Recently, one of our readers, Gordon Graham, from Kerala, (who also happens to be a friend of mine) purchased a brand new Yamaha Fazer 150, He was more than happy to lend his bike for a review, having driven around for a couple of days, I have a feeling that it is something special and different. Read on to find out.

A short trip to the nearby feilds

Gordon researched quite a bit over the internet before making the final decision and he visited various biking sites including BikeAdvice and also gathered owner opinions. All he wanted was a great, reliable machine that met all his needs, cost being no object. He initially shortlisted the Yamaha R15 and the Apache 180 along with the Fazer, being a relatively novice rider, he opted out of the first two since they seemingly were better suited for aggressive and seasoned riders, he then considered the Fazer, for its good looks and its brand image; you see, the Fazer unlike its other 150 counterparts is promoted as a touring machine capable of crunching miles of tarmac with relative ease, with its engine tuned for low end torque end performance. This made it a much more viable machine for beginners.

Also since he would have to travel about 100 kilometres once in a while from his college to his home, he thought that the Fazer fit the bill perfectly. And so the decision was made, off he went to the nearest Yamaha dealership and in 5 days the bike was in his garage. He gave me a call when the bike arrived and I promptly headed over to check it out and I was in for a surprise.

Long roads and clear blue skies, just what the Fazer loves

What I had seen from the pictures and magazines were nothing compared to what the bike looked and felt like in the flesh. It was huge and the front end made it look more like a superbike than a 150. You initially get the feeling that this machine would be heavy and hard to handle, heavy it was but when you sat on it, you get the feeling that the all the weight has just suddenly dissapeared thanks to the really light weight of the front fairing and other components, it wasnt too long before I was on the road with this bike and guess what, it felt better the more i rode it.

Engine, Performance and Drivability:

All I knew of the bike, due to its rarity and high price tag were through little photos online and glimpses of demo models set up at showrooms. But this machine was really different up close and personal, I initially figured that this was just a silly, heavier FZ 16 by Yamaha and judging by the reviews I had read in magazines, I also imagined the bike would be underpowered for its size.

I was wrong. The engine, borrowed from the FZ series is a smooth great sounding vibration free unit that packs in all the grunt low RPM’s which means that all you need is a tiny flick of the wrist to be hauled forward. And while riding it, I realized that pulling wheelies in second gear isn’t too hard of a matter at all. It is this very character that makes it special.

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It is a relaxed bike and you would ride it in a calm and relaxed manner. It does not have the rawness and the wild nature of the R15 or the RTR yet it’s really good at what it does. Cruising along I found out that you could ride it in 5th gear without any hiccups at speeds as low as 20kmph. Overtaking is a breeze and the Fazer does this with the least fuzz of any 150cc bike. The gearbox used is another master stroke. One way I like to test the quality of the gearbox is by stopping the bike in 5th gear and shifting to 1st while noting how much effort it takes to put it back to 1st without moving it the bike back and forth. It wasnt as smooth as I would have liked and also for some reason, it just took three taps for it to shift to 1st. While riding however. the gearshifts are silky smooth and give a generous amount of feedback. It uses only a toe shifter and can be a bit of a pain if you would ride it with slippers on. In the city, this was one machine that made you feel like a rider who came straight out a Dhoom movie. It turned heads just like a pretty woman walking down the street.

We rode past a bunch of pulsar dudes and we had them drooling with their jaws open. It attracts attention like crazy and you would really be surprized by how many people stop you and ask you to pose for a picture. The other day we met a fellow Fazer rider who went to a marriage only to have his bike surrounded by both the teens and adults alike. This machine is simply a star and if you plan to be the local hero, don’t save lives, just buy one of these. It is really effortless and relaxing to drive through the city, reasons being the smooth, silent engine and easy power delivery, the needlessness to downshift and all the attention it draws. It almost makes you happy that you are stuck in slow moving traffic. I haven’t enjoyed riding around crowded cities in a 150cc this way before. And since this bike feels best when it’s ridden slow and steady, the rider would most probably live longer.

When R15 met the FZ

On the highways, it cruised effortlessly and could maintain a steady speed of about 70kmph in a relaxed manner. The optimum speed would be around 50 – 80 km/h. I for once could not explore its limits as it had just covered 180 kms and was in its break-in period. As soon as its broken in, I would be sure to test its top speeds and acceleration times. The brakes were also another ace up its sleeves; its large diameter front disc brake coupled with the wide rubbers that offer astounding grip give it a respectable stopping power with great feel and a very tiny chance of wheel lock. I tried applying the brakes on loose gravel and the front wheels didn’t lock up until I exerted considerable pressure on the brakes. The front brake lever felt firm when applied but I felt that it wasn’t quite as sharp as the RTR’s, though it still is really powerful.

Yamaha also claimed to have tested and perfected the front fairing in wind tunnels. This seemed like a bold claim for a 150cc bike, so we decided to test it out. There was a patch of road near the location where we did our photo shoots that was particularly windy in the afternoons, this place was notorious for pushing around smaller bikes with heavy headwinds. Riding over this patch with my Apache often made the bike change direction slightly. I took the Fazer over this very path to test it out and at about the sme speed of 70 km/h I kept wondering, how did they do it? The fairing was amazing, it kept the bike steady and on course even with the wind pounding at me. The airflow was really well controlled around the fairing and I could really feel the air around it flowing in certain directions when I placed my hand around it. This shows that the Yamaha’s claim of wind tunnel testing wasn’t just a claim. It was a fact and one that is certain to please those wanting to ride fast.

