Yamaha SZ / SZ-X: Comprehensive Road Test Review

by Deepak on October 18, 2010

Generally we associate Yamaha’s name with power, adrenalin and a little less practicality! While the initial two factors come from the very DNA of the brand we are talking about, Yamaha is trying to resurrect the third one. In the same endeavor, Yamaha SZ was born – to provide a mass machine which could signify an epitome of practicality and ‘Value for Money-ness’ after riding high on the success of the performance oriented dazzlers.

Looking at the business front, none of the current 150ccs from Yamaha was a real volume seller and Yamaha’s desperation to capture the 150cc market brought the low cost no frills SZ to life. So what is it that is encouraging Yamaha to be so boastful about the success of this bike? Let’s read it from Saad Khan’s eyes.

I am generally very excited when I get to test ride a Yamaha machine. This being an altogether a different product from the regular Yamaha genes’ I was all the more eager to explore the capabilities of this bike to know how it fares as a low cost higher capacity mass product bike. So let’s push the crank to see which way does the needle swing.

Styling And Build Quality: A nice and compact stance!

Yamaha’s bikes have always been those aggressive looking kinda and with this low cost variant, the looks do not get reprimanded, thankfully. SZ is beautifully crafted with a muscular and aggressive stance. It all starts with a bikini fairing (unlike FZ’s naked genre) which is all black colored plastic cupped in body colored fiber from the bottom. Raised eyebrows, Yamaha logo right at the forehead, detached transparent windscreen and pointed orange colored side blinkers lend the front a hostile look. Though the contoured tank is not as huge looking as FZ, but possesses more capacity and bulges at the very right angles. The extended tank shrouds look well crafted from the sides but from the front they feel an odd fitment. Side panels are all black and plastic sporting the ‘Yamaha’ name in bold. Body colored rear panels culminate in black plastic again and a fantastically designed tail with a partition in between.

Sticker work is also pretty decently done; it’s neither over nor underdone. The all black theme provides the bike with a very classy look. The matt black finished engine exudes typical Yamaha quality. The front biased design does make the bike attractive to look at but the bike definitely looks smaller as compared to other machines in the 150cc segment which is expected as it’s built to economy. A few odds here would include, the weird position of the front number plate which gets its support from a hinge between the headlamp and the fairing cover, unnecessary use of ‘Power & Comfort’ tag under the SZ sticker, excessive use of Yamaha emblem (it’s used at as many as 5 places: over the headlamp, on either sides of the tank, console and at the tail) and the rod-type rear grab rail which is pretty functional but very old and traditional in design.

However, even after the expected cost cutting tidbits, SZ looks better than a few of the higher priced 150ccs as well. Build quality of the bike looks phenomenal as we expect from Yamaha and frankly speaking unlike some other manufacturers, this bike doesn’t feel exactly an undercut and a half hearted product. Fit and finish was also of Yamaha’s standards especially the paint quality of the red bike I rode felt incredible.

Styling & Build Quality: 8.5/10

Engine And Transmission: Lack Of Juice, Evident!

Powered by the same 153cc mill that does duty on the elder brethren FZ series, this engine produces 12.1PS of maximum power under SZ’s tune and peaks at 7500 rpm. Torque produced is a respectable 12.8Nm at 4500 rpm. A direct comparison of these figures with FZ reveals that the low and mid range power concentration of both the bikes have been retained but SZ produces almost 2PS of power less than FZ. Turning our attention to the torque figures, SZ produces almost 1.2Nm of torque lesser than FZ but the graph has been redefined here. The torque peaks almost 1500rpm earlier than FZ (@4500rpm) which hints that special attention has been paid to load this bike with better city agility characteristics. No doubt the produced power figures are low considering today’s norms, lets hit the road and understand the practical difference.

Before everything, I must tell you that I have ridden the 11.82bhp classic Pulsar 150cc for most of my early biking years and that did give me a benchmark to assess this bike’s power delivery characteristics. To start with, this bike has a different note than FZ. I already had 20k lower expectations from this bike and some of them were benchmarked higher but some did go lower! The pickup of the bike felt decent and cruising at 70-75kmph felt like a breeze with the engine under no stress at all. Another good part is the very good load pulling capability of the bike. I, with a pillion (combined weight of approx 135-140 kgs) tried to pull the bike from lower speeds in 5th gear. From 20-23 kmph, the bike did create a few unwanted noises but managed to pull up but from anything over 25-27 kmph it was gradual but easy for the bike to pull up without much hitch. From similar speeds, a twitch of the throttle allowed me to touch 90kmph on the speedo (though it took time). Inside congested traffic this bike is an ideal companion and does not cry for mercy. This displays the fantastic torque characteristics of the bike.

But the engine lacks the eagerness to move forward and feels as if it’s an employee of a software firm, does only what it is asked to do! It takes a little time for the bike to respond and understand that it is being asked to scorch through. Outright performance is not what I expected from a 150cc machine and sluggishness is evident right from the word go. I will talk about more of this in the ‘Performance’ section of this roadtest.

But (another twist in the story..) the engine felt butter smooth for whatever time I rode the bike. In fact, it imbibed in me the feeling of ‘built to last’ quality with no amount of roughness creeping in at any ‘riding’ rpms. Vibrations only crept in at higher rpms. SZ has been mated with a lovely 1 down 4 up 5-speed gearbox which had me all smiles. The brilliant, always-precise and in-the-slot gearing along with a wonderful buttery clutch impressed me big time. The clutch operation reminded me of Honda Unicorn, I felt like I am driving a hot knife through butter…sheer quality! The most impressive part about the clutch was the absolute bite which it retained all through the congested traffic of stop and go first/second gear moves.

Engine & Transmission: 6.5/10

Comfort, Handling And Ride Quality: Grossly Comfortable!

With a slightly altered seating position, this bike does feel a little different. The not-so-open chested stance, high raised shoulders and a ‘not completely Hero Honda commuter kind’ of seating, provided a very good seating posture. The complete geometry ensures that the rider doesn’t feel numb at any time. Add to this the fantastically cushioned seat which, I felt, is a very optimum mix of soft and hard with (more than) adequate padding and breadth to aid those always bashed butts and it also provides very good support to the thighs. I did not sit as a pillion so I cannot comment on pillion comfort but the pillion seat was longer and wider than FZ and could carry normal Indian sized butts with ease. I go to the extent of saying that SZ is one of the most comfortable bikes I have ridden till date in this segment. The only little glitch was the slightly taller saddle height of the bike which stands at 802mm which might create issues for people less than 5”6’.

