Yamaha SZ-R

Yamaha SZ-R


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Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 57,500
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Colour Options and Price in India
Bike Variant Yamaha SZ-R
Availability Status in India Discontinued
2-Wheeler Type Commuter
Latest Price in India Yamaha SZ-R price was Rs 57,500 before being discontinued.
Fuel Type Petrol
Colour Options Quality Black, Quality Red and Quality Blue.
Fuel Economy
Build Quality
Vehicle Overview Yamaha SZ-R was a model sold in India before the SZ-RR version 2.0. It came with the older 153cc, single cylinder engine producing 12 BHP and 12.8 Nm of torque. Most of the components of the SZ-R were similar to the current generation model while it came with silver finish on most of the parts instead of the Black on the SZ-RR. Performance on the motorcycle was more or less the same while the refinement is higher on the second generation model with Blue Core technology. It rivals Honda Unicorn, Hero Achiever and Bajaj V in the Indian market.
Engine Details 153cc, 4-stroke
Cooling Air Cooling
Engine cc (Displacement) 153 cc
Maximum Power 12 Bhp @ 7500 rpm
Maximum Torque 12.8 Nm @ 4500 rpm
Number of Cylinders 1
Number of Gears 5
Clutch Wet Type
Mileage 45-55 kmpl (approx.)
Front Brake Disc
Rear Brake Drum
Wheel Size 17″ alloy wheels - 100/90
Wheel Type Alloys
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
0-60 kmph 6.00 secs
Key Features Disc Brake, High Ground Clearance, Electric Starter, Lightweight
Front Suspension Telescopic Hydraulic
Rear Suspension Hydraulic Shock Absorber
Overall Length 2050 mm
Overall Width 730 mm
Overall Height 1100 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm
Seat Height 800 mm
Wheelbase 1320 mm
Kerb Weight 134 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 14 litres
Speedometer Analogue
Tachometer Analogue
Trip Meter None
Fuel Gauge Analogue
Pass Light
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Step-up Seat/Split Seat

Yamaha SZ-R Review

21 Dec, 2021 05:24 PM

Quick Review by Maxabout Team

Except for the different paint job, SZ-R is virtually identical to its younger sibling SZ-X. These both bikes share everything from body parts to their chassis. SZ-R has a familiar face carrying transparent visor and partly body colored cowl. The headlight and rear view mirrors remains unchanged but you will notice the orange colored indicators now being replaced by the clear lens indicators and the extra weight on the both ends of its handlebar. Its tank extensions, front fender and side covers are now offered in silver finish. Yamaha has nicely painted this bike with dual colors. The tank shrouds features the name of this bike. It has black colored 5 spoke alloy wheels, engine and muffler with heat protector. It has a sleek grab rail and wide tyre at the back. The bike shares its dual tail lights and fender with its other siblings. The bike does look well-built than its rival but it lacks the style quotient. Moreover it can easily be mistaken as its cheaper siblings due to its high level of resemblance with them.

Yamaha SZ-R features twin circular pods in its instrument console. Between these two pods you can notice its analogue fuel gauge and other indicators. The right dial sports a much needed Tachometer while on the left side; there is an analogue speedometer and odometer. A digital speedometer would have been an additional advantage for this bike. Unfortunately, there is no element of surprise in this department. The bike shares its engine with the two other bikes of SZ series. It’s powered by a four-stroke, single cylinder 153cc engine. The maximum torque output of this engine is of 12.8 Nm which can be used at 4500 rpm. The heavy amount of torque building is the biggest USP of this engine but its less power output spoils the game. This air-cooled, SOHC engine churns out a maximum power output of 12 Bhp at 7500 rpm. To effectively use the power and torque output of this engine, Yamaha has mated this engine with a five-speed manual gearbox. This gearbox has a gear shift pattern of one gear down and four-gears up.

