The wait is over. Hong Leong Yamaha Malaysia (HLYM) has finally bring us the awaited 2014 Yamaha FZ150i with the new refreshed facelift that is already released earlier in Indonesia. Many riders in Malaysia who looking for a great fuel-efficient 150cc bikes are holding up their money to wait for this bike. In Indonesia, this bike is named as the Yamaha V-ixion Lightning to distinguish itself from its predecessor.
One feature highlight of this model is the inclusion of the rear disc brake that has been requested for so long by riders who have been following the bike industry in Malaysia. The use of the brake will give a better braking power and at the same time makes it looks sportier. You can also see the exhaust heat cover are now given a new design and the muffler end tip are also different.
The wheels are also different with the use of 10-spoke star-like design that is wider. The wheels are now measures 90/80-17 for the front and 120/70-17 for the rear.
The engine are now a little bit different with few upgrades on a number of components. The fuel injection system are now IPA 1 as compared to the previous 3CI system.
The ignition are now TCI as compared to the previous CDI system (UPDATED: It is already TCI since the first FZ150i model. Info from FSR Technology). This actually makes the engine behave differently and now the horsepower has increased to 12.2kW (11.1kW previously) and torque at 14.5Nm (13.1Nm previously). So, this 2014 Yamaha FZ150i actually carries a different engine on its frame. Oh, the frame is still the same diamond-type as of the previous 2008 model.
The dashboard will also be a new sight to be hold for the upcoming owner of this bike. It is now features a digital speedometer and a big rev meter that makes it looks very race like and actually very nice. I think this meter looks like the one fitted to the Yamaha YZF-R1. The 2008 FZ150i carries the two circle display that shows the speed and the rev counter which feels outdated. This kind of the digital+analog combo is a welcome addition to this bike for the next kind of features that should be fitted to all Yamaha models.
The key lock are now also upgraded with the key-shutter system for a better security of the bike from theft. At least, it can makes the thief to take more time to do something to your bike. All Yamaha bikes should features this kind of key-shutter system and by saying that, I think, all of the Yamaha bikes in their lineup already have this kind of system except the 125Z.
The overall look of this bike is sportier and this can be contributed by the use of the redesigned fuel tank that is higher and sharper. It complement the overall looks of the bike that shows its racy sportiness.
Everything is looking good for this bike and could be the one that is going off the selves quickly with the nice design and more power.
2014 FZ150i Technical Specification
4-Stroke, Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-Valve
Bore x Stroke
Engine Oil Capacity
Fuel Tank Capacity
Battery Capacity Type
Primary Reduction Ratio
Secondary Reduction Ratio
Min. Ground Clearance
|Front and Rear
90/80 – 17 M/C 46P tubeless
2014 Yamaha FZ150i price is RM8,538 (basic). For comparison, the 2012 Yamaha FZ150i is RM8,544.95 OTR.
Source: GearJahat: http://gearjahat.blogspot.com/2014/04/yamaha-fz150i-edisi-2014.html, Nurhazah and Shuhir. Thanks a lot!