The bike which I was riding flashed TVS rubber, 2.75 * 17 front and 100/90 17 rear and at that very point all my confidence vanished in air. Anyways, no extravaganza (!) but the bike behaved pretty well on the road I rode it on. It accepted the random and sudden swaying with considerable ease; high speed stability was pretty good along with all the on road behavior. I don’t know whether TVS’s are standard across all SZ, but I suggest going for the model loaded with MRF Zappers, if available. A higher 165mm ground clearance also ensures that heavenly potholes are kept devoid of SZs bottom. Ride quality was also plush with absolutely nothing to complain over.

Comfort, Handling & Ride Quality: 8.5/10

Electricals And Instrumentation: Not much to talk home about!

Again the list of electricals doesn’t go long. The front console is a twin pod design which consists of a speedometer in white background calibrated till an optimistic 140kmph and houses an odometer and the green Neutral ‘N’ indicator and a huge fuel gauge towards the right in place of the tachometer. The rest of the console is filled with the necessary side blinker lights, upper beam.

Switchgear is also kept pretty basic with the light button, upper/dipper button, choke lever, side blinkers and horn towards the left hand side and only the starter crank at the right. Yes this means that electricals are non DC and the bike does not have either the tachometer or the pass switch or more importantly the tripmeter.

The buttons also felt flimsy and just OK. Especially the starter crank and horn are very small and pointed and doesn’t give a comfortable feel to the thumb.

SZ comes equipped with a 12 Volt 5 Ah battery on the SZ but I am a little unsure whether it is maintenance free or not. The headlight is the conventional 12 V 35/35 Watt Halogen bulb.

I rode the bike during the day so not sure about its performance during night but I did notice a good glow when I was passing through a dark under bridge with my headlamp On. The instrumentation definitely lacks a few ‘now essential’ features and Yamaha might want to include them in SZ’s first upgrade.

Electrical & Instrumentation: 7/10

Performance And Braking: Needs betterment!

Well..as I already mentioned in one of the above sections, the bike has this lazy feel attached to it. This engine does feel sluggish when it comes to outright power. In fact this is the most lethargic engine I have ever ridden in this 150 segment, Discover 150cc included! Though I did not have any instrument to measure the exact timings but I am sure this bike would do 0-60 kmph in over 6.5 seconds (probably 7 seconds) which means it would be slower than a few premium 125/135cc machines as well. If that was not enough, there is more to it. Even in the top end this bike becomes a dud. It needed extra amount of seconds to cross that figure of 100 kmph (which should be relatively an easier task for a 150cc machine) and went onto hit a top whack of speedo indicated 112-113 kmph. So it becomes evident that outright performance is not this bike’s forte.

But talk about torque and the bike makes you smile. I waded through the Pune traffic with ease without the need of changing gears frequently and this definitely is one good aspect of this bike. Switching sides again, I would rate SZ as the slowest to stop bike in this segment which was, anyways, evident as it comes equipped with drum brakes only both at the front as well as rear. Yamaha did provide bigger 150mm drums at the front but it doesn’t provide any bite whatsoever. Since I am accustomed to disc brakes (be it small or big), I had a narrow escape when I was about to bump a brand new Honda Accord when the bike plainly denied any halt from 85kmph. Just the thought of shelling out my whole month’s salary to the Accord owner made me switch to slow speed testing of the bike, thereafter.

According to my opinion, disc brakes should be made mandatory on all two wheelers at least for 150cc and above. Drums just cannot provide any good braking capabilities on a 130+ kg 12+ bhp 150cc and above bikes. Well the saving grace here is the fact that we are told that Yamaha would get SZ with disc brakes within 2-3 months, obviously at a premium. Till then I would definitely be tightfisted in awarding points for this section to give you a better glimpse of what you would own currently.

Performance & Braking: 6/10

Mileage, Variants & Pricing: Justified bits!

Though Yamaha is not promoting this bike as an efficient commuter or at least I have not seen any ad which flashed “xyz kmpl * (* Only Yamaha riders could achieve it, don’t crib afterwards)” but considering the lower power characteristics and customer base this bike is aimed at, SZ should return anything over 52-53kmpl where ideally it should be 58 kmpl plus. This might be a challenge as Yamaha is not known much for frugality of its engines. However, one of my friends has reported initial mileage figures of over 50kmpl.

Like FZ, SZ also comes in two variants: the base variant, SZ 150 and the premium variant SZX. SZ 150 is offered in two colors: Red and Black whereas SZX is offered in 3 color tones to chose from: Red, Black and Grey metallic. SZ 150 is plain and simple and kept devoid of the front wind scoops and stickerwork is also kept minimal. The front transparent visor is also not present on this lower priced variant. The major difference here though, is the presence of electric starter on the SZX where SZ 150 has to be content with only a kick starter. Ironically, SZX doesn’t have kick starter. With this apartheid, the SZ 150 is priced at Rs 54,960 and SZX would set you lighter by Rs. 58,275, both prices on road Pune. Yamaha is also offering a 5 year warranty on the bike out of which 2 years and 30k kms is the conventional comprehensive one whereas the remaining 3 years and 40k kms covers engine, carburetor and related parts.

Mileage, Variants & Pricing: 9/10

Bikeadvice Verdict:

Now there are 3 angles from which this bike could be looked at. One: ‘Ahh another regular competitor against the existing 150cc creed’ which will definitely leave you wanting for more from this bike. Two: ‘An emergence of a new low cost 150cc segment’ which currently has Bajaj’s Discover 150 as the only competition. Third: ‘A better alternate to any (smaller) bike under 60k on road’. I would leave the first angle and talk about the remaining two, since it really is not pitted against any of the current ‘regular’ breed of 150cc motorcycles in the market.

Like the 100cc, 150cc is becoming so huge that manufacturers have started exploiting various ways to capture it. And the sheer volume of sales in this segment has allowed for creation of sub-segments. Bajaj started it with an ultra low cost 150cc Discover 150 and now Yamaha follows suit with this offering. The good thing about SZ is that, unlike Discover, it does look upmarket and fresh with brand new looks. And the creation of this sub-segment ensures that more and more people can afford ‘power’ and ‘torque’ now, which in the longer run is definitely the way to go along with being a measure of India’s market (and mentality) growth.

