Yamaha SZ-RR Review
Stylish Commuter BikeSaturday, November 16, 2013
Design and Style
Yamaha SZ-RR is a commuter type bike from Yamaha and the most expensive bike in SZ series. The exterior of this bike is a fine blend of style and muscular looks with its black visor, body colored cowl, stylish headlight, rear view mirrors, clear lens indicators, dual colors finishing, trendy tank shrouds with the name of the bike, silver front fender, bluish side covers, black colored five spoke 17-inch alloy wheels, muffler and engine has heat protector, wide tyre at back, dual tail lights and comfortable seats. It has dual circular pods in its instrument console and between these two; there are other indicators and an analogue fuel gauge. The right side has a tachometer and the left side shares analogue speedometer and odometer.
The bike has a powerful 153cc Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, single cylinder, 2-valve petrol engine which gives a maximum power of 12 bhp at 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 12.8 Nm at 4500 rpm and has a five speed manual gearbox. The bike has a gear shifting pattern of first gear down and remaining four gears up. It reaches 0-60kmph mark in just 6 seconds and has the top speed of 105kmph. But this bike lacks in power and makes vibrations and noise after 7000 rpm. It gives a mileage of around 55 kmpl in the cities and 65 kmpl on the highways. It has a raised handle bar which gives a nice and firm grip with good support and makes the steering easy. It has a wide and comfy rear seat and is greatly spacious even with a pillion rider. Its nicely placed foot-pegs and fuel tank gives a nice, sporty and comfortable posture to the body. There is a small space under its seat for little storage.
It also has some safety features which are saree guard, pass light and strong headlight. It has 58mm of cylinder bore and 57.9mm of stoke and a chain driven type of drive system. This bike is an electric start as well as kick-start with a CDI ignition. It has a fuel tank capacity of 14 litres. Yamaha SZ-RR has disk brakes at front and drum brakes at rear. The suspension of this bike is lashed with telescopic hydraulics at front and single coil spring hydraulic shock absorbers at rear. It has wet, multiple-disk type clutch.
The bike has the ability to stay grounded on high speeds due to its kerb weight of 133kgs and wheelbase of 1320mm. It has a ground clearance of 165mm and saddle height of 802mm. There is also a passenger footrest for rear passenger's comfort. The bike has a length of 2050mm, width of 730mm and a height of 1100mm as its dimension. Yamaha SZ-RR has three shades which are Quality Blue, Quality Black and Quality Red. With the launch of SZ-RR, the SZ is now available in four variants which are Yamaha SZ, Yamaha SZ-X, Yamaha SZ-R and Yamaha SZ-S. Overall, this bike is a good combination of style, price and engine performance but is still struggling in the field of high maintenance and resale value of this bike.