Editorial Review of the Yamaha FZ16 bike

The Yamaha FZ was the motorcycle which is largely credited for changing the fortunes of Yamaha in India. The FZ was the first attempt by Yamaha in the over-crowding 150cc volume segment, apart from a track-focused YZF-R15, and became an instant hit due to the extremely muscular big bike stance, plethora of interesting features and equipment and the availability of lots of torque from the potent engine, making it an ideal tool for commuting as well as long trips.
The design is what keeps the Yamaha FZ stand apart from the regular crowd of 150cc motorcycles. The FZ is the most muscular of the current 150cc crop, with the bulbous tank with good looking curves and recesses, fat tyres and chunky suspension. The front has a minimalistic design approach with a small but edgy headlamp, with a tiny pilot lamp sitting beneath it. The fuel tank is the main show stealer of the side profile. Unlike other 150cc motorcycles, the rear of FZ is a bit different with the tail lamp being mounted on the rear mudguard, with a tiny Yamaha logo taking the center position at the rear panel, along with the split pillion grab rails. The instrument console is fully digital, with the speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meter and fuel gauge on the display. The build quality is fabulous with the switchgear too offering great feel.
The engine of the Yamaha FZ is equally muscular as its design, and is a 4-stroke, single cylinder, air cooled 153cc engine which produces the maximum power and torque outputs of 14 PS and 13.6 Nm respectively. The engine is very refined and purrs out the exhaust note in a perfect manner – neither too loud, nor too silent. FZ is renowned to have the presence of ample of torque throughout the rev range, which is exploited well by the 5-speed gearbox with well matched gear ratios.
The FZ is an impressive city tool, which can be easily judged by its handling and ride quality traits. The bike has a special mass centralization construction, which lowers the center of gravity at just the middle of the bike, making it a very potent handler. And this experience doubles up with the almost flat handlebar. The suspension setup is also class-leading with 41mm dia front telescopic forks and rear monoshock, making the bike to soak up all the bumps and potholes like a child's play. The brakes, front disc and rear drum, are one of the best in class, but an option of a rear disc could have been a bit more applauding.
The Yamaha FZ, at last, turns out to be a very impressive and desirable overall package, which offers you everything what a commuter expects from a 150cc motorcycle, and in some cases, even more than that. The bike has good road presence, performs brilliantly and is a tad too easy tool for maneuvering around city, which it does so effortlessly in spite of its bulbous stance. It is a premium over other 150cc commuters a very narrow margin, but is worth of every single penny you spend for it.

Yamaha FZ16 Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 2075 mm
Overall Width 770 mm
Overall Height 1045 mm
Ground Clearance 160 mm


Max Torque 13.6Nm
Displacement 153 cc
Max Power 14PS
No of cylinders 1

Weight & Fuel Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity 12 liters
Reserve 1.2 liters
Dry Weight 135 kg


Wheel type Alloy
Tyre Front 100/80 x 17inches
Tyre Rear 140/60 x 17inches

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Yamaha FZ16 Features

Yamaha FZ16 FZ16 Base
Alloy Wheels
Electric Start
Disc Brake
Helmet Holder
Auto off Indicator

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Yamaha FZ16 Colors

  • Panther Black
  • Raider Red
  • Ambush Blue

Yamaha FZ16 Price

Yamaha FZ16 in New Delhi

Rs 71,300
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by Posted on Dec,14,2014 at 16:18 PM

Pros great looks

Cons performance

Yamaha FZ-16 is the best bike for Indian commuters.Has great styling but should have
increased its performance

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Bad Milage
by Posted on Jan,18,2012 at 17:55 PM

Pros Great Looks

Cons Less Mileage

As compair my last TVS Fiero F2,Yamaha FZ bike is nothing else.

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By SAHIBJEET SINGH Posted on Feb,16,2015 at 19:19 PM

it's very nice bike very good control and good mileage and very nice body and dashing look....

By Eduardo Posted on Nov,19,2014 at 18:00 PM

please send me a quote by yamaha FZ16

By Deepu kumar Posted on Sep,03,2014 at 11:38 AM

Yamha fz16 like motor

By Karthik Shasthri Posted on Jul,02,2014 at 20:28 PM

Nice bike

By sarath Posted on Jul,01,2014 at 18:20 PM

my favarte .. gud handle control mileage city 36 highway 52

By rajmohammed Posted on Sep,17,2012 at 22:08 PM

my favorite bike

By kingajmalkhan Posted on Jul,10,2012 at 15:22 PM

my favorite bike

By kvsn Posted on May,23,2012 at 13:13 PM

service manual is required

By shiv Posted on May,01,2012 at 21:49 PM

it is not so gud

By renju mon Posted on Apr,29,2012 at 17:47 PM

nice...... just like a frog...... i kust like it.....