Yamaha FZ150i

The Yamaha FZ150i (called V-Ixion/Vixion in Indonesia) is a lightweight 150 cc motorcycle manufactured by Yamaha Motor Company exclusively for Southeast Asian markets. It was launched in Indonesia in June 2007 at Palembang Indah Mall, Palembang and then Malaysia in January 2008 at First World Hotel, Genting Highlands as the first completely knocked down (CKD) bike to be fuel-injected in Asian motorcycle market.[1][2]

Yamaha FZ150i
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Yamaha V-Ixion (Indonesia)
ManufacturerYamaha Motor Company
Also calledYamaha V-Ixion (Indonesia)
Parent companyYamaha Corporation
Production2007–2018
PredecessorYamaha RX-Z
ClassStandard
RelatedYamaha YZF-R15
Yamaha M-Slaz

MarketingEdit

In Malaysia, the FZ150i is locally assembled at the Hong Leong Yamaha (HLY) plant at Sungai Buloh, Selangor. According to HLY website, this model is expected to be sold by 500 units a month after the first year of its introduction.[3] Apart from Indonesia and Malaysia, the FZ150i is also available in other Asian countries such as in Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam.

Model updatesEdit

 
2014 FZ150i

The updated version of the FZ150i was launched in Indonesia as V-Ixion Lightning in 2013 and in Malaysia in April 2014. The engine is upgraded to produce 12.2 kW (16.3 hp) @ 8,500 rpm with 14.4 N⋅m (10.6 lb⋅ft) of torque at 7,500 rpm.[4] An oxygen sensor was added to the exhaust port of the engine. The front and rear tires were upgraded with Dunlop D102A 90/80-17 at the front and 120/70-17 at the rear, mated with star-shaped 5-spoke alloy wheels. Rear braking is improved by using a Nissin single piston calliper with 200 mm disc. It has a grab bar for pillion is positioned under the side rear body of the bike.

 
Yamaha V-Ixion Advance (Indonesia)

In late 2015, the bike had some minor changes including the redesigned headlamp and instrument panels, shorter rear fender, and a Euro 3 compliant exhaust system. This model is known as V-Ixion Advance in Indonesia.

The 2017 update of the FZ150i/V-Ixion was revealed at the 2017 Indonesia International Motor Show, Jakarta in late April 2017. It has a completely different bodywork compared to the previous model. This version has 2 variants:

  • Standard V-Ixion which used the same engine, frame, transmission, wheels, and rear swingarm as the previous version. This version also adds assist and slipper clutch as a standard equipment.
  • V-Ixion R which shared the same engine, frame, transmission, wheels, and rear swingarm with the 2017 version of the YZF-R15. The engine produces a claimed 14.2 kW (19.0 hp) @ 10,000 rpm with 14.7 N⋅m (10.8 lbf⋅ft) of torque at 8,500 rpm. This variant has a wider rear tire and longer wheelbase compared to the standard version.[5]

