Yamaha to launch limited / special edition of FZ a

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As we have said earlier
that Yamaha would be launching the fastest bike in the world and
special / limited edition of FZ and Fazer . So, it has been launched,
today Yamaha launched the great V Max after R1 and MT01 its third super
bike in the country and Yamaha has also launched special edition of its
most successful bikes FZ and Fazer which are offered in White and Blue
mix color which is Racing inspired.

V Max is powered by 1662cc engine
giving a power output of 200ps and peak torque of 170NM. V Max will be
imported as a completely built unit. Expected price of the bike would
be around 15 lakh.

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Japanese two wheeler giant, Yamaha has launched its new superbike V-Max in the Indian market. The bike has been priced at Rs 20 Lakhs Ex-Showroom, Delhi.

The name V-Max comes from physics, which is a scientific term for maximum velocity attained at the end of a period of continuous acceleration - which sums up the new Yamaha perfectly. The V-Max comes with a 1609 cc V4 DOHC engine which is used as a stressed member of the chassis. Other tech bits include Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I), fully adjustable suspension, anti-lock brakes, slipper clutch, fuel tank beneath the seat and a distinctive key.

Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I) is a new addition to the VMAX. The airhorns inside the airbox are lifted by a servo activated at 6650 RpM to open up the airway underneath. This shortens the length of the intake system from 150mm to 52mm.

Yamaha has also introduced the limited edition white colored variants of the FZ-16, FZ-S and Fazer which have been priced at 66,500/-,Rs. 68,500/- and Rs. 73,500/- respectively.

The technical specs of the new Yamaha V-Max

Technical Specs


Engine type 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, V-type 4-cylinder

Engine cooling Liquid cooled

Displacement 1,679cc

Bore x stroke 90.0 x 66.0 mm

Compression ratio 11.3:1

Maximum power 147.2 kW (200 PS) @ 9,000 rpm

Maximum torque 166.8 Nm (17.0 kg-m) @ 6,500 rpm

Lubrication system Wet sump

Fuel System Fuel injection

Clutch type Wet, multiple-disc diaphragm spring

Ignition system TCI

Starter system Electric

Transmission system Constant mesh, 5-speed

Final transmission Shaft drive

Primary ratio 1.509

Secondary ratio 3.082

Gear ratio-1st gear 2.375

Gear ratio-2nd gear 1.810

Gear ratio-3rd gear 1.400

Gear ratio-4th gear 1.115

Gear ratio-5th gear 0.935

Fuel tank capacity 15 litres

Oil tank capacity 5.9 litres

Jump over to read the full specifications.


Chassis: Aluminium, Diamond-shaped

Front suspension system Telescopic forks, O 52 mm

Front travel 120 mm

Rear suspension system Swingarm (Link-type suspension)

Rear travel 110 mm

Caster angle 31

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Specially in this color theme, Fz looks much better than Fazer and has that premium feel and appeal. I just love the Fz, its commendable job by Yamaha, and seems they have understood the indian market pretty well after such a long struggling time. It shows as they are not stopping to introduce limited editions with new colors, stickers, etc and a half fairing on Fz is typically indian, but then that only sells here. Good job Yamaha...

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