Ride, Handling and Ergonomics

This is one area where the Fazer stands out from the whole bunch. It’s a pleasure to ride on bumpy, pothole ridden, cracked, or any other roads that can be thrown at it. It simply glides along with assurance. Most reviews have claimed the seats and the riding position for the quality of the ride, but it’s actually the combination of lightweight wheels, superb suspension and ergonomic seating position that does the job. The seats were a little hard for me but I guess since this is a new bike, the foam would take a while to come into its element. A great way to describe the ride quality would be to compare it to an Innova or Scorpio, the way these cars ride over bad roads is very much similar to how this bike handles terrains. The wheels just seem to bounce off the bumps and makes bad roads seem good until you come over there on some other machine.

Touring Spirit

As an experienced biker would know, a suspension can be of two types, Hard and Soft. A hard suspension can give the best control but lacks ride quality and does a bad job with bumps and craters, while a soft suspension glides over bad roads while compromising handling and control. Most manufacturers in India tune suspensions to a setting that is somewhere between Hard and Soft, TVS with its Apache range of bikes sets it to medium hard. While the Pulsars in general are tuned with a softer suspension. With the Fazer, the suspension setting is spot on in the middle with a touch of softness. The ride feels soft while at the same time stiff. This result is a perfect combination of handling and comfort. It’s something that needs to be experienced firsthand.You can go through the worst roads with absolute ease and then in a moment head over to the next smooth road and perform some corner craving. Its simply seamless.

The riding position is comfortable and also sporty, the foot pegs are placed a little backwards for various reasons and this also helps the bike to have great lean angles. One thing you must know if you are a short rider is that the rear seat is a little high, and pillions may not be able to put their foot down to assist you when you are crawling through traffic.

The seat can be opened by the ignition keys using the keyhole at the rear left of the bike, under it you would find the usual first aid kit and a tool kit containing wrenches of various sizes, a screwdriver, and also an allen key, which is an L shaped tool for tightening/removing the fairing fasteners. There isn’t much space in here for anything substantial so you would be better off with a backpack for your touring needs.

Stuff That’s Not Too Cool

They say nothings perfect and that is slightly the case with this otherwise great machine. For starters, the bike does not come with any sort of crash guard and unless you take care while you ride, you can easily bend the handle bar or break the indicators or brake/clutch levers and also scratch up the fairing. The clutch lever on Gordons bike was broken on the second day of ownership thanks to the lack of this feature and wet tarmac.

No crash guard and wet pavements

It does not have a kick starter which means that you have to be careful with the kind of electrical upgrades you may want to install (HID’s or headlamps for example) as they may drain up the battery faster than the alternator can recharge it which means you might have to put up with some old fashioned jump starting.

Another flaw that has been mentioned in several forums are that the headlights which can be switched only one at a time. There is a simple solution to this that may seem silly, all you have to do to turn both the lights on is that you just have to place the high/low beam switch somewhere in the middle position. This lights up both the lamps and after lots of riding in the dark with this setting, the battery seems to hold up well.

Another thing that’s not cool is that the accessories offered by Yamaha are expensive. It seems like an old marketing technique or razors and blades where the blades are sold with a high price tag compared to the razor. For example, an LED indicator set would cost nearly 3000 Rupees and a simple LED pilot light would cost 500 bucks. You could get that imported from the US through EBay for about the same price.

Also the side stand lever is placed in between the foot peg and the gear lever and this, in my opinion, is really awkward especially if you’re wearing wide boots. There is also a saree guard that comes with the bike but for some funny reason it does not have the footrests for ladies who would want to sit sideways. The pillion seat is also too small for anyone huge and its not the most comfortable place to be on especially when you are perched up high.

The Final Verdict

Yamaha has made a great bike for people who love to enjoy the pleasures of biking. It is great for weekend getaways and relaxing rides. If you are the person who likes to take life slow and steady with a smile on your face, enjoying all that comes in between then this is one machine you will fall in love with. Its exhaust sounds great, it looks awesome does everything really well with not much fuzz. Its ability to eat up bad roads and its high levels of stability make it a great machine overall. There are, as mentioned, a few shortcomings but these are ones that can be lived with since all it takes would be some ‘getting used to’. Overall, Its lovely and its awesome if you can be happy being lighter by approximately 85,350 Rupees (on the road price, kerala) for the bike.

– Arun Thampi


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  • Deepak

    This is perhaps the best and most detailed review of a bike ever published in BikeAdvice. 🙂

    Good work Arun!

    • deepak

      i like yamaha fazer and i like to buy one soon

      • Satbeer SIngh

        Deepak da wats the mileage of Fazer?

  • Sava

    Nice detailed review. BTW, a crash guard for FZ/Fazer can be bought for around Rs.300 from most Yamaha showrooms.

    One thing I noticed:
    The title of the page says “Yamaha Fazer 150 Excellent Review with Photos”.

    Isn’t it kind of arrogant to call you own review ‘excellent’? Hmmmmm…..

    • Shayaan Meer

      Dear, tell me can we really bring an additional CRASH GUARD for FAZER?
      Does it save the Bike Fairings and other levers/clutches when it fall sideways….?
      Please reply!!!

      • pawan

        yep i crashed from this bike, but the guard save my ride..:-)

      • Amol

        yeah well yamaha offers a leg guard in accessories only, n dont go on its shape coz it really works, i tried it when i slipped coz of bloody car driver :p

  • Abhi

    Oh cool,awesome review…But i heard some people say this bike has only 4 gears? How come you mentioned it has 5 gears? Confusing.

    • nizam

      it has five gears. yu hv gt a wrong info.

