The 3 Colors of FZ16
The 3 Colors of FZ16
Excellence is not a Skill
Its an Attitude
did anyone catch the commercial on tv... super slick ...
probably the best looking production bike in india as of now
got a call from yamaha ....the guy who called said booking amnt being 1000 bucks and deliveries by mid oct....he also said there's a free shirt waiting for me at the factory showroom in malad(mumbai).....
I booked a Fz-16 on 19th from Panache Enterprises, saw the bike, fell in love with it, just walked in, asked for the test ride, was told that test drive will be available only next week. Took another glance at the bike, went ahead and booked the bike. Hope the yamaha wont disappoint me on the engine dept.
Sales guy(manju) promised me the bike, either red or black by end of october first week. On Road price of the bike is 75K.
Waiting for october
Last edited by shark80; 09-23-2008 at 12:01 PM.
booked my bike on 18th and i am the 6th guy who booked the bike in ambal motors,didn't saw the bike yet, the booking amount here is 5000/- and delivery 7th or 10th of oct, and i prefered either black or orange.and the price is 73000/- on road
Last edited by saudjawed; 09-23-2008 at 02:09 AM.
To start off this bike has striking presence. The looks of this bike will be a major reason for its success. We all know that the Pulsar 150 is int as great a bike as its sales figure suggests, its engine is not as refined either compared to the Unicorn but it does sell and how! One of the main reasons for the Pulsar 150 to sell so well is, it looks the part and the FZ16 makes the Pulsar look like a bike from last generation. After looking at the FZ16, i can confidently say that the bike is Definitely Male.
Just like the Yamaha R15, the FZ16 has been wind tunnel tested for better aerodynamics. The engine is air cooled and uses a carburetor. A FI version would have made this bike really more desirable but then Yamaha had to price it sanely too. However the bike does ride pretty well.
There is good amount of low end grunt, something which is missing in the R15. Though power of 14PS doesnít speak much, its the torque which is worth talking about. 13.6NM @ 6000 RPM means this bike pulls very well from any RPM. There is very good throttle response and the bike will nudge 120kmph which is the norm in the 150cc segment. Yamaha claim an unrealistic mileage of 50kmpl. Expect 40kmpl under normal riding conditions.
The fat front forks, mono cross suspension and the fat tires ensures that the FZ16 rides very well. You hardly feel a bump and is thus suited for our roads, which are well poorly made. Although the bike looks all muscles, it handles pretty well. Change of direction is quick and the wide handle bars makes the riding position almost spot on. Braking is good and gear shifts are smooth but not as good as the R15, which is in another league.
We really didnít like the instrumentation on the FZ16. The tacho needle is small and makes it difficult to read. Otherwise too the instrument cluster is a wee bit small for our liking and for a bike which looks so big and butch, i really donít know why Yamaha compromised on better instrumentation. The bike also has no kick start (ala Pulsar 220), similar fuel tank capacity as the R15 (12 liters) and weighs just 127 kgs (dry)
To sum up the FZ16 is a fantastic machine, it is worth the money and is certainly our pick in the 150cc segment. However Yamaha could have made it better, all those fat tires and forks need a bigger engine, perhaps a FZ20 should be launched by Yamaha to quench the performance hunger in us.
- Looks amazing
- Rides very well
- Engine has good grunt
- Attention to detail
- Fat tires
- Good pricing
- Unimpressive instrument cluster
- Pillion seat too small for humans
Check out more pics of the FZ16 here.
Last edited by BUSA@TEAM-BHP; 09-23-2008 at 02:36 AM.
Have seen it in flesh the other day. Man! What a bike; looks macho and beefy. The rear looks terrific with the 140 section tyre. Loved the whole looks of the bike. The reviews are promising that the bike has good low and mid rage grunt. Would love to have one for the city ride.
One interesting information I found is, one can change the color of the bike by just spending 1800 bucks for the panels.
FZ16 is simply superb when it comes to styling and looks. Now, this is what we call a "Naked Bike". The figures looks good too with a dry weight of approx 130kgs and 14PS I think it should be a sweet song on the road. And being priced at approx Rs. 75k is very affordable for a bike with such a road presence. But, I am not sure if it is going to be that "cheap". A guy like me will any day go for FZ16 over R15. Doesn't matter which genre both the bikes belong too FZ16 looks mean and "Beautiful". I might go for it if the road tests results are attractive. I guess this month's Bike India has got it. Will grab it and see.