Yamaha FZ16 Review and Road Test

by Deepak on October 7, 2008

20-Nov-2008 Update: I have posted another review of Yamaha FZ16 Black

This is perhaps the most sensational bike release in India. People are excited about the Yamaha FZ16 more than any other bike launch in the history. Why? Because it is not the big bike which a common Indian youth can’t afford. And it is not the sports bike with big flaring and sexy but unmanly looks. FZ16 changes the definition of street biking, its daring, strong, aggressive and unique. Join with me into a journey of exploring the various features of Yamaha FZ16. This is an exclusive review meant only for the readers of BikeAdvice!

Looks and Styling: A magazine writer who has reviewed this bike tells me that this is the best looking bike in India. But I do not agree. Each kind of biker has a different taste. Some like smooth lines and big flaring, while some like the aggressive, naked and bold looks. I prefer the latter! Yes, this bike is the best looking one in the muscle segment.

Let not the pictures mislead you. The bike looks much better in real. The size of the tank looks massive. Even though the real tank hides itself from the outer make up, no one would know! When I saw the bike for the first time, I felt as if it spoke to me, “Hey, look I am here”. Definitely a head turner for sure. Even the majestic Bullet will look small near this bike. And I am sure that when you park the bike in your college parking lot, Splendors, Stars and Discovers will think twice before parking near Yamaha FZ16.

You can’t help from noticing the macho tires that add to the boldness of the bike. The 140mm rear tyre is the biggest in India. MRF has made this radial tubeless tyre exclusively for the FZ16. The front tyre is of 100mm, very impressive. The short 1.5m exhaust pipe adds to the unique feeling of the bike.

No Indian bike has a head lamp shaped like the one in FZ16. Yamaha has always tried different head lamps with its bikes, and this one is a sure winner.

The dashboard is a little disappointing for me. Muscular bikes have analog meters. This one looks as if this is a toy bike. Sorry for the FZ16 lovers, but this is the part of the bike I don’t like. It features all digital stuff including tachometer, speedometer, fuel gauge, trip and odometer.

The grip bars for the pillion does not look like one at all. Yamaha has tried something new with it, fortunately, it looks very cool! And look at the sharp edge of the tail… says something!

Performance: You cannot compare Yamaha FZ16 with the other premium bikes in India. The Karizma, Pulsars and R15s are for the long rides and sporty feel. But most of the Indians ride 90% of the time in city traffic. The 153cc engine of this bike is designed for the urban commute. The machine churns out 13.6 Nm of torque just at 6000 rpm. The broad tires, low center of gravity and high torque at low rpm makes it a celebration to drive in city traffic. I am sure that the so called big-bikers will be left behind once the signal turns green!

The bike covers the world standard 0-60 kmph sprint in just 5.5 seconds. The mid range thrust and the highly tuned throttle response are designed to give you the feel of a ultra-powerful bike in the urban ride. The maximum speed is 111kmph. As I said before, this bike is not for the long commutes. The seats are soft which is comfortable initially, but will yield and give you a pain in the ass if your drive for more than an hour. Strictly self start, no kicking anymore. I miss the kick. I used to kick my Karizma to start even though I had a self starter because I felt that only girls who do not have the kicking power would press a button with their thumb. But anyway, lets not blame Yamaha for that!

The open front gives you a good view of the vehicles going ahead and the broad tires help you twist and turn  with ease. You can easily do stunts with Yamaha FZ16 because of the superior mass centralization and broad tires. The 267mm diameter brakes assist in doing easy stoppies. Now you too can get such a pic for your online profile! The mileage figures are not the highlights, but it is still doing good. 40kmpl in city and 54kmpl in the highways.

Verdict: Throw away your sporty looking bikes which people call sports bikes. Get real, India needs a bike like this. The mono suspension is great and can be adjusted unlike R15, which helps you to tune according to the road conditions. You may not have the money to buy Harley Davidson, you may not want to work all your life to fill the tank with ever increasing fuel prices and you may not have all the strength to handle a Bullet, but you definitely have a choice of picking a red, flaming orange or black coloured Yamaha FZ16.

Pros:

  • Manly Looks
  • Broad & Tubeless Radial Tires
  • International Branding
  • Tuned for Urban Riding
  • First of its Kind in India
  • Competitive Pricing (Rs.65,000 Ex-showroom)
  • Six Free Services and 2-Year, 30,000 Km warranty

Cons:

  • Toyish Dashbaord with Full Digital Stuff. (Would have been better with dials)
  • Just three colour options
  • Could have provided disc brakes for the rear tires.

Specifications:

Displacement: 153cc
Engine: Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC
Maximum Power: 14bhp@7500rpm
Maximum Torque: 13.6Nm@6000rpm
Gears: 5 Manual
Weight: 126.00 kg
Ground Clearance: 160.00 mm
Fuel Tank: 12.00 ltrs
Wheelbase: 1335.00 mm
Wheel Size: 100/60 – 140/60 mm
Brakes: 267mm Hydraulic Disc
Brakes(Rear): Drum

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20-Nov-2008 Update: I have posted another review of Yamaha FZ16 Black

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Deepak October 7, 2008 at 12:42 pm

I like this bike so much that I almost decided to sell off my Karizma and buy this machine, but my dad wouldn’t allow it. Good luck for the buyers, enjoy!

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Srikanth.V October 8, 2008 at 7:49 am

Are You sure of its mileage?
But Company claims are above 50 in city!

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Chetan lade November 28, 2011 at 11:38 am

hey bro.
I have buy a fz 16 just in aug. 2011, n it gives me mileage of 45kmpl in rural area.
I m completely satisfied with my fzzzzz

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GAURAV October 8, 2008 at 1:33 pm

nice review…
i am waiting for my fz16 for a while now,
they said 2nd week of october, i hope they deliver
it by then.

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Motorbeam.com October 8, 2008 at 9:04 am

The FZ16 is surely the best bike from Yamaha for the mass market in India. It looks fab and should really get Yamaha profits.

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Deepak October 8, 2008 at 1:54 pm

Srikanth, The mileage seems to be a little low. But the performance overrides the mileage part.

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rahul October 8, 2008 at 5:09 pm

Man o Man… This bike has got some looks… wow.. supercool…
wish it had 2 more horses to add… 14 horses for this machine looks like a lil less to me… but i love this beast…
Amazing.. will have to try my hands on it soon… gotta see how peppy it is…

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vicky October 9, 2008 at 11:58 am

this bike is too hot to handle but has got some negative points also,like fuel efficiency is hardly 40km/ltr on highways & 35-38 in city & its pickup is quite uncomfortable in comparison to pulsar 150cc.

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Srikanth.V October 10, 2008 at 4:10 am

Hi deepak! may i know its mileage once again and share ur beast details in detail!
E-mail: kanthu_83@yahoo.co.in

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Srikanth.V October 10, 2008 at 4:11 am

Anyone got FZ16 please e-mail me of its performance!
E-mail: kanthu_83@yahoo.co.in

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Srikanth.V October 10, 2008 at 6:18 am

Hi Vicky have you tested mileage urself or it is only saying!

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jagjeet singh October 10, 2008 at 9:05 am

Hi Deepak,i have just one doubt which is hitting me again and again,i am already have pulsar 150cc(2003),know i want to change so should i go again for pulsar or i go for yamaha fz16 153cc whch is i am looking for as well,your views are appreciated.

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Googli October 10, 2008 at 2:53 pm

Leaving out the kick-start is a real let down. What are we supposed to do in monsoon when water logging occurs? Or when the battery dies down? You guys must be familiar with Indian conditions!

Going by certain blog posts, even Aprilia and Suzuki bikes have their share of starting trouble, then should we expect Yamaha to have bettered them?

A big let down if you ask me. The new Pulsars 200 and 220 are relatively new, so not many instances of stalling might have occured.
So when you’re with your girl and your bike refuses to start, you’re expected to make her wait under a tree while you ‘bump start’ it, or request passers by to push- just like a car.

Two words. Bad decision.

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suicidalsam October 10, 2008 at 10:35 pm

is this bike available for purchase on the market today? this is the best bike india has ever made. also has this bike been shipped to nepal for the consumers?

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xxx October 11, 2008 at 5:35 am

its not tht if suzukis n aprillas having startin prob then yamaha cant overcome tht yamaha is way better than suzuki and aprila

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Niks October 11, 2008 at 7:25 pm

Hey Deepak will FZ 16 suit a person who is about 6 feet tall?

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Gash October 12, 2008 at 2:01 am

hey man nice review up there except for what u said abt the dashboard .man if u think that looks toyish then u should see the clocks on some aprila and some ducatis .and i said its not bad .
and what yamaha tried to do was to give it a perfect street fighter looks .and i think it looks like one .and somebody mentioned abt the horses above tell em to add a K&N ,performance engine oil,and some tweekin(like freeing exhaust),will give him some improvement
anyway man cant wait to pull some sweet tricks on it

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gaurav October 12, 2008 at 5:21 am

Hi Niks,
well i m 6’3” tall and the bike gives one of the most comfortable riding position one can get.

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Garry September 24, 2011 at 4:34 pm

you should go for Bullet then u will feel the difference,,,

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abhishek deswal October 13, 2008 at 7:50 am

hey man fz 16 is a cool beast i m waiting for it to come to my garage till 26 october………it is a breathtaking beast…..and cooooooool

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Kaustubh October 13, 2008 at 8:40 am

Hi All,

I saw this bike yesterday and booked immediately…I have never seen such awesome looks in any of the bike (in its segment)….

everyone has their own choice….i love to modify bikes….currently i have splendor and I have modified its silencer 4 times….it was the first bike in Pune who has got the silencer under seat….and i am sure in 1 year i will again modify this beast…

So don’t discuss what are plus and minus points in this bike…about the engine its YAMAHA so I don’t think I want to say anything….

Those who think about mileage and other low priority things I will suggest go for bajaj…but those who wants to rock the road they know what FZ16 means….

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Kishan S. Thakur October 13, 2008 at 6:07 pm

Thats true.. This is the most power ful & Economycal bye in this segment.. I Really like ..f16… Milage overall 45 t0 47 only, but compresion is so good… I like very much!!!!

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Prasad October 16, 2008 at 6:32 am

Hey Guys,

YAMAHA RX100 & 135cc are damm good and no any bike will compete them still now in case of Race.So I am very exited to ride RZ16 150cc. Let me know the price? (ON ROAD)And also the Mileage.

Ash Ashte,
Prasad Bangalore
DAR KE AGE JEET HAI!………

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Kaustubh October 17, 2008 at 6:23 am

Any 1 from Pune got the bike,,,,When i have contacted to Wakadewadi showroom they said that 1st stock of 40 vechicles has been arrived. Please update if any1 has any other information…

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Lathish Sundar V October 17, 2008 at 1:12 pm

Hi,

I have a s splendor 2000 model. I would like to buy a 150 CC bike. Im jus confused between unicorn and FZ16. I travel 30 Kms every day. So i should not get back pain. And the bike should give good mileage and pick up.

Does anyone have a suggestion?

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Souvik October 18, 2008 at 8:12 am

hey guyz.am a yamaha rider since they brought the fazer…i feel the bike is rily gr8…but for this macho beast i sould say one one word…superb…i was waiting for somehitng like this…i would like to have a ride soon….before i buy..but wot i felt is yamaha sould have kept da rear discs and 16ps then the competation would have been best….no others couldnt even get an inch space to talk…happy riding….

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deefz October 19, 2008 at 11:23 am

hey bike advice guy!!!did u really do a test ride on FZ??or its just a preview on how this bike looks… u hav given info only on how the bike looks..the info u hav given above has already been posted on many blogs and forums…
u hav’nt given any info on how the engine sounds..how engine responds..gear shift feel..brakes feel..how horn sounds..how is acceleration.vibes..handling…etc etc..

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Deepak October 19, 2008 at 1:14 pm

I have written the review on performance. But some things can’t be said in words. May be next time I will take a voice recorder and record how the horn sounds!

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Ruchir August 18, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Horn provided by Yamaha is not as good or loud as it should be. Its like body of a Beast but sound of a dog. It pinches in your ears but isn’t loud enough

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Abhijith October 20, 2008 at 7:09 am

Actually I have booked the FZ16.. on road Prise is 75,000.. Ex showroom price is 65000 somethin.. actually have seen two bikes on road in past few days.. it really have stunning looks.. and the guy who was ridin was Ridin very rough.. but the breaks and the control that he was ridin was attractive… and the pickup was better than pulsar 150… and its near to Krizma i hope… bakc seat is little Uncomfortable.. but when u sit on the Driver Seat… U look suoerb in handling and control..

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Shree October 21, 2008 at 11:39 am

Hello frens,
I booked my RED FZ on 22-9 at pune (wakdewadi). The showroom guy told me that the bike is available but some RTO stuff is pending. He also asked me to take away the bike but with some legal hitch… god knows.

Well according to him i will get get the bike on 24-10.
But yes the reviews by shoeb and akhil… have made me impatient about this byk. could you both write more about the pick-up and cornering of this byk.

i brought my last yamaha ybx some 9-10 yrs back and since then i was waitin for another power pack yamaha which is on road now.

i didnt like R 15 coz i feel the bike is too big for a 150 cc engine. no doubt i salute the engineers at yamaha that they packed the R1 technology in R15 but i felt the the byk is not fit for 150 cc, also the tyres are disappointing.

CRUX, FAZER, LIBERO… forget them as bad dreams.. god knows what went wrong with yamaha those days,,,,

but now no looking back.. YAMAHA ROCKS…..

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abhyudoy October 21, 2008 at 7:19 pm

I am eager to ride the byk soon asi have booked it on 4 th oct at bangalore still i did not exp the test drive, i am sure its gonna rock on roads and traffic at city like bangalore.i am expecting it on my birthday.
yamaha fz will make every other bike look down.its for sure

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Kaustubh October 22, 2008 at 4:17 am

Hi Shree,

I have also booked the bike from wakadewadi, with whom you had a word. I spoke with Siddharth and he said that will get the bike next month…

Just let me know when you get the bike…

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Kaustubh October 22, 2008 at 4:21 am

Hi Lathish Sundar V

I also have splendor 2000 model and i travel 40 kms/day. I have booked this bike immediately as i dont care about milage….If you are concern about milage then go for Unicorn…And you want to become LORD OF THE STREET then buy this one….

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Shree October 22, 2008 at 8:39 am

Hi kaustub,
I went to the showroom today they told me that i will get my bike tomorrow bu paying cash but without RTO passing. i am dealing with jeevan.

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venukumar October 22, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Hi Friends !

Even I BOOKED DIS “BEAST”, The King ,.. What so ever !!( May be 15 days back )
Great Bike,..
I was looking something like dis,….
I love its looks,,.. The Back Looks greatest of them all,.. No bike
could compete wid dis bike,..
What a Monstrous Tire Dis Has, the REAR one,..

