Yamaha has launched the second iteration in its SZ-RR line at a price of 65,300 INR (ex-showroom Delhi). The launch event was held at the culmination of Mission 10,000, a promotional 10,000 kilometre ride which involved the FZ-S FI bikes. The journey took riders across the country and eventually to Chennai’s YMCA grounds, where the new Yamaha SZ-RR launch was held. The model is geared towards commuting and everyday use. Yamaha has been on a mission itself, revising each of the models in its portfolio either just cosmetically or sometimes more thoroughly including mechanical changes. Every one of its bikes will have taken a new form by the end of 2015.
Yamaha’s Blue Core Technology, which it claims serves to enhance the riding experience and fuel efficiency of the SZ-RR
The new SZ-RR houses the 149cc single-cylinder 4-stroke carburetor engine which features on the FZ Fi. Power figures remain the same, with peak output of 12.1 PS and torque of 12.8 Nm. Another interesting inclusion is Yamaha’s Blue Core Technology, which it claims serves to enhance the riding experience and fuel efficiency of the SZ-RR. Blue Core is a global program which is basically a set of guidelines by which the company’s R&D develops new products or components. Word about it first began to get around when it was announced on the new Yamaha FZ.
The new SZ-RR houses a 149cc single-cylinder 4-stroke carburetor engine
There aren’t too many cosmetic changes that have been made to the Yamaha SZ-RR as part of its transition into Version 2.0. However, the ones that have been made are east to spot. Some of the visual updates that have been made are: the ‘SZ’ branding on the handlebar, improved switchgear, and the use of new tubeless tyres. As has been the trend, Yamaha has also thrown in a few new colour options, namely Green Arrow, Ivory White, and Red Dash. Mechanical components such as the alloy wheels, diamond frame, analog console, and suspension have been carried on from the previous edition of the SZ-RR.
Yamaha has been on a spree of launching revised editions of its bikes