Engine and Performance II
But, here is the interesting part, on racing parallely with Dazzler, FZ was slightly quicker in the first 3 gears when we shifted each gear at 7000 rpm, and then in the 4th and 5th gear, Dazzler showed a strong pull that FZ-S was almost 3 feet behind the Honda bike and the gap between the two bikes kept on increasing gradually. FZ S clocked only 115 kmph in the speedometer as against the 121 kmph of Honda Dazzler. We riders swapped our bikes and tried again, and the results were the same. Thumps up to the top surge of Honda Dazzler, its power to weight ratio is brilliant. Both engines never showed signs of knocking off even when riding at a speed of 20 kmph in the 5th gear. Also, FZ-S proved to be more revvy than Dazzler, but behaved a little stressful at top speeds where Dazzler’s engine was still smooth and poised.
Mid range is the strongest bit for both the engines and it is absolute delight to shift gears in both the bikes. In city riding the FZ -S will take you quicker and will prove handy to overtake the slow riders in stop go city traffic, while Dazzler engine needs a light traffic road to bring it alive. Dazzler returned a mileage of 52 kmpl while FZ-S returned a mileage of 42 kmpl on an average. FZ feels more peppier and punchier at lower gears but as we open the throttle wider, its the Honda’s Dazzzler runsaway with the medal. Dazzler is fuel efficient too outscoring FZ by a wide margin. 1-0 here.