This engine lacks power and Yamaha has failed to get rid of this problem. This bike is best tuned for city purpose where you are not in much hurry and want to stay away from frequent gear shifts. The early torque building is really impressive but what if you want to cover a long distance in short span? The bike loses out to other potential players like Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS which has brilliant high end performance and easily leaves this bike behind on highways. It is hard to take this bike beyond the speed of 105km/hr as soon after 5000rpm, there is not much power left in this engine. It makes only noise after 7000rpm while other competitors can even reach 9000rpm. Yes, it does 0-60 km/hr in almost 6 seconds which indicates towards its well matched gear ratios and instant throttle response in initial gears. The fourth and fifth gears ratios are much taller and put this bike on the slower side. However, the gearbox functions very smoothly and leaves you with no complain. We wish if the performance and acceleration of this bike was as impressive as the refinement level of its engine which is quite silent even if pushed hard.

Its upraised handlebar offers a nice firm palm grip which helps you to steer it easily. The wide and rear seat of this bike is very comfortable even with a pillion rider. Yamaha SZ-R manages to give you a comfortable yet sporty posture thanks to its well-placed foot-pegs and fuel tank. There is some space under its seat for storage while safety features include pass light, saree guard and powerful headlight. Single coil spring hydraulic shock absorbers at the back and telescopic forks at the front can be seen on this bike. This suspension system has been carried over from its cheaper siblings. This suspension system is nowhere close to the comfort quality offered by other rivals like Bajaj Pulsar135. For better and precise braking, Yamaha has offered a front disc brake of 245mm with a rear drum brake of 130mm. It’s a very effective braking system which always helps you to keep this bike under control.

The advanced braking system has improved the ride quality of this bike. You will be more confident on this bike. The bike handles really well in city traffic and its quite responsive no highways also. The bike manages to stay grounded at high speed thanks to its heavy weight and wheelbase of 1320mm. Its wide rear tyre gives a good hold of the road the bike isn’t much scary around corners. This bike is certainly not as exciting and stable as Pulsar 135 but feels better than many other rivals.

This bike is certainly not a complete value for money bike as at the same price you can get a much stylish, powerful and feature rich bike like Bajaj Pulsar 135. But it can be considered for its looks and refined engine. Moreover it's cheaper than other 150cc bikes and has almost all essential features. So, if you can deal with the poor resale and high maintenance of Yamaha then you can choose this bike otherwise there are many other trusted options available in the market.

Questions and Answers

Most Popular Answers for Yamaha SZ-R
What is the reserve fuel tank capacity of Yamaha SZ-R?
29 December 2022 05:50
The fuel tank capacity of SZ-R is 14 liters and reserve fuel capacity out of that is 1.5 liters, which is usable. The bike comes with a 153 cc engine, which is a detuned version of FZ engine for better fuel efficiency. The engine of SZ-R is not having the Blue Core technology and it is the version 1.0 motor. It takes 6 seconds to reach 60 kmph and has a top speed of 105 kmph. The bike returns a mileage of 50 kmpl and has a ground clearance of 165 mm. It comes with a price tag of INR 63,290 and comes in variety of attractive dual tone shades.

Quick Facts - Yamaha SZ-R

What is the reserve fuel tank capacity of Yamaha SZ-R?
29 December 2022 05:25
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Should I buy a 2nd hand Yamaha SZ-R (2011 model, 48000 kms) for Rs. 35,000?
29 December 2022 05:48
You should not go for the used Yamaha SZ-R as it has been driven extensively and the seller also does not have service record for justifying the engine health. The older SZ-R delivers a lesser mileage when compared to the new one, making it not worth the money you will spend. IN INR 35,000 you can easily buy a brand new Bajaj CT100 and incase you need a 150 cc bike only, the new SZ-RR version 2.0 will suit you the best. You can pay INR 35,000 as the down payment and the rest INR 35,000 (calculating on-road price) with a loan of 1 year. This makes you to a 0 km driven brand new fully loaded SZ-RR, with Yamaha Blue core technology for higher performance and mileage. It will also bring next few years of tension free riding with it.