Hope I get it before 10 days from now on !

Ny one der who already rode the bike,..
any Negative Points of dis bike or only POSITIVES ?

Hope Only POSITIVES !

Bye,,.
Hope to listen soooooooooooooon !!!!!

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chintan October 22, 2008 at 2:29 pm

Hello guys,
somebody has got the delivery of bike and has posted review on http://www.autocarindia.com/new/autocar_forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2419&PN=8

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Aravind N October 22, 2008 at 7:42 pm

Im gonna book the beast today, on 23rd here at Kottayam, Kerala. Onroad price will be 72k total.
They said, they have some extra stocks of Orange. Red and Black has highest demand and will have to wait till the first 92 orders clear out. Orange can be arranged prett quick.
Im settling for orange, as i can change the colour by just replacing the fibre parts worth 2.5k total and change the entire color to black or red later.

The number plate positioning is very absurd, infront of the LCD dash. And the Saree guard too dun come with a footrest. And there are no crash guard, and most crashgueards cant be attacked to this.

The bike looks very manly, the seats are bit lower on heights compared to pulsar. the gears are ‘one up and four down’. The mirrors looks pathetic compared to rest. The tank is really huge. The engine sounds very cool, not a bit aggressive. Its cooler than RTR, Pulsar 150 or Hunk….the sound seems much more damped. But still soothing. The front forks size is similar to that of a bullet.
The rear tyres are really wide, wider than nythin else ive sen on a 150cc class bike. Every part looks sturdy. The throttle movement is much less, bout half of one turn…perfect for headstartsss.

nyway ill write more of it, after getting the beast. probably within a week from now.

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Hidden October 23, 2008 at 9:34 am

Hey All,I booked my FZ16 2days back (full payment :-) .I am blessed to test ride the vehicle only today.Gosh!!!It has macho looks and it has sky rocketing pickup blah blah..

*When I touched 70Kmph,I felt the vibrations ( literally )
*The Number Plate positioning has put me off.it killed the looks.
*Mileage 38 ( read in review ).Imagine how much it gives 1.5 yrs down the line
*The LCD Tachometer is yuk….
*Rear Seat…..its gonna pain a lot in the ass for big bottomed pillion riders…literally

few cons…acceptable for me…I was about to buy Pulsar200 but bcoz of the hype,i had chosen this one.But guyz, its really a showstopper ( for Apache,Pulsar )…

Hope this one will help..Waitin 4 others to comment

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Deepak October 23, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Hey that’s nice to know about the bike from a buyer. Can you post a detailed review of the bike to my email? I can post it in the website as an article.

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Lathish Sundar V October 23, 2008 at 5:48 pm

Kaustubh,

I’m not worrying about the mileage. I’m concerning about the reliability of the bike. I have splendor for 8 years. It didn’t give any problem at all. I’m wondering how FZ 16 would be.

Does anyone have a word about THUNDER BIRD????

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neo October 25, 2008 at 7:43 pm

Is there any one to challange me on my pulsar 220. Open challange to all. Here are some facts about my baby…. 0 to 60 3.5 seconds, 0 to 100kmph in less than 15 sec that too in the 3 rd gear. top speed i achieved 137.5kmph. Mileage 35 to 38 kmpl in city 42 to 45 kmpl on highways.

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jaggi October 26, 2008 at 3:10 pm

Hi neo,i am ready to challenge ur small baby pulsar 220,,,,,,,,against my CBR 600F sport,110 bhp,,,,,,,so tell me were to meet,,,,,,,,mail me at js.gabri@hotmail.com,,,,,,,,if got guts,,,,,,waiting for reply,,,,,,,,,,now its my,,,,,,,open challenge to you baby!!!!!!!!!cheerssssssssssssssss

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vj January 12, 2011 at 4:16 pm

excellent reply jaggi..i was laughing for hrs..god knows neo replied to u or no :P
all the best (to neo :P) for ur race (if ever happens :) )

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ritesh May 26, 2011 at 7:05 pm

wow………..wht a rply jaggi…..

Srujan October 26, 2008 at 5:44 pm

Hi, I’m really worried about the size of this bike. I haven’t seen it outside,as it has yet to come to the city where I live, but I’ve seen the specs. and the dimensions are more or less the same as the R15, which I found to be a bit short for me( I’m 6’1″). Can anyone who has driven this bike please advise me?

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Aravind N October 27, 2008 at 3:21 am

Yup, the bike is comparatively small. The seat height is low and everythin is low, but wide. Thats how a muscle bike shud look like and this is no exception.
The low ride gives superior balance and ride control.

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karthikkmar October 27, 2008 at 4:15 am

it is very nice…………….but if the performance is well means it will be my best forever………

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Ruchir August 18, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Performance of this Bike is to good to believe. It will definitely impress you with her power and reliability. Its smooth, Road Grip is 2 good 2 trust. Njoy the ride.

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rock October 27, 2008 at 4:29 am

any body who has rode this bike can u tell me how it feels at 70 to 100 kmph………and yaa i hav booked an orange fz ….i was a lot confused about the two colours……as aravind n said the fibre parts are available worth 2.5k….are you sure they are available at this rate from yamaha?

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Ruchir August 18, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Bike is still smooth though you should drive at that speed, driving at that speed will definitely kill your average and performance.
Njoy

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david October 27, 2008 at 4:35 am

The bike looks fantastic.
I agree totally with you about the dash. It looks superficial in contrast to the bike which looks quite mean.
(To the guy who said the dash looks better than a Ducati – get real. I own a Multistrada and the dash on that gets comments every time I ride it)

One worry, top speed is only 111km!? Can this be correct? If so – the bike seems a little limited for anything other than the city.

Love the exhaust, it is about time an indian bike had a decent looking exhaust.

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Aravind N October 27, 2008 at 9:55 am

@Rock on
yup, im sure those fibre parts are available for less than 2.5k.
Me too have booked a flaming orange. Looks more attractive than red, and black is very common for all bikes these days.
im totally pissed off with the attitude of the showroom guys in here. They are saying, itll take another month for the delivery, and if i cant wait, i can withdraw the amount and get ny other bike from honda or bajaj. Is there any procedures i can use against them?

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rock October 27, 2008 at 5:58 pm

Aravind n……..well every were the conditions are same ………i got a message from yamaha that delivery is postponed to 4-6 weeks….i calld at the showroom they told me that i ll get the bike in time…..but i cant say anything………dont know about procedures…….but i suggest dont go for pulsar or honda they r old(no doubt that pulsars good i hav used pulsar150 it three years and i still love to ride it)…..but this is an entirely new and cool bike…..i had two options pulsar 200 or fz…….ichoose fz..i think its gonna rock……….i hav three queries 1>the dash board it really sucks coud hav been much better 2>the position of d front no. plate…..can u tell me better position3>don know how the bike will run above 60kmph

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PAWAN PAWAR October 28, 2008 at 5:47 am

i likd this review … i was goin to buy karizma in this week … but now my mind has changed … if fz16 is gonna be launched soon i`ll definately buy this one …
so please let me knw whn its gonna b launched and wht will b the price …
so that i could decide over …
thanks for the review ….

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Aravind N October 28, 2008 at 12:30 pm

@PAWAN PAWAR
its alreadt been launched…
theres some kinda shortage for bikes on the showroom, as the bookings has gone thru the roofs.
even remote area showrooms have an avg booking of 50~100

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nihal October 28, 2008 at 7:06 pm

yar i mst by which 1 out of these 2
apache or fz16
and y??

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Ruchir August 18, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Comparing these 2, power goes 2 apache, mileage are equal for both, sound of apache is more powerful.
Pick up and everything goes in favor of Apache.
I owe a Fz though and My friend owes an Apache.
But Fz is all the way in front if you want the comfort of ride.
Njoy

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Mudit Misra October 28, 2008 at 7:57 pm

Hi all.
I have been an Activa rider for the past three years and when I decided to buy a bike, the choice boiled down between hunk and apache rtr.I was planning to buy the bike around Ganesh Chaturthi.
Then I read about the fz 16 launch and quickly decided to make this my first bike as it looked much better than anything on the market.
I booked it on Maha Ashthami and the yamaha person told me I would receive it on Dhanteras.
Today they informed me I would receive it after the 4th of november.
I am completely bewildered by Yamaha’s mode of functioning.
Although I have sat on the display bike for a short duration and was pretty happy with its feel,
I am concerned about the future of my relationship with this company and the showroom here.
Imagine, If they cant keep up their commitment even before I even saw this bike, I wonder how will they respond when I buy this bike and require maintainance for small small things.
I know that sometimes things are not in their control but I dont care.
what I care about is that I HAD PROMISED MY GF THAT I WOULD MAKE HER RIDE ON THIS BIKE ON DHANTERAS AND THAT HAS NOT HAPPENED.
I am not happy.
Not happy at all..

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puneet October 29, 2008 at 7:11 am

HELLO GUYS I AM PUNEET FROM CHANDIGARH.I GOT THE YAMMI LAST FRIDAY IN CHANDIGARH.MY FZ IS ORANGEEEE. GUYS HANDLING, PICKUP RIDING IS AWESOME. ORANGE COLOUR IS FASCINATING.IN 4TH AND 5TH GEAR THE BIKE PULLING POWER IS HIGH. RIDING IS VERY SMOOTH AND HANDLING IS CONFIDENT DUE TO ITS BUILTUP.GUYS IN ITS SEGMENT THIS IS THE BEST BIKE I HAVE EVER SEEN AND RIDE.AND ALL MY WORDS ARE TRUE AND YOU WILL BELEIVE IT WHEN NYOU WILL RIDE IT

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Kaustubh October 29, 2008 at 8:33 am

Hi Shree

Did you get the bike. Today I called them and they said that it will take more than 2 weeks. I dont trust these people. When did you book the bike.

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Aravind N October 30, 2008 at 2:46 am

The showroom guys said, ill get the bike today morn itself. Had to do lota struggle for this day.
will post the feedback as soon as i get ma hands on dat baby.

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sridar October 31, 2008 at 3:21 am

guys i already have back pain .. some of these beast riders told they feel pain when they go for a long ride…should i go for this bike or suggest me some good bike in 150 range…

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Deepak October 31, 2008 at 5:50 am

Sridar, As I already said, this bike is not designed for long rides. Perfect for quick rides of 5-7 kms within the city.

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rock October 31, 2008 at 6:58 am

what ??…..it really gives back pain…..well i m having a pulsar150 and it never gave me this trouble………i hav booked fz…..but as DEEPAK said….its for quick rides 5-7 kms …..but i ride a minimum of 35 kms every day……..are u sure it gives back pain???…….plz anybody who has fz post about comfort

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Ruchir August 18, 2011 at 10:46 pm

I agree with Rock. I Owe Fz, for 2.5 years. I drove it all the way from Faridabad to Patiala (300 KM). I never felt any thing except the broken roads. I got there in around 5 Hrs.

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Kaustubh October 31, 2008 at 10:16 am

It will not give back pain if you drive 30-40km per day..I think it might give you pain if you drive above 100+km every day constantly..

Even if you go for long drives and after every 40-50kms you take break for 10 mins i dont think it will trouble you much.

I also have back problem and i have also booked this bike, but i dnt think if you do the mentioned things will create any prb….

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sridar October 31, 2008 at 5:45 pm

deepak thanks for suggestion mate…just met my ortho ..he said this bike ll not suit me ..and told me to go for some other models

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Aravind N October 31, 2008 at 7:07 pm

Guys i got the bike 2day noon…..i might say im completely crazy…
the bike is picking up speed very quickly and to bring down the speed from 80, u just need to peddle the rear brake a bit…
turning is a piece of cake….also u can move the bike forward easily on sitting on driver seat itself with much ease due to lower seat height.The suspension too is cool…better than pulsar 150.

ill post more feedback after 2moros 80KM journey..

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Aravind N November 1, 2008 at 9:18 pm

yesterday i crossed the 150KM mark…without any proper reason. Just the joy of riding it…and more than 20 people have asked bout the bike. Ive rode pulsars, unicorn..but this is far better.
we get the confidence on turns and overtakings.
i must say this one feels the best among 150cc bikes[havnt tried R15 yet :)]
many did say its console looks like a PSP[haha]…yup it looks childish, like a PSP or Nintendo, but have to live with it.
another letdown is the rear suspension..it does it job well…even better than unicon, but it hit the bottom when my 145KG frend sat on rear seat…haha,more than 200KG total[hha me only 56] on the bike. The engine handled like a piece of cake, but the suspension was like it was hitting it bottom too often. I think Yamaha’s designing team doest have a 150KG employee.

yet to try the new RTR160 FI. heard its cool, and pickup nd handling is great.

btw, have anybody got ny idea how can i attack a crashguard on it without removing the small panel with the Yahama symbol? it ll be a help, as most of ma frends bike are usually found on floor on clg bike stand on evening… :P

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tajammul November 3, 2008 at 4:00 am

Today i crossed the 150KM mark…without any proper reason. Just the joy of riding it…and more than 20 people have asked bout the bike. Ive rode pulsars, unicorn..but this is far better.
we get the confidence on turns and overtakings.
i must say this one feels the best among 150cc bikes[havnt tried R15 yet :)]
many did say its console looks like a PSP[haha]…yup it looks childish, like a PSP or Nintendo, but have to live with it.
another letdown is the rear suspension..it does it job well…even better than unicon, but it hit the bottom when my 145KG frend sat on rear seat…haha,more than 200KG total[hha me only 56] on the bike. The engine handled like a piece of cake, but the suspension was like it was hitting it bottom too often. I think Yamaha’s designing team doest have a 150KG employee.

yet to try the new RTR160 FI. heard its cool, and pickup nd handling is great.

btw, have anybody got ny idea how can i attack a crashguard on it without removing the small panel with the Yahama symbol? it ll be a help, as most of ma frends bike are usually found on floor on clg bike stand on evening…

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rock November 3, 2008 at 7:39 pm

@Aravind……..what u mean by it has got console looks ….it looks childish……it doesnt gives a nice image(personality) or what?

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razor November 6, 2008 at 6:39 am

hey deepak, i need to know if we can depend upon electric start in this bike…this factor is bugging me…plz advise

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Ruchir August 18, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Battery is complete reliable. But it can be an issue in Hard Winter’s. If you really like this bike then you can get a kick installed in from Yamaha. It will cost you only 2000 buck extra.
I just did that after riding my Fz for 2.5 years. She never let me down.
Njoy

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Prakash K November 6, 2008 at 8:37 am

Hey Arvind,

Its almost a week now that you have got the bike.

Do you have any stats on the average of the FZ 16, also any pros and cons that you have personally noticed in the bike.

Would really apperitiate your inputs.

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ess kay November 7, 2008 at 1:30 pm

if anyone bought fz16 then please please please e mail it me about its performance and looks and mileage and everything…please please please………….

