Yamaha FZS V3 is now available in a single variant, priced at INR 97,000 (ex-showroom). The bike is available with front brake ABS and dual discs as standard. Yamaha made considerable design changes to the model, clearing the fact that they have no intention of letting the buyers get satisfied with one version. The first version flaunted raw lines while the second generation model was intentionally sharpened. On the other hand, the third version has added more bulk to the design. Here are the pros and cons for Yamaha FZS V3.
Yamaha FZS V3 Pros & Cons
List of Pros of Yamaha FZS V3
1) Build Quality – The built quality of Yamaha FZS is the biggest positive factor for long term owners. The paint and parts quality speak for itself, staying fresh will a decent amount of care from the buyer. The fit and finish feel premium while dedicated locks stay tight, even after an average rider’s complete calendar year.
2) Impressive Mileage – Yamaha FZS V3 is using a 149cc engine, returning more than 40 kmpl of mileage in tough city conditions and around 50 kmpl on the highway. The topmost figure is achieved when riding between 70-80 kph while city riding includes stop-go riding and maximum use of the first three or four gears.
3) Superb Handling – The suspension and frame setup of FZS is excellent, allowing the rider to make sharp turns and change directions with ease. Also, the tire size of 140mm at the rear means exceptional grip levels, especially after riding the motorcycle for a few kilometers at average speeds. The complete package is worth praising. The motorcycle now also comes with 1-channel ABS as standard.
4) Refined Engine – The 149cc engine comes with blue-core technology, refining the engine for optimum city performance and keeping mileage levels up at all times. The refined engine allows the rider to enjoy around 40 kph of speed in the top gear for tight traffic conditions. The same gear can take you to 120 kph of top speed (speedometer indicated) on the highway.
5) New Digital Console – The all-new console offer values like odometer reading, trip meter, speed, fuel gauge, and tachometer reading. The console shows inverted values that are easy to read in daylight and looks sporty in comparison to the regular displays. The console now comes with ABS warning lamp and clock.
List of Cons of Yamaha FZS V3
1) Underpowered – The weight is a positive feature (137 kg) for city use but maximum power and torque of just 13.2 HP and 12.8 Nm means weak top end performance. The bike struggles to reach 100 kph when riding with a pillion and top speed is achieved with a lot of struggle.
2) Headlight Quality – The illumination offered by the basic LED headlight is poor in comparison to other bikes of this segment. The throw is lower than decent and one may need to switch to a more powerful option in order to get better night riding quality.
3) Controversial Design – The massive fuel tank with non-proportional extensions, single seat and odd headlight make a rough combination for the street bike fans. The wheelbase is compact while the handlebar stays within reach for an average built rider. The combination of dual tone shade may not feel as decent as before for many riders.
Yamaha FZS V3 Colors
Yamaha FZS V3 Specs
- Engine Displacement: 149cc
- No. of Cylinders: Single
- Maximum Power: 13.2 HP @ 8000 rpm
- Maximum Torque: 12.8 NM @ 6000 rpm
- Fuel System: Fuel Injection
- Cooling: Air-Cooled Engine
- Gearbox: 5-Speed
- Front Brake: 282mm Single Disc
- Rear Brake: 220mm Single Disc
- Anti-Lock Braking System: 1-Channel
- Front Suspension: Telescopic Forks
- Rear Suspension: Monoshock
- Front Tyre: 100/80-17
- Rear Tyre: 140/60-R17