India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd has discontinued its litre-class naked motorcycle, the FZ1, with the arrival of the MT-09. The FZ1 was a slow selling model and also considered as an ageing model compared to its rivals. Yamaha India also removed the details of the motorcycle from its website.
The FZ1 was powered by 998cc 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that developed 148bhp and 106 Nm of torque mated to six speed gearbox. The motorcycle was priced at Rs 10.72 lakh, ex-showroom, Mumbai.
The discontinuation is understandable since the Japanese company recently launched the new MT-09 at the Auto Expo 2016. Priced at Rs 10.20 lakh (ex-Delhi), the MT-09 is powered by 847cc three-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that develops 113bhp at 10,000rpm and 87.5Nm of torque at 8,500rpm mated to six-speed transmission. The motorcycle sports a traction control system with two different riding modes.
Continuing the sales of the FZ1 may have led to a drop in sales of MT-09. Apart from that, the FZ1 had been in the market for a quite long time.
India Yamaha Motor is currently refreshing its portfolio to give space for newer models. Recently, the company discontinued the Ray scooter and the carburetted version of the FZ-S Fazer in India. Yamaha showcased the Cygnus Ray-ZR at the Auto Expo 2016 earlier this month that will replace the Ray soon.