Updates of Yamaha FZ16July 7, 2009 - Yamaha, Japanese two-wheeler maker launched its new bike `Fazer 153cc` at a price of Rs 72,000. The new Fazer is the advanced addition in Yamaha`s portfolio of technologically superior bikes including YZF-R15, FZ16 and FZ-S. The Fazer has been placed along with the company`s existing FZ portfolio bikes - FZ16 and FZ-S.
Yamaha FZ16 ReviewThe Yamaha FZ16 is one of the good looking and street fighter of Yamaha. The FZ16 is also known as “Macho street Fighter“ and “Muscular Street Bike” which incorporates new paint job and golden graphics. The Yamaha FZ16 enters into the market with three beautiful shades. This Yamaha FZ series bike is powered by a 153cc, air cooled, 4 stroke, SOHC engine. This bike has two variants namely FZ16 and FZ-S.
Engine of Yamaha FZ16
The Yamaha FZ16 is embedded with a single-cylinder, 4 stroke, 2 valve, SOHC, air cooled powerplant with a displacement of 153cc. The FZ16 generates a maximum power of 14PS / 7500 rpm and torque of 14Nm / 6000 rpm with a bore x stroke of 58.0 × 57.9mm. The 153cc engine of Yamaha FZ16 is designed for the city drive.
Appearance and Design
The inventive Yamaha FZ16 sports a courageous and robust look which redefines the 150cc bikes segment. The bike holds a diamond type frame, electric starting feature and city-friendly Multiplate wet type clutch. The glossy design of the FZ16 yields a real head turner. The fuel tank of the bike is very huge and it carries curvy shape and goes as high up to the handlebars. The plastic fairing is present in most of the fuel tank while the real steel tank is fitted below. The fuel tank capacity of the bike is of l2 litres and the fuel supply is BS26. It is incorporated with multi-reflector headlamp, large size radial tyres and full digital LCD instrument panel. This conical, halogen-bulb headlight propels a flashy and well-spread beam. The Yamaha FZ16 is indulged with alloy footrests, drilled foot protectors and a split grab bar. The Yamaha FZ16 boasts a view of sharp tail and it has mid-ship silencer which concentrates its mass close to the bike’s centre of gravity. This can be acquired by by coiling its bent-pipe like a snake in a box beneath the engine. The FZ-16 includes a 153cc, four-stroke Yamaha heart which pushes two-valves and feeds of a Mikuni CV type carburetor. The new Yamaha FZ16 has a large cooling fins which is placed visible on the air-cooled engine on its sump section. The Single Cylinder engine of the bike associates return type five-speed gearbox. To have a clear vision, the speedometer, tachometer, trip meter, fuel gauge and other indicators are kept in ideal position. This Yamaha series bike holds home to all-inclusive switches, dogleg levers, conventional mirrors and nice palm grips. The wide handlebar in this bike supplies good leverage, enabling quick direction moves with minimal steering effort. This yamaha fz series is designed with telescopic front suspension along with monocross rear suspension. The Compression ratio of this bike is represented as 9.5:1. The wheelbase of this bike is 1,335mm and the brake type is of hydraulic single disc or drum type. The Yamaha FZ16 is believed strongly to tremble the entire two-wheeler segment market in the country by capturing all vibrant youngsters to the showrooms. The new FZ16 is a tough competitor to other bikes such as Apaches, Pulsars and the Hunks.
Dimensions of Yamaha FZ16
The Yamaha FZ16 dimensions are - its overall length is 1,970mm, width is 770mm and height is 1,045mm. The height of the seat is measured as 790mm and the kerb weight of the bike is 135 kg. It has a minimum ground clearance of 160mm.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
The new Yamaha FZ16 is expected to generate a mileage of 50km/litre but it delivers 40 km/litre under normal riding conditions. The maximum speed of the Yamaha FZ16 is 114 km. It can reach 0-60 km in absolute 5.6 seconds which is really a show of its power and strength. The Yamaha India guarantees good performance and power.
Shades of Yamaha FZ16
The Yamaha Motors fetches the Fz16 with three attractive shades. They are
Variants and Price of Yamaha FZ16
The Yamaha FZ16 is available in two variants namely FZ16 & FZ-S(Limited Edition). The On-Road prices of Yamaha FZ16 and FZ-S as on Apr 26, 2011are Rs.69350 and Rs.70,900 respectively.
The Yamaha FZ-S is the variant of FZ16 and it is a fusion of machismo and fashion. The engine of yamaha fz s is 153cc, air cooled, 4 stroke, SOHC which produces maximum power of 14 Bhp @ 7500 rpm with maximum torque of 13.6 Nm @ 6000 rpm. An external diameter of 35mm is placed in a two-layer type exhaust to reduce the effect of heat on the pipe in order to give a sense of volume to the machine. The broad tyres, low center of gravity and high torque in fz s yamaha makes the rider to ride smoothly.
The Yamaha FZ16 is well equipped with good safety features mainly for city drive. It possess a 267mm disc type front brake and 130mm drum type rear brake. The advanced suspension system decreases jerks in rough roads and improves the handling and control of the bike. The switches are placed in a right position for the rider’s convenient.
The Yamaha FZ16 grabbed “Bike of the Year Award” from Business Standard Motoring and “Viewers Choice award“ at UTVi and Autocar India Awards 2009. The Yamaha FZ16 received lot of laurels for its excellent features.