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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. any one have fz plz tell me is profermance

  2. Hi,
    Unicorn is unicorn! thats only for those who like hero honda or honda for its mileage. Don`t compare with Yamaha as it has the brand name, quality and perfomance. Body may rust but the engine will remain for long run.

    Yamaha is back!

  3. kshitiz, dis is a super performer. it has a great pick up, solid lower end touque, spot on handling nd breaking nd looks 2 die 4…. if makin my words simple i ll say…. u wont ever think of ridin nything else. dis bike gives a lot of confidence in making sum sharpest of turn in traffic…. nd can easily b termed as a stunt tool…. lukin 4 fuel efficiency???? forget it…. it is delivering 30 odd km on each litre…. bt 1st servicing is due so it will cum up around 35/36 kmpl in city…. nd 40kmpl overall…. bt who cares abt d fuel wen u have a machine lyk dis in ur hand…. so jst go 4 it…. nd make even d higher capacity bikes (pulsar 180/200, apache rtr) go breathless 2 catch u….

  4. madhukar deeti says:

    well i guess prashant u ve got no idea abt the bikezzz….. better give proper review… does it has the sporty look or just normal???? i mean when u ride does it look sporty or just like an ordinary bike…

  5. madhukar bhai, u might think dat i hv no idea abt d bikes bt 4 ur information i own a small bike servicing nd modification center…. nd dats nt my full tym job bro…. nd abt bikes…. nd weneve ppl cum 2 me wid dere new bikes i tell dem 2 ride it in its original state 4 a vwhile nd cn den go 4 sum modification…. although i cn earn money by takin dere bikes 4 modifications straigth away wen dey r new…. nd ya sportyness doesnt cum in seeing d bike, u actually shud feel sporty wen u ride dat bike…. like karizma, it luks sporty bt it isnt dat sporty in handling bcoz of its high handle bars even d foot pegs nd d gear is very low so u cnt actually bend ur bike much in sharp corners…. another thing, as d handle bars of karizma is very high u cnt really bend down on d tank at high speed 2 neglect d force of air, dis reduces ur balance nd d speed also…. yet karizma luks sporty…. so luks r deceptive my dear frnd…. use ur brain wid ur eyes…. nd thanx 4 tellin me dat i dont know abt bikes…. it helped in recallin a lot of stuff dat i hd out of my mind 4 sumtym….

  6. madhukar deeti says:

    hey bro… was just kidding… :-)… was just eager to know abt bike… cause m getting the devil on 20th nov… no hard feelings…

  7. Though yamaha has finally managed to get the right products for India, I thing much is left to achieved in terms of customer satisfaction from thrir dealer network.

    I booked a FZ16 from the company showroom on 5th of october and was promised a delivery in 1st week of November in writing. However I received an sms on 3rd week of November saying the delivery will take 4 – 6 weeks, and the company showroom personnel reffered to “we can manage faster delivery!” on a person to person basis.

    Now after one month they are saying it will be only in December, and after a heated argument they said, it will be on 18th of November. I just do not understand why they book vehiches when supply is not ensured!

    And how can there be so much fluctuations in the committed date if out of turn deliveries are not being made?

    Some senior official at yamaha needs to look into this personally and ensure they do not get a bad reputation because of supply chain mismanagement.

  8. its ok madhukar. 1 suggestion 2 u. if u cn…. den go 4 a rear disk brake, if u like 2 ride it heard…. it will cost u between 3000-5000 depending on d qlty…. better go 4 d rear disk used in r15…. its really gud nd works spot on…. nd m alwaz ready 2 learn…. so no prob bro…. ride hard nd ride safe….RIDE A YAMMIE ND B AYAMMIE…. TC

  9. arin d problem is dat d yamaha never xpected dis kind of responce 4m ppl early on…. so d prodution was nt done 2 a large scale…. d problem arised wen d dealers never contacted wid d yamaha official b4 bookin d bike nd gave a delivery date on his own…. so dere is a shortage of bikes nd d demand is very high…. another thing dat dey r givin bikes 2 ppl much early whom dey know 4m d back door… so keep pressurising dem nd get ur bike as early as possible…

  10. Unicorn is the best bike to be preffered as first bike to be taken!!!!!!!Yamaha cmpmy fails fr thr performance n spares……Honda will always rule!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Panjimittai Singh says:

    I will do slap of Yamaha! When I am booking bike I was chak de phatte I will be so of the cool but now I am crying baby with heart broken. My brakes are having changed by Yamaha already and this is no good bike for the tall person like myself. During sunlight I am not seeing rpm fully and I not needing glasses with good eyes. Alloy wheel paint is so bad and now chipping. Yamaha de khote are having done looted me after making wait 1 month for deliveries of my bekaar FZ16.

