Design: The biggest change visually is the new half-fairing. The basic design of the fairing is similar to the older Fazer but it has been made sharper to enhance its sporty appeal. The fairing extensions have been also restyled and it gels well with the overall design. Also the tail section is compact with respect to the older bike.
Styling, handling, comfort, quality
Short geared, tank range
A tourer-friendly version from Yamaha's FX-series, the Fazer is one of the best looking motorcycles in the country today matched by equal grunt from the 150cc engine that powers it.
The Yamaha Fazer FI V2.0 is a semi-faired offering from India Yamaha based on the popular FZ FI Version 2.0 series. The Fazer FI Version 2.0 looks similar to the earlier Fazer, with a bulky half-fairing and twin headlamps up front. The biggest change visually is actually the fairing. It has been made sharper and the fairing extensions have also been restyled as is the compact tail section. A new all-digital instrument cluster is easier to read and visually appealing as well.
In terms of specifications, the Yamaha Fazer FI Version 2.0 is powered by a 149cc air-cooled motor tuned for better efficiency and performance. The new engine, developed with Yamaha’s Blue Core philosophy, uses lighter parts and engine components for better performance and efficiency. The powerplant churns out 13.1PS of power and 12.8Nm of maximum torque. The most important change in the engine however is the fuelling. As the name suggests, the Yamaha Fazer FI Version 2.0 gets electronic fuel injection and Yamaha claims it not only makes for linear power delivery but also makes throttle response crisper.
The fuel injected Yamaha Fazer FI Version 2.0 offers better mileage than the standard Fazer which continues to exist in Yamaha India’s product line-up. The Fazer FI V2.0 offers better technology and better mileage than the existing Fazer but is at a price point which is higher as well.