The looks of Yamaha FZ V2.0 are the major contributor to its success. The design and appearance of this bike was a fresh breath of air. The bike managed to get the attention of buyers who were fed-up of aged Bajaj Pulsar and other regular 150cc bikes. The bike feels a generation ahead of its competitors in terms of styling. Yamaha FZ V2.0 looks compact and macho at the same time. This bike borrows the naked looks of its much expensive elder sibling FZ1. Its headlight features no fairing and visor and looks cool with tiny orange colored indicators. Its front telescopic forks, mudguard and wider front tyre add maturity to this bike. Side profiling makes it an attention seeker. Its up-lifted fuel tank and dual plated fatty silencer are one of its kinds and can't be neglected. The upgraded bike features new wider and longer seat with new black colored grab rails. Silencer comes with silver finishing which complements the other silver bits on this bike. One can also notice the new semi-covered chain cover. Tail light is not placed on the regular position and sits just above the number plate on its new revised rear fender which is longer and wider than before. Its rear radial tyre is a unique characteristic of this bike. Yamaha has used an air-cooled, four stroke 149cc engine for the FZ Version 2.0. This SOHC, single cylinder engine yields out a maximum power output of 12.8 bhp at 8000 rpm (down from 13.8 BHP) while its utmost torque of 12.8 Nm (down from 13.6 NM) can be achieved at 6000 rpm. This engine is mated with a five speed manual gearbox with one gear down and four gears up-shift pattern.
Yamaha FZ16's 149cc engine is specially designed for Indian conditions. The bike performs really well at low rpms. The bike uses most of its torque at early rpms which makes it perfect for city usage. Even in bigger gears at slow speeds, the bike picks up really well. Power delivery is very smooth and enjoyable and you don't have to wait much for the power. Throttle response is best in its class. As far as engine refinement is concerned, it's the best 150cc engine in recent times. This bike feels far more responsive and refined than Bajaj Pulsar and TVS Apache. Honda's 150cc engine powering Hero Hunk and CBZ is also very refined but can't match the power packed performance of FZ16. The motorcycle Yamaha FZ V2.0 features a multi-function instrument panel with Eco indicator that lights up when the motorcycle is ridden in an eco-friendly manner. The overall weight is now 132kg because of the lighter chassis. Yamaha has only retuned the suspension and added new compound tyres with a different tread pattern.
Yamaha FZ V2.0 available in two colours - panther black and scorching red, the motorcycle will compete against the Bajaj Pulsar 150, Honda CB Trigger and the Suzuki GS150R in the 150cc segment.