Yamaha FZ series were all possible due to the impressive performance of this first generation model. The motorcycle was just 135 kg in weight and featured the same tire size as all other generations. Yamaha FZS V2 came with an updated 149cc, single cylinder engine with fuel injection as standard. The reduction in weight compensated the power loss while mileage improved considerably with the update. The second-gen FZS was also available with a rear disc and a bigger 282mm front disc.

Yamaha FZS V2
Yamaha FZS V2

Yamaha FZS V3 was recently launched for INR 97,000 (ex-showroom). The last retail price for FZS V2 rear disc was INR 86,000 for the blue shade and INR 87,000 for the Darknight Edition. The third generation FZS comes with a 12.8-litre fuel tank, all-new LED headlight, comfortable seating and single-channel ABS. The average price difference between all three generations is INR 10,000 while feature additions played important role in the price jumps. The model first gained fuel injection and improved the mileage factor while the focus on safety came in action through the next update. Here is a quick comparison between Yamaha FZS V1, FZS V2, and FZS V3.

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Yamaha FZS V3
Yamaha FZS V3

Yamaha FZS V1 vs V2 vs V3

Engine & Performance

FZS V1

  • Displacement: 153cc
  • No. of Cylinder: 1
  • Cooling Type: Air-Cooled
  • Max. Power: 14 HP @ 7500 rpm
  • Max. Torque: 13.6 NM @ 6000 rpm
  • Gearbox: 5-Speed
  • Fuel System: Carburettor
  • Mileage: 35-45 kmpl (Approx.)
  • Top Speed: 112 kmph (Approx.)

FZS V2

  • Displacement: 149cc
  • No. of Cylinder: 1
  • Cooling Type: Air-Cooled
  • Max. Power: 13.2 HP @ 8000 rpm
  • Max. Torque: 12.8 NM @ 6000 rpm
  • Gearbox: 5-Speed
  • Fuel System: Fuel Injection
  • Mileage: 40-50 kmpl (Approx.)
  • Top Speed: 109 kmph (Approx.)

FZS V3

  • Displacement: 149cc
  • No. of Cylinder: 1
  • Cooling Type: Air-Cooled
  • Max. Power: 13.2 HP @ 8000 rpm
  • Max. Torque: 12.8 NM @ 6000 rpm
  • Gearbox: 5-Speed
  • Fuel System: Fuel Injection
  • Mileage: 40-50 kmpl (Approx.)
  • Top Speed: 109 kmph (Approx.)

Brakes & Suspension

Yamaha FZS V1 vs V2 vs V3

FZS V1

  • Front Brake: 267mm Single Disc
  • Rear Brake: 130mm Drum
  • No ABS
  • Front Suspension: Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension: Monoshock

FZS V2

  • Front Brake: 282mm Single Disc
  • Rear Brake: 220mm Single Disc*
  • No ABS
  • Front Suspension: Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension: Monoshock

*It was also available with 267mm front disc and 130mm rear drum.

FZS V3

  • Front Brake: 282mm Single Disc
  • Rear Brake: 220mm Single Disc
  • 1-Channel ABS
  • Front Suspension: Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension: Monoshock
Yamaha FZS V3 ABS
Yamaha recently launched the 2019 FZS ABS in India

Dimensions & Weight

Yamaha FZS V1 vs V2 vs V3

FZS V1

  • Overall Length – 2075 mm
  • Overall Width – 770 mm
  • Overall Height – 1090 mm
  • Ground Clearance – 160 mm
  • Seat Height – 790 mm
  • Wheelbase – 1334 mm
  • Kerb/Wet Weight – 135kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 12 litres
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FZS V2

  • Overall Length – 1990 mm
  • Overall Width – 770 mm
  • Overall Height – 1050 mm
  • Ground Clearance – 160 mm
  • Seat Height – 790 mm
  • Wheelbase – 1330 mm
  • Kerb/Wet Weight – 132kg (Single Disc)
  • Kerb/Wet Weight – 133kg (Dual Disc)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 12 litres

FZS V3

  • Overall Length – 1990 mm
  • Overall Width – 780 mm
  • Overall Height – 1080 mm
  • Ground Clearance – 165 mm
  • Seat Height – 790 mm
  • Wheelbase – 1330 mm
  • Kerb/Wet Weight – 137kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 12.8 litres

Tires & Frame

FZS V1

  • Front Tyre – 100/80-17
  • Rear Tyre – 140/60-R17
  • Frame – Diamond

FZS V2

  • Front Tyre – 100/80-17
  • Rear Tyre – 140/60-R17
  • Frame – Diamond

FZS V3

  • Front Tyre – 100/80-17
  • Rear Tyre – 140/60-R17
  • Frame – Diamond

Ex-Showroom Price

  • FZS V1: INR 76,000 (Single Disc, Discontinued)
  • FZS V2: INR 86,000 (Dual Disc, Discontinued)
  • FZS V3: INR 97,000 (Dual Disc + Single Channel ABS)
Yamaha FZS V1 Console
Yamaha FZS V1 Console
Yamaha FZS V2 Console
Yamaha FZS V2 Console
Yamaha FZS V3 Console
Yamaha FZS V3 Console
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