Yamaha FZ-X Name Trademarked For India – Yamaha FZ-X250 Or FZ-X150 Incoming?
Yamaha FZ-X trademark has been filed in India. Hinting at a possible new version based on the FZ range. The company recently filed for the trademark with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s Patent Design and Trademarks, and the name is tagged as ‘Advertised befacc’, which translates to – Advertised before acceptance in the Trademark Journal by the Registrar. Under this category, any party opposing the trademark application need to do so within four months from the date of advertisement in the Trademarks Journal. The application for Yamaha FZ-X was filed on November 5, 2020.
The Yamaha FZ range is divided into two displacements – 150 cc and 250 cc – and we think the FZ-X could hint at a sports/adventure tourer based on the 250 cc version. The model will essentially fill the void left by the Fazer 25 in the brand’s line-up but will be marketed as a more touring friendly and adventure ready model capable of mild off-roading.
Now, this could be an interesting space that currently sees players like the KTM 250 Adventure and the BMW G 310 GS that aren’t full-blown adventure motorcycles but offer a dual-sport package making them comfortable for city dwellers looking at weekend excursions. While the 250 Adventure will be its direct rival, we expect the Yamaha FZ-X to be substantially cheaper and will be positioned between Royal Enfield Himalayan and the Katoom Adventure.
Of course, what we are saying right now is our own analysis of the situation and we will have wait and see what the actual model turns out to be. There is also a possibility of it being a special edition based on the standard version with no major changes. That said, if the Yamaha FZ-X indeed makes it to showrooms, expect it to come with the same BS6 compliant 249 cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected, SOHC engine that produces 21PS and 20.1Nm of peak torque. The motor will be paired to a 5-speed transmission. The suspension setup will include telescopic forks with longer travel at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. We will get to know more about the Yamaha FZ-X in the months to come.