  12. sorry roy, u r livin in past…. its 7th nov 2008…. nd d bottom line is dat d yamaha has cum up wid d bike dat wud certainly take yamaha 2 d glory dat it had back in 80’s nd early 90’s. dis bike is a super performer nd has unmatchable street presance…. d build qlty is jst next 2 perfect nd no doubt its LORD OF D STREET. so still thinking of unicorn??? u r destinned 2 live in past….

  13. dat is correct.. unicorn hardly stands d competition in front of pulsar.. let alone yamaha bikes..

    dude grow up now… Yammies are d future.. unicorn is a confusion betwn a good mileage and good power and ends up giving none..

  14. I am proud owner Yamaha RX100. This is 88 model and it always rock the road..Now time has come to go for FZ16.. Its really stunning bike..

  15. Prashanth Hegde says:

    Guys don’t ever compare Yamaha with Honda.. Yamaha always ahead of all bike manufacturers..If you are crazy with bike then why are you comparing with millage?

  16. Hi,

    I am planning to buy FZ 16. Please suggest me the color.
    Which color will look more good from close and distance too??

    I am confused with black and red. As black is more common color now a days!!

  17. Syed Mohammed Hyder says:

    good one ronald
    newaz finally got to lay my hands on my new FZ
    its just so good

  18. Dear All,

    I got AVG of 46.5 per ltr……Superb Power…pickup..outstanding looks……n now millage….Aur kya chahiye boss


  19. Hiiiiiii Guys, After reading all the Discussion I Love FZ-16, But yet I m confused In FZ16/Apache/CBZ Extreme on the point of Milage for the Long drive. so guys Plzz Guide me???????

  20. irshad bhai… go wid d yammie FZ16…dont get confused as dere is no need 2 b confused… no bike cn give u d feel of superb handling, braking, performance nd pick up dat dis yammie baby will give u… dis is a master piece… m nt sayin dat apache or xtreme r bad bikes… bt wen it cums 2 d best… its only FZ16… d bike nt only luks gud bt also feel gud… so go 4 it… RIDE A YAMMIE ND B A YAMMIE…

    dis is 4 all d bikers who r putting their hands on their new FZ16- ” spend couple of more thousands 2 get a gud qlty helmet 4 urself, make sure dat u r alwaz ready 4 ur next ride, nt never let any ride b ur last 1 jst bcoz of not wearing a helmet…”

  22. hey is FZ 16 good for long period of time? how about it maintainance and all? i have already booked FZ 16…

    please reply for this…


  23. this is the best bike i had ever seen in my life,,, its true that it has all killing looks and about tires?? awsome…excellent….boss,,,

    this bike’s gonna rock the indian market…

  24. Hi guys! My orange FZ16 has many pulsar riders go bonkers as they stop to check out my bike and ask me questions regarding everything of this bike. I even heard one guy saying that if he had known that yammie was bringing out this beauty he wouldn’t have bought a 200.
    Regarding the bike, it’s awesome. My bike is delivering 48.67kmpl in city driving, not bad at all. I’m happy with it. First service is due in another 400kms time then will try out the power, till then ride slow and safe.

  25. same here ROMI
    i got a red fz and all pulsar guys and cbz’s and apache’s just look at it and am sure all r fallin for it
    not checked the mileage yet though
    really an awsome bike

  26. shyam, its yamaha so u cn b jst assuered of d engine… nd its engine which matters 4 long lyf of any auto machine… agaun i ll say its yamaha so u do nt worry much abt its maintanence… jst go 4 it… nd guys my younger bro hs taken my FZ16… M MISSIN IT… bt its still ok 4 me as i also hv an R15…

  27. THNXSSSS Prashant!!!!!!!!

  28. Hi friends.
    can you help me regarding on milege of FZ16?helmet locking


  29. It was really good to here all the conversation which had happen with each other any ways guys prove your self tat you are a man an buy fz16.And Rock ur life with it

  30. madhukar deeti says:

    i hv heard tht yamaha changes the original spares during the third n final service given by them…. n do hv proof of it

  31. madhukar if u think dat d dealers r changing d original parts of bike during d final sevice den u cn complain it 2 d company… and no company itself will do it as ir ruins its repo in d market… diy might b d dealers who r doin dis… if u hv d proof den go ahead nd make a complain… yamaha co. wud b more dan happy 2 solve prblms like dis…

  32. ainniiiiiiiii……. fudhuuuuuuuuuuuuu. bike main apni zindagi viah ni dekhiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  33. all the guys who have got their fz’s, can u tell me the mileage
    caz mine is givein 30kmpl in city, and my frenz fz gives around 38

  34. Hi Syed. have checked mine and its giving me 48.67, my first service due in another 200 kms. after 1000kms planning to go for more power, then will check out the mileage.

    Hi Prashant, since ur an expert, can u guide me on whether we can fix security system and which is the best for FZ16 and also can we install HID lighting??