Between 53k and 59k, SZ would inadvertently compete with Pulsar 135LS from Bajaj, Glamour & Super Splendor from Hero Honda, Shine, Twister & Stunner from HMSI, Flame from TVS and SS 125 from their own stables. A closer look will reveal that specificationwise SZ betters almost all of them and those extra cc’s always add that refinement, longer life and ease of operation to the engine. Out of all the above mentioned bikes SZ is the most relaxed bike and possess the best load carrying capabilities owing to its much better torque. This means carrying that slightly heavier girlfriend around the city would be a lesser concern now. Moreover, SZ is the best bike out of the lot to take on the highway as they say “There is no replacement for displacement”. Does this quick comparo make SZ justified..? No…..? Then read further…

To be true a 150cc bike at this price point should not be expected to be a rocket performer, so a little lack of juice could be pardoned. SZ is a very good bike and a very compelling alternate to all the bikes listed above. More mature buyers who do not care about outright bursts might prefer SZ over even the Pulsar 135LS. This bike is for anyone from a 11th/12th standard student, to a young college goer, to a new job seeker, to a fresh new joinee, to a happy go lucky bachelor, to a just married man. This bike is also for those who like to or has to carry a heavier pillion or a marketing executive who has to encounter congested traffics for most part of his day in the field work job.

BikeAdvice Verdict: 8/10


  • Fresh Looks
  • Overall Quality
  • Price
  • Comfort


  • Sluggish Engine
  • Switchgear Quality
  • Dumb brakes
  • No Tachometer, tripmeter and DC Electricals

- Saad Khan

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{ 437 comments… read them below or add one }

Anand October 18, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Superb review :) unbiased and to the point.gud job.bought sz x a week back and simply loving it.One of the best choices ive ever made,thank u fellas.


giftson December 9, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Hows the brakes yaar.. me gonna buy soon… wts the top speed n all


Dhilip December 18, 2010 at 3:21 pm

dude… i topped 90 kmph in my SZX during 700 – 1000 km… after that i didnt try above 80 Kmph… It touches 90 KMph but takes some time…in other 150 cc segments like unicorn u can touch 90 kmph easily…thats the differences

sagar December 18, 2010 at 12:10 am

What a bad choice… uncle. pathetic styling of the bike, even a luna would be better.


Mehavel October 18, 2010 at 1:48 pm

150 cc without disc brakes even for the front wheel, is not mostly welcomed.I would want to test the bike personally before commenting on the power and other aspects. anyways a nice looking bike :)


Navin October 18, 2010 at 1:56 pm

I have test driven this bike and its true value for money!
I want to book this bike but still i am a little confused between Unicorn and Sz-X.
Please show a comparison post on Unicorn V/s Sz-X


abhishek October 29, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Give ur parameters for comparison


Dhilip October 30, 2010 at 9:06 am

Unicorn Vs SZX :
1. Switch Gear is Like Cake Walk, In SZX initially i felt hard but now afrter( 600 km) its Good but cant compete with unicorn…
2. Its Pickup will be great (compared to SZX)
3. Absence of Disc Break in SZX
4. Costs 8 k more than szx
5. Looks: SZX is fresh & More Sporty when Compared to Unicorn (IMO)
6. Comfort : SZX Stays Ahead
7. Handling: Still i feel Unicorn is bulky & Handling of SZX is awesome ..Its Light weight.
8. Riding Position: SZX Seating Posture will be awesome.. Unicorn you will nt get that Seating Posture..
9. Mileage: i havent calculated the Mileage of SZX till now..but going by others review.. Both Unicorn & SZX are in Same Bench…
10. I own Both Unicorn & SZX…

Nishanth November 1, 2010 at 11:44 pm

Can I know the mileage as u may be knowing about it better as u own it. give me in normal conditions (50-60 kmph)

Dhilip November 2, 2010 at 9:34 pm


i have filled my Tank… just crossed 650 kms… so i cant measure the mileage.. i willl post it in a week…

vijay November 29, 2010 at 4:33 am

i…i read all ur reviews….u r given gud ans to everybody…..i’m learner…..nd nw i wanna buy bike…and i want to use 40km/day……Which bike is better to buy…..Yamaha Sz-X,Pulsur150cc,unicorn……….plz gv reply vt reason

i hope u can gv shortly…it is very imp to me…………..

Dhilip November 29, 2010 at 4:21 pm

@ vijay.. I dont have any idea about pulsar….i am not going to say anythin new here…if you want good handling of bike @ city traffic , lesser weight, and u will drive in speed upto 80 km… You can go for szx … In unicorn also you will get the same comfort while driving (not referring bike handling) ..in unicorn u will reach 60 km speed very quick .. the difference will be few seconds only…power will be high in unicorn .. For mileage about szx u need to wait for one or two weeks .. U can eliminate Pulsar from ur list .. Bcos honda is reliable I am using my unicorn for d past 5 years.. About Yamaha I can’t comment …

DHIRAJ November 18, 2010 at 12:29 am

so according to you which is the best bike between inn unicorn and discover 150 and yamaha sz-x.
Mainthing milage


Dhilip November 18, 2010 at 9:11 am

Obviously Unicorn…:) if you ask me for city Ride i will vote for Yamaha SZX…. sorry i dont knw about szx mileage….

Dhilip November 20, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Unicorn vs SZX

11. Unicorn has more Power… i can feel it while i drive the unicorn… so ppl who are looking for more power/speed/pickup go for Unicorn..
Who wwants Bike Handling @ city traffic go for SZX…

nilutpal kaushik January 20, 2011 at 4:12 pm

mileage maat puch bz petrol ka daam RS 100 PL….AFTER 2/3 MONTHS….CYCLE GOOD…BIKE NOT..

karthik March 29, 2011 at 6:02 pm

I am about to buy this bike. Is self start alone is reliable or. is it OK it doesn’t has a kicker.

Manas November 7, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Yamaha SZ-X is awsome
It’s pick up is very good u’ll fell very smooth in szx try it..

venkatesh December 30, 2010 at 5:29 pm

i have small doubt if u clear u r doubt plz inform me ………….wht abt mileage and which bike is better in this price segment…………i waiting for u r reply?


sachin October 18, 2010 at 1:56 pm

I think its fresh new design and better quality which puts it ahead of discover. but its disappointing yamaha has not able to improve fuel efficiency substantially,although it is tweaked for that.the 0-60km/hr performance seems same as twister and other 125cc bikes.so its basically the extra torque that you will get which will be useful when riding with pillion.yamaha should have provided Disk brakes without any extra cost.


