Yamaha Motor Indonesia memperkenalkan model serba baru Vixion untuk 2017 dengan beberapa peningkatan yang tiada pada model sebelum ini. Yamaha Vixion juga dikenali sebagai FZ150i di Malaysia. Salah satu penambahbaikan yang telah dibuat adalah dengan penggunaan sistem klac yang baru.
Our neighbouring country, Indonesia, will be getting the Yamaha YZF-R15 on 23rd April which is just few days away. YZF-R15 has been talked about for a very long time in Asean especially in Malaysia and Indonesia due to the resemblances of the engine and chassis, but differs in the fairing type of the Yamaha FZ150i or the Vixion in Indonesia. Many riders of FZ150i in Malaysia and Vixion riders in Indonesia are asking why the YZF-R15 are not marketed here since the engine and chassis are the same which should be no problem in terms of maintenance and parts availability. This dream has come true to Indonesian riders as they are getting the YZF-R15 soon, but not yet to Malaysian riders. Arrghhh!!! Yeah, I feel you.
YZF-R15 has been released earlier in India and known as the R15 Version 2.0, which means that this bike is already on its 2nd version in production. The Indian have included the sariguard (the rear tyre cover to prevent womens’ sari stuck to the rear tyre) but this one in Indonesia doesn’t include that item.
The 2014 FZ-150i has been spotted earlier in July 2013. Now, there are few more pictures of the bike circulating on the net including FB pages. The particular bike above is still being taped the model name, but we can see the engine is engraved with Yamaha. Comparing this picture with the Vixion in Indonesia, it looks like this is the FZ-150i which will make it to Malaysia soon.
The specs includes new rear brake disc system, the updated styling and headlamp. Also seen in the picture above is the missing of the kick starter, which we can’t confirm whether this is the final model or not. It still carries the single-cylinder 149.8cc liquid-cooled SOHC engine with fuel injection system. Power maxes out at 16.59PS at 8,500RPM and torque pulling 14.5Nm at 7,500RPM.
A picture has been tipped to us by Tengku Suehighme about this Yamaha FZ150i in an all new body style that is similar to the one that has been launched in Indonesia earlier. This bike is spotted PLUS highway last Sunday (28/7/2013) as said by the tipster on our MM FB page. It is in black colour and having newly designed exhaust muffler than the current FZ150i.. The headlamp is looking nice too with that great masculine side profile look. This should be an interesting bike to see in the near future. What do you think guys?