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BREAKING: 2023 Yamaha FZ-S FI Version 4.0 & Updated FZ-X Retro Bike Launched In India

Both bikes now come equipped with Traction control system and more

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Yamaha has launched the new FZ-S FI Version 4.0 and the updated FZ-X motorcycles for 2023 in India. Both motorcycles are now greener and come with a few nifty technological updates.

What’s The Price? Who Are Its Rivals?

With a slight premium of Rs 3,000 over the FZ-S FI V3 Deluxe, the Yamaha FZ-S FI V4 comes flaunting a price tag of Rs 1,27,400, ex-showroom Delhi. It rivals the likes of  Bajaj Pulsar N160, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V and Hero Xtreme 160R, and the Honda XBlade.

The updated FZ-X on the other hand comes at a premium of Rs 1,500 bearing a sticker price of Rs 1,35,900, ex-showroom Delhi. The closest rivals to the FZ-X are the Kawasaki W175 and Keeway SR125.

How Many Variants Are There?

  • The FZ-S FI V4 at present will only be available in the Deluxe variant. The standard variant for the V4 will launch sometime this year.
  • The FZ-X, on the other hand, is available only in one variant with three colour schemes: Matte Copper, Matte Black, and Dark Matte Blue.

What’s New?

  • For 2023 the FZ-S FI V4 DLX gets a new, redesigned LED headlight unit with sleek new LED DRLs. It also features new LED turn indicators as standard.

  • The streetfighter also get flashy golden and blue coloured rims.

  • Most important update has to be the inclusion of a traction control system on both – FZ-S FI V4 and the 2023 FZ-X, making them safer than before.

  • Both bikes are now E20 (can run on flex fuels with 20% ethanol and 80% petrol) fuel compatible, making them greener than before.

  • With new LED indicators, the FZ-X also comes donning a new and refreshing Dark Matte Blue colour scheme.

  • Keeping the modernity in mind, both bikes now feature a revised multi function LCD console with Y-Connect. It sadly misses out on turn by turn navigation.

What’s Unchanged?

  • Powered by the same 149cc engine producing 12.4PS and 13.3Nm.

  • Runs on telescopic fork and monoshock suspension setup.

  • Braking is done via discs at both ends and single channel ABS

  • Both bikes feature the same overall design and styling as their predecessors.

What Should Have Been Changed?

All said and done, traction control is quite pointless for a 150cc bike. Instead dual-channel ABS would have been a better route for increased safety on the bikes. Apart from that, booth bikes could have done with performance-oriented upgrades for a more exciting riding experience.


The tangible updates in the FZ-S V4.0 and the FZ-X justify the slight premium, not to mention the bikes are also greener with E20 fuel compatibility. This makes the two bikes to be the first ones to get flex-fuel compatibility. That said, the 149cc engine feels anaemic and we’d have loved to see Yamaha give some much-needed performance updates instead.

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