  • Prateek S

    Heya…….a terrific review again………and perhaps one of the most detailed ones as rightly said……but 1 que arun……i am d proud owner of a fz16 purchasd in nov 2008…….m in luv wid it…..everytthing rocks apart frm mileage:(….it makes d pulsar guys luk like a bunch of…u get d idea:)….can u tell me how does d fazer compare to d fz16 in all d crucial aspects frm luks 2 style 2 performance…????
    not a detailed analysis as such….but still ur take on dis comparison never d less……
    btw….dis website RRRRRRRRROCKS….keep it up….!!!!!

  • Deepak

    Sava: Nice detailed review. BTW, a crash guard for FZ/Fazer can be bought for around Rs.300 from most Yamaha showrooms.One thing I noticed:
    The title of the page says “Yamaha Fazer 150 Excellent Review with Photos”.Isn’t it kind of arrogant to call you own review ‘excellent’? Hmmmmm…..

    Good question. 🙂 It is excellent anyway as others have commented.

    This review was written by Arun and published by Deepak (me). I thought it was excellent, so I put it on the title.

    However if you feel it is not matching up to the claim, I can change the title for you! 🙂

  • Arun Thampi

    It is a 150cc and hence it has a 5 speed gearbox. Check out yamahas site stating the specs which shows the same. http://www.yamaha-motor-india.com/product/fazer/specs.html

    Abhi: Oh cool,awesome review…But i heard some people say this bike has only 4 gears? How come you mentioned it has 5 gears? Confusing.

    • Amol

      They must be putting directly 2nd gear instead of putting in 1st gear, which is lower than neutral, you know old Hero honda cd deluxe freaks

  • Arun Thampi

    Prateek S: Heya…….a terrific review again………and perhaps one of the most detailed ones as rightly said……but 1 que arun……i am d proud owner of a fz16 purchasd in nov 2008…….m in luv wid it…..everytthing rocks apart frm mileage:(….it makes d pulsar guys luk like a bunch of…u get d idea:)….can u tell me how does d fazer compare to d fz16 in all d crucial aspects frm luks 2 style 2 performance…????
    not a detailed analysis as such….but still ur take on dis comparison never d less……
    btw….dis website RRRRRRRRROCKS….keep it up….!!!!!

    In terms of looks, the Fazer is miles ahead of the FZ from any angle. Its a mean machine and almost looks like a superbike when you see it in person.Its much more stable in high winds and high speeds than the FZ because of its aerodynamic front fairing. The Fazer technically is almost the same as the FZ but has a slightly different seating posture and power delivery. High speed stability is what the Fazer is really good at.I do believe that you can fit the Fazer fairing on the FZ, it would be expensive though.

  • joji p g

    Frankly, my opinion about this review is that , u should have done this road test after its running period. U mentioned about its ability to crawl at 20 kmph @ 5th gear, which is highlight for city riding, and not touring. I donno anyone touring @ 20 kmph. I believe, top end matters most for a touring bike. Yamaha should have tuned the engine to get max torque @ higher rpms which aid to touring abilities.
    Apart from this, the review is very excellent & well detailed.

  • Is the ride quality “really” better than FZ16 ?

    If my memory is correct, I doubt it inherits the same suspension setup of FZ16.

  • AK Sharma

    the review is excellent and get marks 10/10. but the bike is not upto my expectation……

    same engine wid same output no fuel injection, just putting a half fairing and on road price in delhi is more than that of 220 and karizma……..

    220 and karizma are also good tourer, so y one should go for a 150 cc machine………which is so expensive and also there is also not any technological advancements.

  • Arun Thampi

    joji p g: Frankly, my opinion about this review is that , u should have done this road test after its running period. U mentioned about its ability to crawl at 20 kmph @ 5th gear, which is highlight for city riding, and not touring. I donno anyone touring @ 20 kmph. I believe, top end matters most for a touring bike. Yamaha should have tuned the engine to get max torque @ higher rpms which aid to touring abilities.
    Apart from this, the review is very excellent & well detailed.

    I wanted to quote that fact to show how easy it is to be driven around, this fact demonstrates that the power is available low down and it would be really easy for overtaking and that downshifts required are lesser and hence it takes lesser effort to ride. Touring bikes are best with the power in the mid range of RPMs as those would be the parts the rider would be in most of the time. It wouldnt feel good when you are touring while red lining all the time right

  • Sava

    Deepak:
    Good question. It is excellent anyway as others have commented.This review was written by Arun and published by Deepak (me). I thought it was excellent, so I put it on the title.However if you feel it is not matching up to the claim, I can change the title for you!

    I’m not saying that the review isn’t excellent.

    What I meant was that someone who sees the website for the first time would feel that its pretty arrogant.

    I’m a regular reader though 😀

  • harsh

    very good review
    u covered every point very well

    a bigger engine atleast 200cc would match the persona of the bike….

    i would love to have this fazer with >200cc with Fi
    pls yamaha bring it on…..

    • nizam

      exactly mate. i really thought about that all the time. coz 150 cc a bit less as compared to the huge bike looks it offers. bt yamaha’s onli focusing on 180,200 or 220 cc bikes. thas sad. 🙁

  • BikeBhp.com

    Indeed, it not only seems like bigger bike but also feel like riding a big bike.

  • creative_bsboss

    I am 6’2. I heard that FZ-16/S is not that comfortable for 6 feet plus people. Any idea about Fazer. Will it be comfortable for me. Being an amateur biker, I am not able to make decision. Pls guide.

    • Rohith Murali

      Dude i’m 6.1 n She suits me perfectly. Get it if u want people to ogle at u always….

      • kavin

        hi…i m a short guy with 5’1….can i ride a fazer…?

