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Yamaha FZS V3 Deluxe Review: Reliable with 10 Year FI Warranty!


  • New DLX Centric Design Upgrades
  • Refined and Responsive Blue Core Engine
  • Improved Build Quality
  • Excellent Fuel Economy
  • Impressive 10-Year Fuel Injection Warranty


  • Lack of Top-End Performance
  • Small Meter with Limited Information
  • Yamaha X-Connect Technology is Missing
  • Asking Price May Feel Polarizing

This is a detailed review of the new Yamaha FZS v3 DLX.

The FZS series has been a popular sports commuter offering ever since its introduction in 2008. Fast forward to fifteen years later, the Yamaha FZS is currently in its third iteration.

Yamaha FZS v3 is available across two variants: Standard and Deluxe.

While both variants sport the same design, features, and specs, there is a considerable difference between the two.

FZS v3 DLX is a quality-of-life refresh, bringing a fresh graphical overhaul to a familiar formula.

We will talk about all the new changes in a bit.

Latest Bike Prices

More importantly, both Yamaha FZS v3 DLX and Yamaha FZ v3 STD are assembled in Nepal.

With the price of Rs. 4.04 Lakhs, it squares up against the modern 160cc rivals. So, how does the new Yamaha FZS v3 DLX fair up against the modern competition?

Let’s find out!

This is the full review of the Yamaha FZS v3 DLX.

Yamaha FZS FI v3 DLX Specifications

  • Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, 2-Valve, SOHC
  • Emission Standard: BS6
  • Displacement: 149 cc
  • Cooling System: Air Cooled
  • Starting Mechanism: Self-Starter Only
  • Max Power: 12.4 PS @ 7250 rpm
  • Max Torque: 13.3 Nm @ 5500 rpm
  • Gearbox: 5-Speed
  • Top Speed: 110 Kmph
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 12.8 liters
  • Mileage: 40-50 kmpl
  • Front Tyre: 100/80-17 – Disc
  • Rear Tyre: 140/60-17 – Disc
  • Tubeless Tyres: Yes
  • Braking System: Single-Channel ABS
  • Suspension Setup: Telescopic Front Forks and Swingarm
  • Seat Height: 790 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 165 mm
  • Kerb Weight: 135 kg
  • Colors: Metallic Grey, Majesty Red, and Matt Blue

Yamaha FZS v3 DLX Price in Nepal: Rs. 4,04,900

Yamaha FZS v3 DLX Review


Yamaha FZS v3 DLX still rocks the familiar muscular styling. However, the overall quality of the build, including fit and finish, has improved considerably.

The panel gaps are now non-existent, especially around the tank section.

It features all of the hallmarks of a premium naked sport. It includes a large sculpted fuel tank and aggressive headlamp styling.

Yamaha FZS v3 DLX
Yamaha FZS v3 DLX

Interestingly enough, it holds a strong road presence for those who are willing to notice.

It sports an LED headlamp with high beam at the top and low beam at the bottom. Moreover, there is a Halogen Parking Bulb just below.

The overall visibility is decent, but the overall brightness and light throw could have been better.

Other than that, there are other familiar design elements.

It comes with a familiar 3D FZS Emblem, a Two Level Seat Setup, a Large Grabrail, an Engine Cowl, and an Advanced Midship Muffler Cover.

New Updates

Except for those familiar options, there are a few new updates as well.

FZS v3 DLX includes Deluxe features, making it stand out compared to the standard version. More specifically, these features help the motorcycle feel a bit more premium.

LED Headlamp in FZS v3
LED Headlamp in FZS v3

It sports two brand-new Metallic Grey and Majesty Red colors. These new colors give a glossy treatment compared to the matte finish in the Standard version.

Moreover, it also gets contrasting Colored Rims, Blue in Grey and Golden in Red.

It is available in a Standard Matte Blue color for those who prefer to keep things simple.

The newer color combination helps elevate the overall premium feel.

Another interesting change is located in the near section. The FZS v3 DLX replaces the older Halogen Taillight with a newer sleek LED Taillight.

Moreover, FZS v3 gets an improved seat padding.

The rear section has an MT 15-inspired LED light with a reworked plate holder.

New LED Taillight in FZS v3
New LED Taillight in FZS v3

Additionally, the Yamaha FZS v3 is available in Metallic Grey, Majesty Red, and Matt Blue.


Yamaha FZ-S v3 DLX is powered by a 149cc, Single-Cylinder, SOHC, FI engine. It can generate a max power of 12.4 PS at 7250rpm and a max torque of 13.3 Nm at 5500rpm.

Moreover, it is mated with a 5-speed gearbox with a 12.8-liter fuel tank capacity.

150cc FI Engine in FZS v3
150cc FI Engine in FZS v3

It is the same BS6-compliant engine.

The engine offers one of the most refined performances in its segment. Other BS6-centric features include Side Stand Engine Cut Off and Bass-Heavy Exhaust Note.

Another key highlight is the 10-year Fuel Injection Warranty.

Yamaha Nepal currently offers a 10-year warranty on the FI components of Yamaha FZS v3 DLX and Yamaha FZ v3 STD to celebrate 15 years of leadership in FI.

It is a groundbreaking warranty offer that builds trust and confidence in Yamaha products, establishing the company as the first in the two-wheeler industry to do so.

Additional Detail

It is built on a Diamond chassis.

The dimensions are 1990mm in length, 780mm in width, and 1080mm in height. Moreover, the wheelbase is 1330mm.

Yamaha FZS v3 gets a 165mm ground clearance. And, the kerb weight is 135kg.

Loaded Features

The overall features are still familiar ones.

So, there are not many differences in overall features and their respective components.