Quick Facts about Yamaha SZ-RR Version 2.0

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User Reviews for Yamaha SZ (2012)

Reviews Submitted by Maxabout Community


Bhabani Sankar Barik | 3 years ago
helpful 0

SZR is my 3rd vehicle of this company bot not satisfied with any of the vehicle, now this vehicle giving 25 to 30 kmpl mileage which is too less. Recently I have changed the parts from the Yamaha showroom (Angul, Odisha) and all the time I go for the servicing to the showroom only and now they are refusing for the mileage test. My first vehicle (YBX-125) also didn't give satisfying mileage and after 6 years it not in the condition to use. If the company can't give good services then why would people go for this company's vehicles? If mileage will be good then only people will be benefited.

Best Features: Pickup is good

Pros: Ok with other features

Cons: Not satisfied of mileage (25-30)

Value For Money
Customer Service

Best bike in the 150 cc segment

Arjun - | 5 years ago
helpful 0

It has a powerful engine and smooth ride quality. Before this one, I was using a Pulsar 150. When comparing both, Yamaha SZ-R is the best one in all aspects.

Best Features: Powerful engine, Built and Ride Quality

Pros: Comfortable Riding Posture

Cons: Nothing

Value For Money
Customer Service

Yamaha SZ-R is an excellent bike

Siva - | 2 years ago
helpful 25

There is no issues from the bike. I went for many long rides on this bike, including Chennai-Ooty route of around 540 km in 9 hrs. Recently I rode this bike 1500+ kms in 3 days and not even experienced any problem.

Best Features: Performance with comfort

Pros: Engine power, comfortable seat, good bike for long ride

Cons: Headlight is not that powerful, braking is not so effective

Value For Money
Customer Service

Best Bike for Commuting and Cruising. . . .

Premkumar - | 6 years ago
helpful 4

Hi, I am using YAMAHA SZR for the past 3 and half years, at first i use to get mileage of 40kmpl, after regular service i got 52kmpl if i ride @ 50kmph. Now I am using my bike as the regular commuting and weekly cruising purpose. Daily i use to commute 40kms. Now i use to come to my home town which is 165 kms from my workplace on my bike. For the past six days i travelled 850 kms on my bike such an amazing experience. While cruising i reached the top speed of 115kmph which gives good stability and control. Pick up is little bit lower than FZ thats it, throttle sounds good and engine smoothness is amazing. Kindly font expect pick up if the pillion weights more than 80kg.

Best Features: Engine Immobilizer, Aerodynamic design, Crystal clear headlamp and indicators, rider seating position and pillion seater has good comfort.

Pros: Sportive Design, Engine smoothness, Pickup, Braking & Handling

Cons: Fool rest could be kept little back, Lack of Digital Speedometer, mileage drops from 50-39 while cruising at 80 kmph

Value For Money
Customer Service

SZ-X is a Good Commuter

Sen | 8 years ago
helpful 0

I used this bike past 4 yrs, according to my experience, this is a good commuter for long ride. Value for money economically and mileage also OK for me. But, it needs more power after 70 kmph. Throttle response should improve because it's not a 100 cc machine. I like the design of this bike, especially the cowl, but if it comes with disc brakes it will get sportier looks.

Best Features: Tank capacity of 14 Lt, bright headlamps

Pros: Throttle response from 0 to 60 kmph, bike looks & bright headlamps

Cons: No disc brakes, taking too much time to achieve 70 to 100 kmph, suspension can improve with gas type shock absorbers

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Yamaha SZ-R Comments

User Comments
Ranjan Chowdhury
7 years ago


Premkumar Murugan
8 years ago

YAMAHA SZR has good handling, stability, and braking than Pulsar 150, Unicorn 150

Sallin Heussaff
8 years ago

The SZR or the SZ-RR Ver. 2 has the engine of 150cc but has the power of 125cc. It has lacking power for a 150cc bike, better to get Pulsar 135LS it has more sportier look, better mileage through its smaller displacement, and more power on top speed and a decent acceleration...

