Scrambler bikes such as the Yamaha FZ-X 150 are becoming more and more popular. A few years ago, stock scrambler bikes were very rare. However, the years are proving otherwise. More and more people are seeing the benefits of getting a bike that can both tear the trail and rule the roads. Bike series such as the Yamaha XSR, Honda Exmotion, are becoming more and more popular, which is why Yamaha has brought a scrambler in the reasonable power range for the people in a budget.
Yamaha is one of the top tier motorcycle brands in the world. They have been one of the ruling class manufacturers since a long time now. The Yamaha R and the Yamaha MT series are two of the most appreciated and most popular motorcycle series in the world. One of the most popular motorcycle in Bangladesh and India is the Yamaha R15 V3. Over the years, Yamaha has become a name of trust and reliability.
One of key features of the Yamaha FZ-X 150 is the scrambler physique. This bike comes with everything you want from a scrambler. You get the circular headlights, you get the semi off-road tires, you get the upright handlebars. You also get the belly-pan at the bottom. These features make the bike very desirable and cool.
The Yamaha FZ-X 150 will have full LED light setup. The headlight is LED, with circular DRLs and a dedicated projection unit. The taillight and indicators are also LED, which will make the bike more visible from a distance. The circular headlight looks quite dapper as it gives it a very neo-retro vibe. The over all light setup of the bike is actually very good.
The Yamaha FZ-X 150 is expected to come in three colors:
All three variants are expected to be of similar decals.
The Yamaha FZ-X 150 is also expected to get fully digital instrument cluster with proper information. The instrument cluster is expected to have speedometer, gear position indicator and every other information you need. You will have the option of getting the Y-connect variant, which is basically the Bluetooth variant. The introduction to Bluetooth in these budget bikes is a very good idea.
The Yamaha FZ-X 150 has an average seat height. The seat height of the bike is around 810mm, which will be suitable for riders above the height of 5’4”. The ground clearance of the bike will be suitable for it get over tall terrains. The bike has a fuel capacity of about 10liters, which will be enough for the long ride out of town and the sudden rides through trails.
The length, width, and height of the Yamaha FZ-X 150 are expected to be 2020mm, 785mm, and 1115mm respectively. The weight of the bike is not very much, nor is it too less. The weight of the bike is about 139kg (including all fluids and a full tank). The wheelbase of the bike is about 1330mm, which is quite common for Yamaha bikes of this capacity.
Engine and Transmission:
The Yamaha FZ-X 150 is set up with a SOHC, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, and 149cc engine. The FZ-X 150 is air-cooled, and fuel injected. The engine gives out around 12.4PS of power at 7250RPM, and around 13.3Nm of torque at 5500RPM. The power is not extremely high and might not be as helpful on the highway, the torque will, however, be very helpful to cut through the trails. The bike is expected to have a mileage of around 40kmpl.
The Yamaha FZ-X 150 comes with a wet multi-plate clutch system. The bike has a 5-speed gearbox. The bike is expected to have a top speed of around 115kmph.
Brakes, Suspensions, and Wheels:
The Yamaha FZ-X 150 has a dual disc setup, coupled with a single-channel ABS. The front tire is equipped with ABS. The front disc is 282mm, which is quite big and great for the braking performance. The rear disc is 220mm, which is quite average. The brakes of the bike is nothing to complain about considering the power of the bike.
The Yamaha FZ-X 150 has front telescopic forks as front suspension. The rear has a mono shock-absorbing suspension. This means that the bike will be highly stable during rides and also during cornering. The rear suspension is also adjustable, which allows the rider to adjust the suspension according to their comfort and the road conditions.
The Yamaha FZ-X 150 gets alloy wheels. The front and rear wheels might have 100/80 and 140/60 tires respectively. The tires provided are semi off-road treads, which means the bike will perform well on both on-road and off-road. However, it may be a jack of all trades, it will also be the king of none. This means it won’t perform like a road racing bike on the road, nor will it perform like a dirt bike on the trails.
The Yamaha FZ-X 150 was made for the occasional adventurer. This bike is for the ones who were looking for an affordable scrambler, can go for this one. This bike is for people of all ages, as it has a sporty but retro design. The bike is also great for people who want to hit the long road every now and then.
There are very few competitors to the Yamaha FZ-X 150. They are:
- Zontes ZT-155 G1.
- Honda Exmotion.
- Yamaha XSR.
Yamaha has continued to give the public every kind of bikes they want. But over the years, Yamaha was still lacking in the affordable scrambler segment. However, with the introduction of the Yamaha FZ-X 150, Yamaha will fill that gap and will be able to provide the people with what they need.
Specification: Yamaha FZ-X
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