  35. hi romi, u cn certainly put HID lights in FZ16…IT WUD REQUIR A BALLAST which cums in d kit only… actually hid lights requir more current(85 volts) 2 start bt runs on current (9-12 volts. however hid lights r xpensive nd 1 must see dat in case of accident u do nt damage dem… although dey r gr8… u cn also go 4 plasma type bulbs which cn b directly installed 2 ur headlamp by replacing ur old bulb… cn u tell me where r u frm nd how much u r paying 4 d HID LIGHTS.???

  36. SYED BHAI, mileage depends on d engine nd d way d bike is being driven… i think u r riding ur bike a bit 2 hard so d mileage hs gone down to 30 kmpl… if u ride it normally, say around 50 kmph mark u ll get a fuel efficiency around 40 kmpl easily… dont over stress ur engine b4 1st servicing… ride safe…

  37. Hi Prashant, I dont get HID lights here. I checked in ebay and some guy was selling for 3250 plus delivery charge. Does plasma type bulb have the same effect as HID and what would be the cost of it?

    2nd query, can we install security system n if so which is good??

    I am from Kannur in Kerala.

  38. Hi,
    THat is the problem with all Yamaha bikes Mr Syed
    Almost all yamaha bikes come down to 30 to 35 average in city and i dont think you go the bike for riding ONLY on highways.
    I have a Unicorn since 3.5 years and it is constantly giving me above 50 mileage in city.It dint give me any maintainance cost over these year and the engine feels still the same.
    Compared to FZ it may not be that stylish… but in terms of mileage in 150cc bikes it is the best and also gives you 0 to 60 in 5 second that is almost what FZ gives. it also gives you top speed of 115 without any vibrations.

  39. Hi,

    I’m planning to buy FZ 16 in Jan. I’ve no doubts how handsome the bike is…the only thing I’m concern is it doesn’t have kick !! in Rainy or cold climate it may be a serious problem…What do you think? Apart from this, everything is convincing me to buy this bike and become yammie 😉

  40. thanx guys for replyin me
    and yes what does other bikers have to say bout this new dream thing by the real power brand YAMAHA

  41. romi, i hv heard dat plasma type bulb r also available on ebay… i got it frm a frnd who lives in thailand… i paid sum 2000 for it… plasma lights r also gud nd hv almost d same effect nd it is easy 2 maintain it… nd bro 2 b honest i dont hv much idea abt d security systems… i hv never put ny till date so cnt really tell u abt dat… nywaz i ll nquir abt it wid sum of my fnds nd wud surely tell u in 2 days… bye nd take care…

  42. madhukar deeti says:

    hey prashant bro…. u really doing a great job……….. :-)… hats of brother… thanks for being there for us…

  43. Thanks Prashant, do let me know regarding the security system once you get to know. Checked in ebay but plasma bulbs not seen, any idea where it will be available. If you are from Blore do let me know the place where I can get it.

    Till then take care.

  44. Hi, I’v booked a Yamaha FZ16 on 14th Nov. 2008 . I’m wait’n fr my baby . Please, Yamaha, send my bike as soon as u can . Do u wnt my Booking nmbr ? Its K-180402

  45. yaar…please someone reply for my query…and help in making decision for FZ 16. Its battery dependency (NO kick) is my concern! will it not be a problem in long run..cold seasons and rainy days..Otherwise the bike is superb & awesome.

  46. madhukar deeti says:

    BLOODY yamaha showroom at malad sucks……they cheat customers…. never answer our phone calls… no delivery even after waiting for 2 months…when u wanna cancel booking they threat u for no refund….they wanna work on their terms n condition…bloody wont recieve a single call from their side if they require any documents we need to stick to them like their tail to get our work done… i regret dreaming of being yammie…. sorry guys… 🙁

  47. this is my dream bike and make mad to all the boys becouse its 153cc and more better tha R15 this is as cool as ducati

  48. hi gaurav… u cn certainly go wid d fz nd dont boder much abt d battery…. its ca good 1. even bikes like r15 nd p220 hv only electric start… u wont hv ny such prblm in cold nd rainy days… v hv 2 pull chok even in kick start in cold days… so dont worry nd go 4 it…. take care….

  49. madhukar deeti says:

    BLOODY yamaha showroom at malad sucks……they cheat customers…. never answer our phone calls… no delivery even after waiting for 2 months…when u wanna cancel booking they threat u for no refund….they wanna work on their terms n condition…bloody wont recieve a single call from their side if they require any documents we need to stick to them like their tail to get our work done… i regret dreaming of being yammie…. sorry guys… 🙁

  50. Hi Prashant,

    Would like to know from you is which is the type of headlight bulb used in FZ16, meaning H1, H2 etc.. and can we use HID and if so whats the cost and where is it available and which company is the best?

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