Yamaha FZ V3: Winning Hearts

May 19, 2020 Tom Clark | Comments Off

When Yamaha launched the FZ back in 2008, it opened up a new streetfighter motorcycle segment in India. Enthusiasts were floored by its design language for the first time, thanks to the wide rear tyre and muscular fuel tank. It was clearly aimed at young buyers who wanted a performance motorcycle for not too much money. With the FZ, the commuter sports bike segment finally had a new contender. In 2019, Yamaha launched the third-generation version of the FZ which mostly included cosmetic alterations.


Packed neatly within the frame is a 149cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 12.2bhp and 13.6Nm of torque. The motor is air-cooled and comes paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Yamaha FZ V3 is BSVI-compliant.


The FZ has always come across as a properly muscular motorcycle, thanks to the chunky tank which is now wider. It also gets faux air intakes with a chrome outlining on them. The matte black front mud guard looks cool; so does the all-black engine. The bike also sports a belly pan. It gets a sharp tail section and the split seat setup has now been replaced by a single-piece one. The all-LED headlamp looks like the head of a transformer robot and the exhaust can looks solidly built. The clear-lens indicators are positioned right below the handlebar. The instrument cluster is nothing but an LCD display unit that shows information from the odometer, tachometer, speedometer and fuel meter. The quality, fit and finish of the switchgear is really good. The engine killswitch is different from before. In terms of dimensions, the FZ V3 is 1990mm in length, 790mm in width and 1080mm in height. The linear power delivery is a good thing, and thanks to the tweaked ECU, acceleration has improved marginally too. It has a strong mid-range. The engine is super refined and the clutch is light to operate. And the vibrations are well contained. At 132kgs, the bike feels light and nimble too. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 160mm, while the bike has a wheelbase of 1330mm and a seat height of 790mm.


The Yamaha FZ V3 has a fuel tank capacity of 12 litres. In terms of mileage, the Yamaha FZ V3 is capable of returning 45kmpl by ARAI, in BSVI guise.

Mechanical Parts

The riding position is upright, thanks to the slightly taller handlebar, and the saddle is a single-piece one. The flat seat feels comfortable to sit on and provides good under-thigh support due to an ample amount of cushioning. And the rear-view mirrors have been placed correctly. Ride quality is impressive, and the bike handles remarkably well. It soaks in the bumps without any hesitation, and the brakes bite well. Around corners, the bike gives you the confidence to push harder. At the front, the bike rides on telescopic suspension, while the rear gets 7-step adjustable monocross suspension. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a diamond-type frame. The FZ V3 runs on 100/80-17 tyres at the front and 140/60-R17 tyres at the rear. Retardation duties are taken care of by disc brakes at the front and at the rear.


Features include ABS and disc brakes, negative LCD instrument cluster, LED headlight, chrome duct plating, monocross suspension, advanced midship muffler cover, USB charger and skid plate.


The Yamaha FZ V3, as of early 2020, is sold in two shades: Metric Black and Racing Blue.


All the details regarding the Yamaha FZ V3 – namely, the engine, specifications, styling information, colours, dimensions, features and exterior details are extensively covered in the company’s model brochure.

Prices and Variants

The Yamaha FZ V3 is sold in one variant as of early 2020: the price of the FZ V3 Single Channel ABS – BS VI variant is ₹ 99,200 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The variant-wise on-road prices are available at autoX.

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