    • Amol

      best would be to go and hav a test ride, n it’ll be awesome as your legs ll curl more n easy riding’

  • Awesome review, the Fazer is for those who dont like the naked looks on the FZ. The FZ is an awesome bike but the Fazer looks a little bit more mature.

  • Abhi

    I’m 6’5.I too heard that Fazer/Fz-S is not suitable for tall people…But i’m in Love with the Fazer….Should i go for it or no… Please guide me …~

  • Mike Sebastian

    Good review but not detailed in the correct sense. This new Fazer which has been brought by my good friend with having done 1600 ODO, is a stunner in looks. But you have completely ignored the practical aspects, with regard to touring use (NH and cruising speed). From experience and having done 550 Kms trips many times, Fazer is never a tourer at any instance. Honestly I feel (since a person buying fazer is not short of $$$) a Karizma/P220/Bullet or frankly even a GS150/Unicorn(budget) with slight modifications is much better here.
    Low end torque and sound are good, but what matters in a touring bike is, relaxed nature at high speeds and stability and tension-free feel. Where do u put your bag, carry your buddy/gf with ease ??? Yamaha is very good (I own a RD350 and Karizma), but redundancy is must for long trips(no kick-start and crash guard). Analog meter (no matter how good a digi is) is also must and extremely useful.
    But apart from touring aspects, its a good bike, albeit expensive for what it delivers.

  • hsinava

    The Fazer is around 80k on road in Pune,1-2k less than the Karizma.
    Honestly,I’d much rather go with the Karizma.Just has a lot more power!
    but then,I’d much rather go with an RD350 😀

  • Rahul Bajpai

    5th gear-20kmph…take my advice don’t drive in half clutch or else it vll soon get damaged..1300 bucks…
    the least speed that a Fazer 150 can attain in 5th gear with clutch completely relaxed is 28kmph (mathematically calculated)..below which u vll hear sounds similar to those of knocking and thereby putting too much strain on the bike’s engine..
    also fitting a front fairing of Fazer on FZ16 will cost a bomb as the entire frame of the bike needs to be changed for that..atleast 15000…also u vll lose ur warranty..

    an advice forthe siteowner deepak…
    i have never seen any biking site posting a picture of a rider without a helmet…amazing…
    u r nt a biker if u don’t wear a lid..

    • Deepak

      Thanks Rahul. Point Noted. Will follow your advice hence forth.

  • gilbert

    Nice my friend… but i think you got the best out of it… Any drawback… plz share..

  • Shubbu

    The bike is hell of an eye catching machine. I own a Lava Red version of the same. I counted and found almost 50+ guys inquiring and staring the bike at various traffic signals and other places.

    Am soon to chk the stability of the bike at higher speeds (110+kmph). The bike anyways is quite comfortable and awesome while conering. But ya, coz of the silencer modifications (for centralizing the body mass for better stability) the lower part while crossing a bigger hump (More INDIAN hump) surely touches the ground.

    U’ll find a scooter-like box fitted underneath, frm which the silencer pipe goes out. Dats the worst part considering the bike to be a “INDIAN” TOURING BIKE.

    Thanx for ur patience to read. Will surely post something new soon.

    Rgds and God Bless.

    • Amol

      Nice choice dude, but i think mine is different from all as i’ve got a ‘Nightfury’, n not only boyz have approached me regarding byk but also th gals as its super sexy luk 😉

  • Krishna Ragunathan

    @ abhi n creative_bsboss- Im 6’3, test ridden the bike for a mere 100 odd kilometers(Ma friend owns a Yam dealership warehouse, thanks to him). Amazingly, the only bike I found out to be easy on my bike! The ZMA, well tis gud, but the new bike, its looks suck to the core! But the seating postition is better than any other! Booked a black one, waiting for my baby to bedelivered, its a long 45 days of wait ‘worthwhile!’ 😉

  • Krishna Ragunathan

    Correction- The only bike I found out to be easy on my back!

  • vineeth

    grt reveiw………….hope you mentioned how much it does on straight roads…………i meant d top speed……

  • nice bt nt prfct

    hi evrybdy,
    i wld say it a nice review.
    bt i tnk 4 touring u defntely need a cruser with opn arms and strtched legs. a bike like FZ, KZM or P220 cant give u postion 4 a lng ride, i own a FZ nd a RX. i hav done 500 km twice on my FZ, one of whch i had 2 drove it 260 km at a strtch aftr a major accdnt at a speed of 85-90. frm dat time i luv dis machine, its so relble nd smoth. bt defnitly its nt 4 crusng as its a naked, das y its nt cmprbl wth fzr.

  • creative_bsboss

    Krishna Ragunathan: @ abhi n creative_bsboss- Im 6′3, test ridden the bike for a mere 100 odd kilometers(Ma friend owns a Yam dealership warehouse, thanks to him). Amazingly, the only bike I found out to be easy on my bike! The ZMA, well tis gud, but the new bike, its looks suck to the core! But the seating postition is better than any other! Booked a black one, waiting for my baby to bedelivered, its a long 45 days of wait ‘worthwhile!’

    Thanks Krishna. Today only I have booked Lava Red Fazer. Hope I will get the delivery on Diwali. Cheers

  • getclikinagas

    Just cos its a touring bike, it doesn’t mean it should struggle in traffic. yamaha have worked out a perfect balance to cater to both. the price is silly, seeing that its fz derived. So is the lack of a crashguard.
    some of the best gear ratios in its class, excellent control n balance and the looks keep it a cut above.
    I’ve booked the midnight black. She’ll be here soon.