Shailesh October 18, 2010 at 2:03 pm

They are going to update it with Disc brakes, i have booked it, but waiting for the update.


Aravind November 27, 2010 at 12:42 am

May i know when yamaha is going to upgrade the sz-x.Can u give the contacts details where u booked it.And also best and breif reviews of sx-x


siva October 18, 2010 at 2:05 pm

I need to know the mileage of the yamaha SZ bike


chandan October 19, 2010 at 10:00 pm

it can give mileage between 55-60kmpl, after first service


venu December 8, 2010 at 11:03 pm

txs fr u r information

nilutpal kaushik January 20, 2011 at 4:13 pm



vinod October 18, 2010 at 2:30 pm

was waiting for this one…. a good review..
my height is 5.4 so had to drop a plan to get d SZ-X



sathwik October 18, 2010 at 2:54 pm

i was dien to c a review on sz’s..even i took a test ride around a month back but was a short one..so felt it won’t be proper for me to write a review of it without burning the roads properly..now that a review has finally come,i think i should add what i felt about the bike..yes the bike doesn’t give u that 150cc feeling when u first look at it..and so is the feeling when u ride..i took a ride on the sz-x model and the first thing i noticed is it had no kicker!!!i asked the dealer about it and the answer i got was,”sir the sz-x has only self start and sz has only kicker”. He also added that the higher end had only self so as to give it a sporty feeling!!!! if it is fz,well fine..but this a bike which looks like a 125cc with rather plain decent looks and is mainly targeted for daily no nonsense commuters..though the battery is a maintenance free one(as said to me by the dealer)such a bike with no kicker can be interpreted as a cost saving measure.. the horn and self start button are so small that ur thumb would not feel them!!!then the disappointment continued when i saw those tvs tires..the bike doesn’t seems so comfortable in turns(though it was good in low speeds in straight roads)..it doesn’t give u confidence in those sharp turns..the exhaust note is different and unique..i would compare its engine refinement,gear,clutch near to unicorn(just near,the only plus point i saw in this bike)..though it did pull me with a pillion rider in 5th gear at a speed of 28kmph with little rattling the bike struggles to go above 95kmph and u will thank that it doesn’t go above it so easily because there’s no disk brake!!!and for 150cc,its like inviting an accident..overall i think it would attract buyers who want a 150cc tag in 125cc price and don’t care about the 150cc feel..
1.nice decent design and paint job.
2.refined clutch and gear.
3.lesser price tag.
1.no digital instrument panel and no trip meter.
2.no disk brakes.
3.no kicker.


KIRTI KUNAL October 18, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Good review. Szx is a complete value for money bike and i chose shine over szx coz yamaha service centre in my city is pathetic.


venugopal October 18, 2010 at 2:59 pm

yesterday i have taken test drive , its smooth, and pickup is ok, comfort, look wise is good and comming to mileage we have personally test it as the dealer promised me Min 50kmpl


sanu October 18, 2010 at 3:00 pm

why no disc brake in a 150cc bike…no new design…..what new in all…..nothing,,,,,,too bad never we expect such a worst bike from yamaha….


Sreeram November 21, 2010 at 8:23 am

Comon sanu, its just 59k on road with same fz engine tuned for mileage. I think disc brake model would be around 61-62k where as unicorn costs around 69k on road without any goodies, People who want a trouble free Japanese engine would go for this bike & its a good true VFM for Japanese bikes.
If they launch with disk break, am sure we can bring this to 14bhp with slight parts exchange from the fz’s Which should not cost more than 2k with labour & people who like R & D can try this.
I have done this to my unicorn with just cam & CDI change from CBZ xtreme & i got 10km less FE but better pickup than xtreme. ( Thanks to unicorn community members from orkut)


sam April 15, 2011 at 9:21 am

what is meant by F & D ,59K, and FE

sanooj kumar October 18, 2010 at 3:10 pm

rpm meter?engine off switch?light on off and beam changer in same hand. i didnt find any thing new in this bike, esspecially no disc brake atleast in the front.the same old shock absorber(rear).in all an altered yamahaG5(libero)……

friends think well before you book this…………


shubham October 18, 2010 at 3:46 pm

great and excellent post written in a good simple understanding language. I love to say about yamaha that its in his habbit of producing excellent bikes everytime.


shudarsan October 18, 2010 at 4:43 pm

good review


CHIRAG_29 October 18, 2010 at 5:13 pm

HEY saad!!!
congratz for the execellent review of the bike.with no partiality.
the bike is only good in cc specifications.otherwise i have rode it.the roar of 150cc bike is much more like extinct.u can tell to your buddy that its a 150cc engine just as any of the bajaj scooter had.lolzzz..no disk brakes,no tacho,no optimal bhp power as for these range of bikes.its not better than any of its competitor.nither stunner or p135 ls can it compete..yamaha should hav done some more.


gangadharan October 18, 2010 at 5:21 pm

overall a nice economical bike from the masters of japan . YAMAHA ‘S tuning fork logo adds beauty to the machine what the hell u find it wrong with it ?


I.M. Aonok October 18, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Very good review! There is a market for this kind of a bike-a 150 cc commuter as amply demonstrated by the sales of Discover 150. We Indians, i.e., prospective buyers, should embrace this bike wholeheartedly. Its a Yamaha and like any other Japanese product, it will offer tremendous quality and Immensely satisfactory ownership experience. All the best SZ and SZ-X!!!


FAS October 18, 2010 at 6:54 pm

What ever said and done more competition is always healthy. This bike might not be the best in the segment but its existence is important.


Tushal October 18, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Now, whether D150 competes with this bikes is upto anyone’s guess. But P135 is bang on target. Same price bracket, smaller cc, menacing power delivery. Two extremes but same price point. Funkiness cant better than Stunner / P135. So where does this 150 stand? Anyone’s guess again.


ignatius October 18, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Pictures are very clear , words used in the review are too very clear and easily understandable…..

