Yamaha FZ 16

By Divya Sai on 10/25/2008

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LORD of the STREETS is here...

*Update: The reviews I am getting from my online friends (owners of this beast machine) about this bike are truly amazing, guys on other big bikes like pulsars, CBZ xtreme, and even Karizma are turning their heads to  have a look of this bike. People who know least about bikes are also amazed by the looks of the bike.
The rear Tyre and silencer are very attractive, and makes the bike more muscular and a true macho machine. The tyres and overall shape of the bike adds to better control of the bike.
Yamaha is easily going to rule the roads for next few months !

And even the visitors on this web page as compared to other pages of this website are almost 10 times in the last 15 days, which shows a heavy demand and a huge popularity of the bike among the people.

As it was already planned, that it's a do or die situation for Yamaha, with heavy losses in Indian bikes market, with very few bikes launched here, so this year Yamaha has brought some real quality products to India from its collection.

After the Yamaha R15, here comes a very stylish product from Yamaha-India. The bike may be proven a strong competition for Hero-Honda Hunk, and also to other Indian bikes of this segment like Bajaj Pulsar. Although the pricing is pretty high at Rs.70K +, but as compared to the looks, features and specs of the bike, it may be proven a threat to many other Indian bikes. Moreover being a 150cc bike, a 40-50 mileage can be expected from it, which is also very advantageous for the bike and will definitely add to the sales of the bike.


The specifications are as follows:
ENGINE
Engine type Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Displacement 153.0cm3
Bore & Stroke 58.0 × 57.9mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Starting method Electric starter
Clutch type Constant mesh wet multiplate
Ignition type CDI
Transmission type Return type 5-speed
CHASSIS
Frame type Diamond
Suspension (front/rear) Telescopic / Monocross
Wheelbase 1,335mm
Brake type(front/rear) Hydraulic single disc / drum
Tire size (front/rear) 100/80-17 / 140/60-R17
DIMENSIONS
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



The bike has been priced at Rs.65,000 (ex-showroom), and around 71,500(INR) on-road price.
For a 360° view of the bike, DO visit this page : [See This]

Now you can read reviews of Yamaha FZ 16 here on Mouthshut.com
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70 comments for this post

not much into bikes but very informative ;)

Posted on October 17, 2008 at 8:54 PM
sarv007

Price of yamaha FZ 16 flat

Posted on October 19, 2008 at 10:29 AM
Anonymous

i feel the bike is little costly for the features it has.....

Posted on October 28, 2008 at 4:15 PM
Sai

Well a person who wants looks, power, style with some mileage (fuel efficiency), he can definitely go for this !

Posted on October 29, 2008 at 11:16 PM

what about the milleage of this bike in city's

Posted on November 1, 2008 at 2:23 PM
DANISH

NO DOUBT IN LOOKS YAMAHA FZ-16 IS GONNA RUUULLE...THE PLANET,,,FOR THE NEXT FEW MONTHS,,,BUT I AM MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE ON ROAD...!

Posted on November 1, 2008 at 9:06 PM
Anonymous

i got a karizma and am thinking of switching to this bike .. is that a good decision??

Posted on November 2, 2008 at 12:09 PM
Anonymous

ULTIMATE ROCKON BIKE!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on November 3, 2008 at 1:10 PM
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@ Aryan
You can expect a 40+ mileage, atleast after all the free services.....But in most of the reviews, that I have read up till now, I think people are already getting 40+ mileage.

Posted on November 3, 2008 at 11:59 PM
aziz

gonna to rule d world

Posted on November 10, 2008 at 7:09 PM
Anonymous

i own one and driving it for two days, done just 50kms. Its really nice bike. One problem though with the gears. I found same problem with other yamaha model enticer. The problem is gear is stuck sometimes. And second is the carier bar, its not like the current trand, its totally new thing.

everything else is fine.

Posted on November 11, 2008 at 10:30 PM
iam

I have got my FZ16 1 week back, and engine is getting damn heat, i can feel the heat while riding the bike... can any one please suggest, i had been to service center but there was no response from them, they said its normal... but it really getting heat... please help me...

