With the demand for cost-effective and robust mid-category bikes on the rise, and with Kenyans looking for ways to commute, manufacturers have responded with the production of innovative motorbikes for consumers.

According to a 2019 Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority report, the average travel time in the city is about 57 minutes. This is attributed to the lack of a scheduled public transport system and a lack of an elaborate non-motorized transport network.

For this reason, people are forced to use personal vehicles over short distances instead of alternative modes such as walking, cycling, and public transport.

To solve the traffic menace on our roads, it is important for people to explore other modes of transport on a daily basis. Motorbikes for example, are one of the most effective ways to beat traffic jams.

Yamaha has created a whole new chapter with the introduction of the all-new range of the FZ Series.

Yamaha’s new FZ series is available in two variants including the FZ 150CC and the FZ 250CC. Both models incorporate a new style that adopts the Urban fighter concept carrying more advanced features and technology giving it a sleek look, perfect for casual and steady city trips as well as the occasional off-road trips.

This iconic Yamaha FZ series is geared up to push the riding limits further thanks to the single-channel ABS, 120mm wide rear radial tires, and two-level single-piece seating, and side stand engine cutoff switch.

The incorporated Bi-Functional LED Headlight and LED Day Time Running Lamp are perfectly designed to take you through the urban jungle and beyond. The new FI5 model, for instance, is fitted with an air-cooled 4-stroke 149cc SOHC, 2-valve, single-cylinder BLUE CORE engine.

The engine has also been optimized to additionally polish the feeling of superior acceleration from stops and exhilarating feeling when overtaking.

The prices for the new bikes are as follows;

  • FZ 250CC -Ksh. 593,860
  • FZ 150CC – Ksh. 353,480

Yamaha FZ 250CC specifications

2-Wheeler type: Naked
Engine cc (Displacement): 249 cc
Maximum power: 20.8 HP @ 8000 rpm
Maximum torque: 20.1 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Number of cylinders: 1
Number of gears: 5
Seat height: 795 mm
Ground clearance: 160 mm
Kerb weight: 153 kg
Fuel tank capacity: 14 litres

Yamaha FZ 150CC specifications

2-Wheeler type: Naked
Engine cc (Displacement): 149 cc
Maximum power: 12.4 HP @ 7250 rpm
Maximum torque: 13.3 Nm @ 5500 rpm
Number of cylinders: 1
Number of gears: 5
Seat height: 810 mm
Ground clearance: 165 mm
Kerb weight: 139 kg
Fuel tank capacity: 10 litres