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Yamaha FZ1 India Launch Details Specifications Features Price

Posted: 26 Nov 2010 10:55 AM PST

Yamaha is going to launch its sporty performance bike Yamaha FZ1 in India through CKD (completely knocked down) unit route in December 2010. It will be a direct completion for recently launched Honda CBR1000R which is a also a 1000 CC bike. The FZ1 will be delivering a wonderful 148 HP with its 1000 CC 4 Cylinder DOHC Engine.


Yamaha FZ1 India Specifications


  • Type 998cc liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder; DOHC, 20 valves
  • Bore x Stroke 77 x 53.6mm
  • Compression Ratio 11.5:1
  • Fuel Delivery Fuel injection
  • Ignition Digital TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition with 32-bit ECU
  • Transmission 6-speed w/multi-plate clutch
  • Final Drive O-ring chain




  • Suspension / Front 43mm fork; fully adjustable, 5.1-in travel
  • Suspension / Rear Single shock; adjustable preload and rebound damping, 5.1-in travel
  • Brakes / Front Dual 320mm floating discs w/4-piston calipers
  • Brakes / Rear 245mm disc w/single-piston caliper
  • Tires / Front 120/70-ZR17
  • Tires / Rear 190/50-ZR17


  • Length 84.3 in
  • Width 30.3 in
  • Height 47.4 in
  • Seat Height 32.1 in
  • Wheelbase 57.5 in
  • Ground Clearance 5.3 in


Yamaha FZ1 India Features

New for 2011:

The ECU mapping has been revised to achieve improved throttle response in the low speed range.


  • Compact design, 998cc DOHC 20-valve engine is tuned for tremendous mid-range punch and massive top-end power.
  • Fuel injection with computer-controlled sub-throttle valves provides precise fuel/air mixture for superb power delivery across the entire rev range.
  • Closed-deck cylinder block provides great strength while allowing a narrow engine in spite of big, 77mm bores.
  • Narrow-angle five-valve combustion chambers produce a highly efficient 11.5:1 compression ratio.
  • Carburized connecting rods with fracture split big ends produce a quick-revving engine with excellent high-rpm durability.
  • High silicon-content ceramic-composite cylinder lining reduces friction and maximizes heat dissipation for consistent power delivery.
  • Four-into two-into one short-style exhaust system with Exhaust Ultimate Power valve (EXUP®), a stainless catalyzer and 02 sensor. Delivers outstanding power throughout the FZ1's broad rpm range while meeting all emissions regulations.
  • Race-inspired curved radiator with twin ring-style fans keeps everything cool under all conditions.


  • Aggressive chassis geometry with Super sport inspired 51 percent front wheel weight bias. Provides quick and nimble handling.
  • Short 4.8-gallon fuel tanks allows the rider to move into a forward position. Rider forward ergonomics move the rider into a position of great control.
  • Cast aluminum frame uses the engine as a stressed member. Allows for optimal rigidity, light weight and superb handling.
  • Stressed-engine design holds the engine in place with six mounts, for excellent vertical stiffness and handling.
  • Controlled-Fill (CF) aluminum swing arm. Lightweight and tuned for excellent handling and tire grip; looks great, too.
  • Fully adjustable 43mm inverted fork and a single shock with adjustable preload and rebound damping. Tunable for sport touring or track days.
  • 320mm front discs squeezed by monoblock four-piston calipers up front and a single 245mm rear disc serve up strong and consistent stopping power.
  • Removable sub frame for easy maintenance and detachable passenger foot pegs for even more stripped-down style.
  • Light, five-spoke wheels and fat radial tires, including a 190/50-ZR17 rear, complete the look and serve up the traction.

Additional Features:

  • Half-cowl fairing design features aggressive eye-catching naked bike profile.
  • High-tech instrument display features analog tachometer, digital speedometer, dual trip meter with miles on reserve function, odometer, water temperature and lights for neutral, high beam, low fuel and turn signals—also a fade-in lighting feature with adjustable brightness.
  • Two-piece seat serves up great comfort.
  • Passenger grab rails provide passenger comfort while maintaining an aggressive appearance.
  • Durable O-ring-sealed drive chain provides longer chain life.
  • Dual 12V 60/55-watt multi-reflector headlight features a sleek, profile for superb aerodynamics and visibility.


Yamaha FZ1 Price In India

The pricing of Yamaha FZ1 will be close to Rs. 8 Lakh Ex-Showroom Delhi

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Skoda Aurangabad Plant Rolled Out More Than 1 Lakh Skoda Cars

Posted: 26 Nov 2010 09:12 AM PST

1,00,001 is surely a pleasant number for a car's count from Indian car plant. Skoda India rolled out its recently launched Skoda Yeti as its 100001th car from its Aurangabad plant in India. As per the official release :

SkodaAuto India, a fully owned subsidiary of SkodaAuto a.s., Czech Republic and part of Group Volkswagen India, one of the most promising automobile companies in India, today rolled out the 1,00,001st car from its plant at Aurangabad. The fact that the 1,00,001st car was a Yeti, one of Skoda's recent launches, makes it an even more special event. The occasion was graced by H E Mr Miloslav Stasek, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic in India, and Mr Stackmann,- the Board Member for Sales and Marketing at SkodaAuto a.s. and Chairman of SkodaAuto India.

A nicely arranged ceremony started with a joint tree planting on the factory premises.

Marking the occasion, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic in India, H E Mr Miloslav Stasek said, "This, the biggest investment in India by a Czech company, SkodaAuto India, has achieved incredible growth. The world=class products provided by SkodaAuto India, offering high quality with a human touch, are the strongest pillar of its success."


Speaking on this occasion, Mr Stackmann, the Board Member for Sales and Marketing at SkodaAuto a.s. and Chairman of SkodaAuto India, said, "India, as a very important future market, was entered by Skoda ten years ago in a great spirit of entrepreneurship. This wouldn't have been possible without the support of our employees, the Indian government, our suppliers, our business partners and, especially, our valuable customers. Over the past decade, Skoda has reinvented itself as a strong, sensitive and, more importantly, a clever player in the automobile sector. Our factory at Aurangabad is our strength and will play an even more important role in the future, as our plans for expansion in the Indian market are ambitious. We at SkodaAuto are very proud of our current achievements and want to take this opportunity to congratulate all our stakeholders."

Dr John Chacko, recently announced Volkswagen Group Chief Representative India and President and Managing Director Volkswagen India, delivered a welcome note underlining the importance of the Aurangabad factory as a source not only of Skoda cars, but also of the Volkswagen and Audi brands.

Dr Oliver Gruenberg, Managing Director Technical Affairs, expressed his thanks and emphasized the commitment by the SkodaAuto India management and workforce to tackle the challenges in the near future.

Skoda's Superb, Laura and the newly launched Yeti are produced at the Aurangabad plant. The Aurangabad plant also manufactures Volkswagen's Passat and Jetta, as well as Audi's A4, A6 and Q5.

Prominent industrialists, senior government officials, the Group's board members, senior embassy officials, SkodaAuto India's board members and employees were present on this occasion.

SkodaAuto India recently joined forces with government-run training organizations, Industrial Training Institutes (ITI), Aurangabad, by donating five Skoda Fabias for practical technical training purposes.

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