Posted on November 12, 2008 at 10:59 AM

@ Anonymous
Yes problem, while shifting gears (4th and 5th), is reported by many other users too. But that doesn't mean that the problem is common to ignore it. So at ur first service, do tell those guys about this problem.
@ iam
Heating up of engine is ofcourse normal...do not touch it immediately after ur ride.

Posted on November 12, 2008 at 6:21 PM
Anonymous

In this bike yamaha has compramised power(14 bhp) for torque(14NM). i went for test drive. this bike beats all XTREME,hunk and pulsar initially. but after 80kph hunk and CBZX have better acceleration. but the bike looks simply awesome.
it would have been better if it was about 5k to 7k less priced...........................

Posted on November 24, 2008 at 10:02 PM

in chennai is 73500 flat..

Posted on December 12, 2008 at 8:26 PM
Anonymous

i got my new fz 16....its realli gud bike..and every easy 2 do stunts like wheelee n stpoiee in it...grip is realli gud

Posted on December 16, 2008 at 2:18 PM
Anonymous

Evn i gt Fz16 hav done 700kms, its an awesum bike n I must say that the handling is better than any of the indian bikes. Acceleration and power is at par wid the others. Can any one tell me that when you use the front disc brake does it giv yoou some kind of a rustling noise. I am getting one on my bike. Though its very low, i jus wantd to chk if everything is ok

Posted on December 18, 2008 at 1:17 AM

dude i got my bike 2day its lava RED its rocking man i reach topend 124 yar ...any one reach moren than this plz replay for this.. FZ SAM ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on December 20, 2008 at 1:20 AM
Anonymous

is there any1 using fz16 for more than 2 mnths and happy to own it? please comment on its performance u r getting now.

Posted on December 28, 2008 at 8:09 PM
Anonymous

I'm getting the same rustling sound when using the front disk brakes. But brakes are working fine so i think theres no need to worry. Have to mention it in my first service though.

Posted on January 4, 2009 at 1:18 AM
Anonymous

i m using Fz 16 from the past one month amazing bike .....less in power but a better handling looks stylish.... and a dood average of 42 kmpl in city and highway

Posted on January 9, 2009 at 11:11 AM
Anonymous

me 2 getting that disc brake sound the dealer told is normal

Posted on January 9, 2009 at 11:12 AM
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Posted on January 20, 2009 at 12:56 AM

Hey, i also faced the same issue of rustling coming from the front disc. Its not normal and I had it fixed by a Yamaha engineer. It seems that they had wrongly assembled the disc. I suggest that u fix the issue before it gets worse.

Posted on January 20, 2009 at 1:02 AM

Thanks Raj...for informing others about the issue !

Posted on January 20, 2009 at 10:38 AM
Anonymous

Hi! I had purchased a brand new FZ-16, on the onset of the New year. I am very happy with the performance of the bike. I am happy that the company would soon be launching its Accessories and apparels. I saw a very slick jacket, in the catalogue, and the dealer has already ordered the same for me. I shall be getting the same by next week. I was really excited about it. But yesterday, in my college library, i was just browsing through magazines, and came accross this ad by yamaha in some magazine. There, they mentioned that we should wear Joe Rocket Jacket and Gloves worth 11000 and 4000, where as my jacket was only for 6500, now am very confused. Yamaha is promoting Joe Rocket apparels or company apparels???

Posted on February 2, 2009 at 10:50 PM

They wud be getting higher commission from joe rocket dude, and most probably if it costs more, then it wud better too, but finally it depends completely on the budget of the buyer, so if you think 15K buck is not a big deal for you then go for it, otherwise I think you must be getting a cool jacket even in 6.5K !

Posted on February 6, 2009 at 11:31 PM
Anonymous

My F Z 16 IS GIVING 25 KM PL ITS DONE 1500 kMS ... ANY SUGGESTIONS

The rustling sound is coming from the front disc but the showroom guy said that its perfectly ok .. any suggestions on this as well .