8 years ago

Yamaha SZR is the poorest bike when we talk about mileage , and above that the Yamaha official Staff and officials too are liars/cheaters .... i have this bike from last 4 years and till date i never got 30+ mileage ... even worst...now i am getting 25 KMPL only... in first year i raised this issue dozens of times but what Yamaha people use to do was just making excuses like patrol quality may be bad... your driving style may be no right.. and blah blah blah...
Once they did a Drama..after much insisting they agreed to replace the carburetor of my Bike , and they really changed it..BUT after a year when i was having a casual chat with Yamaha dealer`s mechanic .. he out of ignorance told me that the carburetor which yamaha staff replaced was actually from his old yamaha SZR bike... this thing came as a big shock to me.. so by this only you gets an idea on how high the standards at Yamaha are... never buy Yamaha product...believe me you will regret it afterwords...

8 years ago

Yamaha SZR is the poorest bike when we talk about mileage , and above that the Yamaha official Staff and officials too are liars/cheaters .... i have this bike from last 4 years and till date i never got 30+ mileage ... even worst...now i am getting 25 KMPL only... in first year i raised this issue dozens of times but what Yamaha people use to do was just making excuses like patrol quality may be bad... your driving style may be no right.. and blah blah blah...
Once they did a Drams..after much insisting they agreed to replace the carburetor of my Bike , and they really changed it..BUT after a year when i was having a casual chat with Yamaha dealer`s mechanic .. he out of ignorance told me that the carburetor which yamaha staff replaced was actually from his old yamaha SZR bike... this thing came as a big shock to me.. so by this only you gets an idea on how high the standards at Yamaha are... never buy Yamaha product...believe me you will regret it later...

Rev. O. Luscion
9 years ago

What are the proper valve clearances for this bike?

10 years ago

i am happy with my SZ-R.. very comfortable to ride on highway and also in off road

10 years ago

sz-r or hunk which one shud be purchased

Ebin Joy
10 years ago

Szr give 36km mileage in city and 50 km in high way, it's smooth to driving and good power.

Mohit Hardena
11 years ago

Its a very nice bike ,,& SZ-R is rockZz....... with new white CoLour loOk go for it....., NICE PICK UP FrnDSszz

harish sahu
11 years ago

shine or szr please vote

11 years ago

I got this bike a year ago....it lacks power compared to bajaj pulsar 135 but if u ride both bikes u can feel difference, bajaj bike is know for short term usage as after certain years it makes filfthy sound also qaulity of bajaj spare parts are worst after TVS

Simon Peter
11 years ago

yamaha bikes are having great feature

11 years ago

i need a better service advice 4 sz-R can you pls autherised service person

11 years ago

think twice before ..........

vivek singla
11 years ago

yamaha milege is less

vivek singla
11 years ago

what is the price of this bike?

11 years ago

I had been used to yamaha bike' about 13 years,But szr was very smooth ,comfortable,good looking better than another bike's. is if first serves time millage was45but now getting 38. other wise it is nice.

11 years ago


anand kulanki
11 years ago

hi !!! i m confused between yamaha sz-r and honda yes for sz-r and no for shine

11 years ago

so looking very nic kaka

11 years ago


raju gupta
11 years ago

I want to know average is this bike

शैलेश नलावडे पाटील
11 years ago

2 din pehele maine SZ-R liya and i have 220 and 150 pulsar also but SZ-R is rockkkkkkk with new white loooook go for it.........

11 years ago

What is sz r exact milage...users please...

Vicky Babu
11 years ago

based on mileage & maintenance, SZ-R or Pulsar ??
Vote Up for SZ-R vote down for Pulsar

sunny manley
11 years ago

it is nt a compititer of pulsar 150

11 years ago

which bike is best suzuki gs150r adn cbz extreme, if any one know tell me -- [email protected]

11 years ago

I am planning to buy SZ-R, I heard, its better than any other bikes in the range of 150cc...