  • Sushant

    can anyone tell me what is the mileage of fazer

  • Shubbu

    @ Sushant:
    For me its merely,30-31kmpl. Mine has got the 1st service, donno. The showroom fellas said they’ll fix the power n’ the average thing by the 2nd service… 🙂

  • UAL

    Excellent review !!!!!
    I own FZ16 and i’ve ridden it for 10,000 KM and extremely glad to admit that it still feels as smooth as silk as it was during it’s first ride. FZR is definetely a big step in yamaha FZ series and surely love it too!!!!

    onceagain, the review was the best one!!!

  • Jack abraham

    I liked the bike Fazer and i wanna ask that what is Yamaha’s secret that it produces such amazing bikes but i have heard that Fazer has only 4 gears.

  • Chiku

    After spending hours on internet searching for a good 150cc or more bike ,I selected the fazer (flaming orange) as it looks very cool and macho. No doubt Yamaha has fixed the price at a little higher side at around Rs81000/- compared to other 150cc or 180cc or even 200cc bikes. But I think that will not pinch considering the track record of Yamaha as a maintenance free bike. U don’t have to spend on it every year on adjusting its chain and other parts. Every one will agree with me ,that for the people between the age group 25 to 35 the feeling of something different and macho comes first when going to purchase a bike. I am sure that Fazer will be able to fullfill their ambition. The mileage factor hurts a bit considering it a 150cc bike but remember it increases the longevity of the engine and produces better power as compared to other 150cc bikes available in India. After all owning a Yamaha is worth spending.

  • Chiku

    No, Fazer is a 5 gear machine check it out with a dealer near you.

    Jack abraham: I liked the bike Fazer and i wanna ask that what is Yamaha’s secret that it produces suchamazing bikes but i have heard that Fazer has only 4 gears.

  • Neel

    At first I am totally zeroed on this Fazer bike as I am going to buy a new ride very soon…

    But after reading here & there (Bike Forum like XBhp)….I have this obstacle in my mind ?

    Why I pay that kind of amount when I get

    a) A bigger CC engine in same or less price ?
    b) Same or less fuel consumption of bigger CC engine
    c) Less power in price tag ?
    d) Marketed as Tourer where it just like a City commuter & lack of Top Speed which is A deciding factor of Tourer?

    This bike is perfectly suitable for those who commute the weekdays a reasonable km and love to ride in the weekend for few hundred km in the highway/expressway.

  • sankar

    i want to know d milege of fazer in cities like chennai,bangalore……i couldn’t get correct info about its milege….pls tel me….

    • surajvr

      dont very bro…..feel ride.. dnt wory abt milge(u wil get 43 on city)…….y iam teling ..even iam from bangalore …if u properly u maintain d bike ….ur bike will be gud condition ..den u wil get milge …….enjoy ,

  • Shubbu

    @Sankar

    Hi Brother, M owning a Red version since 28th Aug. Had the 1st service done, and now achieving 30-32kmpl on fast n hard acceleration.I might expect +3 to +5km on a normal handling. I’ve talked to the service center fellas, and they said, they r not authorized to finger the carburetor b4 the 2nd service. Lemme see how much it gives after getting the 2nd service done in a few days. I’ll keep this forum updated in regards to the performance of my bike.

    I’d b glad to see some more Economy related reviews from other FAZER’s Pride owners as well.
    Rgds,
    Shubbu.

  • Aerosmith

    hello buddies

    I am going to buy a new bike but not syre which one to buy. Want to but this bike but searching the net i have found that the bike is not good at high speeds like 100+.

    so please help with some of my questions…

    1) Does bike engine sound good at 100-110 speed as i like to drive at that speed because i have hit highway daily.

    2) Whats the avg of the bike after 2-3 services as i have the daily running of around 60-70 km per day.

  • Neel08

    @ Aerosmith

    If you love/want to ride 100/110 in relaxed/stress free,trouble free engine go for HH ZMA-R, or if you love & want to devote more attention to your ride then look for P220.

    My choice will be ZMA-R.

  • Pranav Nigam

    HI all..I read the review and its excellent.. I too own this awesome machine from diwali getting it for just 75000 bugs in Delhi delivered on same day itself…:)
    For the comments its clear that guys r behind its name TOURING SPIRIT but y i can’t understand as every1 must hav heard wats their in the name.. Otherwise its a perfect bike with awesome front luks of R15(thanks to fearing) and bold body luks of FZ with a thick tyre:).. yes the driving is really smooth and as compared to other bikes whether P220 or Krizma the luks r pretty like a gud sports bike.. i own it for just 10 days but m really in love with it from the 1st day.. it has done just 400kms but m sorry that i tuk it once to 120 kmph markk that too in city itself in early mng on ring road. to be honest it was a nice experience of feeling the cold breeze ard without thinking of the bike… wen u r driving in city its the best thing to own and 150 cc doesn’t mean it is low in power. the pickup is really gud and riding at high speed is also very comfortable… MUST GO FOR IT GUYS… its the best deal spending just 6k bugs over FZ, 4k bugs over rtr180 and just ard 2K bugs over P220.. but all ur money will worth every single penny for this stylish, sexy yet pwerful (INDIAN sports bike- as i call it..)
    guys can call me on 9990975070 for more info abt the bike.. i wil love to do that.

  • mani

    hi everyone , its a superb review abt fazer.. I have gone thrgh all the webpages from days to knw abt Fazer. from here i got a clear cut idea.. am gonna book fazer tomo .. Thanks a bunch dudes.Flaming orange rocks.

  • Soumen Ghosh

    Hi sankar,

    My Fazer gives millage in range of:
    46-51 Kmpl ( Mixed riding Highway & City )

    Never gone lower than 45kmpl since I own it.