Congrats saad for a good review on a good bike…..


arvind October 18, 2010 at 9:59 pm

hi deepak i was working as a service manager in yamaha dealer in chennai i
dont want to mention the name and i knew about all the yamaha models
which currently released there is no value for money .except r15 is worthy
for only race track perfomance yamahaindia now a days very clever to bullshit
people fz,fzs,gladiator,sz,all are not worthfull bikes so dont go for yamaha try someother
brands which will give goodmileage,perfomance,and customerservice.resale value is
terrible.please think of it thanks,


speedz October 21, 2010 at 12:30 am

go going man…!!!
r u sure u are yamaha service manager…
coz manger wont do such thing which u did…

Mr Manager Sir please vist yamaha plant personally n check how bike is made and what kind of material are used to make it built quality worth..!!

ok tell me what are the things which make yamaha bike worthless?
although m not having background with yamaha india..
but definitely i will make u clear abt bike which ever brand u wana know of india..!!

plz be honest with ur self then other will listen u..?
wrk with yamaha n telling other to dont buy yamaha very gud Mr Manager ..!!
work is god as indian culture say but thk wht u did…???
it hardly maters wht u wrote…. here in bike advice user know wht the fact, bike of any brand…!! so plz dont continue this things..
have a safe drive…!!


Raj November 14, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Don’t spread false rumors. You must be a manager for other company bikes. I have owned all the major company bikes except Honda. Yamaha is the best. No maintenance. Build quality and performance are excellent. Mileage is not as same as Bajaj ot TVS or Hero Honda. But overall Yamaha produces far more better bikes


Aditya October 18, 2010 at 11:37 pm

i must say..This is a treat for the guys who expect a 150c bike in a low range with more mileage.!

Yamaha guys have done a good job by adding a doom to it.!
missing the disc brakes are the major -ve in this bike…
And low power is an excusable…
if u want a bike in a low budget and more mileage..This is the one.! :D


rahul ranjan October 19, 2010 at 12:03 am

i am the owner of yamaha SZ-X 150 cc bike,and i am throughly satisfied with the bike’s performance but also justifies with this article’s disavantages provided in the bike’s overall summary…….though the brakes and sometimes power delivery of this bike lags behind,but overall COMFORT level of this bike is too awesome to be explained…!!!


k lokesh October 19, 2010 at 11:32 am

may i know how comfortable the ladies behind( mom or wife) felt????
thank u


vivek October 24, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Did you have any problems with the bike’s braking efficiency?
The lack of Disk brakes – did this cause you any difficulty while driving at high speeds?


Dhilip October 30, 2010 at 8:55 am

My Top Speed is 60kmph .. i dint find any difficulty..but u cant compare with Disc Break :)

DHIRAJ November 18, 2010 at 12:42 am

Dear Rahul,
Tell me the mileage of sz-x.
As soon as possible.9896454342


Hajaj Bonda October 19, 2010 at 7:17 am

good review..its VFM bike..but do ppl look at yamaha for VFM?


k lokesh October 19, 2010 at 11:07 am

It is a good bike..but is it suitable for a family man with mom or wife behind????


Dharmaraj October 19, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Y A M A H A- It’s real value for money 2010..they really rocked the whole bike segment..i rode it well and i own it now..it’s value for money and it had great fuel efficient and had power..if u rode whole day u wont feel bad abt SZ-X such a comfort in his name…Yamaha the power to ur life….


Amol October 19, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Awesome bike…..
best confort i had ever seen….
i am getting mileage between 50-55….
Good pick up, look, in affordable price……..

Go for it n Be a YAMAHA rider……..
feeling proud to ride Yamaha on the road…..
Yamaha guys you rocksss,…….
Thanxx for such a festive gift


imran October 19, 2010 at 5:18 pm

hello friends..

just few days before i had a test drive for this bike..
As mentioned earlier..it doesnt give the 150 cc feeling..
again on highways..even its 150 cc.but the credible pillion factor becomes problem..
Comparitively its for sure the mileage will be 55+ as the weight and bike management..
Hope u find my review helpful


devashish October 19, 2010 at 6:31 pm

can anybody pls mention that till when will the disc brake variant will arrive?


Dhilip October 19, 2010 at 6:48 pm

@ Saad Khan ::Nice review .. i have booked this bike two week ago .. I choose SZX over pulsar 135/slingshot/Twister ( as U rightly said)..! The looks attracted me & the smoothness while driving …


sunil October 29, 2010 at 9:55 am

Hi Dear !
I am also going to book this bike but already i have booked sling shot.
I am confused now,pls suggest what shall i do.
I am going to use it only for 30km per day.
waiting for ur reply..


Dhilip October 30, 2010 at 8:54 am

@sunil: Go & Buy Yamaha SZX… Its Comfort is awesome…:) U will Love it …

I too had Slingshot in my wishlist..but the Look of the bike doesnt go well with masses… !

Akshay December 7, 2010 at 11:17 am

May i know the on road price of the revised model?


chandan October 19, 2010 at 10:03 pm

I’m going to purchase a bike and have a conflict whether to buy Honda stunner or Yamaha gladiator. plz suggest me friends .


sudharsan October 20, 2010 at 1:56 pm

both the bikes good and equally compatitive.. and they are similar in power and tech spec.. but the oly thing is refinement.. go in for stunner…


speed October 20, 2010 at 11:53 pm

i am using yamaha gladiator 125cc frm 4 year… it is very comfortable and power bike… the riding and handling of bike is very nice. even i have chacked bike performance at the speed of 100+ kmph at it is very smooth…
even in july 2006 overdrive mazine i read the comparision of all the 125 cc bike and the yamaha gladiator got 5 star raiting. then i go for yamaha and it was really nice bike… still in city & highway condition it really make me feel freshness no tiredness at all…
in 2008 its refined model came called gladiator ss & rs… and the new feature make me to buy so i bought, its like sporty bike.. Now i am having two gladiator bike of 2006 & 2008 model… m fully satisfied with bike.. !!
2006 -old one give 50 to 53 kmpl in city 62 to 66 kmpl on highways..
2008 -new one gives 54 to 58 kmpl in city 69 to 74 kmpl on highways..
(mostly i drive bike in economy speed)

i drived honda stunner , its nice bike but after reaching 70+ kind of vibration started (handle,footrest) and some time i felt low pick up may coz m using yamaha gladiator (gr8 pickup in 125 cc)…or may me bike body is big (exception of power create) n power is low
over all bike is nice…

before u go to buy just take a test ride which will be the best then buy coz u r the one who is going to spend so final decision will be urs…

but get feed back frm bike users… who have used bike more then 1 yr …at least..!!

u are the rider so use ur knowledge n experience too while buy bike…!!

harsh October 23, 2010 at 3:22 pm

hey pls dont go for stunner its realy very bad the only best point is it looks and all are bad.no avg. ,very haarsh after 50km/hr speed…and unconfortable ride..ur back and bump will start paining after just 30-35km constant ride..

