Yamaha FZ16 User Reviews

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The FZ16 was the first streetfighter-style bike launched by Yamaha in India. Powered by a high-torque 153cc single-cylinder engine, the FZ16 is tuned for city riding, with the engine offering adequate torque for overtaking in any gear. The FZ16 is famous for cashing in on the “fat rear tyre” craze with the youth, by offering a wide 140-section rear-tyre, adding to the muscular design theme of the bike. Other features of th Yamaha FZ16 include a fully digital speedo console, thick 41mm front forks, and a mono-shock rear suspension.

 

Yamaha FZ16 Review

Yamaha FZ16 Overview

·         Engine Capacity – 153cc air-cooled single-cylinder, carburetor

·         Power – 13.8 bhp @ 7500 rpm

·         Torque – 13.6 Nm @ 6000 rpm

·         Transmission – 5-speed manual

·         Dimensions – 1973x770x1045mm (LxWxH), Weight 135 kgs

Price – Rs 70,250 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

 

We asked a few owners what they felt about their FZ16. Here’s what they had to say: 

 

 

1. "Value for money

 By Dinesh

 Age: 23

 Gender: Male

 Occupation: IT

 Year of Purchase: 2011 

 Mileage Experienced: 45 kmpl

 Pros: Performance (pick-up), Mileage, Price

 Cons: Braking

 What They Said:

 “Good design and good for Indian roads. Good competitor for the pulsar. Yamaha logos can be lost often. So we should have a look at it. Value for money..”

 Overall Rating: 3/5

Riding Experience: 4-6yrs

Primary usage: Short commutes 

(under 30kms/day)

Review based on: Ownership

 

 

 

2. "What a bike! One of the best in India

 By Vijayan Kumar

 Age: 30

 Gender: Male

 Occupation: Web Analyst

 Year of Purchase: 2010 

 Mileage Experienced: 40 kmpl

 Pros: Performance (Pick-up), Design, Handling, Braking, Mileage, Price, , Ride comfort, Pillion Comfort

 Cons: After-sales support

 What They Said:

 “This is actually my dream bike. I had never seen this kind of bike before. Its Performance based Street bike..”

 Overall Rating: 5/5

Riding Experience: 7-10yrs

Primary usage: Short commutes 

(under 30kms/day)

Review based on: Ownership

 

 

 

3. "Lord of the Street

 By Selvanathan.S

 Age: 23

 Gender: Male

 Occupation: Private Firm

 Year of Purchase: 2012 

 Mileage Experienced: 40 - 45 kmpl

 Pros: Design, Mileage, Price, Bigger rear tyre

 Cons: Horn, placement of front number plate

 What They Said:

 “I am satisfied with the FZ in a big way. Price is less compared to other bikes in 150cc segment. Smooth ride because of good tyres..”

 Overall Rating: 4/5

Riding Experience: 1-3yrs

Primary usage: Short commutes 

(under 30kms/day)

Review based on: Ownership

 

 

 

4. "One of the best bikes anybody could own

 By Sriraj.K

 Age: 22

 Gender: Male

 Occupation: Technical Consultant

 Year of Purchase: 2012 

 Mileage Experienced: 45 kmpl

 Pros: Performance (Pick-up), Design, Handling, Braking, Ride comfort

 Cons: Mileage, Price, After sales servicing

 What They Said:

 “This is one of the best bikes that anybody could own.  Handling is amazing! Also the performance part is good.  This bike has got the apt power necessary for the Indian roads.  Not over priced, maintenance cost almost nil, unless you crash it. I had trouble with the servicing part, even though I tried different authorized dealers.”

 Overall Rating: 4/5

Riding Experience: 7-10yrs

Primary usage: Long-distance commuting 

(Over 30kms/day) & Leisure rides

Review based on: Ownership

 

 

 

5. "Raises the bar for all 150cc bikes

 By Vince Raj.V

 Age: 22

 Gender: Male

 Occupation: Student

 Year of Purchase: 2011 

 Mileage Experienced: 45 kmpl

 Pros: Performance (Pick-up), Design, Mileage, Price

 Cons: Braking

 What They Said:

 “It’s a great machine, no doubt about that, it has raised the bar for all 150 CC bikes in this segment & it’s now difficult to match. The best part is its looks. The designer silencer, widest rear tire, naked styling are just superb & eye grabbing. Whenever I hit the road it attracts lot of attention.”

 Overall Rating: 4/5

Riding Experience: 1-3yrs

Primary usage: Short commutes

(Under 30kms/day)

Review based on: Ownership

 

 

 

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