However, Yamaha Nepal has removed the Yamaha X-Connect Technology. So, it does not get connectivity features like Answer Back, Riding History, E-Lock, Parking Record, Locate My Bike, and Hazard.

Perhaps Yamaha discontinued the features as it wasn’t as popular in the Nepali market.

Here is a detailed list of its features in the Yamaha FZS v3.

Braking Performance

Yamaha FZS v3 gets a Dual Disc braking with Single-Channel ABS. It includes a 282mm Disc at the front and a 220mm Disc at the rear.

The overall braking experience is very familiar.

The front brake is confidence-inspiring. Plus, the overall braking experience is improved thanks to the front ABS.

Like before, the rear disc does lack a bit of a punch. But, both brakes work together in a good partnership. It is reliable in almost all emergency scenarios.


The suspension is handled by a Telescopic Fork and a 7-step Adjustable Monocross setup.

It has a good mix of stiffness and softness. However, the overall setup does lean more towards the softer side thanks to its cushion-heavy seats.

The overall suspension is well-tuned for city rides, making it feel responsive in the city.

While it does feel a bit jumpy in off-road scenarios, the softer seat does enough to maintain comfort. It easily absorbs bumps and potholes, providing a comfortable experience.

If one does not like the overall setup, then the rear setup can be adjusted as per preference.

Seat Comfort and Pillion

The overall seat layout has not changed. However, the seat cushioning has improved with the extra padding.

This has improved the seat comfort considerably.

Two Level Seat in FZS v3
Two Level Seat in FZS v3

While it is comfortable for city rides, I will recommend quick breaks during longer rides. However, that is true for most softer seats.

Yamaha FZS v3 has one of the most comfortable seats for both rider and pillion. So, that dynamic has not changed yet again.

Fuel Tank and Mileage

Yamaha FZS v3 comes with a 12-liter fuel tank capacity.

New Glossy Colors in FZS v3
New Glossy Colors in FZS v3

It is one of the most refined and economical engines. During our tests, the FZS v3 DLX consistently delivered an average of 40-45kmpl.

So, average riders can expect a range of 480km to 540km on a full tank.


Yamaha FZS v3 DLX sports 17-inch tubeless tyres: 100/80 front section and 140/60 rear section tyre. Like before, the rear tyre is a Radial.

It was one of the first motorcycles to introduce a 140-section tyre.

New Colored Rims in FZS v3
New Colored Rims in FZS v3

I love the tyre performance, especially how aggressively it performs around the corners.

Digital Meter

Yamaha FZS v3 sports a Negative LCD Instrument Meter.

Although the overall display is relatively smaller in size, it displays information like Dual Trip Meter, F Meter, Fuel Gauge, Clock, ABS Indicator, Engine Malfunction Light, and Eco Indicator.

Negative LCD Meter in FZS v3 DLX
Negative LCD Meter in FZS v3 DLX

These provide fairly good enough information for the riders, offering great visibility in direct sunlight. However, I do wish it could have included Gear Position and Mileage Indicator.

Yamaha FZS v3 Features Highlight

  • 150cc FI Engine
  • Muscular Design
  • Split LED Headlamps
  • Impressive Fuel Tank Design
  • Engine Cowl
  • Sporty Grab-Rails
  • Comfortable Single-Piece Seat
  • Negative Digital Instrument Cluster
  • Dual Disc Braking
  • Single-Channel ABS
  • Light Weight Body
  • BS6-Compliant Engine
  • Improved Pickup Feel
  • 3D FZS Emblem
  • Side Stand Engine Cut Off
  • New Premium Colors (NEW)
  • LED Tail Light (NEW)
  • Colored Alloy Wheels (NEW)

My Experience with Yamaha FZS v3 DLX

Refined Performance

Yamaha FZS v3 DLX brings the trademark BlueCore performance to the table.

It is one of the most refined engines in the market right now. Plus, the friendly fuel economic figures further boost its practical appeal.

This is a good city performer.

It feels responsive around the corners, helping it maintain good stability even at higher speeds. The lightweight body offers great flexibility around tight traffic.

There are no pecky vibrations, but the engine does provide a good grunt to make things engaging.

That being said, the ride experience remains mostly enjoyable.

However, the performance does feel a bit limiting when trying to push above its limit. The highway cruising has a nice feel to it, but the lack of top-end performance does hold it back.

Similarly, the performance does take a minor hit with a heavy pillion on the back.

It prioritizes fuel economy over performance.

And, that may be a good thing depending on the situation.

If the bike will limit itself mostly in the city, then this is a good choice. If you want something more, then the Yamaha MT15 offers the same refinement, economy, and a bit more performance at a higher asking price.

Battle with Competition

Yamaha FZS v3 rivals the Bajaj Pulsar N160 and TVS Apache RTR 160 4V.

Bajaj Pulsar N160 recaptured the segment with its new torque-happy engine, modernized look, and segment-leading Dual-Channel ABS!

Similarly, the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V daunts on the mantel as a feature king, offering some of advanced and innovative features.

Compared to its rivals, the Yamaha FZS v3 fails to set itself apart. However, it continues to offer one of the most fuel-economic engines in its 150cc segment.

If you want mileage, then the Yamaha FZS v3 is the way to go!


Yamaha FZS v3 DLX is a versatile sports commuter that performs well in city settings thanks to its refined engine, improved build quality, and stylish design.

While it may not match the top-end performance of some of its competitors, it nails down every requirement for an essential daily commuter. It is impressively fuel efficiency, comfortable, and practical!

More importantly, the additional 10-year Fuel Injection Warranty adds to its appeal, offering long-term peace of mind.

If you value style, economy, and a comfortable city ride, the Yamaha FZS v3 DLX is worth considering.

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