Yamaha FZ

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 74,491 - ₹ 14,00,000
* Delhi. May vary.


Overview Yamaha FZ16 is currently the most affordable FZ series motorcycle in India, retailing for INR 74,491. It carries carburetor fed 153cc engine, rivaling the likes of Suzuki Gixxer and Honda CB Hornet by technical specifications and equipment being used in all of them. Yamaha FZ even carries the most effective design out of all other naked bikes of India.
Bike Variant Yamaha FZ Version 1.0
Also Known As (AKA) FZ16 V1.0
Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi) Rs 74,491
On-Road Price (Delhi) Rs 83,200 (approx.)
Mileage 40-50 kmpl (approx.)
Type Sports Commuter
Status Available
Shades Panther Black, Raider Red, Ambush Blue
Official Tagline Lord of the Streets
Frame/Chassis Diamond
Warranty For 2 years or 30000 kms from the date of purchase (whichever is earlier)
Displacement 153 cc
Maximum Power 13.8 Bhp @ 7500 rpm
Maximum Torque 13.6 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Engine Description Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-Valve
Cooling Air Cooling
Fuel System Carburetor
Lubrication Wet sump
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Bore 58 mm
Stroke 57.9 mm
No. of Cylinders 1
Power-to-weight Ratio 102.22 BHP per tonne
Torque-to-Weight Ratio 100.74 NM per tonne
Specific Output 90.19 BHP per litre
Cylinder Layout Forward-inclined Single Cylinder
No. of Gears 5
Gearbox Type Constant Mesh
Clutch Wet, multiple-disc
Gear Ratios 1st=2.714 2nd=1.789 3rd=1.318 4th=1.045 5th=0.875
Primary Reduction Ratio 3.409
Secondary Reduction Ratio 2.857
Front Brake 267mm Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake 130mm Drum
Front Suspension 41mm Telescopic Forks
Rear Suspension Monocross
Front Tyre 100/80-17
Rear Tyre 140/60-R17
Wheel Type 5 Spoke Alloys
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Capacity 5.0 Ah
Voltage 12 V
Overall Length 2075 mm
Overall Width 770 mm
Overall Height 1045 mm
Ground Clearance 160 mm
Seat Height 790 mm
Wheelbase 1334 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 135 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres
Top Speed 112 kmph
Mileage (City) 40 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 50 kmpl
Mileage (Combined) 45 kmpl
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Digital
Trip Meter Digital
Fuel Gauge Digital
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Caster Angle 25 degree
Trail 101 mm
Head Light 12 V, 35/35W

Yamaha FZ Review

25 May, 2016 02:38 PM


Yamaha was the second brand to revolutionize the Indian motorcycle market after the Pulsar's, which back from 2003 has been a best performer. Before the introduction of the FZ series, all the performance was in the hands of Pulsars and Karizmas, with no special definition of a street fighter. No doubt, Yamaha's very own RD and RX series were present in the market but the need for a modern day muscular looking street fighter was the reason why the Indian FZ was born.

The inspiration for the Indian FZ was taken from its ancestor, the massive FZ1, which was not actually practical for a country like India. The Indian model needs some properties which are not mostly found in the international versions. The engine size decreases and side by side good mileage is build and a bike with Indian traditional standard is made. The only thing Yamaha managed here and proved to be the best was keeping the muscle spirit alive and making something which really challenged everything which comes in the way.

Starting from the original FZ-1, the real king of streets, the series goes as down as the FZ-16, which was the Indian street bike revolution. The FZ-1 is a beast inside, beauty outside model having a 998 cc, 4-cylinder engine producing 148 BHP @ 11000 rpm and a max torque of 106 NM @ 8000 rpm. The king has a 6-speed manual transmission and comes with twin hydraulic discs for the front (320 mm each) and a 245 mm hydraulic disc for the rear. A massive combination of 120/70-17 and 190/50-17 tires has been used for the front & rear respectively. It houses a huge 18 litres of fuel tank. After the engine specs, the second factor which made it uneasy for the FZ-1 to launch was its price, which is INR 11,42,999 (Ex-showroom Delhi).

Then come the turn of the mid-engine street-fighters, which are still awaited to be launched in India. These are namely the FZ-07, FZ-8 and FZ-09 which are expected to arrive with a price tag of INR 7 lakh, INR 8 lakh and INR 8.5 lakh respectively. The FZ-7 houses a 689 cc, twin-cylinder motor, the FZ-8 with a 779 cc and the FZ-9 with 847 cc engine. The common most elements within all these are the use of massive tires and aggressive body styling.

The game changers for Yamaha India were the FZ-16 v1.0 and FZ-S v1.0. These affordable naked street bikes had a minor styling and shade difference between them. Internally, the power source was the same 153 cc, 1-cylinder engine which produced 13.8 BHP @ 7500 rpm and 13.6 NM @ 6000 rpm. The riding pleasure of these made them very popular in a small period of time and mostly among those who loved bulky looking bikes. The huge 140/60-R17 was the major attraction and one major cause for its popularity at the initial stage. These were carburetted street bikes and with time they were upgraded to a new form.

Then Yamaha launched the FZ-16 v2.0 and FZ-S v2.0. These were built on the same frame as the version 1.0, but with time the technological changes were made. The newer version had fuel injection as standard on both variants, with the newly developed engine (149 cc) producing 12.9 BHP and 12.8 NM of torque. The down grading was seen as a negative point for some time, till the riders understood that the ride quality has even became better than before. The cosmetic changes were heavily done, with a new headlight and tail lamp changes.

The FZ series has always been the first choice for street bike lovers, but with rising competition, the sales have been highly affected and the prices have also significantly gone up from their starting days. But for those who love FZ, these things won't matter and feel of riding a bull will always stay alive in the hearts.


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