Posted on February 17, 2009 at 12:38 PM

Dude 25 k/l is too less, you must complain about it at the service center !

Posted on February 17, 2009 at 1:03 PM

Hay... are you sure it is giving 25 kmpl?, i am plannig to buy this .. can you let me know about the milage after 1500 kms.

Posted on February 17, 2009 at 10:23 PM

Dude don't worry, there must bbe some problemwith that particular bike, you can read the reviews of fz16 in detail here

Posted on February 17, 2009 at 10:36 PM
Anonymous

Thanks a lot guys , am sure there must be some problem , i just wanted to know if there is anybody who is having da same problem


knreddy , dont worry bout da mileage part

over all its a great bike

Am sure the mileage will increase after da second service

Posted on February 18, 2009 at 5:50 AM

Thanks Guys, another doubt... is it not a problem if we don't have a kick rod?, there are chances to fail electric start.. right?

Posted on February 18, 2009 at 4:11 PM
Anonymous

hey i am planning on buying fz 16 is it good for a drive like 1hrs ????

Posted on March 1, 2009 at 3:53 PM

Yes for 1 hr drive, it is perfect !

Posted on March 1, 2009 at 10:19 PM

this bike is realy awsme.......with blend of style comfort........it is macho....and surely a menz choice.....

Posted on March 30, 2009 at 3:28 PM

Hello friends!!
I m crazy about this bike its really cool.......stylish....comfort factor...so guys what u waiting 4...go n get this sexiest bike...I m telling u ....u'll loooooooooooooove it!!

Posted on April 1, 2009 at 1:42 PM

Prabeer,
Hey I'm looking for the fz16 bike is that perfect for a long drive like 3 to 4 hour drive.. Please suggest me I;m really confused...

Posted on April 2, 2009 at 1:35 AM

hey dude,m using this bike from last 6 months,i bought this bike from my hometown hissar,but after getting admission in faridabad i was in need of it in fbd,so i start riding on it for more then 225 k.m.In between i took 10-10 minutes break twicely.bike was great during my journey,not facing any problem,in fact u cant drive any bike continousaly for 4-5 hours without any little break.fz16 is good for long driving also,go with it and enjoy,waise u can check the modified model of fz16 also..
http://fzs.yamaha-motor-india.com/
http://rz15.wordpress.com/2009/04/20/fzs-live-and-feel-like-a-king/

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 2:06 PM
prejith

wel i have been using tis bike for now more than 3 month and iam really satisfied...... wel tis has got very good pick up and after the first service iam getting abt 40km/ltr mileage which is satisfactory....

Posted on June 22, 2009 at 3:39 PM
Anonymous

hey guys,

try this,

start ur fz16 and run the engine in its full rpm till its limit (on Nutral). And see there is a lots of black smoke over there. Thats the problem dude.

Posted on August 7, 2009 at 3:50 PM
Anonymous

hey Im plannin 2 buy dis buy in a few days, can u suggest me is it a rite choice??? coz after reading the comments Im lil bit confused, about the rusting sound, heating of the engine & its not having a kick start....can u suggest sumthing...

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 1:44 PM

Well do not go for FZ16 now....either buy fz-s or even better Yamaha Fazer. And if you do not care for mileage then you may buy pulsar 220cc too.
Here's a comparison between Pulsar, Fazer and Apache.
http://bikes.bloggerstop.net/2009/08/pulsar-220-vs-yamaha-fazer-vs-apache.html

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 6:09 PM
Anonymous

M PLANNING TO BUY FZ16 IN A FEW DAYS.. BUT M CONFUSED NW........ DO I HAVE A BETTER OPTION THEN FZ16????????? IN THE SAME PRICE RANGE...... PLEASE HELP ME..........................

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 4:46 AM

Ofcourse you have dude...
read the above comments !