SpecificationsEdit

Specification 2007–2013 2013–2017 2017–present
Engine & transmission
Layout 4-stroke 4-valve SOHC single-cylinder 4-stroke 4-valve SOHC single-cylinder (V-Ixion)
4-stroke 4-valve SOHC single-cylinder with Variable Valve Actuation (V-Ixion R)
Capacity 149.8 cc (9.14 cu in) 149.8 cc (9.14 cu in) (V-Ixion)
155.1 cc (9.46 cu in) (V-Ixion R)
Bore × stroke 57.0 mm × 58.7 mm (2.24 in × 2.31 in) 57.0 mm × 58.7 mm (2.24 in × 2.31 in) (V-Ixion)
58.0 mm × 58.7 mm (2.28 in × 2.31 in) (V-Ixion R)
Compression ratio 10.4:1 10.4:1 (V-Ixion)
11.6 ± 0.4:1 (V-Ixion R)
Cooling system Liquid-cooled
Carburation Fuel injection
Starter Electric and kick Electric and kick (V-Ixion)
Electric (V-Ixion R)
Max. power 11.1 kW (14.9 hp) @ 8,500 rpm 12.2 kW (16.4 hp) @ 8,500 rpm 12.2 kW (16.4 hp) @ 8,500 rpm (V-Ixion)
14.2 kW (19.0 hp) @ 10,000 rpm (V-Ixion R)
Max. torque 13.1 N⋅m (9.7 lbf⋅ft) @ 7,500 rpm 14.5 N⋅m (10.7 lbf⋅ft) @ 7,500 rpm 14.5 N⋅m (10.7 lbf⋅ft) @ 7,500 rpm (V-Ixion)
14.7 N⋅m (10.8 lbf⋅ft) @ 8,500 rpm (V-Ixion R)
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh, wet-type multi-plate clutch 5-speed constant mesh, wet-type multi-plate with assist/slipper clutch (V-Ixion)
6-speed constant mesh, wet-type multi-plate with assist/slipper clutch (V-Ixion R)
Final drive Chain
Cycle parts & suspension
Frame Steel twin-spar (Deltabox)
Front suspension Conventional telescopic fork
Front tyre 2.75-17 (41P) 90/80-17M/C (46P)
Front brakes Single 245 mm (9.6 in) disc brake with 2-piston caliper Single 245 mm (9.6 in) disc brake with 2-piston caliper (V-Ixion)
Single 282 mm (11.1 in) disc brake with 2-piston caliper (V-Ixion R)
Rake 26°
Rear suspension Steel swingarm with monoshock Steel swingarm with monoshock (V-Ixion)
Aluminium swingarm with monoshock (V-Ixion R)
Rear tyre 90/80–17M/C (49P) 120/70-17M/C (58P) 120/70-17M/C (58P) (V-Ixion)
130/70-17M/C (62P) (V-Ixion R)
Rear brakes Drum Single 203 mm (8.0 in) disc brake with 1-piston caliper Single 203 mm (8.0 in) disc brake with 1-piston caliper (V-Ixion)
Single 240 mm (9.4 in) disc brake with 1-piston caliper (V-Ixion R)
ABS N/A
Dimensions
Length 2,000 mm (78.7 in) 2,010 mm (79.1 in) (2013–2015)
1,925 mm (75.8 in) (2015–2017)
1,955 mm (77.0 in) (V-Ixion)
1,950 mm (76.8 in) (V-Ixion R)
Width 705 mm (27.8 in) (2007–2015)
720 mm (28.3 in) (2015–2017)
720 mm (28.3 in)
Height 1,035 mm (40.7 in) 1,030 mm (40.6 in) 1,025 mm (40.4 in)
Seat height 790 mm (31.1 in) 795 mm (31.3 in)
Wheelbase 1,282 mm (50.5 in) 1,300 mm (51.2 in) 1,295 mm (51.0 in) (V-Ixion)
1,320 mm (52.0 in) (V-Ixion R)
Ground clearance 167 mm (6.6 in) 165 mm (6.5 in)
Trail 100 mm (3.9 in)
Wet weight 125 kg (276 lb) 129 kg (284 lb) (2013–2015)
130 kg (287 lb) (2015–2017)
132 kg (291 lb) (V-Ixion)
131 kg (289 lb) (V-Ixion R)
Fuel capacity 12 l (2.6 imp gal; 3.2 US gal) 12 l (2.6 imp gal; 3.2 US gal) (V-Ixion)
11 l (2.4 imp gal; 2.9 US gal) (V-Ixion R)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yamaha V-Ixion Diluncurkan".
  2. ^ "Yamaha FZ150i - First Fuel Injected Motorcycle To Be Launched In Malaysia". Biker Voodoo. January 30, 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-01.
  3. ^ "FZ150i Launch" (PDF). Hong Leong Yamaha. January 16, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-27.
  4. ^ "FZ150i". Yamaha. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  5. ^ Pratama, Ilham (April 27, 2017). "Yamaha Luncurkan All New V-Ixion dan V-Ixion R, Harga Mulai Rp 26 Juta". Otorider.com. Retrieved May 1, 2017.

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