    In city I ride this bike mostly in 4th Gear with speed 30-40km/h.
    In Highway after 30km/h use 5th Gear and speed 55-75km/h.

  • Billu

    Dis Review is very useful 4 me…. Thank u arun Thambi..
    Im going to buy Fazer Flaming Orange this new year..
    Can any one say me the on road price in chennai…

  • sanjeet

    hi guys i also own one black fazer first when i saw it in mumbai from my car i dislike it
    but when i touch it and realise it from near and then fine some hidden beauty in it one thing is less in it is power
    but it truly said each and every thing is not perfect in one roof
    so compromise with power and love the bike

    dont forget to see all the extra acceory given by yamaha company to glow your bike i have purchased all from showroom and fiteed it makes sense to be difrent from fz club.

  • creative_bsboss

    Has anybody done Teflon coating on Fazer? Will it change the look of the bike? Is it necessary to have it? Pls guide

  • dheeraj

    such a detailed review! well done, now tell me briefly that is its pick up is better than fz`s?iam much confused between fazer and p180, since p180 has more max power and 10k less priced than it,those who have idea plz tell me,i need a perfect enthusiastic one.

  • Shubbu

    @Creative_bsboss:
    Bro, av got teflon coating done on ma bike. It nothing but a type of wax paint.It wudn’t alter the bikes’ color or looks. here in Bangalore av got it done @450Rs. wid a renewal coating of the same 3months after the initial coating.

    @Dheeraj: pick-up ven compared to FZ-16/S remains to b the same. but surely more than wat u’ll get frm Hunk/CBZ Xtreme,and Pulsars150-180. U’ll feel that the bike easily pushes to good n greater speeds, even on higher gears (w/o shifting gears down). The throttle and acceleration is smooth and easy. Av competed wid Pulsar 200,all u need is GUTS to thrash mud on the competitors face. 😉
    Rgds.
    Shubbu.

  • its a nice bike but starting pick up is not satisfying i was expecting good startingpick but anyway its a nice bike to ride on tough roads its easy to handle, i wish yamaha would launch 200 cc fazer with same body that will rock the market am sure. anyway thankks to yamaha for wide tyres and middle shocker really look nice

  • Vijay Sundaramurthy, Bangalore

    Great way of briefing the beast by capturing the looks in different angles. This is what I was looking for before deciding to book one. It might be costly on my pockets when it comes to filling its stomach, but to compensate there are many other features. A new rumour: I heard YAMAHA is coming up with a kick start early next year for the same version. This will increase the sales as stability and usage of battery will be less when compared to that off the current one. Please post any updates (according to the rumour), so that many people who love the beast can wait for a while before they buy one for themselves.

  • ann

    nyc piece of work arun

  • vijay koradi

    Excellent Review…thanx a lot…hoping to buy this bike in april…only concern is the price is too high for a 150cc bike otherwise al is wel with this bike…wish this bike was 5k less.

  • Mohammed Nooman

    Arun.. its was grt review.. I gt ths bike wth a month of its launch.. the review u hav written s jus awasme.. jus gvng u credit as fazer doctor.. u jus scanned ths beast.. all d wrds described n ths review are vry whch i m expriencng.. grt wrk bro..

  • Maveric

    Arun,
    I have booked Midnight Black version of the fazer last sunday.
    Personally i like the engine on top all of 150cc class bikes.
    Unicorn is the one option but its a more professional class and you will have to wait for due bakwas Honda waiting period.
    Pulsar 220cc/ Karizma 223cc people do compare with 153cc engine dont u think its illogical to compare 220cc – 21bps/ 223cc-18 bps engine with 153cc – 14 bps engine.
    Anyways, i completely agree with your review.
    I have one doubt, is Taflon coating is required for the Fazer since entire body is made by fiber.
    Kindly reply ….

  • Gaurav

    hi guys..
    i got my fazer 3 months ago for Rs83,000 in mumbai, i bought d blue colour cos i feel it looks d best on fazer n is also not available in fz so u get more exclusivity.. and i am completely satisfied with the bike in all ways.. looks stunning, handles brilliantly, performance which Yamaha is known for. Mileage even on highway does not cross 45kmpl unless u ride at 60kmph but does not go below 40 either, which is quiet decent. it grabs a LOT of attention wer ever it goes.. u’ll c ppl clickin photos posing on it wen u’re away..
    The only feature i feel d bike is missing is rear disk breaks though the drum do just fine.
    a small tip if u’re buyin d bike: Remove d sari guard.. d bike looks much better without it
    @Arun – yea Teflon coating enhances the shine n thereby the looks of the bike, after the first teflon coating the bike looks better than it does in the showroom.

  • Ashutosh Singh

    Wow… atlast I got a detailed review of Fazer as I was looking for, since so many days on various sites…

    • Deepak

      Good to hear that we are providing some great content. It is comments like these that keeps us going!

  • Gaurav

    guys!! Teflon Coating Looks Awesome on d bike!

    loving it!

  • moses

    Hey guys you people are really crazy & the good believer on anything you read,in this era of internet & IT you still stuck in your thought & perception.
    What i meant to say that today you will find bikes review on any model in very detail & dynamic presentation showing positivity of a brand or model,it is available for each & every model & we instantly follows the same & buy the bike.
    But guys you should think little more.It is the strategy of a company to publish the positive revive on net regarding their products & it is a kind of advertisement.
    So please keep this in mind whenever you read any review & don’t follow anything blindly.
    WELL WISHER,
    MAIL ME WITH YOUR OPINION.(mosesalick@gmail.com)

  • Mayank

    Hey guys,anyone plz tell me the exact average of yamaha fazer.since.iam going to buy a new bike and iam very much confused in hunk,apache rtr160 and fazer.I want a bike with a good avg.so plz suggest.