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ess kay November 7, 2008 at 1:31 pm
Aravind N November 7, 2008 at 7:36 pm

the bikes got a perfect control. sometimes i take the bike across the city overtakin one after the other..in such a way that it wud never have possible with a pulsar or a unicorn.riding on it is real fun, but the rear seater wud go on scolding us…haha
the rear seat position and comfort is awkward. also the rear brake is bit low. even the brake pedal is positioned much lower than the footrest and we’ve to push it even lower to stop the bike. ull have to adjust the brake bit more harder.
also the bike seems like it has almost reached its terminal speed when close to 100. Acceleration is too low after 90. De-clutching might help a bit, but not impressive. Its surelly not built for highways. But its rock stable even after 100.

@rock on
normally naked bikes shud come with an analog guage. Atleast the rpm meter shud ve been analog. The guages of HH Hunk, and Karizma are cool.

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Sangb November 10, 2008 at 5:36 am

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!!

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JOVI November 11, 2008 at 9:33 am

Hey guys i am plannin 2 buy fz . It wil b my first bike . But i hav some doubts . Can anyone who has bought da bike please find some time from ridin the bike and answer. . .
1. The number plate really overshadows the brilliant headlight. Is there any alternate position for tat?
2.The bike does not hav a kick start will tat be a problem durin the rains when the selfstart fails to work? ( This question keeps me from sleepin at night) has Yamaha put some technology tat overcomes the problem?
3. How is the customer care of Yamaha? Are they prompt and efficient in service .?
4. Will a crash guard spoil the looks?

Hey Deepak thanx 4 the review . Its awesome and helped me in choosin the bike. You hav done a great job.
YAMAHA you rock!!

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priyank November 12, 2008 at 11:09 am

I m planning to buy a bike near around 1st dec. i m havig confusion btw pulsar 2oo & fz 16 which bike shuld i buy ?? nd wat its booking status in pune at wakdewadi

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Nilanjan November 13, 2008 at 6:56 am

hi priyank….im from pune and i have booked the bike on 30th october….im getting it on 30th nov.iv booked it 4m yamaha showroom in MG road.the bookin status there is 4 to 6 weeks.dnt go for pulsar dude…..if u want a truly amazing and unique bike then go for FZ.u will never regret it….ita a yamaha….the company ia a master at making bikes..bajaj makes ceiling fans and sewing machines.no doubt pulsar is a good bike……but arent u tired of the 10 different types of pulsars on the poad……every second bike is a pulsar.its just too common…..even if its a p200 its still a pulsar.go foe FZ…….i bet u…ul never regret it.

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Roshan November 14, 2008 at 7:53 am

I know a distributer who is giving 20 % discount.
Yamaha FZ16 on road price is about 75000 but distributor is giving it on 61000(on road price).
if any one is interested call me at 9819697178.
all bikes are available on 20 % discount.
limited offer

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Prakash K November 14, 2008 at 8:47 am

hey ppl,

I have also heard that one can change the bike colour by replacing the fiber bodies at a cost of rs 2000

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Kaustubh November 14, 2008 at 12:06 pm

HI Priyank

I bought the bike from wakadewadi showroom. Got the bike last week. Its a very good bike. Dont even think about bajaj…If you dont like Yamaha go 4 Karizma but not bajaj…
About booking, i got the bike in 1 month…i dont know what is the current status…..but consider app 1 month…

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venky November 14, 2008 at 3:02 pm

i’ve booked my black Fz from wakdewadi,pune on 5th nov.Cant wait to ride da beauty. Prsently the best bike in da market by far..i am bored of seeing the pulsar on every corner.not that the bike is bad but every 2nd bike seems to be a pulsar..besides the price and the milage are quite comparable for both fz and pulsar.
There are some negatives in the FZ but the positives are much more.
I noticed while booking that there was no mudguard at back..we gonna get screwed during da rains..
But belive me guys i rode my friends FZ..once u ride this bike ther is no chance that u wont buy it..

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bapaiah November 16, 2008 at 3:33 pm

helo guys…………

i own a cbz 2002 model….it gives abt 30-35km mileage…..i travel abt 40km everyday…..i want 2 buy a bike which gives me a gud mileage and economical…..

is buyin a fz16 is a better choice r any another bike…r else continue wit my CBZ………….

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saurabh November 16, 2008 at 8:12 pm

hey guys.. need some help.. i’m using rx 135 from past seven years and love its amazing pickup.. now am planing to try something new.. am really impressed with new fz 16.. i travel daily about 30-35 kms , mostly on highway, and milage doesnt bother me.. only thing which bothers me is its long ridin experience.. shall i go for fz or else shall i look out for apache fi..

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thapu November 17, 2008 at 6:19 am

come on guys go for it dot bother about all this small thing like milage and all look at the bike man it got that stong look and power what else u want.. this bike is cool i m getting it on 6th… this is my 4th bike … rit now i have rx 100, rx 135 and a rx z… i think from all that bikes this one is the coolest…. my friend got r15 but i think this one is better then that…

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Nilanjan November 17, 2008 at 12:08 pm

Go for FZ 16 dude……its a lovely bike…..u have used a yamaha before so you know what a yamaha is all about……dont worry abt comfort and long riding exp.iv used the fz and driven 100 kms in a day…….it was superb man…..not like any other bike…believe me…its superb.take it.you wont regret your decision

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kartikay November 17, 2008 at 2:35 pm

I want 2 buy a new bike with gr8 looks & good average
can u provide me with all necessary details of such bikes

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Prasant November 17, 2008 at 5:46 pm

can u pls let me know how the bike is

plsssssssssssssssss ….
heard tat the performance is tooo bad
can any suggest it plssssssssssssss

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saurabh November 17, 2008 at 6:19 pm

@thapu
dude. milage is not a problem at all.. i just want something which is as good as my rx 135.. lemme know when you get ur bike and compare it wit rx..

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saurabh November 17, 2008 at 6:22 pm

@nilanjan.
thanks for ur comment dude. will book my bike as soon as possible

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Dj_jD November 18, 2008 at 11:44 am

Pulsar 150 rocks..FZ 16 can never even come close to beating it. Accepted that FZ has all the hype and luks..but in the long run, the only sporty, cool, reliable and awesome bike would be the Pulsar 150 !!!
Have all the fun while it lasts FZ users.. :-)

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jay November 18, 2008 at 7:08 pm

Fabulous n awesome …
what else i say just go n get it guys…..
this type of bikes r not made daily

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Kapil November 18, 2008 at 7:11 pm

Just like my Dream bike waiting 4 my blue FZ..
can anyone tell me is there any blue bike in this FZ model.
plz reply.

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Prasant November 19, 2008 at 3:52 am

HI can any one plssssssssss tel whoz the performance of the bike

heard tat the bike is getting heated up very soon
can any one reply back plssssssssssss

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Maneesh November 19, 2008 at 6:12 am

I believe it is called “Fairing”, and not “flaring” as you repeatedly mention.
Also, if you wish to review a bike, then at least make an attempt to be neutral. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What looks good to you may not be to others. Presenting your view is your prerogative, but would be better without the implicit assumption that yours is the correct one.

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Deepak November 19, 2008 at 6:49 am

Maneesh, what I write here is my personal opinion only. I agree that each one has a different perspective but that does not prevent me from writing what I feel like writing. Anyway, thanks for your comment.

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!! venu kumar !! November 19, 2008 at 12:38 pm

Hiiii Guys………

Hellooooo Every one !!
I got THE FZ 16,.. I got it just a few days ago…
This bike is AWSOME,… Great…., Suberb….. . !!
I love the bike……..
I got the BLACK Color FZ !!!

No doubts in the looks or power..
Great !!

I will post a REVIEW tomorrow…….

Bye,.
Venu kumar…….

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Arin November 26, 2008 at 11:55 am

I have completed 300 kms with my flaming orange FZ16.

However one problem I am facing is the rear tyre deflating too fast. I have to check the tyre pressure to 33 psi every alternate day and it will rediuce to <20 in two days…

Is it a common problem, or some unique problem with my bike?

Rest is abolutely fine…. i have only riden a boxer before so can’t give any logical comparisons I feel.

But hey, my boxer used to touch 100 at times, with the hell breaking loose though!

Don’t feel my FZ can do much beyond that! I have to check after the run in period though!

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Kaustubh November 27, 2008 at 5:00 am

HI Dj_jD

I have got FZ, i beat pulsar 180…n u r talking about 150..Grow up…write some sensible comments…Bajaj parks sucks….Atleast done compare bajaj with Yamaha

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Hi Kapil…

As per my knowledge i dont think there is blue color…but later you can change the body, i think by paying 3k…

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Hi Arin

I have crossed 600kms…but i have never faced that problem…

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Bike is very good if you drive first 1000km with the speed limit around 40-50….I am very happy with the bike…I really dont like one thing, its horn :-))…its like M80…it sucks…Otherwise bike is very good…

Will post my other comments after few days…

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Arin December 2, 2008 at 1:55 pm

I need to apologise here. Actually I had a Punctured rear tyre with a huge nail in it! And I have been driving around with that for 3 days :O

I got it repaired, and now it’s absolutely fine…

Howeveer I too agree, that it is shameful to blow that horn when u have a pulsar blowing at full guns next to you!

By the way, I haven’t checked the top speed in a open road, as I have completed only 600 kms. Can anyone who owns one share his experience?

The riding position puts some pressure on your wrists I feel. Probably its meant to be for gym goers only:) (I am one though!)

The bike does not inspire confidence on gravel and sand. I read somewhere that street bikes are not meant to do so … Is it right?

I am thoroughly impressed with the attention I get though:O And u can see the jealous look on the pulsar and unicorn riders:)

I hope Yamaha get the FZ1 in future to India…. It would be my dream upgrade..

Till then…FZ16 rules

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jhoneey December 2, 2008 at 2:51 pm

Any chances of FI & rear disc in FZ16 in days to come by ?
Only thing that bothers me is RTR with FI / rear disc / kick start / crash guard @ the same price :(

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Deepak December 2, 2008 at 4:27 pm

Jhoneey, TVS may have more features, but I am not sure whether it can match the quality of Yamaha.

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yamaha lover December 2, 2008 at 9:04 pm

i bought this on 1st december just after giving my first exam
well this is my first bike
and i know i didnt make a wrong decision by w8ing for it
its pretty amazing in its pickup
max speed i was able to get was 113 kmph
may we can increase it increasing idle rpm

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Neelesh December 17, 2008 at 5:51 am

HELLO FRIENDS

I want to buy a good bike but I dont have a biking experience so could u suggest me bike in a 150cc segment
my first choice for the bike would be it comfort,shockers,breaking systems,and comes the speeding
so friends guide me for a good bike few bays back i drive bullet electra it was amazing but it is not affordable bcoz of mileage.

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vivek December 20, 2008 at 5:39 pm

got one more me recently, there’s only one word for it “Rocks”. Forget pulsar and Apache, my suggestion go for FZ16. excellent pickup, smooth ride, cool handling. havent taken it at higher speeds as need to maintain the low RPM’s till first service, but believe me the bike is just waiting to be pushed to limits.

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Deepak December 21, 2008 at 3:45 am

Congrats Vivek, I hope you enjoy your ride!

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saurabh December 22, 2008 at 5:44 pm

@neelesh..
i guess the best option available here for you is tvs apache.. its best in its class in giving milage.. if ur budget allows..

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jerin December 27, 2008 at 7:16 am

hi guys!!

this is going to be my first bike. like most of you i’m too not able to decide. here is y…

first priority is riding comfort..
yamaha is excellent but apache efi gives vibrations. thats bad.
mostly for city rides, so in terms of control too yamaha wins here..

second priority is mileage.
mileage is a max of 40kmpl in city’s for the yamaha.
50kmpl for apache efi..
wt will be the mileage after 1 yr?(pls answr this .. i honestly dont know.)

3rd.. style
yamaha of course… apache is not bad either..

yamaha’s mud guards dont keep the dirt off your back neither off your engine.. all other bikes does it..
(can u guys verify this?)

yamaha leads in technology and trust..

i prefer apache’s dashboard to that of yamaha’s.
i love the apache’s handle bar design ..

pillion rider space and comfort ?
i guess its the apache doing better here..

fz’s colours can be changed for just 3 grand..
other bike’s dont even have such an option..

fz has no engine guard..
besides engine and muffler(rt?) are made of fiber. hw gud will they be?

fz has no kick start. will the self start work whatsoever or will i have to ask somebody to push my brand new bike to get it started?

apache’s tires are no good.. safety and control are primary factors for any bike..

the only thing as you mentioned keeping me away from the apache is the engine quality, vibrations and after sale’s service..

my status:
cost is not a factor(for these 2 bikes only :) )..
ready to sacrifice mileage if mud guard and self start issues of the fz are taken care of..

Pls note: all i have put in here are what i got from various sites.. i would like to repeat again. no prior riding experience..

probably its going to be my first and last bike.. so i’m looking forward for a real good experience..

pls drop in ur views..

thanks guys..

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david December 27, 2008 at 12:17 pm

Ok this bike rocks. Picked it up today and couldnt be more happy.
- Yamaha sales people not so great:(

Suspension fantastic, pick up good. Seat hard, but suspension so good it doesnt matter.

The Ride – best in class –> Hands Down

Looks- what can i say, guys were checking me out all day.

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kiran December 29, 2008 at 3:08 pm

what about the mileage ???????????? bez i am going to buy plssssssss tell

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Venki January 1, 2009 at 1:26 pm

Hello All,
Well I should first thank 2 people here
1. Deepak -for bringing up a good stuff like this.. Good Job
2. Yamaha Engineers – Obviously for the FZ 16
I am going to buy this bike in another 4 days. All the things and questions asked here were wiped off from my mind when I saw “The New Lord of the streets”. I had been to the showroom today and yesterday continuously to test have a test ride.
Looks -
Two things I have noticed (I have spent some 6-7 months or even more than that of R&D on which bike to buy) definitely looks of FZ16 are macho. A head turner wherever you go. Also the bike was very well engineered , the built and the fiber cover on the tank ,new and trendy headlamp, Mono suspension & a finally not so good Digital display , it looked like a video game screen for me. But it’s ok with me.

