Yamaha to launch FZ1 in India
As the first round gets over with Honda launching Firblade, manufactuers are getting ready for the second attack. Yamaha which kickstarted the superbike season with the launch of R1 and MT-01 is gearing up to launch the FZ1 in India.FZ1 is a street motorcycle that competes with Suzuki Bandit and Kawasaki Z1000S in the international market. R1 inspired headlamp layout, sculpted fuel tank and two-piece seat creates the most aggressive profile a naked bike can have. FZ1′s R1-based engine packs a mighty midrange punch and that cast aluminium frame cuts its way through the curves like a supersport bike, so whatever’s going down on the street you’re always in charge.The liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder, DOHC motor displaces 999cc and pumps out 150PS of maximum power and 109Nm of peak torque. 2009 FZ1 comes with an optional ABS. Yamaha is believed to have sent the FZ1 for homologation in India. If Yamaha brings the FZ1 as SKD (Semi Knocked Down) kit instead of CKD, it would undercut the price of Honda CB1000R which is the cheapest imported litre-class bike.
Picture of Yamaha Fz1