Details About Dlx, the New Variant of Yamaha FZS-FI
Yamaha Motor India’s first product of the year 2022 is the brand-new Dlx variant of FZS-FI
The first product of 2022 from the house of Yamaha Motor India is the FZS-FI Dlx. An updated version of the FZS-FI, the Dlx FZS-FI is equipped with many new features and hardware. Launched at INR 1,18,900 (ex-showroom, Delhi), the new motorcycle is available in three colours, such as metallic black, metallic deep red and solid grey.
What is the importance of this article?
The year is new, Yamaha has a new chairman and a new motorcycle has been launched by the company in the first week of the new year. It is an article worth a read. Unfortunately, we are not impressed with Yamaha’s first launch of 2022 because the FZS-FI Dlx is mechanically unchanged. After all, it is simply the 2021 FZS-FI with new and additional props.
A glance at the 2022 Dlx FZS-FI model
The Dlx model features coloured (golden and deep purplish-blue) alloy wheels along with new graphics on the body. The Dlx model is now available with LED flashers, but it does not come as standard. No, a buyer does not need to pay an additional amount for the flashers, but will have to ask the showroom mechanic to install them. Also, the Dlx features new LED taillight and coloured seats.
Yamaha Motor India’s official statement
During the launch occasion, Yamaha Motor India’s newly appointed chairman EishinChihana, said, “Under The Call of the Blue initiative, we will continue to reach out to our customers and update our product range to meet their evolving needs. One such upgrade is the launch of the FZS-FI Dlx model, which is based on our customer’s feedback.” Chihana replaced former chairman Shitara and has worked with Yamaha since 1991.
Dlx makes the same power as 2021
Yamaha has made no mechanical changes to the FZS-FI Dlx model. Apart from the cosmetic changes, the motorcycle continues to draw power from a 149cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that makes a peak power of 12.4hp at 7,250rpm and a maximum torque of 13.3Nm at 5500rpm. In 2022, the power is significantly less and the motorcycle, in our opinion, is heavily outdated.
Other features of the FZS-FI Dlx
Apart from the new cosmetic updates and the above-mentioned outdated engine, the FZS-FI Dlx is equipped with Yamaha’s Bluetooth Enabled Connect-X App, fully-digital LCD instrument cluster, disc brakes on both ends along with a single-channel ABS, rear tyre hugger and an engine guard.