Test results-
FZ -16 -
Bike has awesome pickup and the ride was really good. I have tested it in amidst of heavy traffic and bike was excellent, I mean I never felt so good grip over road and some kind of feeling while taking sharp turns… Believe me guys I had hands on all the bikes.
I have tested Karizma -225 – good at its range but not that comfortable on long rides. I had a severe back pain on this.
Pulsar—I hate Pulsar 150 & 180 segments , I mean the looks are good but if you want to change your bike and buy a new one every 1 and 1.5 years then go for Pulsar 150 & 180 coz the engine is a crap after 1 and hardly 1.5 years. Though Bajaj came up with 200 & 220 Pulsar with OIL COOLED engines, it’s ok but I will never believe a bike which cramps after 1 and 2 years.
Apache – My friend had a black RTR, this is also a powerful bike good at its class but again I didn’t like it as TVS Just entered into the 150+ segments so I will not comment anything, somehow my friend says he bought it for looks not for mileage or class. I took him to Yamaha show room… LOL he was asking me if I am interested in his Apache so that he can go for FZ 16.
Honda- Unicorn this is also a very good bike, not to forget it was Honda which had a joint venture with Hero and came up the MACHO HERO HONDA CBZ which turned out the ultimate bike back in year 2000.Unicorn is also good, not good in city road and not so great pickup and tires. But very efficient on a long ride. If Yamaha wouldn’t have happened I would have gone for Unicorn.
Few more things I would like to see and not to happen with my FZ 16 are.
1. LCD displays a little bit change.
2. Dirt Guard for avoiding kick back of dirt on my office trousers 
3. Definitely another new bike from YAMAHA which would beat the FZ16 as it did the R15.
4. Finally the mileage it gives you for sure 40+ in cities and even less than that before you’re first servicing. But I would like to see atleast 50 Kmpl in cities or even 45 would do

Well this is not last post. Once I get my hands on the FZ 16 I will keep you all posted.
Thanks

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Prakash January 12, 2009 at 7:44 am

Have got the bike on 8th Jan. Am so excited. But i cannot ride the bike till thurday as the registration is not done.

The sales service is very pathetic.

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Ashley Fernandes January 18, 2009 at 9:51 am

Yes – It’s the Lord of the Street… I bought this bike a month ago paying 73,500/- and have completed 1,000 Kms till date.
It has finished its I Free Service [paid for oil, filter and oil ring]

Plus Points:
1. Superb styling and great pick-up.
2. Excellent gear ratio for city riding.
3. Good mileage of 50 KMPL presently.
4. Comfortable seating for two.
5. Well designed headlights for brighter and broader light angle.

Minus Points:
1. The horn mews like a pussycat and makes the “Lord of the street” look meek and mild in fornt of other bikes in its class.
2. The indicator rubber moulding are of poor quality they are already sagging during the first month causing front indicators to droop spoiling the front look – what can I expect later?
3. The rear brakes are not very effective and are equal to the 100 cc bikes available. Since this is a 153cc R&D should have concentrated better on the rear braking system – larger disc.
4. Larger turning radius creates need for extra space to turn in city areas – this should have been properly analysed before production of the bike.
5. Setting the bike on the centre stand is not an easy task as compared to all the other 150cc bikes in its class – the angle has to be claculated correctly due to the large wheel base of the rear tyre and ground clearance along with weight of the bike.

Otherwise this is just another bike in the 150cc class but costly.

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Solomon February 7, 2009 at 2:33 pm

hey,
iv got a black FZ16,da bike is truly amazin! eye catchin an da performance is so gud that i don ve words to describe it!! but m a lil confused bout the rear tyre air pressure,da owners manual says its gotta b 33Psi,but thats pretty less i fell,cuz wen i got the bike the tyre pressure was like 55Psi!! after readin the manual i brought the air pressure down to 33Psi,but now it makes a funny noise while ridin,m nt sure if thats cuz of the radial tyres or cuz the air pressure is low. can some please temme wat i shud keep the tyre pressure as…

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kc_nirvana February 8, 2009 at 4:06 am

Hi Deepak..
That was one helluva review..
I figured all the pros and cons of the FZ.
The dillema i’m in is w/r to buy the Pulsar 200 or the FZ. HELP!!

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Deepak February 8, 2009 at 8:59 am

I recommend the FZ. Yamaha is much better than Bajaj.

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Solomon February 8, 2009 at 12:18 pm

pulsar 200 is a gub bike but FZ is beta trust me..,i rode da pulsar 200 bout 2 days bac an i stil prefer the FZ,even the whose bike i rode feels da FZ is beta! wat more can u ask for?

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hemant February 10, 2009 at 4:46 am

yes i agree with all peoples view as given there, FZ is really extreme good and its look in black color is amazing.

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Anupam February 17, 2009 at 6:23 pm

Hi,deepak and all bike enthusiast.

i wanted to help those who r confused to buy a good bike in 150 to 180-200cc category.the fact is that i had pulsar150 (2004 model) till feb.1 .and now i am a proud owner of FZ16.i have riden almost all bike in 150 cc to 225 category,from Rajdoot(175 cc) to karizama,pulsar220 and R15..and belive me that except R15 and pulsar 220(i hate its engine sound like jhaaaar…) ,the only bike i would praise is FZ16(dont think that i own one so i would always praise it..i have bought it after test riding (4 times) it at my friend-of-mine’s yamaha dealer.and belive me “IF U WILL RIDE IT THEN U WILL BUY IT.” i have done 1350 km and also 1st service and hear are mine experience..
1. Its ride is very smooth ,far smoother than pulsars and tvs…
2.its disappointing that it has got 14 bhp only (atleast 17) but 13.6 nm torque is awsome and perfect for its WIIDDEEEE… Rear radial tyre.
3.pick up is great 0-60 in 5 sec. approx.
4.and which idiot says that max speed is 111 kmph. I have till now got at 119 kmph.(It was the result of a road-rage happend on NH 31 with a pulsar 180 or 200 not with 220(i am sure about that)…i laughed at him and give a “tata” sign to him when i reached my destination 10 sec before him.i thanked the widee and sticky radial tyre bcoz of which i was able to take sharp turn wid the speed of 45 -50 kmph (believe me).that which u cant expect on a pulsar .
5.it got a good head lamp ,enough brightness..upper light enough to blind a passer by so that he will stay away 4rm ur way.
6.its engine is best in its class ..i didnt feel any kind of vibration till my 119 kmph top speed .and after that i cant say..!!! ITS YAMAHA BROTHER ,ITS YAMAHA..BELIEVE ME..i am not an idiot that will write anything.its been 17 years of love wid bikes.from 7th grade till now….
7.its suspension is one of the best feature ..its monocross suspension is far better than unicorn.its adjustable too.cant feel any bump (jerk) in most bumpy road.
8. Gear shifting is very smooth after 1st service and u will love its smoothness. Which i lack in my pulsar 150.
9.widest rear tyre make balancing a problem of previous generation.can take a very sharp turn at corners and turning..it gives u confidence that u should rely upon.
10.brakeing is very good with 270mm front disk .but feel the lack of rear disk coz that drum brake is so-so.
11.mileage varies from 35 to 46 in different condition.(city and highway).thats not the issue for me..coz i love bikeing than anything else.
12.lcd console is good but small..but who keep their eyes stick on reading speed ,fuel,rpm,…etc everytime.atleast i dont do.
13.very heavy presence .it will like ARONLD not like harry potter..its the nudity in its best.the key factor for its selling so rapidly and becoming bike of the year 2008.first time in india u will see such a bike in 65k.
14.very good application of paint in the plastic tank and front mud guard.
15. Mine has a mud guard at the back tyre also and number plate at back also.
16. Mine is a black one and i called it “BLACKBIRD”.its the evergreen colour for bikes. Optional other colour parts at Rs. 2000.
17. Its throttle is very very good…it inspire u to go vroomm.
18.its look make a pulsar 220 rider to see it again.ITS INSPIRE ENVOY.
overall the best bike in 150 cc to 225 cc (exception allready mentioned). And bikers who want a new bike ATLEAST take a test-ride and i am sure u will BUY IT.its the “LORD OF THE STREETS”. Bye 4 now .i will soon update u.ask any question 4rm deepak bro or me.

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Amey Potdar January 8, 2011 at 4:08 pm

hii! i liked ur review of Fz16..
mann u r killing me… i want dis bikee.. i luv it mann. i had riden dis bike n itz smooth…
wnt to know more abt it..!
u der on facebook??
if yes then add me.. my name is Amey Potdar.
plz add me i need ur help.. n my profile pic is on a pulsar 220..!
plz add me!

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Rajeev February 22, 2009 at 11:25 am

Hi Deepak thanks for everything what you have given above. I want to know if there is leg guard available for this giant? And if have the leg guard then please mail me a pic at the mail address below. And pic where we fix front number plate and mud guard.

Rajeev
rsuch@in.com

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Kaustubh February 23, 2009 at 8:18 am

Hi Rajeev,

You can put the leg guard to this bike. I have seen the bike in Pune which has leg guard. I dint like that.

About front number plate, you can put that on front guard. I have done the same.

I have crossed 5000kms and I loved the feel.

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pk February 23, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Hi, i have been using rxz for past 12 years and now need a replacement. Being an yamaha fan i am looking for gladiator ss..but i am confused as i hardly see them on roads and also i had a test drive..theres a huge diff between performace of the rxz and gladiator though comparison cannot be done as one is 2 stroke and other is 4. please suggest me which bike should i buy

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pk February 24, 2009 at 6:07 am

what about the aluminium wheel . the finishing of the wheel is not as great as compared to other players.thats what i feel about fz16. rest its the best in the class

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shravan February 24, 2009 at 9:10 am

hi deepak can u post the comparision of suzuki GS 150R and yamaha FZ16….

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Amaan February 27, 2009 at 10:41 am

Hi,

I have been to yamaha showroom with all my concerns and problems that have been coming from FZ owners .I will quote the problems and solutions for the same that will help my friends .

1) Mileage – Company claims for 50 km/ltr . now it depends upon the way u drive. U need to be between 40-50 during the first 3 services and beleive me u will get very close to 50 .

2) Self start – Many of my friends are worried abt the self start problem which should be a question for indian rain condition . I have checked with the yamaha technical guys and they assured that first of all the starter is water proof and we only need to take care of battery chargung secondly if ur battery gets drained then u can start it by rolling the tyres by outting it on main stand and it will start.

3) Top speed – Once ur engine is lined up afterall the services it will definetlet touch 120 km and i think its enough for indian road.

4) Spare parts – As the sales have been gone beyond expectations yamaha have open many service centres for availability of spare parts bur the only thing is it is costly as compare to bajaj and `honda.

For any other queries u need to know abt FZ please let me know the same.Like to help you.

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Jerin February 27, 2009 at 4:18 pm

@ Amaan

gud input dude!!!!

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pk March 4, 2009 at 6:04 am

guys yamaha has launched fzS the new version of FZ16

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venu March 4, 2009 at 10:59 am

Ohhhhhhhh,.

Hiiiiiii friends,.

A new YAMAHA FZ S has been Launched,…
It Looks a little better than the Present one,…
Although I have already OWN a FZ 16 from past 3 months,..
I got 2 servicings completed for my byk..
I drove Nearly 3700 Kms,.
Great Bike,…
Reallly gooooooood……….

Bye friends,….

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venu March 4, 2009 at 11:00 am

I think I can UPGRADE to the NEW FZ S…

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Ashley Fernandes March 5, 2009 at 5:30 am

I’m Ashley, The FZ16 – “Yes” – It’s the Lord of the Street…
I bought this bike 2 months back paying Rs. 73,500/- and completed 1,700+ Kms till date.
Plus Points:
1. Superb styling and great pick-up.
2. Excellent gear ratio for city riding.
3. Good mileage of 50 KMPL presently.
4. Comfortable seating for two.
5. Well designed headlights for brighter and broader light angle.
Minus Points:
1. The horn mews like a pussycat and makes the “Lord of the street” look meek and mild in front of other bikes in its class.
2. The indicator rubber molding are of poor quality they are already sagging during the first month causing front indicators to droop spoiling the front look – what can I expect later?
3. The rear brakes are not very effective and are equal to the 100 cc bikes available. Since this is a 153cc R&D should have concentrated better on the rear braking system – larger drum/disc brakes.
4. Larger turning radius creates need for extra space to turn in city areas – this should have been properly analyzed before production of the bike.
5. Now the FZS brings a better look & external features, this should have been incorporated in the initial model itself, what about those who have already purchased the earlier model – really they feel bad being the first buyers and setting in the trend… Will Yamaha do something???

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Yelhsa March 5, 2009 at 5:45 am

Hi Guys and gals, The FZ16 – “Yes” – It’s the Lord of the Street…
I bought this bike 2 months back for Rs. 73,500/- and completed 1,700+ Kms till date.
Thing I like about the bike are:
Plus Points:
1. Superb styling and great pick-up.
2. Excellent gear ratio for city riding.
3. Good mileage of 50 KMPL presently.
4. Comfortable seating for two.
5. Well designed headlights for brighter and broader light angle.
Thing I feel that should have been looked into:
Minus Points:
1. The horn mews like a pussycat and makes the “Lord of the street” look meek and mild in front of other bikes in its class.
2. The indicator rubber molding are of poor quality they are already sagging during the first month causing front indicators to droop spoiling the front look – what can I expect later?
3. The rear brakes are not very effective and are equal to the 100 cc bikes available. Since this is a 153cc R&D should have concentrated better on the rear braking system – larger drum/disc brakes.
4. Larger turning radius creates need for extra space to turn in city areas – this should have been properly analyzed before production of the bike.
5. Now that the FZS brings a better look & external features, this should have been incorporated in the initial model itself, what about those who have already purchased the earlier model – really they feel bad being the first buyers and setting in the trend… Will Yamaha do something???

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venu March 5, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Hiiii friend’s….

Having a Great ride on FZ.. ??
I am having a good ride on it…
and Now comes the FZ – S.. What the FFFF is this..
Being the First Buyer, I found FZ 16 much greater bigger than Other Bikes,…. But now it seems like
FZ S is looking More Sexier than the Present one,..
I find it soooooo Awkward now,..
Wat these YAMAHA have doneeeee,..
They should have done this Much BEFORE,.. at the same releasing time of FZ-16,…. Now I already Drove nearly 4000 KMS,.. What to dooooo.. ….
Now I am feeling like KICKING THEM…..

Any way ,. Hope I can UPGRADE to the FZ S for Lower PRICe,….

Bye friends…..

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Ashley March 6, 2009 at 5:06 am

Hi Guys,
I HAVE COMPLETER JUST 2800 KMS ON THE FZ16…
Now that YAMAHA brings out the FZS – a better look & external features, this should have been incorporated in the initial model itself, what about those who have already purchased the earlier model – I really feel that we should be given some sort of a compensation for the advertisement while driving these machines around and getting fame for YAMAHA – being the first buyers and setting in the trend… Will Yamaha do something??? All you great guys who have bought the FZ16 can you afford another bike so soon???
“YAMAHA CORPORATION WE HOPE YOUR ARE READING THIS AND WILL DO SOMEHING”

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YAMAHA March 7, 2009 at 10:07 am

Hey guys dont worry about the release of FZ-S, remember dat u could change your panels with Fz-s panels for just rs.1800.Also d windshield costs just rs.500(Total:2,300). The new FZ-S comes at a premium of rs.2,000 over FZ16.
So there is not much loss for u guys….