  • Saif

    I got my Fazer(orange) today. The bike is really incredible. Enjoying the experience. Will take it out for a long ride pretty soon. This is the best bike out on the road. The looks are just awesome. Don’t be fool by the looks because its relatively very light when you sit on it. One word to describe the experience is “WOWWWWW” !!!!!!!!!!

  • amey

    I am about to book a Fazer.
    how to start Fazer if electric start is not working ??

    • Shubbu

      Switch to 1st gear, roll the bike for 2-3mts max & pop the clutch. That’s it…. 🙂

  • Anubhav dogra

    I Have yamaha fazer midnight Black…..wow what a bike……now i want 2 modifiy my bike…plz send me some pictures of modified fazer @ hp.sujan@gmail.com

  • Shayaan Meer

    I have booked a FAZER 150 cc (Electric Blue) Color few days back. And will get it in a week. I Love the Muscular and Stylish look of the FAZER + Mileage which is near about 45 kmpl.
    But I am worried about the fairing since it does not have a Crash Guard.
    Any suggestions?

  • Shayaan Meer

    I also want to ask that since I have booked the ELECTRIC BLUE COLOR of FAZER 150 cc. But I have seen two BLUE COLORS of FAZER 150 over Internet.
    Once Blue is a simple Blue color with silver engine portion. Another is a bit lighter Blue (kind of Torquoise Blue) with full Black Engine.

    Are these two colors really different?

  • purav

    awesome n excellent review….thanks alot..i just booked ma black fazer n cant wait to ride it after readin this reviews…btw u will jus let her cons away if u truely love her…

  • rey_havoc

    hey all,
    i am just buying this bike out of looks. just stand all 150-220 cc bikes at one place, and look at the people’s faces, then you will know that your decision to buy this bike was correct or not. ( Yamaha R-15 looks like a child sports bike with its small tyres, ZMR looks not that impressive)
    after all riding above 100kms is not only showoff, but also a hazard.
    and i would prefer, passing a cute girl slowly at 10-20kmph rather than zooming past above 50 kmph. ride it slow,let people observe 😀

  • saeed mehran

    Hello friends. Please can anyone tell me the price of Yamaha Fazer Limited edition’s clutch lever. Do we need to buy a pair or only 1 just for clutch.

    • Shayaan Meer

      Dear Mehran,
      You can easily buy the “Clutch Lever” from any Yamaha Show-room or Service Centre. But, you can only buy it in a pair.
      The Chrome Clutch Lever costs Rs.2300/- (Original), but if you don’t need original ones, you can buy it at Rs.300/- per pair.

  • Sabbir

    Hey Thanks a ton for this excellent review.
    As my mom said she is gonna give me a fazer (kinda made my mind) this jan (its my birthday :DD ) , i was looking 4ward 2 get some pro answers of some things i had in mind.
    1st of all the headlights. As Arun said both headlights can be turned on, placing the switch in the middle. But if i want to brighten up when driving, won’t it be a hazard? There is a tool which makes both lamps turned on at the low beam, but at lower brightness. And brightens them at hi beam. If i install it, will it void warranty? And is there any other options regarding the lamps?
    2ndly, is there any option to install the kick start?
    3rdly, is the height adjustable? i am 6′.
    And last but not least, i heard there is a performance upgrade from Yamaha, which increases max torque. is it a fact?
    Thanks again in advance.

  • kannan

    hi guys,
    i bought yamaha fazer in 2009 nov.til now 15k kms.no problem bike.city mileage 45 and highway 50.seat has been modified split seat.now its comfortable fr the rear rider.

    • Shubbu

      Frm where did u get that modified bro? Wud help a lot, in case the location is in Bangalore. 🙂

  • abhishek singh

    hi all,

    I have just used this great machine to complete my trip of 1110 kilometers (Delhi to chandigarh) and i realy glad to say that this machine was awesome on every kind of road, traffic, weather & driving style. I have allready used p200 and A180 for same route but i got more then my acceptation from this bike.
    i have install a machanism which keep on both of the bulb together after taking suggestion from a mechanic from YAMAHA showroom.
    only one drawback which i found was, people feel much better then others who own this beauty by riding on road……………….

  • stanzin

    Is it possible to fix givi E450 mono-lock saddle bag can be fitted on top of Fazer tail light?

  • preetham

    hi,indeed a very good review,.,. i am planning to buy a two wheeler just for the sake of good old days aka college days. i had RX 100 & KB 125 power bikes of those days,.,. fazer looks awesome but is the power output reasonable ? as every other bike mag tells its underpowered,, i did ride the bike for a short span and it was ok for me,,,( R15 riding position seems horrible, god knows how people like it ) , i am confused..

  • balaji

    hi super bike
    i booked this bike 20 days ago itl come in 2 days i am glad to be owner of yamahafazer

  • reddy

    hi.
    i owned fazer its good of 42 kmpl on city, 46 kmpl on highway speed of 85kmph. i facing one problem on rainy season the back tyre is pushinf the mud to legs is there any idea to protect legs. kindly pls ………………

  • reddy

    hi.
    i owned fazer its good of 42 kmpl on city, 46 kmpl on highway speed of 85kmph. i facing one problem on rainy season the back tyre is pushing the mud to legs is there any idea to protect legs. kindly pls ………………

  • rohang

    hows d fazer while cornering……can u really put ur knee down, n can u take turns on high speed. + wats d top speed & can any mods be done?

