Yamaha Launches ‘Dark Night’ Edition For Select Models

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  • Sep 1, 2017
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The Yamaha FZ-S FI, Saluto RX and Cygnus Ray ZR are now available in a new black hue



Yamaha FZ-S FI 1



There’s some good news for potential Yamaha buyers out there. The company has just announced a brand new colour variant - The Dark Night. It is now available on select models, namely the Yamaha FZ-S FI, Saluto RX and Cygnus Ray ZR scooter. Yamaha has decided against extending this variant to the newer Yamaha FZ25 and Fazer 25 models. As this is only a cosmetic “upgrade”, the bikes remain same mechanically. 


Yamaha Samuto



Commenting on the occasion, Roy Kurian, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Yamaha Motor India, said, "Well-endowed across popular motorcycling cultures of the world, Yamaha's affinity to black body two-wheelers is inspired by its DNA of being sporty and stylish. This uniqueness in Yamaha's style is now available for the two wheeler buyers in its new variants which are sure to rev hearts."


Yamaha Cygna



The new colour variants essentially get a matte black shade with chrome inserts. With no mechanical changes, the naked Yamaha FZ-S FI is still powered by a 149cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine which transmits 13PS of power and 12.8Nm of peak torque at 6000 rpm. The new FZ-S FI Dark Night edition is priced at Rs 83,042 (ex-showroom, Delhi), which is Rs 1000 over the standard bike.
The Yamaha Saluto RX and the Yamaha Cygnus Ray ZR also get the same treatment. The matte-black Yamaha Saluto comes with the same 110cc single-cylinder engine that produces 7PS of power and 8.5Nm of peak torque at 4500 rpm. The Yamaha Cygnus Ray ZR uses a 113cc single-cylinder engine which churns out 7PS of power and 8.1 Nm of torque, paired with an automatic transmission. The special edition Saluto, at Rs 47,721, is dearer by Rs 1000 over the stock variant, while the Cygnus Ray ZR costs Rs 53,451, which is again Rs 1000 more than the standard scooter.


Yamaha FZ-S FI



The new Yamaha Dark Night variants are intended to keep the Japanese bike maker's offerings fresh for the festive season. The updates come soon after Yamaha introduced the Fazer 25 in the country earlier this month. The new model is based on the FZ25 and is a full faired sports tourer. It would be interesting to see if Yamaha introduces the Dark Night edition on its new quarter-litre offerings in the near future. 

We have seen a lot of sticker and paint jobs from Yamaha in the past as well. Is the Dark Night something we deserve, but not what we need right now? Only time will tell.

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