Yamaha FZ16 Review by Aditya Bhat

by Kannan on March 27, 2012

Hi Guyz this is Aditya from Bangalore. I am currently doing my First year engg. I am here to share my love story between me and my bike (FZ-16). It all started in on Aug 12th 2011 when I got her home. Its been 2500 on the odo and still I love her the same way I did when I first got her. I always wanted to buy a bike since my high school.

My parents had told me that if I score well in my 2nd PUC, they would get me a bike of my choice. Since I scored well they agreed to buy me a bike. But the problem was, I didnt know how to ride one. Thanks to my best buddy sujith who helped me in learning to ride a bike by lending me his dad’s bike.

In just 15 days I was perfectly able to shift gears and drive comfortably. Since I had learnt how to ride a bike I went up to my parents and asked them to get me a bike, to which they happily agreed. It was now the decision time to choose my bike. Initially I was completely bent upon buying a Pulsar as I loved its looks and was almost about to book one.

But my cousin who works at bajaj told me not to buy one as he felt that the bike was not durable and even I felt that it was very common and nobody would notice me as Pulsars are like house hold bike. Then I thought of buying a hunk as I loved its design and curves, I dnt know what happened but I didnt want to buy it any more.

One day my best friend lent me his brother’s FZ to drive and get a feel of it, from the moment I sat on the bike I was sure that this was the right bike for me as it suited my requirements of good looks with quality. Even I had heard that yamaha bikes are durable with respect to parts. On july 30th I went to yamaha showroom and booked my dream machine and got it delivered on August 12th. From the day I took it till now I have not faced a single problem with my bike. I love my bike very much as it has made my commute to college very easy and even saved my life a couple of times.

Pros

  • Looks: Wise I think it is one of the best among 150cc bikes .
  • Mileage: When I bought this bike my friends told me that yamaha bikes are perol burners and would burn my pocket money with low mileage. Thankfully due to my maintainence and driving style its giving me 40+.
  • Brake: The brake needs a special mention as it provides superior braking compared to other bikes in this segment. Not even for a minute you feel scared to apply the front brakes when u want to stop from a high speed to zero.
  • Quality of Parts: The paint job on this is very good, even after 8 months it still looks brand new when you wipe of the dust on it.
  • Maintainence: Till now now I have not spent an extra penny on maintainence apart from regular servicing cost.
  • Handling: This bike has got an amazing handling due to its fat rear tyre which is biggest among 150cc bike. Even on a high speed curve the bike remains planted on the road giving you immense confidenceto take a curve without any fear.

As every bike is not perfect even my bike has some Cons. They are It has got a small pillion seat when compared to other bikes in this segment. The pillion rider cannot sit for long due to the small seat. I Feel that initial pickup is not as good when compared to apache but after 4K RPM there is no stopping it .

Ifeel this is purposely done keeping the safety of the driver in mind and sudden initial pickup is dangerous sometimes as u might not be able to control the bike. Apart from the above things I dont find any issues with my bike.

Finally to wrap up I would like to tell you that treat your bike well and it will in turn bring a smile on your face when you ride it by not causing any troubles. I love my bike so much that I wipe it daily before taking out to college and because of that my bike still looks brand new and my friends are really envious about my bike which in turn brings a smile on my face.

So love your bike and maintain it well and do wear a helmet without fail everytime you ride your bike. Finally I would like to apologise if I have bored you through my article and the opinions in this article is my personal one so I dont intend to hurt anybody’s feeling through it. Thank you for reading my love story and I whole heartedly welcome your suggestions on my article

Regards,
Aditya Bhat

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Vinay BVK March 27, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Dude, wht is the colour on the bike…?? I thnink this is custom made right….?

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Aditya March 27, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Yup only the alloy wheels

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Suhas March 29, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Are those new alloys or just painted. . How much did it cost?

praveen March 27, 2012 at 8:17 pm

oh man u Rightly said about bajaj bikes. better ppl shld understand this

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Thomas Savraw March 27, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Good review dude! N i believe d paint is orginal n nt custom made.

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Aditya March 28, 2012 at 4:20 pm

yes the paint is original stock fz lava red

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fas March 28, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Those golden wheels does make it stand out of the crowd, small but nice mod.

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Siddharth March 28, 2012 at 3:59 pm

I have also bought a black FZ 16 on Dec 7,2012.
I am satisfied with this bike but not with its fiber body!
The paint is loosing its shine coz of fiber body and not a metallic body!
On the Other Hand,unlike other bikes, it smells very bad after a long ride or rough ride!
Rest, the Bike Is Perfect in other aspects in its class!

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Anvesh RAJ March 28, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Nice one buddy…:) Actually i knew All of dis before ;)…..But its real gud story to share…… ADITYA’FZ’Zzzzz…….njoy…And Ride Safe….:):)

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bablu bali July 9, 2012 at 9:28 am

I have also black fz16 ……..nd it is a perfect bike

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sam October 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm

hi Guys out there..Sam here from Trivandrum
just planning to buy 150cc bike as am bored driving 100cc + bikes
First coz of mileage in my mind in tested Dream Yuga…i liked it. the engine is smooth and refined..and i was satisfied
Finally, i changed my mind and went to Yamaha showroom …had a look at new model FZ S ….as it as late evening i was not bothered about test dirve..But as i sat on it…first impression was excellent..what i liked the bike was perfect for my built …good knee recess and the stability that also without driving the bike

Guys i want all ur good advice whether to go for it as my mind is into mileage…
Am confused whether to buy Dream Yuga or FZ s…As Dream yuga is nowhere near Yamaha FZ as far as stability is concerned and i like heavier bike coz…presently am using LML energy and it is a bit heavier compared to other 100+cc bikes and feels like driving 150cc when i drive it …almost 13 yrs without any complaint…
Plz advice..

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Amit October 23, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Guys speaking of the mileage it is said that it can give upto 45 in city. But for those who are getting lesser mileage you bike needs tweaking the service guys do some tweaking to keep the mileage at maximum. Ask your service guy to do it for you. You will get good mileage.

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jayesh October 27, 2012 at 7:38 am

i owned it in july 2009 onlt 20 bikes sold in my city i love my bike because of the pleasure it gives while u take a curve or long turn it feels as if i am flowing i hate pulsar apace as all these are indian made inside they are flop mine gives mileage of 35 but still i dont hesitate riding it i dont care what mileage it gives my friends relatives all laughed at this mileage and told me to repent 4 wht i’ve done but i dont give a shit 2 this

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Akil December 26, 2012 at 11:14 pm

wat did u do to get 40+ mileage? i’m barely getting 35kmpl.. do reply me to akil.hotshot@gmail.com

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sandeep January 26, 2013 at 10:58 pm

monday a gng to book a new yahama fz16…plzzz tel me is dis any proble in fz16…am scared becoz somebody tolds my rear tyre air leaks,,,engine oil leaks and mileage gives only 30kmph… is dis true or false…tel me my frnd..i hop u send me on mail to sandeepyammu@gmail.com

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