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Solomon March 8, 2009 at 3:22 pm

hey man!! u guys gotta be kiddin me!! plz don temme u guys like the FZ-S,it sucks…it luks bad! i think the FZ-16 luks way beta!!just luk at it again!

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JOJO March 9, 2009 at 6:53 pm

can ladies sit in the back of yamaha fz 16 pls replay me fast am in kerala

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Ashley March 10, 2009 at 4:31 am

Hi Jojo, Man you seem to like the FZ16, the same is with all those who possess it and really I believe you it looks good.
Well, Kerala guy, the rear seat is for ladies who wear jeans or salwars and are not too heavy. Moreover, it can carry ladies comfortable for a short travel, as long travel[more than 1/2 hour will really tell on them] it tends to give pain on the calf and thigh muscles if they dont lean on you…

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MIlan Champ March 10, 2009 at 11:30 am

This is not a comment but I am Going to take a new bike first time and I am in a confusion which bike to take.
Can u advice me out of Yamaha FZ16, Unicorn, Hero Honda Hunk, CBZ Xtream and Suzuki GS150R which is the perfect one to buy.

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Vas March 11, 2009 at 1:04 pm

hey, wat do u ppl prefer FZ 16 0r Fz -s … which is better???? i m goin to get my first bike… so i need some honest reply…tell me de difference between the two bikes also…

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Ashley March 12, 2009 at 5:42 am

Hi Milan,
If you like colourful,glamorous & Light bikes go in for hero honda CBZ or HUNK as they are cheap, reliability you can trust Suzuki, but if have the bread [money]and can handle an extra weight with speed, comfort and want to look rough and tough then its Yamaha FZ16 for you.

Hi Vas,
Both bikes have the same specification only thing there are few extenal changes like colours and front visor to make it look sexy. Both FZ16 and FZ-S are equally good, go in for FZ-S it will be a new begining and you need not go in for any modifications.

Happy Riding and take care – wear a comfortable and a good brand helmet to protect your vluable brains because your family and friends depend on you.

bye – ashley…

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MIlan Champ March 15, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Thank u so much for your advice But i m still confused. I Have read that Fz16 vibrates after 75 of speed. And it’s a street bike and not suited for highways and also after riding for an hour it gives back pain to us. But Hunk is much more comfortable and it does not vibrate till 80 of speed. I want a bike which is suited both for streets and highways.
So can u please tell me out of Hunk, Fz16 and Suzuki GS 150 which one is perfect to buy.

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ashley March 16, 2009 at 11:17 am

Hi Milan,

Now that I know your condition, I will let you go in for the HUNK, as it is the perfect bike for city and highway and you are very correct its comfortable for long rides. My friend has got the same and I have rode it on both long and short distances and its got a wonderful pick up and styling.
Happy riding and take care.

ashley…

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Mayank March 24, 2009 at 3:21 pm

i wanna purchase a bike dat shud b cool ns sexy..ma budget is 70,000..plz suggest me a bike..m confused between pulsar 180 , FZ 16 and Apache RTR

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shalz06 March 24, 2009 at 4:25 pm

yamaha Fz16 is gud xample of advance technology with new advance lookks and aerodynamic technology…and First time in india with a radial tyre and it has tubeless tyre for both front and rear………..comparing it to hunk ….hunk also lags in mileage compared to other 150cc.Gear shifting is slightly hard…………..so yamaha FZ16 is more appropriate than hunk in my perception…..

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ashley March 26, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Hi Shalz o6,

Go in for the new Glamour – its sexy and smooth and well within your budget… get going dont waste you time. Enjoy the cool ride.
Bye
ashley…

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shalz06 March 27, 2009 at 3:03 pm

hi ashley

i think……….fz16 is more appropriate…………………………………becoz it is package of style and comfort

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Ashley Fernandes March 29, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Hi Shalz,

If you think so then there is nothing stopping you from thinking – do what you feel is the best.
Good Luck.
-ashley…

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Garima April 1, 2009 at 9:34 am

heyi Vas yu may go any of the two bikes,, both of the two looks trendyy , designed after keeping in mind the bikers needs , u may go 4 a test cum joy ride,, n feel the difference ya self…they are available in attractive colors,, soo… all set to ride dude

Gimmy

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Sriya April 1, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Hey guys,
This bike is really cool.It has great sporty looks, so, guys go 4 it.Hv a safe ride n feel urself at the top of the sky………….

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Mayank April 3, 2009 at 3:13 am

i wanna purchase a bike dat shud b cool ns sexy..ma budget is 70,000 APROX…plz suggest me a bike..m confused between PULSAR 180 , FZ 16 and APACHE RTR..PLZ HELP DEEPAK..

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akhil April 7, 2009 at 10:56 am

i am planin to buy ma first bike within in a month and so i am in a great confusion of which bike i must buy….i will b havin long trips in weekends…and i have a budget of 80k………i would like ma ride to be powerful as well as economical……pls help me cause i am a rookie in this field….

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tazz April 8, 2009 at 2:09 pm

hmmmmmm ummmmm i think this bike reall rule outt bcoz d look off the bike is just to amazing n its true kick ass well i really love da rear tyre daaaa best part offff the bikeeee

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pankaj April 10, 2009 at 1:28 pm

hello all,,,,,,,i happened to read the review accidentally,,,if anyone wants to buy the byke,, isuggest taht u look into the pros and cons of the byke,,,,i wud not talk abt pulsar 150 cc its a waste of time,,,coz the mileage is 45 kmph,,if anybody tells u dat its more than 50 kmph kick their butt coz it cant ,,,,,,engine sucks,,,now unicorn is a gud byke,, i feel its more a family byke, i guess it has a mileage of 50 kmph,,,with no mordern features and looks,,,,,,hunk and cbz are out of the competition,,,,,,pulsar 220cc is gud but if you wanna go for a 220 cc ,,go for karizma,,,,,,okay so we now start talking about fz16,,,here is the catch the byke is gud looks are great,,,but believe me the performance is not so great,,,i have gone through a lot of review on the byke before i cud decide,,,the mileage of the byke is around 35 -45 kmph,,,,and it best for city conditions,,,rear tyre will wear out soon,,,,back seat is not compfortable,,,is dangerous without a crash guard,,,,and it isnt as fast when compared to other yamaha bykes,,,u cant make ur girlfriend to sit on the byke if she is wearing a saree, u understand wat i mean,,,hahahahahaaa,,,long rides is a pain,,,,and when u think about this and think about the price ,, i feel its too costly for wat u get,,few more thousands u get a karizma which is far more better and u get a FI engine,,,,,lets talk about another byke which costs 75k,,,,rtr fi,,,guys the byke is amazing,,comfort is gud for both ,,,,and also the mileage is 55-60 inside city and 50 when on highway,,,its bhp is high,,,,fz16 has 14 bhp,,,where as rtr fi has 15.8 bhp,,,fz16 has 153 cc,,,rtr fi has 160 cc,,,also disc breaks for both tyre adds glamour to the byke,,,,,i touched 110 without anyproblems,, and the byke can touch 125kmph,,,,i had to slow down coz of my girl,,,,,i had 2 people sitting at the back when i touched 110 kmph,,, so think about it before you can take a decision,,,,,,,,coz its a one time investment,,,and after few rides on the byke with ur girl and all, u wud really feel that u took a bad decision dat u didnt consider ur family b4 buying it,,,,,,,,,,,,,if you are a person who is into luks alone and is not bothered about the mileage and are sure not to make ur parents to sit at the back seat,,,,,,please go ahead and buy it,,, else i wud recomend dat u drive rtr fi before u take a decision,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,take care guys bye

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abel james April 10, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Hi, i’ve got the new fz bike, was wondering if i can have the silencer fixed under the seat,and have a two piece handle i.e of R15 will it look good ? please comment.

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abel james April 10, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Hi, i’ve got the new fz bike, was wondering if i can have the silencer fixed under the seat,and have a two piece handle i.e of R15 will it look good ? please comment

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Solomon April 14, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Hi,
I have bought the FZ 16 a couple of weeks ago. have some doubts regarding alteration.
1. Is it possible to fit rear disk brake?
2. While riding i can feel wobbling of the rear tyre and can feel the effect of going over even a small stone. what adjustment should be made for that please suggest?
3.What should be the air pressure both in front and back wheels?
4.How much does the leg guard cost in bangalore?
5. is it possible to remove the extended fiber component where the leg guard fits?

Please suggest.
Thanks

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Rahul April 16, 2009 at 11:17 am

Hi there,
I am going to purchase my first bike. I am confused between FZ and Pulsar 200cc. The cost of both the bikes are almost equal.So, i am not able to make my mind. Can u please help me out and n tell me which bike is better and y?

Thanks in advance

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ashley April 16, 2009 at 5:32 pm

Hi Solomon,

1. Yes you can fit rear disc brakes provided you have a good mecanic who will do a reliable job and has good workmanship.
2. As such there is no wobbling of rear wheel in a new bike, check out the axle nuts if they are tigh as per the makers torque specifications and normally any bike will skid if they go over small stones, so be careful and there is no adjustment as such for wobbling of the rear wheel – it will be best if you can show your bike to a yamaha service dealer for further confirmation.
3. Front wheel 28 psi and rear 33 psi [pounds per square inch]
4. Better not to fit a front leg guard as it will spoil the looks and I dont think the real type it is available in B’lore.
5. Yes it is possible – but then why to spoil the looks!!!

Happy and safe riding.
-ashley

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Solomon April 16, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Hi Ashley,
This is my first bike and dont have good knowledge on what is right and what is wrong. It is yet to go for the first service.Hope everything is cleared after the service.

Thanks for the suggestions.

Solomon

ashley: Hi Solomon,1. Yes you can fit rear disc brakes provided you have a good mecanic who will do a reliable job and has good workmanship.
2. As such there is no wobbling of rear wheel in a new bike, check out the axle nuts if they are tigh as per the makers torque specifications and normally any bike will skid if they go over small stones, so be careful and there is no adjustment as such for wobbling of the rear wheel – it will be best if you can show your bike to a yamaha service dealer for further confirmation.
3. Front wheel 28 psi and rear 33 psi [pounds per square inch]
4. Better not to fit a front leg guard as it will spoil the looks and I dont think the real type it is available in B’lore.
5. Yes it is possible – but then why to spoil the looks!!!Happy and safe riding.
-ashley

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asai April 20, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Can anybody tell me from which delear i can get a leg guard for my beast

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harry April 21, 2009 at 8:59 pm

hi i am planning to buy fz16.i am 5feet 2 inches and 60 kg wt. is it good for me. can i handle it. oil tank looks too heavy. can anybody tell me?

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solomon April 22, 2009 at 1:44 pm

harry: hi i am planning to buy fz16.i am 5feet 2 inches and 60 kg wt. is it good for me. can i handle it. oil tank looks too heavy. can anybody tell me?

Hi Harry,
I have an FZ and am very much of the same height as urs.I dont have any problems while manovering. My suggestion is, u go for a test drive and then decide.

All the best

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Prachi April 30, 2009 at 2:34 pm

yup… seems as tho i have finally found my perfect learners bike ( fz 16 ).. dying to get my hands on it asap ..

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Sukrut May 4, 2009 at 8:03 pm

Hey guys, I am a proud owner of YAMAHA FZ 16 (Black). I had completed 7k+ running…. and FZZZ rocks…
I have some queries
I want to have type 2 alteration for FZ (Specially Air filter) to make the beast more wroomy…
1. Does this void warranty of the engine by yamaha?
2. Does is affect the engine of bike
3. Can original air filters replace new again??

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Kaustubh May 6, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Hi abel james

You can fix the silencer under you sit…I have done that for my splendor in 2002 and i kept that for 4 years…

But you need to do that job from reliable person otherwise you will screw your bike…

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Sagar May 9, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Hi Friends,

i m planing to buy my 1st bike. m confused … i have my eyes set on 2 bikes … HH Hunk and FZ 16.
i m 23 yrs of age, 5.5 height, 60 kgs weight.
Now my querry;
is riding on fz 16 comfortable ???
i heard that fz is good for city and not for highway ? y is tht so ?
one has to lean forward while riding becoz of huge tank ?
after couple of months ride on fz, shoulder and back pain will start ?
this bike is only for solo riders ?
i m working n my office is 6.5 kms frm my residence … up n down 13 kms … it takes 20 min in morning and 45 min in the eve since city roads are heavily traficked …

now,
HH Hunk is very good bike … good comfort, gud mileage, gud service, gud performance … everythings fine … but i find it a bit heavy … since m short i find it difficult to handle Hunk properly … even it doesnt suit me tht good coz m short heighted …

m least concerned abt mileage, overall bike cost, m investing my hard earned money, i have no probs … all m concerned abt is dimensions of both bikes …

fz is light so i can manage to handle it effectively … but heard from othrs abt shoulder n back pain … does height of an individual relly matter for riding a bike comfrtbly ???
is fz gud for short heighted like me (5.5)

plzzz friends help me …
i m in love wit fz …
awaited reply at the earliest .. i want a bike in this month …

warm regards
sagar

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Sagar May 9, 2009 at 8:39 pm

m still learning to ride a bike … i had a test ride of fz … damnn smooth !!! … my toes reach ground without any hesitation !!!

all in want is comfrtbl safe ride …
m not among those hard n rough riders …
i tried ct 100, discover, splendor, but othrs are heavy for me … on few bikes i dont touch ground easily … heaviness !!!
but on fz no probb !!! …

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Mayank May 10, 2009 at 3:34 pm

@Sagar

dude u cant compare FZ16 with HH Hunk..i have waited 2 months and i have to wait another 1 month 4 dis byk..ma height z also 5.4..FZ wont luk gud on tall guys (more than 6 feet)..for me also mileage z nt a concern..FZ16 z a performance byk..Its undoubtedly a head turner bt Hunk z nt..Go 4 red color..u wil surely catch attraction..Handling z awesum on FZ16..m 19 in age bt i know a lot..long ridin do create pain in @$$ for pillon rider..m dying to ride the beast..all da best 2 u..