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 6:03 PM
Anonymous

M PLANNING TO BUY FZ16 IN A FEW DAYS.. BUT M CONFUSED NW........ DO I HAVE A BETTER OPTION THEN FZ16????????? IN THE SAME PRICE RANGE...... PLEASE HELP ME..........................
and i do care for the mileage...............

Posted on September 19, 2009 at 3:38 AM

hi am gonna buy fz16 can anyone say is there is an option of installing kicker in that bike and how???????? wats the exact millage of that bike??? plz help me out in this>>>>>>>>>>

Posted on September 22, 2009 at 3:01 PM
shashi

there is no kicker option for the bike, mileage of fz-16 and fz-s is around 25km to 38km mileage in city condition and 35km to 42km mileage under highways.

my fz-s is giving only 26 km mileage in city condition
if i drive it between 30 to 50 kmph speed.

Posted on September 25, 2009 at 9:32 AM
Arun

I have already done more than 8000k in this bike,,, great pleasure in long drives ,came to blore frm chennai with this one, it can hit 110 km/hr max (with out any vibrations) but if ur travelling with partner it goes oddly 95km/hr. But mileage on the lower side max 35 for me,, And in blore i face starting woes with the battery

Posted on September 27, 2009 at 11:49 AM

GOOD POINTS : NOT BEST BUT BESTEST IN 150 OR 180 CLASS, IF U DRIVE 45-55 KM/HR IT GIVES 45-50 MILEAGE. NOW PROBLEAMS: SMALL PIL SEAT, ODD NUMBER PLATE, LENGTH IS TO SHORT, SARRI GARD LOOKS ODD& NO KICK.
BEST FOR LONG DRIVES, STUNTING PRICE IS FINE FOR THIS MONSTOR BUT IF YAMAHA WANT 2 STAY IN MARKET FOR LONG REDUCE PRICE.

Posted on October 6, 2009 at 2:53 PM

Headlight: The multi-reflector headlight with transparent lens on the front side provides with perfect illumination.

Dashboard: Yamaha FZ-16 sports fully digital speedometer and all other measuring indicators including the odometer, fuel gauge and the tachometer that have a characteristic of Liquid Crystal Display for clearer vision.bajajs n tvs were doing justice to the ‘ value for money ‘ ??
Think abt the XCD .. they claim it to be the cheapest 125 cc bike …but wats the bhp put put of this 125 cc engine ..mere 9.5bhp ..even the splendour has 8.5 bhp ..( more than 14 year old tech or watever ) ..arent they tryin to fool the cusotmers with this higher cc tag , but nothin offered more than a 100 cc bike..??
The overhyped 220 cc pulsar ..so called oil cooled engine …churnin just 20 bhp and amazingly the max speed of 120km/hr .. ( 10 km/hr more than a Unicorn / p150)
pulsar is only one point up pulsar soots each age catagery
if u want a mantanance free, powrfull bike go for yamaha. yes yamaha...

Posted on October 6, 2009 at 3:18 PM

Yeah Sachin, your points are correct...but presently if we compare within Yamaha I think one should better go for Fazer instead of FZ16 or FZS

Posted on October 6, 2009 at 5:57 PM

WEll friends, i bought FZ 16 in feb 09. I really enjoyed riding the real beast. However for last 2 months or so, I am facing starting problems with the bike. The the problem is not only at Cold start, even at middle of road it gives starting trouble. Kindly help me in this regard.

Posted on January 5, 2010 at 7:16 PM

From last 30 days i have to start it with running. My dealer didnt give me agressive solution for my bike. I told him to change my battery but coludn`t give me new battery.

Posted on January 16, 2010 at 10:30 AM

fzs is a good bike

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 2:46 PM

SPEECHLESS ABOUT THIS, I GOT 45KMPL FROM THIS ON HIGHWAY & CITY.
FZ MORE PICKUP THAN 180CC PULSAR.
THE AMAZING THING IS THAT IT GIVE 45KMPL AVERAGE WITH A WIDE TYRE (AWESOME BIKE EVER)..........
BY PINCHU SAINI (FEROZEPUR, PUNJAB)

Posted on March 1, 2010 at 11:18 AM

I wntd 2buy fz..bt read problms lyk-
1. Disk brake rustling sound
2. Start problem,bad battery & no kick
3. Some say vry low mileage
4. Bad pick up aftr 80km/hr nd over heating
5. Bad service help in service centre
-so many complaints 4m most of users..
Plz say shud i buy dis byk or shud i go 4 unicorn..

