Yamaha recently launched the all-new FZ-X in the Indian market. The new Yamaha FZ-X comes with a neo-retro scrambler design that taps into both the modern-classic segment as well as the touring segment. The motorcycle also expands the successful FZ-series which positions itself in the sport naked motorcycle category.
The Yamaha FZ-X comes with a small-capacity 149cc engine that bars it from the much heavy-weight modern-classics like the Royal Enfield 350 range and the new Honda CB350 RS. It features a scrambler look and equipment to compete with the likes of the Hero MotoCorp Xpulse 200T. Therefore, in this technical comparison, we pin the Yamaha FZ-X against Hero MotoCorp ‘touring’ motorcycle, the Xpulse 200T BS6.
Yamaha FZ-X Vs. Hero MotoCorp Xpulse 200T – Engine Specification Comparison
Powering the Yamaha FZ-X is a BS6 compliant 149cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine with electronic fuel injection. The 2-valve SOHC motor is capable of producing 12.4 PS of power and 13.3 Nm of torque. The four-stroke engine comes with a 5-speed transmission and a wet multi-plate clutch. On the other hand, the Hero Xpulse 200 comes with a higher-displacement BS6 compliant 199.6cc single-cylinder air-/oil-cooled engine. The four-stroke engine produces 18.1 PS of power and 16.15 Nm of torque. The 2-valve SOHC engine also comes with a 5-speed gearbox and wet multi-plate clutch.
Yamaha FZ-X Vs. Hero MotoCorp Xpulse 200T – Chassis & Suspension
The Yamaha FZ-X features a tubular frame that rides on 41mm Inner Tube Diameter telescopic suspension on the front with fork boots for weather protection. The motorcycle also gets a 7-step adjustable monoshock on the rear. The FZ-X comes with a ground clearance of 165 mm and 810 mm of saddle height. The Xpulse 200T comes with a Diamond Type frame that rides on 37mm telescopic front forks. The rear gets a 7-step adjustable monoshock. The Xpulse 200T comes with 178 mm of ground clearance and 800mm of seat height.
Yamaha FZ-X Vs. Hero MotoCorp Xpulse 200T – Brakes & Weight
In the braking department, the Yamaha FZ-X features a 282mm hydraulic disc brake on the front with a single-channel ABS. The motorcycle also gets a 220mm disc on the rear with a hydraulic calliper. The Yamaha FZ-X tips the scales at 139 kg at the kerb. The Hero Xpulse 200T comes with 276 mm petal disc brakes on the front with a single-channel ABS. The rear comes with a 220 mm petal disc and hydraulic callipers. The motorcycle weighs in at 154 kg at the kerb.
Yamaha FZ-X Vs. Hero MotoCorp Xpulse 200T – Top Features
The Yamaha FZ-X comes with 17-inch alloy wheels on both the front and rear. The bike comes with engine skid plate mid-set footpegs, dual-sport tubeless knobby tyres, LED headlamps and taillamps, tuck & roll seat upholstery, upswept exhaust, a full-digital instruments cluster with Yamaha Motorcycle Connect features and a new Yamaha Communication Control Unit. The Xpulse 200T comes with 17-inch alloy wheels on the front and rear, shod in road-biased tubeless tyres. The motorcycle also features LED headlamps and taillamps, a wide bench seat, an upswept exhaust, and a full digital instruments cluster with turn-by-turn navigation and Bluetooth connectivity.
Yamaha FZ-X Vs. Hero MotoCorp Xpulse 200T – Price
The Yamaha FZ-X without Y-Connect comes at the price of INR 1,16,800 ex-showroom, Delhi. The FZ-X with Y-Connect is priced at INR 1,19,800 ex-showroom, Delhi. The Hero MotoCorp Xpulse 200T BS6 comes with a price tag of INR 1,15,800 ex-showroom, Delhi.