Chetan October 20, 2010 at 1:47 pm

I visited a Yamaha factory outlet in Malad West (Mumbai) to check out the newly launched SZ-X and SZ bikes. Honestly, the quality of plastic and other materials used on those bikes is nowhere comparable to that of Honda or HH bikes. I really didn’t like the fuel tank cowl on the SZ-X as it looked completely hollow from the front and seemed very fragile. If the bike ever falls, that would be the first thing to break. There’s a good chance that it may break in traffic too. The switches used are poor too. There’s no tacho available, no disk brakes, meager power for a 150cc bike (only 12 Ps), a very hopeless rear grip, the silencer looks too large for the bike (disproportionate). The front mud guard is awkward and brittle.

Considering all these factors I decided to go for the Honda Stunner instead of SZ-X. I’m pretty satisfied with the build quality and performance of the Stunner (it’s got enough power for a 125cc bike, it should not be compared to a 150cc bike’s power).

Why does Yamaha keep disappointing with such lousy products and an ever pathetic service network?

The only good that came out of my Yamaha outlet visit was that I got to see the 2010 V-MAX, the MT01 and the R1 closely ! They were rocking !!!


speedz October 21, 2010 at 12:15 am

hello mr negative,
u describe all the things negatively…!!
com on man think positive also…!!
why dont u mention any positive thing abt bike…???

i have also visited the yamaha plant at surajpur greater noida. up..
i have seen the bike frm material to bike…!! SZ series bike is have low cost that doesnt mean the built quality is bad or some thing…!!
do u have any idea how SZX has been sold in india yet….?
those who bought, may be some of them are well experienced in driving, but they bought why?

the only thing i wana say you dont be so negative abt any product or brand..!! its true every person like the bike thats imposible …
many ppl have resion to buy SZ series bike and many have resion not to buy SZ series… !! point out the thing but not too much negatively…
Yamaha are global brand they wont make the customer to compromise with quality even other brands to hh,bajaj & tvs..

it gud that u may buy stunner… selection is done buy the one who spend money ( aftr hrad wrk earning)
have a safe drive..


Swapnil November 24, 2010 at 11:11 am

Hi Chetan,

Dude I bought this bike 2 days back and I crashed it last night on the highway as a stupid truck driver swayed in from my right and his truck’s bumper hit the front of my bike. It was a descent crash, me and my bike dragged for about 5 or 6 feet and when I was lying on the road the first thing which came in my head was how the bike would be :P
A few people came in and helped me and when I saw the bike…. only 2 scratches, no bumps, dents, rough edges or damage… the body is durable and not at all fragile.
So if someone comes to me and says that the body looks fragile, I would make him sit pillion with me on my bike and will crash it again to show how strong this bike is :P

Still dont believe me, come with me or try crashing it yourself :P

I love this bike but brakes seem to be the only problem so I guess that it is a good thing that its hard to increase the speed of this bike after 95KMPH :D

A very nice bike… I am loving it !


Abhishek Vyas February 21, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Hey, Swapnil Thankx dude! u clear my all doubt….. I am gonna book this bike…
but my mechanic says me there is shortage of mechanical parts of Yamaha …
i need to choose between Hero honda CBZ and Yamaha SZ … can anyone suggest me..!

sudharsan October 20, 2010 at 1:54 pm

nice bike.. cool…
but exactly wat is the differance between the SZX and SZ..
pls specify in detail..


Dhilip October 20, 2010 at 11:35 pm

SZ has kick start alone, no front cowls..

SZX has Electric start alone …no kicks.. this is the major difference..!!


sandy December 25, 2010 at 9:30 am

keep it up MR Dhilip

vikas October 20, 2010 at 5:33 pm

its a good looking bike but without disk in 150cc range.iwant to take a test drive persionally..to check eff. nd power


amin October 20, 2010 at 10:28 pm

is it avelabie in dubai????


yogesh October 20, 2010 at 11:11 pm

its a good looking bike but it’s not have a disk and digital miter


Vijesh October 20, 2010 at 11:24 pm

Detailed, unbiased, and also a stylish way of explaining. Makes me to grab one:). Hats off Khan.. I wish to hear of splendor nxg from u.


Dhilip October 20, 2010 at 11:36 pm

I got my bike!! SZX red…i ride 30 km today…

If u r looking for a Stylish Commuter Bike..go for It…!!u will not be disappointed


sunil October 29, 2010 at 10:02 am

Hi pls tell me the prize of sz-x on road?
I am going to buy it from chennai,they said it will be around 59k on road.


Dhilip October 30, 2010 at 8:51 am

Sunil :

Its 1. 59 480 (on Road Price)
2. Rs. 400 (accessories) [ still i dint get that crash guard]
3. I paid Rs. 600 for Address Proof..( i feel like cheated)

Balu October 21, 2010 at 1:14 am

The bike seem to look very similar to gladiator/ss125 in pics atleast. Haven’t seen one on road yet.


Subash October 21, 2010 at 3:44 am

Great review Bro..
“But the engine lacks the eagerness to move forward and feels as if it’s an employee of a software firm, does only what it is asked to do!”
funny yet bad analogy bro.. you shud hav been there and done that :P

with 150cc it might outperform other bikes in its price range but ppl who choose 150+ segment don’t really consider the price and u might know tat already.. and if someone is thinking about the price he wud sure go for mileage bikes and not this!!
honetly, i wud be surprised if this bike is a hit..


Vishwanath October 21, 2010 at 11:03 am

Overall technically very good bike bt am confused btween Unicorn and sz. I need to check the maintaince costing and fuel efficiency of both but obviuos no chalange to yamaha in pickup


Dhilip October 21, 2010 at 7:10 pm

you cant compare with Unicorn… You will be disappointed if you have unicorn in mind & buying SZX… SZX will compete with other 135/125 segments..not with 150 cc segment.. I have both Unicorn & SZX..


vivek October 24, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Hi Dhilip,

Can you please tell me, In terms of (Breaking) Safety and Handling, which one is better Honda Dazzler or Yamaha SZX?

Thanks in advance :)

Dhilip October 25, 2010 at 7:01 am

@Vivek:In terms of Handling i like Yamaha SZX very much…Handling is really Awesome…when i drive unicorn i feel it somewhat bulky.. Handling Yamaha SZX is winner..

Brakes: Comapring Disc Brake with drum brake does not make sense.. Disc Brake of unicorn is Goood.. but with yamaha szx drum brake you can manage…[:)]

Johnny Martin October 22, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Overall after a year how does other bikes perform when compared to Products from Yamaha. After year or two this bike still looks fresh and smoother which I beleive no other product could match.


