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Yamaha FZ16

Yamaha Motor India has decided to rechristen Yamaha FZ15 ahead of its launch in India and has renamed it as Yamaha FZ16. Indianon2wheels brings you the features and specifications of the latest entrant in the competitive 150cc motorcycle segment, Yamaha FZ16.

Yamaha FZ16 features a 153cc air-cooled, carbureted, 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder, 2-valve engine, which produces 14 Ps at 7500 rpm and 14 N.m. of torque at 6000 rpm. While the stopping power comes from the 267mm disc brake at front with twin pot calipers and a standard drum brake does the duty at the rear.

Yamaha it seems is looking to sell the FZ16 mainly on the merits of its look, a fact accentuated by not only the rather strange yet eye catching headlight, which flows well with the rest of the body work, but also the 100/80-17 and 140/60-R17 tyre combination, which would catch the imagination of lot of people.

However despite this, Yamaha has managed to keep FZ16’s curb weight (137kgs) similar to the 150cc segment leader, Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTS-i.

Even though we suspect that performance will take a hit due to the rather fat tyres which only help in the looks department, it remains to be seen, how well the FZ16 performs as a complete package.

Yamaha FZ16 technical specifications:

Yamaha FZ16 Engine:
Engine type: Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Displacement: 153.0cm3
Bore & Stroke: 58.0 × 57.9mm
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Maximum output: 14PS / 7500 rpm
Maximum torque: 14 N.m / 6000 rpm
Starting method: Electric starter
Lubrication type: Wet sump
Carburetor type: BS26
Clutch type: Constant mesh wet multiplate
Ignition type: CDI
Primary/secondary reduction ratio: 3.409 / 2.857
Transmission type: Return type 5-speed

Yamaha FZ16 Chassis:
Frame type: Diamond
Suspension (front/rear): Telescopic / Monocross
Brake type(front/rear): Hydraulic single disc / drum
Tire size (front/rear): 100/80-17 / 140/60-R17

Yamaha FZ16 Dimensions:
Overall Length × Width × Height: 1,975mm × 770mm × 1,045mm
Seat height: 790mm
Wheelbase: 1,335mm
Minimum ground clearance: 160mm
Dry weight/Curb weight: 126 kg / 137 kg
Fuel tank volume: 12 liters
Engine oil volume: 1.2 liters


  1. i want rear disc break and six gear box if will be on this bike i deffinetly purchase this bike at 70000 rs


  3. this bike was very nice sexy
    yamaha rock

  4. I had booked a honda unicorn. The bike is really good.
    But i am in a confusion now. After i saw the YAMAHA FZ 16.
    I am thinking of cancelling the booking i have done for unicorn.
    whether to go for which among the two????

    somebody plaese Help me in this.taking into consideration all the three factors, interms of style, mileage and maintanence…..

    Hey someone plaese tell me the promised mileage of YAMAHA FZ 16, if u can…

    waiing for ur suggestions……

  5. Awesome piece, this is the bike i was looking for…….i am gon a get it.

  6. definitely go for unicorn.yamaha bikes are costly n they are not fuel efficient.unicorn is better than FZ in control n mileage.go for unicorn.

  7. come on ,,,,,,, no way honda unicorn. if u cosider style go for fz 16 ….perfomance and mileage then unicorn… any day fz 16 is amazing by looks for its price …. can u believe that bike has looks of 65 grant ,,,,, i thought may be a lakh… go for fz 16

  8. Well Unicorn is Unicorn.. I own a Unicorn, self start which is with me for the last 3-1/2 yrs and still it gives me mileage of 60 plus. Its longer, taller and heavier than FZ16. Yes… look wise not as good as FZ16 but performance and mileage wise better than FZ16.

  9. which is a better one—-cbz extreme or yamaha fz-16????????/

  10. I think FZ16 is better than CBZ Extreme

  11. yamaha is like old vilen reentry
    with the spirit of RX100
    no one can beat RX100’s pickup

  12. the milage aint tt bad …it said to give 47 on highway nd abt 37 on city roads….yamaha has reli good job wid this bike atleast looks wise nd price also.

  13. hehehhaha come on dude how cud u compare hero honda to yamaha …yamaha z always better than hero honda … yamaha is more trusted than hero honda bro … i would suggest u to go for fz 16 bcoz its got tougher looks n quality thn the cbz extreme.
    n performance wise cbz extreme really sucks
    Remember, you’re the one who creates speed on bike

  14. Syed Mohammed Hyder says:

    hey guys, i have been using yamaha rx for 6 yrs and bel me its an excellent bike which is why i got an fz 16 booked, and there is no way any bike can be compared to a yamaha, performance wise the only thinkg that worries me is the bikes mileage

  15. any idea when is it being launched and what is the wait period??? Is the launch date same all over india or different???

  16. Syed Mohammed Hyder says:

    hey romi already launched dude, just go n have a look at it in any YAMAHA showroom, am sure u r gonna fall for it

  17. its style and power exelent but average as coparison to pulsar is less

  18. Sandeep Kamble......Rocks says:

    Hey jai go for YO Bikes If ur crazy about millage….

    Dear Romi : soory to say Unicorn and 60 AVG????? how it possible???? is their splendor Engine.. Max to Max 50 to 52..

    Dear Atul : Wow Such great thinking??? 70000/- sab chahiye ????? Aur kuch????

    Abe ooooo 100cc RX kkk premi Chal chal hava aane deeee.