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Sagar May 10, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Hey Mayank,

Thanks yaar …
Thnks for all ur suggestions and advice …

hey but please reply to the queries tht i have posted … :)
m posting it again !!!

is riding on fz 16 comfortable ???
i heard that fz is good for city and not for highway ? y is tht so ?
one has to lean forward while riding becoz of huge tank ?
after couple of months ride on fz, shoulder and back pain will start ?
this bike is only for solo riders ?
does height of an individual relly matter for riding a bike comfrtbly ???
is fz gud for short heighted like me (5.5) ?

i m working n my office is 6.5 kms frm my residence … up n down 13 kms … it takes 20 min in morning and 45 min in the eve since city roads are heavily traficked …
well m plannin for a job change so dont knw whr is goin to be my new workplace

i have been readin lots of posts and blogs on various sites … but didnt come across any such major probs with fz …
wel m goin for fz … red color … it really looks awesome …

another query :
i got to know tht rear tire wear out very soon ? is it true ???
whr to book a bike ??? from showroom or from authorised dealer?
i stay in malad east near oberois mall ???
we have showroom near inorbit mall …

once again thank you,

warm regards,
sagar

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Sagar May 11, 2009 at 10:08 am

Mayank: @Sagardude u cant compare FZ16 with HH Hunk..i have waited 2 months and i have to wait another 1 month 4 dis byk..ma height z also 5.4..FZ wont luk gud on tall guys (more than 6 feet)..for me also mileage z nt a concern..FZ16 z a performance byk..Its undoubtedly a head turner bt Hunk z nt..Go 4 red color..u wil surely catch attraction..Handling z awesum on FZ16..m 19 in age bt i know a lot..long ridin do create pain in @$$ for pillon rider..m dying to ride the beast..all da best 2 u..

HI,

Thanks alot for your suggestions and advice.
I m in love with this fz …
but some of my queries are not solved yet.
Kindly do the needful. i m posting it once again !!!

is riding on fz 16 comfortable ???
i heard that fz is good for city and not for highway ? y is tht so ?
one has to lean forward while riding becoz of huge tank ?
after couple of months ride on fz, shoulder and back pain will start ?
this bike is only for solo riders ?
i m working n my office is 6.5 kms frm my residence … up n down 13 kms … it takes 20 min in morning and 45 min in the eve since city roads are heavily traficked
does height of an individual relly matter for riding a bike comfrtbly ???
is fz gud for short heighted like me (5.5) ???

Awaited your feedback asap …
i want to book a bike this month itself …
one more thing, where to book a bike ???
from ther showroom or from the authorised dealer ?
i stay in Malad East near Oberois mall … we have showroom near inorbit mall …

FRIENDS !!! m waiting for your positiove reply … kindly do the needful !!!
thank a lot mayank
thank you friends !!!

warm regards,
Sagar

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Mayank May 12, 2009 at 3:02 am

@ Sagar

Hey dude..listen 1 thing and keep dis in mind..If u go 4 reviews u cant any bike in ur whole life..believe me ma frend..go with ur heart..every bike has sum pros and cons and YAMAHA means QUALITY.

is riding on fz 16 comfortable ???
–> Ridin this byk is comfortable bt ur GF needs to maintain herself b4 ridin with u coz da rider gets screwed up on long journey..

–> the bike z gud for city traffic coz its handlin z awesum due to its rear tyre..Flatter da tyre, better da handling..dats y one shud change tyres of apache rtr (if sumone buys dat TVS product) coz they lack handling. on highways FZ znt comfortable for pillon rider..

m also buyin dis beast dis month and i told u already dis byk wil look gud on u..better take a test ride and show ur frends..It wont luk great on tall guys..i also have to travel 50 kms daily coz of ma coleg z 22 kms far frm home..dude dont get confused..m tellin u..DIS THING SHUD NT HAPN IN UR LYF DAT U STOP ON A TRAFFIC LYTE AND SEE SUMBODY RIDIN DA BYKE WICH U DREAMT OF and U SAY IN UR MIND “KAASH MAINE YE BIKE LI HOTI”..tc dude..njoy ur upcomin byk..CHOICE Z URS…

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Jai May 12, 2009 at 3:41 am

Hi Guyz,

Having a tough time to make a decision between FZ-S & Unicorn. Both r good on thier own segment.

Yamaha..u can blindly trust this. But bit concerned on long ride pain and ofcourse on maintenance after sales. Parts r very costly and not really available in the market.

Whereas Unicorn has little bit of everything but no Shtyle yaar… more of a family bike.

I m bachelor(24) with some Xtra fats..n my uses will b very minimum hardly 7-8 km in a day (office up/down) so not concerned more on mileage.

So, need a honest suggestion from u Xperts around here..

Kind regards,
Jai

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Mayank May 12, 2009 at 6:43 pm

Hey dude..listen 1 thing and keep dis in mind..If u go 4 so many reviews u cant purchase any bike in ur whole life..believe me ma frend..go with ur heart..every bike has sum pros and cons and YAMAHA means QUALITY.
is riding on fz 16 comfortable ???
–> Ridin this byk is comfortable bt ur GF needs to maintain herself b4 ridin with u coz da rider gets screwed up on long journey..
–> the bike z gud for city traffic coz its handlin z awesum due to its rear tyre..Flatter da tyre, better da handling..dats y one shud change tyres of apache rtr (if sumone buys dat TVS product) coz they lack handling. on highways FZ znt comfortable for pillon rider..
m also buyin dis beast dis month and i told u already dis byk wil look gud on u..better take a test ride and show ur frends..It wont luk great on tall guys..i also have to travel 50 kms daily coz of ma coleg z 22 kms far frm home..dude dont get confused..m tellin u..DIS THING SHUD NT HAPN IN UR LYF DAT U STOP ON A TRAFFIC LYTE AND SEE SUMBODY RIDIN DA BYKE WICH U DREAMT OF and U SAY IN UR MIND “KAASH MAINE YE BIKE LI HOTI”..tc dude..njoy ur upcomin byk..CHOICE Z URS…

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Mayank May 14, 2009 at 1:29 am

Unicorn z a gud byk..Engine z smooth as a piece of silk..but its lacks style..but owners never get disappionted..Honda and Yamaha engines cant b competed..Its a quality bike..Go 4 a test drive and then decide..purchasing a bike do creates some confusion (for me 4 sure)..tc…ride safe..

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apoorv May 15, 2009 at 12:06 am

Hi dear,

I have seen that you have chosen FZ instead of Pulsar 200cc. Does it really mean? Actually, I am also confused in between….so would you pls provide me the total review from your side and the comparison too between these two on my mail.
I am gonna buy a bike in 1st week of June, thats y just provide me the details sooner.

Thanks yaar

rock: Aravind n……..well every were the conditions are same ………i got a message from yamaha that delivery is postponed to 4-6 weeks….i calld at the showroom they told me that i ll get the bike in time…..but i cant say anything………dont know about procedures…….but i suggest dont go for pulsar or honda they r old(no doubt that pulsars good i hav used pulsar150 it three years and i still love to ride it)…..but this is an entirely new and cool bike…..i had two options pulsar 200 or fz…….ichoose fz..i think its gonna rock……….i hav three queries 1>the dash board it really sucks coud hav been much better 2>the position of d front no. plate…..can u tell me better position3>don know how the bike will run above 60kmph

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Sagar May 15, 2009 at 10:50 am

Hey Friends,

Thanks a lot for your suggestions and advice !!!
i really appreciate it … and guess wut … i have already booked … fz 16 – red … i thought of fz – s … but i liked the old version … single plain color …
showroom saiys tht i will receive the bike next week … max to max till friday !!!

as of now i cant say any thing abot the bike performance and comfort which is m most concerned abt … but once i get my bike within a week i will definitly post the review as per my experience !!!

thank you friends.

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Mayank May 15, 2009 at 2:43 pm

wel da best place for the front number plate is da front wheel covering below the headlight…if the plate is placed above da headlite it surely spoils da luks…pULsAR z a common byk..evry OTHER guy rides pulsar …FZ has been rightly called da lord of the streets…

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Nelson Loh May 16, 2009 at 5:01 pm

Dear Sir,

Please quote me the prising of FZ16

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pankaj May 16, 2009 at 6:45 pm

it wud cost u 75000rs,,, i suggest dat u go for something else other than this byke,, go for pulsar 200 or buy the other version of yamaha,,,like the r1 of f16,,,fz is not a gud buy for the money u invest,,if ur budget is 75000rs then better buy rtr fi,,,,

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Mayank May 22, 2009 at 12:07 pm

it costs 71840..i booked mine today..red color..had an awesum feelin wen i drove it… m an FZian too now..

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vicky May 22, 2009 at 5:37 pm

nowi am having suzuki fiero and its a cool bike but i am going to buy anew bike should i go for fz16 or apache rtr160fi . please help me guys

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Mayank May 28, 2009 at 9:57 pm

The digital console luks awesum …i realised aftr purchasin da byk.. its very nice and easy to read…

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Magesh May 30, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Hi All,
I am really confused between APACHE RTR 160 and Yaamaha FZ16 and Yamaha FZ-S.
Two things that make me opt out of Yamaha are that the reviews mention that its not that good on highway and also that its riding posture will give back aches on long drives and that the person sitting back will face discomfort.
My usual routine is going to be 8 kms in morning and 8kms in evening on city roads.
In the weekends i will be taking it on a 120km drive on highway to the place where my father is staying .
So I guess Yamaha will be uncomfortable for this 120km drive.
Pls suggest me what to go for ???
Is RTR 180 launched ??? How is it ?????

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Mayank May 31, 2009 at 12:00 pm

RTR 180 will b launched @ diwali..price yet not revealed…no change in luks of apache 160 and 180..jus increase in BHP and TORQUE..I own FZ16 and find it quite comfortable…I drive 50 kms daily…FZ-S luks feminine to me..(personal opinion..)

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prem saharan May 31, 2009 at 3:39 pm

everything on this earth has its pros and cons, even human being. I am riding FZ16 for last six months bought it on 20 december 2008. this is my second bike after HH CD100SS, used in college. FZ16 is good in riding, pickup, braking, all of my friends after taking a drive told me, thats what u expect from a 10 minute ride. i drive 30 KM daily from 60-70 KMPH. fuel consumption 42-45 KMPL (no 150CC bike gives more in reality, when young people drive them) after three free services. one important thing about ride, while driving on gurgaon express highway, once i cross 75KMPH and move above 80, i never felt like coming back to 60. infact i hated moving back to 60-65 KMPH. i have done city driving n bike is for me fantastic. cons are gear shift, sometime i find difficulty in moving to 2 lower gears in sigle clutch press. i discussed it will one of my friends riding honda shine, he has got same problem. the most importsnt thng is build quality, before buying just compare the chasis and weilding quality on different bikes. bajaj has got worst finishing, HH hunk is still better, yamaha and Honda best with clean weilding on chasis, thick, lightweight pipes. just comapre all these with R16, its the best in these catagories. the road presence, a main factor after performance, FZ16 will beat anything in this category. free services (labour free only) cost me 220INR when engine oil is changed. engine oil filter to be changed at every 10K is just for 40 INR. final thing in repairing, you people must have experienced in life, bigger the brand name higher the maintenance, but u have changes to be clever. at last service in one FZ16 front brake lever was broken. so the mechanic put gladiator lever, we compared it with that with FZ16, it was carbon copy. the price for FZ16 125INR and gladiator 63INR. my view about my FZ16 is, its fantastic for person who likes riding, may be not for stunts.

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Tubai May 31, 2009 at 8:44 pm

plz tell me about yamaha Fz-16 and millage in kolkata city confromly plzzzzzzzzzzz

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Mayank June 1, 2009 at 2:25 am

@prem saharan

Thanks dude 4 da vital info abt da filters… i hav same prob wit changin multiple gears in single clutch press..ma byk z nt even a week old..m njoyin its ride..bt da tyre z deflatin very soon..wht to do ?? plz help///

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Avin June 1, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Hey all,
I am going to buy a bike.
i m interestd in FZ
I want to purchase with in 70,000 rs..
Tell me the diff b/w FZs and FZ16…
which 1 is gud…
plz suggest me…

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Mayank June 2, 2009 at 2:42 am

FZ16 wil cost 72000 and FZ-S costs 74000.. i purchased FZ16 5 days ago..m happy with da lava red color wich acc 2 me z far better dan any color of FZ-S..FZ16 very nice byk..therz no differenc between FZ16 and FZ-S..therz just diff in luks..rest all specifications r same////

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nojo June 11, 2009 at 3:04 pm

het guys .. im thinkin to buy d fz.. but d kick start ting is really bad…. can we install kick start

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Harish June 15, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Buddy.. there might be a puncture on your tyre.. look for some small pin or something.. i had this problem and got it fixed..

Arin: I have completed 300 kms with my flaming orange FZ16.However one problem I am facing is the rear tyre deflating too fast. I have to check the tyre pressure to 33 psi every alternate day and it will rediuce to <20 in two days…Is it a common problem, or some unique problem with my bike?Rest is abolutely fine…. i have only riden a boxer before so can’t give any logical comparisons I feel.But hey, my boxer used to touch 100 at times, with the hell breaking loose though!Don’t feel my FZ can do much beyond that! I have to check after the run in period though!

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Mayank June 15, 2009 at 7:45 pm

i was gettin da same exact problm with ma new FZ16 red..actually u must b drivin thru tear roads..nthng else…i also thot dat its punctured bt thng was nt lik dat..now everythng z fine..

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karthik June 23, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Deepak: I like this bike so much that I almost decided to sell off my Karizma and buy this machine, but my dad wouldn’t allow it. Good luck for the buyers, enjoy!

dont sell karizma bozz fz has only the top speed of 117 tested practically but karizma is too power ful than fz only the thing is looks..223cc 17bhp 153cc 14bhp makes huge difference..

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Avin June 24, 2009 at 8:44 am

Mayank: RTR 180 will b launched @ diwali..price yet not revealed…no change in luks of apache 160 and 180..jus increase in BHP and TORQUE..I own FZ16 and find it quite comfortable…I drive 50 kms daily…FZ-S luks feminine to me..(personal opinion..)

@MAYANK

hey Mayank…
i wanna buy a bike..
u plz suggest me… whch one…
i like FZ whether its gud or not..

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Mayank June 24, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Dude i advice u 2 wait for sumtym..P220 has been launched at 70K (ex showroom price delhi) and fazer 15 z abt 2 launch..RTR 180 has been launched..if u can wait for a while it wud b good..or else pik P220 or FZ 16..
NOTE : (dont go for P180 or P150)

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karthik June 24, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Mayank: Mayank

i own fz past 4 months the initial pick up is great and i learn’t stoppy because its good for handling..and quality of fz is good well you know yamaha its a international brand in super bikes…if you need intitial show off in city go for fz if long top speed rides suggest go for r15 or pulsar 220 or karizma or RD350 the KINGS of bikes

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Mayank June 25, 2009 at 2:45 am

m also njoyin ma ride..completd 800 kms in a month..therz nt been a single moment of disappointmnt or dissatisfaction..mileage z 43 kmpl..i found it comfortable..nd evr evr pillon rider complaind abt ny pain..evn for a ride of 100 kms therz no feeling of discomfort till now..superb byk nd surely a head turner as i wrote above previously…

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Avin June 26, 2009 at 7:56 am

Mayank: Dude i advice u 2 wait for sumtym..P220 has been launched at 70K (ex showroom price delhi) and fazer 15 z abt 2 launch..RTR 180 has been launched..if u can wait for a while it wud b good..or else pik P220 or FZ 16..
NOTE : (dont go for P180 or P150)

hey mayank…
P220 is not at 70k its of 81k…. yesterday i hav gone thru the test drive of p220 thn i askd from them abt price..

and its riding is normal to the pulsar150(new) ..
nothing feel me gud..

i suggest you to take a ride one time..

