Hi everyone. Myself Ajay Singh a.k.a. AZAXX from Lucknow, proud owner of this Yamaha baby. I brought it on March 10th,2010 and till date it has done over 17,000kms.
When I saw this vehicle back in January 2008 at the Auto Expo in Pragati Maidan I hadn’t thought that it was going to hit Indian market so soon. Yamaha fz-s is perfect combination of power, comfort, design and when I say design it covers all balancing, center of gravity, handling and of course looks! According to me, its second naked macho bike after pulsar 150/180, first variant. Since it is naked bike so I don’t expect much top speed like other sports category bikes, but aggressive enough to beat them in cities.
FZ-S is equipped with SOHC 4-stroke single cylinder with 2 valves mill with a displacement of 153cc which is aircooled. It give maximum power of 14bhp @ 7500 rpm and maximum torque of 13.6Nm @ 6000 rpm.
Speed – 5
Clutch – same constant wet multiplate which is used in any other bike in India. Although I like it’s smooth gearshifting.
Diamond shape which distribute the weight in such a way that it causes no vibration even at 90kmph. Very balanced.
Front: 100/80 -17 (tubeless)
Rear: 140/60 – 17(radial, tubeless)
I must say very good tyre for good roads like in city as well as highways. Very stable, soft compound rubber which sticks to road even on rain drenched roads. Small potholes on road is easy task for it with the help of rear suspension. But when it comes to offroading like Ladakh, poor performance and I am not amazed, as it is not designed for that.
Front: 267mm hydraulic disc
Brakes fully satisfies me.
160 mm, and I must say atleast it should be 165 because with heavy rider and pillion, it causes dent on silencer tube below there.
12v 35/35w I am not satisfied with this stock bulb, hence using Osram 55/60w halogen, which is little more yellowish but bright enough for highways, and I am a die hard tourer.
Many of the people complains about headlamp design and lack of kick start. For headlamp, I think people are habitual enough to see balloon shaped headlight or sports type headlamp. People should rethink about it and see from another dimension as this headlamp design is the most aggressive among others as well as it is for naked monster type bike, not for other chocolaty type bikes.
As for kickstart, I don’t think there is any need for that, as long as the owner of the bike keeps an eye on battery at every service. What if Pajero start giving handle start (mechanically manual) comfort? People should realize they are looking at small prototype of Yamaha fz-8, definitely not a next door bike.
Comm’n it’s Yamaha.
- Very smooth refined engine.
- No vibration.
- Can ride at 27kmph at 5th gear, thanks to tourque.
- Low maintenance.
- Good handling.
- Fully digital meters.
- Suspension performance.
- Great looks and design.
- 35/35 stock headlamp.
- Low ground clearance.
- 12L fuel tank, a tourer needs more.
- Fuel meter needs accuracy.
- Mileage, if u consider it.
- Should be atleast 200cc. (lack of body and engine ratio)
Yamaha FZ-S…..very refined prototype.
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