  • jassy

    i go with moses comment…..these comments are from publisher and company that they ll confuse us and ll provide always a positive approach of their product…….even in the company website it clearly shows the mileage in 30 to 35…..but these guys saying its 40+……how to believe these damn dudes….. i thinks these are confuse our mind to go buy their product…….

    • reddy

      hi jassy,
      i using this frm last 8 months,,,,,,,,, i getting 46 around mileage on highway with speed 80kph,,,,,. if any body cross 100 the mileage ill around 33. its my experience……..
      .these comments are from publisher and company——- i not belongs to company.

      • praveen

        yes uar right dude! it gives only 30 to 35 km/ltr

      • Muthu

        hi i too agree with reddy, what he said…. i owned white yamaha fazer at 16 Dec 2011. Riding in chennai city traffic….. i checked my mileage it shows around 40kmpl, not less than 40..if u used it order to show your power by riding rashly, any bike doesnt give it……and am not belongs to company…..if you not belive me chec my name(Muthu Praba, puducherry, working for CTS) in FB.

  • Hi,
    Nice review. I bought this bike in White colour yesterday.
    The bike now has kick start, foot rests and leg guards installed by Yamaha. Probably yamaha people read your review and fixed the 3 problems stated. 🙂
    I am very happy with the performance. Great bike 🙂

  • jagadeesh

    Hello guys,

    Nice review. I have owned an rtr 160 with rear disc and sold it recently and got a black fazer.
    I liked the upright posture and the rearsets and the excellent suspension. i am a motorcycle addict and i have come to a position where i cant live without one. I have done 3000 km in two weeks and I have tested the mileage after 1500 km it was giving me 51kmpl on highways. I gave up my rtr(which had done 25000km in 6 months and i loved it) because of the tendonitis i developed due to long journeys. As a traveler on poorly maintained roads through the villages lot of stress on the wrist due to constant wringing and changing gears. I am feeling better with my wrists since the fazer as less strain on the throttle. The suspension i s far more better compared to rtr and it is 7 step adjustable. Excellent build quality and hard to find a flaw with that though you will manage to find some. nice braking but not as satisfying as rtr. reasonable pickup and i did manage to reach speed of 100 at 7000 rpm and i did not feel the need to push it harder. Touring does not mean that you always have to be on highways and those are the only places where you will be maintain speeds beyond 80kmph(prove me wrong!). This is the perfect tourer if you are really going places in INDIA. Concerned about mileage……. GET A UNICORN OF GS150R. It all depends on the rider and what he knows about riding. I have been in emergency situations on both rtr and fazer and even my long lost stunner and still managed to keep myself alive unlike some pulsar freaks i have known just because they have misjudged their capabilities and died of silly mistakes which could have been avoided just by riding sensibly.

  • PREM RAj dhaka

    I want to kno the onroad price of fazer 150 in rajasthan

  • Kripanandan

    This review is very detailed. It helped me to understand a lot about this bike. And this is the bike I was searching for long. Killing looks and ride quality. I gonna bag one very soon.

  • anwar

    how much does it cost for the clutch pedal change?

  • prakash

    Prakash

  • Rajkiran Shimpi

    AWOSOME rewiew man,
    I am really impessed, i was also taked lavared FAZER in past week.

  • passupathi

    Hi Friends
    Could anyone reply for my queries. (reg. Fazer)
    Am planning to buy Fazer, i need some clarification. i was using discover.
    1.) i used to carry shopping bags / travel bag in the bike right side. (hook attached with ladies handle). like that is it possible to have in Fazer?.
    2.) Also how much comfort is for the pillion rider.
    3.) used to park in railway station while going to native, after 4 or 5 days will it start immediately (less than 3 kick.)
    4.) gear shifting, how far is smooth?
    5.) How much comfort we can expect while riding city side.
    5.) Is the latest version Fazer comes with Crash guard? (will ride less than 50 Km/day)

    Regards
    Pasupathi.B

  • pasupathi

    Hi Friends
    Could anyone reply for my queries. (reg. Fazer)
    Am planning to buy Fazer, i need some clarification. i was using discover.
    1.) i used to carry shopping bags / travel bag in the bike right side. (hook attached with ladies handle). like that is it possible to have in Fazer?.
    2.) Also how much comfort is for the pillion rider.
    3.) used to park in railway station while going to native, after 4 or 5 days will it start immediately (less than 3 kick.)
    4.) gear shifting, how far is smooth?
    5.) How much comfort we can expect while riding city side.
    5.) Is the latest version Fazer comes with Crash guard? (will ride less than 50 Km/day)

    Regards
    Pasupathi.B

    • Anish

      hello
      the answers to your questions are
      1.there is no hooks, in this byke.
      2.the yamaha motors redesigned the pillion seat it will offer a lot of comfort than the older version. I travelled in the pillion seat of my byke for about 150 kilometers and it was very comfortable.
      3.give choke and start the engine,leave the engine without revving it for about 15 sec and switch off the choke. This is the best way to start after 3 or 4 days unused byke. Dont worry it will start for the first kick itself
      4.It is very smooth u can compare it with a honda unicorn.
      5. It depends on your driving style it is very comfortable and gear changers required are verry less.
      6.no u have to buy it and install it to the fazer it costs around 500rs.

  • anandhu

    i lik ma yamaha FAZER 153CC

  • Nayamath

    Can anyone tell me.for 6 feet tall persons..whether this bike will suit??

    Pls kindly reply..

    Because I am of 6 feet.will it be ok to me..

  • amit

    Very nice bike

  • Nakkeeran Mudaliar

    I’m waiting for the Beast Bike Fazer Version 2.0 and the Price 95,000.