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Mayank June 29, 2009 at 7:29 pm

dude..check ur sources ..its been launchd at 70k (ex showroom price)..on 23rd june..everybdy knows dat..

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Tuhin Kadam July 22, 2009 at 7:20 am

Can we expect RTR 180 Fi from TVS..?

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Vikram July 25, 2009 at 9:52 am

Completed 6000 Kms With My Fz .. !! Achieved a topd Speed of 117 kmph …. Daily Ride of About 100 kms .. But no problems yet …! Keep Rockin Fz Ownerz .. !
Even .. Booked a Fazer :D:D

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jayesh August 2, 2009 at 10:51 am

I think this is really macho bike………….for the bike lovers……..i have purches FZ16 3 months back @ its really rocks on the road.

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John August 18, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Guyss i own fz 16.. its a great bike. But pls dont try to crash it.. Spare part is a rare part.

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Samarth August 22, 2009 at 3:56 pm

Leaving out the kick-start is a real let down. What are we supposed to do in monsoon when water logging occurs? Or when the battery dies down? You guys must be familiar with Indian conditions!

Going by certain blog posts, even Aprilia and Suzuki bikes have their share of starting trouble, then should we expect Yamaha to have bettered them?

A big let down if you ask me. The new Pulsars 200 and 220 are relatively new, so not many instances of stalling might have occured.
So when you’re with your girl and your bike refuses to start, you’re expected to make her wait under a tree while you ‘bump start’ it, or request passers by to push- just like a car.

Two words. Bad decision.

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shrirang halbe August 27, 2009 at 3:41 pm

hey frnz i am confuce between fz16 and pulsar150
plz tel me which bike i have 2 puchase?? plz reply me

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Vijay August 28, 2009 at 1:22 pm

hello to all Fz-16 fans..

today i get my FZ-16 midnight black.. its look coooool man. well on road price is around 70K.
but try to get it out from CSD canteens… u will get it for Rs. 57432/- only and u need to spend around 4K for RC, roadtax & insurance. i.e ur FZ will cost around 60K only.

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Azim September 4, 2009 at 6:52 am

hii Vijay

can u plz xplain some more terms @ how to buy FZ 16 bike from CSD

n HOW MUCH IT WILL COST IN NASIK,MAHARASHTRA..

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Azim September 6, 2009 at 7:45 am

plz tel me the procedure also
my brother in law is in IAF
at chandigarh
N i want to buy a bike (YAMAHA FZ 16)in maharashtra as he resides here

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Manish September 12, 2009 at 3:13 pm

Vijay: hello to all Fz-16 fans.. today i get my FZ-16 midnight black.. its look coooool man. well on road price is around 70K.but try to get it out from CSD canteens… u will get it for Rs. 57432/- only and u need to spend around 4K for RC, roadtax & insurance. i.e ur FZ will cost around 60K only.

hi azim, r u sure u hv got it from CSD ?
From which canteen did u buy?

Even i do hv the CSD facility availbl..
enquired it from Ambala CSD
Plz tell me asap as m preparing to buy it on 20/09 …so plz tell from here n how ita possible?

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Manish September 12, 2009 at 3:16 pm

hi vijay, r u sure u hv got it from CSD ?
From which canteen did u buy?

Even i do hv the CSD facility availbl..
enquired it from Ambala CSD
I actually stay in Delhi
Plz tell me asap as m preparing to buy it on 20/09
…so plz tell from here n how its possible?

All details & all…howsoevr u can help…

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Vijay September 15, 2009 at 1:30 pm

hello

i got my fz-16 from hissar CSD. just go to CSD ask for the dealers with whom they hv tie-ups. thn the person who had CSD facility available have to take approval form Unit CO or zila sainik board (in case of EX-Serviceman) and thn go to the CSD make down payment in DD and they will give u a payment form on behalf of that dealer from whr u get ur bike.
OR
u go directly to the yamaha dealer of ur city and he will guide u abt the whole process.

well hisaar dealer was too good he himself went along with my father for whole process and delivered bike on the same day.

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manish September 19, 2009 at 4:20 pm

Vijay: helloi got my fz-16 from hissar CSD. just go to CSD ask for the dealers with whom they hv tie-ups. thn the person who had CSD facility available have to take approval form Unit CO or zila sainik board (in case of EX-Serviceman) and thn go to the CSD make down payment in DD and they will give u a payment form on behalf of that dealer from whr u get ur bike.ORu go directly to the yamaha dealer of ur city and he will guide u abt the whole process. well hisaar dealer was too good he himself went along with my father for whole process and delivered bike on the same day.

thanx a lot …vijay…as soon as i read ur comment i did consult 1 of the CSD dealers in Ambala Cantt. And i m getting the bike on the coming tuesday,22nd Oct
Thnx a lot ..once again…u helped me save abt 7k…ur comment was so helpful..by the way which col do u own? i m going 4 lava red…

But black fazer looks really awsm man….i hv asked 4 those headlights…tey r availbl at Rs.7k … so i hv that option too…the kick for 3k extra..

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Vijay September 23, 2009 at 10:36 am

hii manish

i am having Midnight black. and yes i know abt upgradtion of FZ-16 into fazer for 6K. my dealer gave me that option but i m happy with fz-16 only :-) enjoy d new expierence of biking.

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swaroop October 7, 2009 at 3:05 pm

I got my FZ in May and it is such a pleasure to drive. But have few problems:
1.Mileage low. I get around 35-38kmpl in city.
2.Rear Tyre gets deflated soon.
3.Pick up gets reduced drastically after few months of service.

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solomon October 7, 2009 at 6:16 pm

me too buddy having the same problem…my FZ is horrible man..
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karthik tiwari October 8, 2009 at 8:52 am

hi
I own fz 16 when i reach 80Km/hr and leave my hand the front handle vibrates i contact the Yamaha dealer he check he gave me a letter to contact the MRF dealer till now not solved ples let me know what will be the problem

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swaroop October 8, 2009 at 2:06 pm

BTW I got the number plate fixed below the head lamp and it looks pretty good.The number plate above the head lamp kills the beauty of the beast. Also I installed a crash guard, and it was provided by the Yamaha dealer.

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karthik tiwari October 8, 2009 at 5:12 pm

well about milage if you drive with in 4500rpm the milage will be 48 to 52 kms tested with shell petrol..and it heats up a lot in long ride..hope any oil cooled kits available..and handling is good..

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Vineeth October 9, 2009 at 3:59 pm

I have bought this beast and have been riding it for the past 1 month. Completed 1st service and 600km. The maximum mileage obtained by me was 51kmpl (mixed). I didn’t experience any overheating and I have rode it straight for 2 hours. continously, the comfort and stability are excellent.

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swaroop October 9, 2009 at 5:15 pm

The bike gets really dirty while riding on muddy roads and mud/dirt often gets accumulated on the engine fins and at the rear.Really diificult to clean it. My bike is highly unstable on loose sand , tends to skid and often lose balance. I dont know why this happens even with such wide tyres.

The digital fuel guage is faulty one and indicates the tank to be empty although there’s quite a lot of petrol in the tank.This problem is common with all FZ16′s.

The vibration problem of the bike at around 60-70kmphr is due to resonance and it ll die down after some time.

Also, getting a mileage of 51kmpl is impossible,even with shell petrol.So please dont believe if any one claims to get it.

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Manish October 9, 2009 at 6:24 pm

how come u guys r getting this much mileage…
i got my fz16 15 days back…till date hv driven 490kms…
m getting it just b/w 27-30 kmpl…
plz advice me something..

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Manish October 9, 2009 at 6:28 pm

i m really disappointed by my fz16 mileage……

:(

how much does the cover of the silencer cost? any idea….?
had an accident already…it has gor scratches over its midship muffer exhaust..

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Lalit October 12, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Can anyone tell about the availability of Yamaha R15 in CSD? I am planning to buy R15 at the end of this month. I enquired about it through the CSD guys and dealers few months back but they told me that this bike is too expensive to make its way into the CSD!. Just read the few comments above regarding availablity of FZ in CSD and my hope again got alive :D. Plz put some light on this information weather its available now in CSD or I have to go through the ordinary dealer way to have this beast.
Thanks in advance. All the responses will be highly appreciated.

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swaroop October 13, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Chain starts to rust very soon if left un-greased on either sides, Please advice if it is advisable to use ordinary grease.

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Christopher David December 29, 2009 at 3:03 pm

I walked into Yamaha show room on saturday 26th evening, and instantly purchased the Yamaha F16 instanatly, its a daring bike with instant pick up, after testing other bikes of similar engine capacity, it is thrill to ride this wonder machine.

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Mayank January 1, 2010 at 10:00 am

Congrats bro !!! njoy da ride with safety..

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Sam January 22, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Hi, if i ride the bike only for few distance say 2km then also its engine gets heated too much..i just wanna know is this fine or i need to check my bike with service guys.

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mankhandelwal January 22, 2010 at 8:31 pm

@lalit

sorry lalit, even i enquired thru CSD, even i wanted to get that thru it but…its not available.
even FAZER was not available…so i went for fz16… :D
u decide…
enjoy ur bike…anyting by YAMAHA —- means real quality…go for it bro.

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mankhandelwal January 22, 2010 at 8:34 pm

@ Manish

the cover of the silencer cost
Rs.250 (the silver part ) and
Rs.150 (the black part )

even i had an accident months back..

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mankhandelwal January 22, 2010 at 8:38 pm

@Manish

its early days for u man…just 15 days na…
dont worry…evn i used 2 get around 28kmpl in starting
after 1st servicing…
i have been getting around42kmpl… quite happy d way it had gone..
:D
recently had 2nd service.. surely its 40+ kmpl …
u vl get it too..

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Sravan January 29, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Hi .. i m planning to buy FZ in a few days..
I m 6 ft tall .. wil it look good for me ?

i have also seen Apache RTR 160, this one is also nice ….and FZ dont have kick start ….. Any suggestions ?????

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pk February 1, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Hi,

Well Well.. Fz is a very good bike in all the sense..6 feet should not make a difference.however dude..since ur 6 feet tall, i would also suggest you to check out for Gladiator 125 cc.. Trust me its the best bike..my friends have purchased it on my advice..while I have the lord of the streets….

take a trail of Fz and Gladiator.. and go for the one u like…

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sandeep ramaiya May 14, 2010 at 7:26 pm

sir i am planning to buy a bike 1)pulsar 150 (2)yamaha fz16,i am married and looking for a good bike and am not looking for mileage as my office is just 2 km it is only for going to office and back and going out with my wife for not more then 10 km at a stretch,,my budget is 75000/-.if yamaha are there any service or spare part problems i stay in pune,waiting for yr reply

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Zubin May 24, 2010 at 3:14 pm

This bike Sucks big time, I have one and within one year I have to spend 7 grands on may parts which they said after 12000 km you have to change it.. lol The clutch is screwed, The timing chain has to be replaced, the Fucking chain and both the socket have to be replaced and worse is still to come.. My Fuckin bike is knocking and cant exceed 90 kmh… a FUCKING Honda Activa’s pickup is better… sorry my language, but it hurts when you are a Yamaha Fan.. The best part is Excellency Yamaha service centre Andheri is the biggest cheat and unprofessional Service centre. No test Drive & Zero Knowledge. Cheats on every oil change. Nuts are kept lose.. (cause their nuts are lose lol).. well rest its your decision and god bless all those who are planning to but this peace of tin.
Yamaha should concentrate more on its service stations

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Karthik tiwari May 25, 2010 at 1:10 pm

This message is specially for Zubin and Yamaha freaks.

Even i too had faced the same issues with my FZ16, after few months, the disk was making some kind of noise, and when i exceed 80Km/hr the handle bar vibrates, the service center guy said, its a issue with tyres, then i found that there is not problem in tires again i negleted as i was busy in driving to office daily, later i cross checked with one of the local mechanic, it was noticed that, the wheel has been changed and replaced to some damaged one by the Showroom guys, when i tried to explain the dealer, he said its not done from our end. then i had given for the next service with them again as free service was pending, they have forgot to check my diskbrake pads, and my disk got scrached due to worn pads,
and the carburattor was not tuned properly, it was consuming more petorol, just washed and polished, really they cheat a lot. Its my worst experience with the service of Yamaha Motors Bangalore Wheels at Rajkumar road Bangalore (Karnataka), a
guy name Sampath who services be aware of him, better not to service with showroom, they change the parts, Later i got
serviced with some local mechanic,in front of my eyes, now it moves like a Accent car and reaches 120 Km/hr in matter of seconds and give 44km average per liter. Yamaha bike is good but service centers are really cheaters. this is my real experience.

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swaroop June 8, 2010 at 11:41 am

Dude,
I get my bike serviced at the same place – >’Bangalore wheels’ on Dr Rajkumar road. I know that they have changed carburattor settings and replaced few parts, due to which the initial pick up has reduced and I never enjoy the ride quality it had after first & second service.
Please advice a better service station or local mechanic, who does a better job.
Awaiting your reply!
Cheers!
SS

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Deepak T.J June 10, 2010 at 9:54 am

FZ16 is a really good bike with daring looks…But seems a little petrol drinking kind..But that never minds when you’re looking for a really good performance..it has got a really good statup torque..

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tirth September 6, 2010 at 10:51 pm

if the digi fuel gauge shows a wrong figure try restarting the bike by waiting until the console completes its “booting process”

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Karthik Tiwari September 8, 2010 at 11:38 am

Yes I agree with you.. The fuel gauge really does not shows the exact figures, even i put more than 2liters of petrol, it will be blinking.. I really do not know what is wrong with this fuel gauge DIGITAL,, I had my Splendor in 2007 it was really accurate analog fuel gauge,Hope we can change the fuel gauge to analog one so that it will give a exact picture of the petrol available in the bike.

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Johny, kerala October 5, 2010 at 7:24 pm

Hi friends first i want to tell that yamaha fc 16 is the most stylish bike on the indian market . Its really look greater than fazer, r15 or the pulsar . Look at him he is masculcr,sexy , stylish , oh man i have no more words to say. Look at his belly i wont say its fatty its muscular and his face unique for sure and his massive rear tire Who can go without staring at it and say woo. . .w .it gives us a great confidence at hard curves, and its silencer also go with the tone we cant find any imperfectionism anywhere in its body and its metre console is may not stylish as we except, but its sporty and unique and the seating adds its beauty ,. . .graphics is also so stylish i cant say much about its milage but for such a heavy and powerful bike we get more than what we except. the perfomance is awesome good pick up and all the power we need i was so mad about it bcz of its unique styling.yamaha started a new era of bike styling and my advice is if your budget allows you should first go for fz 16 .
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¥ /-\ /\/\ /-\|-|/-\ fz 16

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JITU October 22, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Hi I am planing to take YAMAHA FZ16. Can you plz tell me what the mileage and maintenance . I come to know that its giving 35-45 per liter .plz correct me if wrong.

