Yamaha to get FZ1 in India

After launching the Yamaha YYZF-R1 and the MT01 in India, Yamaha India plans to launch the FZ1 in India.

he FZ1 is powered by a four cylinder 998cc liquid-cooled engine, producing a maximum power of 150 PS at 11000 rpm. The 2009 Yamaha FZ1 comes with optional ABS (anti-lock braking system). Yamaha FZ1 e is available either with a quarter fairing or will be available as a naked bike similar to the current Yamaha FZ16 which is sold in India.

Rumors say that the bike will take the SKD (Semi-Knocked Down kit) route – not imported as CBU, completely built units. That will help Yamaha India to keep the price of the FZ1 in India under control.

Even after being assembled as a SKD, it will carry a price tag of around 10 lakh. The motorcycle is targeted only at the very top end of the market in India. In the international market, the Yamaha competes with Suzuki Bandit and Kawasaki Z1000S in the international market.

Specifications of Yamaha FZ1

Type / Engine designation: 9EBL-RN21J / N518E
Overall length x width x height: 2,140mm x 770mm x 1,060mm [1,205mm]
Seat height: 815mm
Wheelbase: 1,460mm
Min. ground clearance / engine ground clearance: 135mm
Dry weight / Curb·weight: 199kg / 219kg [205kg / 225kg]
Flat, paved road mileage: 21.0km / L (60km/h)
Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-Stroke, DOHC, 5-Valve
Cylinder arrangement: In-line 4 cylinder
Displacement: 998cm3
Bore x Stroke: 77.0mm x 53.6mm
Compression ratio: 10.5:1
Maximum power: 69kW (94PS) / 9,000r/min
Maximum torque: 80N•m(8.2kgf.m) / 7,500r/min
Starting system: Electric
Lubrication: Pressurized wet sump
Engine oil capacity: 3.8 liters
Fuel tank capacity: 18 liters
Fuel supply system: Fuel injection
Ignition system: T.C.I.
Battery capacity / Type: 12V, 1.2Ah (10h) / YTZ14S
Primary / Secondary reduction ratio: 1.511 / 2.647
Clutch type: Wet, multiple-disc coil spring
Transmission type: Return type 6-speed
Frame type: Diamond type
Caster / Trail: 25°00´/ 109mm
Tire size (Front / Rear): 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) / 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)
Brake type (Front / Rear): Hydraulic double disc / Hydraulic single disc
Suspension type (Front/Rear): Telescopic / Swing arm (linked type)
Headlight: Halogen bulb / 12V, 60W/55Wx1 [60W/55Wx2]