Yamaha launched in India the 2023 model of the FZS-Fi V4 Deluxe, its 150cc street motorcycle, which arrives with LED lighting, Bluetooth enabled Y-Connect Application, Traction Control System and new colour schemes.
The biggest highlight of the model is the presence of the TCS (Traction Control System), which controls the ignition timing and fuel injection volume to instantly adjust engine power output to avoid excessive slippage.
In addition, the new 2023 FZS-Fi V4 DLX features a new design in the front optical set, with an LED headlight (separated high and low beams) wrapped in daytime running lights (DRL). Thus, the lighting is Full-LED, with the blinkers also relying on this technology.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Eishin Chihana, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group of Companies, said, “As a part of the ongoing ‘The Call of the Blue’ brand campaign, Yamaha is committed to introduce exciting features from its global product portfolio in India and introduce initiatives to offer new experiences to our customers. In line with this commitment, we are today delighted to announce the Traction Control system as a standard feature in our 149cc – 155cc premium motorcycle range. Globally, Yamaha motorcycles are immensely appreciated for their impeccable handling and performance. And we are confident that the more evolved 2023 versions of our motorcycles with a list of highly desired features will surely entice our young consumers in India.”
The new bike, in the Deluxe variant, is now also powered by Bluetooth Enabled Y-Connect Application, which is Yamaha’s latest innovation that lets you link your smartphone directly to your Yamaha motorcycle, allowing answering calls, locating the vehicle, parking record and riding history.
Finally, Yamaha has introduced the FZS-Fi V4 Deluxe and other models with E20 fuel compatibility, offering lower emissions without any compromise on performance. Apart from this feature, the 2023 version of Yamaha motorcycles will also be equipped with on-board diagnostics (OBD-II) System that will support in monitoring the emission levels in real time and ultimately contributing to reducing carbon footprint.
Engine, Chassis and Technology
The 2023 FZS-Fi Version 4 Deluxe continues with the same air-cooled 4-stroke 149 cm³ SOHC, 2-valve, single-cylinder fuel-injected “BLUE CORE” engine, capable of generating up to 9.1 kW (12.4 HP) of peak power at 7,250 rpm and 13.3 Nm of peak torque at 5,500 rpm.
Moreover, the rear suspension is a lightweight monocross unit that contributes to mass centralization and provides 120 mm of wheel travel, there is a built-in side stand engine cut-off and the rear tire is 140 mm wide.
Finally, the model comes with single-channel ABS, disc brake on both axles, LCD digital panel and a 13 liters fuel tank.
The 2023 Yamaha FZS-Fi V4 Deluxe is available in Metallic Grey, Majesty Red and Metallic Black, with prices starting at INR 127,400 Ex-Showroom Delhi (about US$ 1,538).