SAGAR K PATIL October 22, 2010 at 9:50 pm

what is required documents for purchase bike (preferably Tell me about address proof)
from YAMAHA Dealer showroom….?
kindly rply quickly……..


Dhilip October 22, 2010 at 10:15 pm

if u r going to pay full amount then you will need address proof(Ration Card/GOvt cards) + 6 pasport size photo…


ranjan October 22, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Awesome YAMAHA.. No Other bike can give this much comfort and ride quality at this price point of SZ.. Enjoying every minute of ride.


sam guidaben October 23, 2010 at 7:39 am

bikes in india are great!!! it’s unfair that they release all the crappy bikes here in the philippines, crappy and expensive!!!


kiran October 23, 2010 at 9:52 am

its avg bike low price bike but not yet power full


hari October 23, 2010 at 2:07 pm

when releasing white colre and i need this bike top image


sam guidaben October 23, 2010 at 3:27 pm

love the design but it looks like a cross between a rouser and a ybr


sam guidaben October 23, 2010 at 3:37 pm

the looks of this bike should have been better if they installed disk brakes and better switches, how about installing a kill switch for the engine and a passing light switch the problem with yamaha here in the philippines is the crappy switches, always lacking in function and also easily fades, the after sales parts are also a problem, i own a ybr 125g, i can’t even buy a clutch cable from the dealers, they don’t have parts, all we can do is modify


MONU DIWAKER October 23, 2010 at 6:30 pm

yamaha szX


tausif October 24, 2010 at 12:57 pm

its a nice bike


NITIN October 25, 2010 at 12:42 pm

The bike is looking nice. Credit to yamaha for keeping the freshness alive in sz unlike discover 150.


don October 25, 2010 at 10:50 pm

hi guys pls suggest m whether i should buy the yamaha sz-x or not?pls suggest m fast………..


kanth October 26, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Hi ,
i am kanth and i am planning to buy a new byke with new look and good milage ..as i am planning to go for new stunner pgf-fi engine or yamaha sz-150cc..
can anybody suggest me a good byke in the market ?


abhishek October 29, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Go for Yamaha SZ 150cc,, stunner is not worth paying 55k (approx)
1)Comfort : SZ is better than stunner.
2)Looks: it depends on you to decide.
3)Mileage: SZ gives mileage almost equal to Stunner.
4)Power: Yamaha is more powerful (150cc) whereas Stunner is only 125cc
5)PGF-FI: stunner has fuel injector but SZ don’t have….Dude Mark my words ROAD SIDE MECHANIC DONT KNOW HOW TO WORK ON FUEL INJECTORS therefore go for YES yamaha.
The only thing where SZ lack are the disc brakes in front and to some extent digital console……


Amol October 27, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Awesome bike…..
best confort i had ever seen….
i am getting mileage between 50-55….
Good pick up, look, in affordable price……..

Go for it n Be a YAMAHA rider……..
feeling proud to ride Yamaha on the road…..
Yamaha guys you rocksss,…….
Thanxx for such a festive gift


Shree October 28, 2010 at 2:02 pm

I got 58 kmpl aftr 1st service…. loving YAMAHA now


santosh November 28, 2010 at 7:00 pm

hi mr. shree, i got yamaha szx recently. before first service how much mileage you got. please reply


Ravi Kubasad December 17, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Hi dude myself Ravi from Bangalore.I also took this bike on this Dec 9th but presently its giving 30kmpl only.. How about yours?

Kishor :) October 28, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Good lookin, best in confort, pick up is ok.. total value for money.. go for it


Sumit S. October 28, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Awesome bike


Dhilip October 28, 2010 at 9:54 pm

589 km …. Just Loving it…:) Yes Yamaha…!


DEEPINDER SINGH October 29, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Hey Saad!!!

Nice reveiew mate this is what we say clean as a whistle..now just going by the specs of the bike it was pretty sure that the Zing in the yamaha ride will be missing

I own a Yamaha RX-135 from the past 10 yrs and it is still a brilliant machine have beaten many pulsars and karizmas of the world it can still go at 0-60 in just 4 sec flat. The only danger the rear tyre goes up every time we rev up te throttle.

SZ-X is a good bike by the looks of it but the most depressing part is the front come on YAMAHA work on the style a bit.



Sumit S. October 29, 2010 at 7:08 pm

getting mileage of 57 kmpl ……… loving so much …… thanx YAMAHA, you always rocks


Sudeep Naik November 2, 2010 at 11:31 am

Hi Sumit…..are u sure about the mileage part..is it after first/second services…i have heard that it hardly gives 50kmpl…..


DHIRAJ November 18, 2010 at 12:48 am

Hi Sumit…..are u sure about the mileage part..is it after first/second services…i have heard that it hardly gives 50kmpl…..
tell me actual mileage which are you getting


HariKrishnan.I October 30, 2010 at 9:45 am

May i know how comfortable the ladies behind( mom or wife) felt????
Plz Help i wanna Book thz y…………..


Dhilip October 30, 2010 at 11:36 am

@Hari.. its better to take a test drive..bcos it may go well for some users & some may feel other way… :)


hari October 30, 2010 at 7:17 pm

in this bike szx self start with kick start is gttng?


jipson November 1, 2010 at 6:31 pm

this bike looks like pretty,but let me to know the millage of this bike,thank you…


naresh November 2, 2010 at 9:12 am

I have taken the delivery of Yamaha sz-x on 18th September. So far completed only 1000km. with mixed feelings, my first impressions are:
1) Looks are good,it looks like a big bike to ride, but its very easy to handle in traffic, excellent in handling
2)I have crossed 70kmph,only once so far , there is no vehicle vibrations felt at all
3)I think lack of disc brakes is a big let down, at low speeds braking is OK, but at high speeds brakes lacks bite,it doesn’t inspire confidence, esp with a pillion rider behind, i had this experience in the very 2nd week,it was bit tough to stop immediately at 50kmph with a pillion rider.when I spoke to the company person about the inclusion of disc brakes, there is no proper information regarding this.
3)The speedometer is very very basic, it should have included at least a tachometer, if not digital display.
4)Head light is powerful, the company has included a pilot lamp below the headlamp, without any purpose.I don’t see a bulb there nor is there any switch for that pilot lamp, very surprising and annoying not to have included the bulb and a switch, which was present in my age old Yamaha rx-100
5) pick-up is good, engine was a bit harsh at the beginning,when i spoke to company person, he said that as the time passes, and the bike after running a few hundreds of kilometers, after 1 st service the engine is very smooth, the engine sound is also good,
6) the most important thing, mileage: so far i got only 40-45kmpl, may be after first service it might increase, its a bit worrying factor, the service person said u cant expect more than 45 kmpl
over all its a good bike. if the company had included few features it would have been a winner
I read in many websites that the company is coming up another version including disc brakes, the question is how authentic is the news? If the new version comes to market, can I and many customers like me be able to fix the new disc brakes.


harnik November 7, 2011 at 12:01 pm

normally any bike gives you better average after 1st service.