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Amit November 28, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Can any one pls tell me reg mileage of FZ-16 in city & highway..ne other basic cons if any..

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babbu December 2, 2010 at 4:52 pm

hey frnz i am confuce between fz16 and pulsar150
plz tel me which bike i have 2 puchase?? plz reply me

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karthik Tiwari December 3, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Mr Babbu,

Welcome to Bikeadvice.in…

I would strongly suggest you to buy YAMAHA FZ16…
Pulsar SUCKS, my fz accelerates from 0 to 70Km/hr in 6 seconds, it has low end tourque, which is really required in the cities. Handling is excellent, you can do stoppy with out practice.
Pulsar 150CC..
Low quality, no automatic headlights need to start the engine,(new model i think they have copied from Yamaha) speedo meter LCD back lights does not works some time, back mudguard vibrates, you can see pratically, acceleration sucks it move like herohonda splendor, pulsar 150 top speed is 110 max, Yamaha Fz16 reaches 127Km/hr I have tested.

YAMAHA means quality of engineering, you can find Yamaha motoGP to villages of India check this (http://www.yamahamotogp.com/)

Yamaha RX 100 is enough to race pulsar 150 / 180.
The legend RD350 HT toruque Induction it can reach upto 190Km / hr it is the technology of 1980′s

If you can wait for some more time then get Yamaha R125 it has a killer sports look and power.

GOOD LUCK.

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karthik Tiwari December 3, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Sorry a small error ” You can find Yamaha from villages of India to the sports track of super bikes”

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yila December 8, 2010 at 12:46 am

Before marriage – FZ 16, meaning – Emotional (Feeling-based decision)
After marriage – GS150R, meaning – Rational (Fact-based decision)

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kannan January 2, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Hi .. i m planning to buy a new bike by replcing old HH splender in a few days….
i’m planning to buy tvs rtr180 or fz….which is better or else other…?
is it give backpain…..

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Pravin January 8, 2011 at 10:14 am

Thank’s all… finally I purchased a Yamaha FZ-16.
I’m very very happy…

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Sravan January 12, 2011 at 7:22 pm

My FZ 16 is now 15000 Kms old in 14 months, still strong and running without a single issue.. It gives 35 -38 KMPL depending upon driving… I m enjoying it, still an eye-catcher !

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Mayank January 20, 2011 at 2:33 am

Hi Guys !!!
I am back after a long time on this forum.
I used to post replies here wen i purchased da bike..
now ma bike is 2 years old and i cn say ma ride till now is EPIC !!!
Have safe riding guys.. njoy !!!

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Godas February 17, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Hi Friends..

I would appreciate you all if any one can tell me which tyre would be the best for my Fz bike,
I mean from sports end and also tell me where i will get it..

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Tushar Khanna March 5, 2011 at 10:45 pm

hi deepak tell me one thing I am confused in two bikes Yamaha fzs or bajaj pulsar 150cc. Please tell me i am confused about mileage???

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sunny March 10, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Hi
I would like to buy a 150 CC bike. Im jus confused between unicorn and FZ16. I travel 30 Kms every day. So i should not get back pain. And the bike should give good mileage and pick up.
plz tell what i have 2 choose pulsar 150 or fz16

Does anyone have a suggestion?
my email id is sunnysapra2109@gmail.com

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vinayak March 16, 2011 at 3:46 pm

i would like to buy 150 cc bike but i would like the bike which should give me not only mileage but also pick up and is cheapest.. pls guide me

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Pravin March 16, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Hi vinayak,

If u want cheapest 150CC bike then u go through the TVS apache RTR. this is cheapest and also have a good mileage and PickUP…

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kamal March 21, 2011 at 1:44 pm

hi all,

i just shifted to bangalore from delhi & now thinking of purchasing a bike and i am confused between Yamaha FZ and pulsar 180 cc.

on based of mileage & performance, someone who is using FZ pls suggest me
for which bike i should go for.

and wht is the FZ’s exact mileage on road in bangalore.
and will it be gud for long run on highway
pls reply soon

as i have to purchase bike in this moth itself.

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Ricky April 6, 2011 at 3:48 pm

@ kamal

hey there…the two bikes you mentioned are two different segments….well i own a fz hence i can tell you that as u must have read performance is basically “sports commuter” oriented.The seating is very comfortable and the rear seat too is deceptively comfortable.I frequent the higway going to pune and nashik from mumbai(approx 200km one way).also my bike is 2 years old and not a single problem as of yet.I would suggest you go for a test ride of both the vehicle…..try the pulser first…i have no doubt you will find that the FZ feel very settled on the road.(i had a pulser 150 dtsi b4 i shifted to the FZ).i get around 35-38 kmpl as from the mileage front.Good luck on your new bike and Ride SAFE!!

Ricky

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dinesh May 7, 2011 at 8:52 am

my bike is fz 16 it is wonder full bike

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harsh May 13, 2011 at 9:46 am

hi people heres a little something about the fz:

i have had my fz for 2 years now.i have done 13500 kms on it on all kinds of roads and even no roads.heres what i have to say…
its a sufficiently powerful commuter suitablt for all kinds of riding.the torqy low rpm range power delivery is the bes in its class…it smokes out the other 150ccs in a quarter mile drag.the rider seating position is very comfortable for any kind of lond rides.i did 800kms in a day on it and at the end of it wasnt fatigued very badly.on the highways it packs sufficient power to do ny kind of overtaking.i have ridden it at more than 90 kmph for minutes at a time and it gives you all the confidence u need to be riding at 100kmph…the top speed i have touched on my bike is 123kmph…the best part i like about it is the way it negotiates curves and bends.it has absolutely no rival in this category.the rest of the 150ccs tend to wave and fishtail while doing a fast curve but this bike shows absolutely no signs of trouble.in fact i feel like i am waltzing with it when i take on a curve.
but here are a few things its just not made to do:
it has the most uncomfortable rear seat.so if u plan on going long distance with a pillion,dont!
unless the pilllion is a sleek girlfriend.next,it tends to drop on mileage exponentially on very high speeds.on an average my bike gives 45kmpl even after 2 years.but wen i start riding it hard in the vicinity of 90-100 the milegae drops down to 32-35.you also have to keep a check on the battery.towards the end of 2 years it starts developing snags and since we dont have a kick start here,we have to be a little watchful.
all in all,it is the most exciting and enjoyable bike to ride in the 150 cc segment.r15 comes close but i find it uncomfortable after a few hours of riding.recently they have announced launching of 250cc fz..looking forward to it!

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Daxil Shah May 15, 2011 at 9:07 am

Hello guyz,

Now onwards, there is a little change in fz series bikes ( Fz16, Fz-s, Fazer ).
Yamaha has launched this series bikes with two changes. Graphics nd Start.

New bike has very cool graphics nd new colour combinations also..it seems truely lord of the Street.

Another change is that it will be avilable in self start as well as kick start..so definitely sales will be increase.

Guyz just go for it.. never mind ur mind… Yes ! Yamaha.

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abby May 18, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Hi frndz,
I want to buy a new bike in 150cc , but im little bit confused in fz and unicorn ,
unicorn gives average but not a very gud look and fz has looks but not that average ,and i m of 20 years , so for which bike i have go for unicorn or fz
plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help me guyssssss

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chetan May 26, 2011 at 9:44 pm

is yamah fz really uncomfotable for pillion rider,,speacially if pillion rider dsnt sit cross legged?

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Gowtham June 13, 2011 at 3:03 pm

i wan to know the exact mileage of FZ16 and FZs

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Manjesh June 20, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Hi guys,

I am going to buy FZ-S but worried abt its mileage as it may drop down to 25-30Kmpl.
Please suggest.

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satty July 13, 2011 at 3:10 pm

hi guys m gettin FZ 16 midnight black new edition and its with kick start no no more worriz abt battery low shit

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Bharan July 17, 2011 at 8:20 am

Hi All,
I just got new fz with kick start. The perfomace of the fz is amaizing. I too was confused in choosing which bike to buy in the 150 segment however i did a reserch on the same. I checked tbe new pulsar / apachi / unicon and the FZ. There were 3 reasons why i choose fz
Rider comfort
Stability
Perfect looks
Fz does provide a decent milage in this segment if you do proper gear shift. If you are very concerend about milage you can go for pulsar / apachi / unicon they too
Perform well.
Test ride these sement bikes and i am sure that you will choose the best which suits you.
Fz did convince me and now i am a proud owner of my yam..
Ride safe and happy biking!

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nitin patule August 7, 2011 at 11:33 pm

yamaha fz16 is my dream bike it is rough bike for riding really good bike overall well except fuel

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suhas August 22, 2011 at 4:53 pm

@chetan May 26, 2011 at 9:44 pm

//is yamah fz really uncomfotable for pillion rider,,speacially if pillion rider dsnt sit cross legged?//
No. The seat comfort itself might not be good, but suspension is stable and good.

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Pushkar September 10, 2011 at 6:13 pm

i have runnig of 80 km daily….
which bike 2 buy pulsar or fz?????

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Arivu September 11, 2011 at 11:15 am

I am using fz 16 for past 4 months, my views are like the best performance when compare to 200 pul also.

Only drop down is the mileage which is average 28-32 for my driving style. Because I always touch 60/kmph in my street which has a length of 70 meters approx. If you really need a good mileage above above 40 then you can’t show your bikes performance to others.

Idea to get more mileage is that you need to shift the gears until 5 in the average speed of 50 itself, and never ever go more than 80 and don’t rash your bike. certainly you will getabove 45!!!!!!!!!!

But yamaha is really meant and promised only for performance and for show too, trust me not for mileage… Some one looking for mileage then better go to bajaj platina or CT100..

Always try to use speed petrol which can maintain your performance and engine condition for longer than the normal life…

Really only yamaha can be the lord of the streetzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!

Rocking performance with speed touches 138/kmph by using speed petrol…

arivoli.sivaraman@yahoo.com

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Irfan October 19, 2011 at 4:00 pm

You can try hayabusa or Ducati diavel 1200 cc and diavel has +1800cc and u can show the real performance of u and ur bike…. coz of millage doesn’t matter for u…

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Satish chandra September 13, 2011 at 5:26 am

What is the ideal air pressure for FZ16′s tyres?

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VISHU HEGDE September 24, 2011 at 9:07 am

Hi,
FZ16 Tyre air pressure written in the chain cover. on the right side of the bike.

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Hijil John October 11, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Hi all,
I am going to buy a new bike . I have 4 options ie. Pulsar 150, Pulsar 180 , Unicorn Dazzler and Yamaha FZ or FZS. Which one should i buy? The dependent factore are looks, mileage , maintanence and price tag. Please help me out….

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Sridhar October 27, 2011 at 7:58 am

Hi guys,
I m new to bikeadvices and… i m going to take new bike and i m confusion about yamaha fazer and fz… which one is best… tell me anybody..

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satty January 11, 2012 at 3:05 pm

hi ppl i completed 6 mnth with ma FZ and 9000km awsum bike i nrmally take it upto 115 km/hr
and i get an avg of 30 32 which is good on tht bike has been relle good breaks are awsum u can take it for long rides took it to lonavala and it was a perfect ride o slopes and steep roads

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Lakshmi Narayanan January 30, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Hi,

Am decide to buy fzs, whether it is good to buy to that cost and any -ive is there. Pls help me with this

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chandrakant February 29, 2012 at 4:26 pm

hello sir,

i brought my fz16 1 year before, i am totally satisfied with performance of my FZ.
i’ll suggest yamaha fz16 for new buyers.. amazing machine…

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Irfan March 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I just by my FZ16 on 13 Feb i am fully satisfied with it. i don’t know the exact mileage but i daily commute minimum 44KM and i fill it with just 50Rs(70 point in pump meter) of fuel but i also have some extra fuel from the time of i bought and my driving speed not more 60KM/Hr because i believe in safety with power.Recommed to all.:D
I am fully satisfied with it but one thing i am not like in FZ it’s rear brake its not powerful as front disk any body can tell me that can i fit a rear disc in my FZ.If yes so how much its cost and how much its safe in a without ABS vehicle and where can i fit it from the service center or anywhere else?.this is my mail id please inform irfanstranger@yahoo.com

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Arunraj April 19, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I bought FZ16 on 4 April 2012. This is an awesome bike in performance. Good Pickup, accelaration, braking with Excellent Handling. You can easily drive in city traffic.

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kunal July 5, 2012 at 11:47 pm

can you guyz tell me what average could i get of fz-s… coz the dealer told me you can get till 45 to 50…
because it is based on customers review?

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Mayank July 14, 2012 at 10:39 pm

hey guys,
its good to be back. wrote my last comment on this page in May 2009. My FZ rockks.. :) Hope u all have a safe ride with ur bikes as well..

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raja July 15, 2012 at 5:24 am

hi,,,
i am planning to buy a bike . can any one suggest me ?
because i am confuced between r15 v2 and duke 200.
ple’s suggest me one

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prashant October 1, 2012 at 9:50 am

hiiiii frndzzzz good mrng…,

guys i am going to buy fz16 as soon as possible… i have a splender thats also awesome bike no doubt … recently i got my back operation of slip disc…6.1 hight have…..basically i have to self start bike bcz of back problem..it will be good for me or not…milg is wat is also let me knw..plz frndzz just me yaar..pulsr is a common bike..evry one have.and also old bike..wanna buy fz16

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Satinder October 6, 2012 at 4:59 am

They really need to increase the pillion rider seat. It is as if only 1 person can sit on this bike and need to provide atleast rear disk brake and increase the mileage a bit. Only then I can consider this. Btw, no other bike beats this one in terms of looks.

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Alok Das October 31, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I Want to Know About YAMAHA FZ S With Prise On Road.

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Syow2x November 17, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Its fairing, not flaring. Love the fz16 though

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Brownbug April 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm

I am completely satisfied with the performance of my Fz. It give 41 km/l in city and that’s awesome.Great pick up and much more aggressive in highways.In highways i rode it in 114 km/h of top speed.Just take proper care of the bike by servicing it on time and ride properly on road. Mantain constant speed for better fuel efficiency.I had installed K&N air filter in it which had increased its pickup and also have HID lights for better visibility in night.

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Thunder February 25, 2014 at 9:05 pm

So all those guys who purchased the FZ in 2008 and till date.
Please give your comments. How many of you still have the vehicle with you? How many of you sold them?? I wanna know it!!!! Thinking to buy it :?
What were the problems faced? Mileage, Service provided, Performance, ofcourse the battery(starting problem).
Hey guys reply!!! Waiting for your replies :D :)

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