Posted on March 23, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Wats d difference btwen fz16 nd fz-s

Posted on March 23, 2010 at 12:12 PM
Anonymous

No changes just a flap on meter.

Posted on April 8, 2010 at 4:56 PM
Anonymous

All the complaints about this bike are wrong.they are geles of this bike.some donot hav this bike and then also complaining.it will not have any problems if u handle it with care.use it with love.then the mileage of it is 45 to 50/ltr.control the bike in 40 to 45km/h speed.clean the vehicle if there is any impurities.a cleaning kit for bikes is available in markets buy it.if any one wants to buy a bike go for this.then the cost is good on having all these facilities like digital parts tubeless tyr etc

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 9:44 AM
Anonymous

^^ i ve seen people who r more passionate in riding n proud to have this bike ...but then one guy of such kind was forced to let his FZ16 off due to the problems he faced..he loved the bike but u cant get the pleasure of riding when u r pushed to service centre now and then for problems...like his speedometer gone mad after 5000 kms
clutch plate started to work bad in abt 10000kms
and problems in tyre in additional 5000 kms..
and the service also sucks like anything...and now he has got pulsar 220...
I was about to buy this unique creation but after hearing some furture problems faced with this bike...wat wud u think of!!!
My bad
By : striker

Posted on May 4, 2010 at 12:45 PM

after reading so many reviews now i m confused either go with FZ of Bajaj Avenger 200cc. and which one is more comfort and charm for riding about 250 km and more then it.
is der any body who is going to help me?
so plz give me ur suggestion on mohitnaithani7@gmail.com
plzzz
i m waiting...

Posted on May 6, 2010 at 12:04 PM
Anonymous

Hi Friends,

I'm planning to buy a new bike. Please suggest me which one is good out of the below
1. Yamaha Fazer
2. Yamaha FZs
3. Yamaha FZ16
4. CBZ Extream.
5. Apache RTR 160

Please advice me....

Posted on July 9, 2010 at 7:30 PM

If you want to buy a yamaha product then go for Fazer.
Otherwise Xreme is also a good choice, go for test-drives and see it for yourself - take a bike which is confortable for you and for the person behind you too. Grip on road should be good.

Posted on July 9, 2010 at 7:59 PM
Anonymous

Thanq sai, but in my recent study i hv heard tht yamaha (FZ-s,FZ16)are not giving minimum 40 milage.

I need a bike with atleast 40 milage.

If FZ-s is giving min 40 milage then i want to go with tht.

Please let me know ur valuable comments.

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 1:43 AM
VISU

I HAVE BOUGHT MY FZ-16 A WEEK AGO AND I HAVE RUSTLING SOUND IN THE BIKE WHEN I APPLY FRONT DISC........SHOULD I COMPLAIN OR IS IT PRETTY NORMAL

DK

Posted on August 5, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Better get everything checked when the bike is still in warranty.
Yes I have heard of this problem a few times earlier too, if you are there in Orkut, join the community of FZ-16 and check how others have fixed their problems.

Posted on August 5, 2010 at 8:20 PM
visu

thank u can u send a link to the orkut community.......plz ,,,i wud like to join the community

Posted on August 5, 2010 at 11:58 PM

Although there are many comms, but here are the popular ones:
1. http://www.orkut.co.in/Main#CommTopics?cmm=19336539
2. http://www.orkut.co.in/Main#Community?cmm=87112294
3. http://www.orkut.co.in/Main#Community?cmm=16275660

Posted on August 6, 2010 at 12:11 AM
VISU

thanks dude

Posted on August 6, 2010 at 7:58 PM

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