11 years ago

Hi all,
I have a close-friend of mine has a Yamaha SZ-R Which he purchased about exactly a year back and wanted to sell. He wanted to sell it for Rs. 45,000. But, i really don’t know the market price and how much i can pay for it and own it.
Please do advice me as to how much i can pay for it. As far as i know it’s well-maintained but, he has not renewed the insurance and also i need to transfer it from Andhra Pradesh to Karnataka and re-register. Also let me know the re-registration fee/transfer fee if possible. Eagerly waiting for a proper answer.

11 years ago

itz better than unicorn

Arif qureshi
11 years ago

Yamaha SZ R Bike parches please full detail my gmail.

11 years ago

NICE BIKE , NICE PICK UP , BUT bhp is low when compared to other 150cc bikes........

11 years ago

this bike izz just too good

11 years ago

New biker 5'6'' athletic build. Looking for a bike with least mileage of 50 kmpl and within range of 60k to 70k. Was looking for SZ-R but I think its for taller people. Can you guys help me with a choice. Yamaha/Honda/Bajaj/Suzuki. Anything that has got service record in mumbai will do.

11 years ago

good milage,good looking.price also low.Very Smooth I like my Sz-r.. overall its very good bike

Hridballav Mondal
11 years ago

There is no subject to compair between SZ R ,plser150 and other 150cc bikes.SZ R has a good pickup,43-47km/lit millage.much more smoother to drive,Those who said 'no' about SZR ,i told them to take a test ride of SZR and then comment.Thanks

Hridballav Mondal
11 years ago

YAMAHA SZ R is much better than pulser 150.

Avijeet Ghosh
11 years ago

I want to buy a new bike witin this month.between Pulsar 150 or Yamaha SZ-R. Please hit 'YES' for plusar and 'NO' for yamaha SZ-r.

prathamesh shinde
11 years ago

honda twister is far better dan szr :P

Shyam Kumar
12 years ago

This particular bike meant only for style. Its mileage is worst, fit and finish of this bike is pathetic, moreover yamaha service sucks a lot.... My advice is if u want an good 150 cc commuter- suzuki gs 150r is better bet, infact Bajaj discover 150 cc is also an tremendous VFM product against this troublesome SZR.....

Sunil Rout
12 years ago

Thanks all friends for votting szr.I am bye my new bike szr silver colour.its pickup v gud But millage 45 to 47 its dis brake was v good Nd smooth if u want know more about szr then mail [email protected]

Hridballav Mondal
12 years ago

Resently I drive my SZ R at the speed of 103km/hr.on that speed SZ R has less vibration more smoother.

Sunil Rout
12 years ago

Pls click yes 4 szr nd no 4 pulser 150

Sunil Rout
12 years ago

Pls click yes for szr nd no for pulser.

darshan yadav
12 years ago

mera name darshan hay maine 19 feb main SZR bike li hay . khush hun pr is bike ke sath ab tak mujhe do problem face karni padi hay first ye ki iska mileage jyada se jyada 37km per liter hi aata hay or dusra abhi pure 3 mahine nahin hue or iska front shocker lickage bhi ho gaya hay. companay ne mana kardiya hay hay kahti hay warrenty main shoker nahin aate han.

veerendra kalliganur
12 years ago

i desired pulsar 150, but got this bike by the advice of an mechanic for consistency in mileage of 50kmpl. day by day mileage is coming down. mileage was 42 max with shell super petrol. Now it is just 36 with shell super petrol.i ride between 50-60 in banglore city. and about 20-25km a day. How do some of u people get mileage more than 45? pls let me know.

Lalit Rathod
12 years ago

Hi friends im confused in Yamaha SZ R and Honda Shine.Click yes for SZR and NO for shine.

supriyo dey
12 years ago

good milage,good looking.price also low.overall its very good bike

sarabjeetsingh huda
12 years ago

Im exchange my old one & buying this new szr

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