  19. Ha ha ha…. Good comments Sandeep….

  20. I have booked the Yamaha FZ16 in Mumbai …. well, i am the first person to book in the showroom…. if any body wants the bike in the first week of its launc.. i mean before oct 10-11. Please visit near in-orbit mall n caontact person is Manoj( Yamaha ) :9987100944

    Actual On road Prise : 74800/- only hehe

    Excepted Date : 18th October

  21. Jai ,Atul & Romi…What happen Bolti Band hmmmmmm

  22. Hi Sarvesh, bolti bandh nahi hui. It’s that what I said is true. My unicorn is giving 57 in city and 60 plus on highways. I have already said that FZ16 is best in it’s class. I booked FZ16 2 weeks back. It’s that Unicorn is giving me good service the day I bought it. So I said.

  23. Syed Mohammed Hyder says:

    Guys i guess, even unicorn is a good bike since its a honda but i am a yamaha freak and even i dont believe that unicorn gives 60kmpl.
    I just bought the BIKE INDIA magazine of this month caz i booked the bike some 15 days back and it had FZ16’s test and they said its gonna give 43.5 on an average so this much mileage on that beauty is really cool. 4.5 stars were given outa 5 in totality.
    So all yammie bro’s good luck and GREAT CHOICE



  26. hiloooo evry1. you all r waisting your time in comparing all 150cc bikes. the bottom line is -YAMAHA RULES. FZ16 is not just a bike, its a devil machine. so all kids…… be a yammie and ride a yammie….

  27. come on guys!!! wat a silly comparison wit unicorn and CBZ extreme!!! me using yamaha rx-135 5 speed for the past 6yrs!!! i really feel proud to be on roads wit my bike!!! yamaha s always the king maker of bikes!!! kids only will speak ill abt yamaha!!! anyday go for yamaha, quality, performance, yamaha leads!!! me gonna get fz-16 soon!!!

  28. Hey Guys! Any idea when is the delivery date of FZ 16. Today is 6th and till now even the Showroom guys dont have any idea as to when is the date. The date first told was 5th Oct and that date has gone…………. anyone with the dates do let me know.

  29. Its After 20th Oct.Just Confirmed from Yamaha Malad Showroom.

  30. FZ’s delivary is from 15th of oct, as told by the showroom guys in kolkata.

  31. kya bhai log? lots of talk has been going over YAMAHA FZ16. i heard a kid saying today that YAMAHA can not be a reliable company and you cant trust its bikes. anyone over there, who thinks the same thing let me tell you that the best thing that a YAMAHA bike carries on is the logo of YAMAHA. this logo assures you about the product that you are buying. this logo shows that you own the best thing. and all those who think that i am wrong, then better play with your little toys because you are not a man enough to play with the devil machine. BE A YAMMIE, RIDE A YAMMIE.

  32. hey man… wait for cbr 150, its really sexy. it also has a kick starter, good looking and might go dam fast….

  33. v alwaz luv 2 c new gud bikes arrivin on d roads. monish v ll wait 2 c d new cbr 150, but dear frnd till den its d yammie v lyk.

  34. mr prasanth a good wait is gud 4 a gud bike.

  35. Its so sexy that i cant wait to get it.

  36. monish bhai, as d tym vil pass on, u vil c many bikes cumin nd makin new bench marks. nd dis way u vil keep waiyin 4 every oder new bike 2 hit d roads nd den u vil learn dat another is cumin… so wat i think go 4 d bike wich is best in market 2day. its better 2 act dan waitin 4 sumthin 2 happen. ny waz its ur choice. i m wid yamaha nd if i find d cbr 150 better i ll certainly go 4 it in future….

  37. Guys, which one is a better bike R15 OR FZ16? Help me choose 1. I will be using the bike mainly for fun riding on weekends in Delhi.

  38. I had used RX 100 for almost 8 yrs and was planning to get a new one and finally I got my dream bike. I have booked Yamaha FZ 16 last week got the booking number today. Where can I check the online status of the same.

  39. hi nafeez. Status of online booking can only be got from yamaha showroom since by checking the number they can find out whether your bike will be in the first lot or not

  40. Hi Hitesh, i belive R 15 will suit u if u ar lukng for fun only, Fz 16 is for mid range performance with a huge amt. of torque, req for every day city rides, the nam says it all -LOARD OF THE STREETS….enjoy.

  41. Panjimittai Singh says:

    Will this FZ 16 be ok for tall rider of 6’2″ height?

  42. Syed Mohammed Hyder says:

    i think the fz16 has the best looks in the indian bike market
    wat u guys say

  43. Syed Yousha Hyder says:

    Agreed, with my bro Mohammed. It looks are stunning this bike is for those who love biking kinda driving and get attention.

    Looks are applealing and shows attitude by nature it has put all legendary bike like pulsar, unicorn & cbz at the dead end. these old traditional bike need rewamp before they compete with FZ-16.

  44. after yamaha rx in 90’s this is the ultimate and most sexy bike in yamaha history

  45. panji bhai u cn easily go 4 dis bike. i m also 6’1 nd hs got 1 4 me. it is a small bike only in length but d height of d bike wud suit 2 bikerz of all height…. go 4 it, its a peice of art….

  46. Hey !
    I booked dis bike a few days ago, the showroom man gave 1month time for the delevery !
    What a great bike, ny day YAMAHA ROCKS ! What a sexy bike !
    And, I want to know whether there are ny negative points of dis bike, or only Positives !

    NY one out there ?????

    Wtng !

  47. THE FZ 16 Rocks !!

  48. i too booked unicorn now i cancelled booking. But last saturday i booked FZ16,Can u get the same pickup in unicorn. no way top speed of about 130kmph,No other 150cc bike can reach this. go head try FZ16.Realy it’ll become a lord of the street.
    yamaha rocksssss……

  49. Dear All,

    Unicor is unicor no comaprizon

  50. Hey Dudes! As per the latest Showroom updates, FZ16 available only after 27th Oct.

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