Gurdeep November 2, 2010 at 7:29 pm

excellent review saad…I searched entire internet for sxz reviews and yours is best so far. Please help me I am totally confused. I am beginner in bike riding and wana purchase my first bike. I just love the looks and style of SZX, price and mileage also good.
My only question is that how safe it is for a beginner to purchase a bike without disc brake? Suppose I am riding bike at 60-75 kmph, den if i need to stop with drum brakes, how many seconds will it take to stop suddenly on an average? I mean please tel me how safe are drum brakes…can i do with drum brakes in this awesum looking bike?


Dhilip November 2, 2010 at 9:45 pm

60 – 75 km is not an issue dude ..for drum brake… Its safe only…:)


swapnil November 3, 2010 at 12:56 pm

it’s good to c


Dhilip November 4, 2010 at 2:25 pm

GUys Clocked 800 Km in 13 days & Today Left for First Service… 2 Hours Back i got My SZX… After First Service… The Bike Is so Smooth & i am Just Loving It……This week will Try To cross the Barrier 60 Kmph …!

They have changed the Engine Oil… But they didnt changed the Oil filter…. Since oil filter is not in stock they asked me to change it next Service…

Please tell me whether it will affect My Bike ? What can i do now?


rk November 4, 2010 at 8:18 pm

hey dont worry it wont affect ur bike… just enjoy ur ride with safety..!!!


Dhilip November 5, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Thanks Dude!

Nishanth November 4, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Congrats Dilip… So earlier, u mentioned that u had got ur tank full. Isn’t it?

So, Can we calculate the mileage now? Its roughly around 57. Am I right? If it’s so, thats actually a great figure.


Dhilip November 5, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Yes we can calculate but its little tricky… i filled in few intervals [:d] .. I will post the whole history..please calculate..

1. Dealer said he has filled one litre …(i am sure its less than one litre)
2. Filled for Rs .100 (Per litre Rs.57 @ Chennai Indian oil)
2. Filled for Rs. 300 (Per litre Rs. 62 @ Chennai Shell)
3. Filled For Rs.200 (Per litre Rs. 57 @ Chennai indian oil, Travelled to Pondy 160 km)
4. Filled For Rs.300 (Per litre Rs. 50 @ Pondicherry)
5. Filled For Rs. 500 (Per litre Rs. 50 @ Pondicherry, Returned Chennai 160 km )
6. Filled for Rs. 300 ( Per Litre Rs 57 @ chennai, Travellled to Pondy)

its difficult to find the mileage dude… (Clocked 875 km till now..(still didnt reached Reserve (2litres) .. will again fill tank (Rs. 500 – 700) in two days (@ Pondicherry)… So cant calculate dude..)

Dhilip November 6, 2010 at 10:50 am

@Nishant: i am nt sure how much i filled (S.No 5) ..[(]

Gopalakrishna M November 9, 2010 at 11:47 am

Sure, if u din,t change the oilfilter it will affect the performance too. For the first time when engine starts running so many metal particals will deposit in the engine because of friction, so changing oilfilter is compulsary.


Dhilip November 10, 2010 at 10:32 pm

oh no… that servicce cennter guy in pondicherry said..that he cleaned the oil filter. & u change the oil filter @ second service..so what can i do now? for second servicce i need to wait till 3000km…

kapil November 4, 2010 at 4:13 pm

bike does not have either the tachometer or the pass switch or more importantly the tripmeter and disc barake too (front)


AKD November 7, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Can anyone tell me dat Does it matter that szx dont have kick starter…..What to do when battery goes low??


Dhilip November 7, 2010 at 7:58 pm

i too asked the same question to that shop guy .. he said in most of the higher end models..only Self Start is available.. You can rely on Self Start..if you want you can install kick (addn 2000 rs)


Siddharth Purwar November 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm

What a great review by saad. Totally unbiased and in detail at each point..Standing ovation for their job..I am planning to buy this bike in delhi…It is good in 150 cc segment. With price i have not tooo much expectation..On road price in delhi is 58000 and EXP is 52000..


Biswajit November 9, 2010 at 5:08 pm

this byke is nice but i have one question. Actually my height is 5ft 4″ so is this byke suiteable for me?and can handle this easily or anyother byke u can suggest for me?? plz !!!!!!!!


Bharath November 10, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Thanks for a good review.
I am planning to buy a 150CC bike with decent milage. Which is the best bike, i can go for either Yamaha SZX or Discover 150.


Dhilip November 10, 2010 at 10:33 pm

go for szx if u have discover in ur mind..:)


Amol November 10, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Best Bike I hav Ever Seen



Dhilip November 10, 2010 at 10:35 pm

folks..crossed 1100 km ! touched 90 kmph ..no vibrations at all :)


Lawrn November 11, 2010 at 12:51 am

Just had a chance to review, thanks Saad for the excellent review. Think it is the bike I am looking at cost effective, marginal and smooth performance, as well stylish. Yes Disc brake is missing on this bike. So let me wait till I have that version on the road with some additional perks. Meanwhile hope I would get more inputs here with biker experience.


Rajiv November 12, 2010 at 10:35 pm

Please Tell me which one should i buy ?? 1. CBF Stunner 2. Pulsar 135 LS 3. Yamaha SZ-X Thanks reply fast…….


Dhilip November 13, 2010 at 10:20 am

@Rajiv.. Specify ur requirements…


Rajiv November 17, 2010 at 9:41 am

i need commuter bike for 25 kmph daily usage. but i want best of above three mentioned bike….. thanks dhilip

Dhilip November 17, 2010 at 11:07 pm

@Rajiv: for commuting u can go for SZX… its very comfortable & handling of the bike is very easy… i dont have the details about mileage.. it will take another 2 weeks i guess to calculate the mileage in my bike…

Rajesh November 13, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Can anyone tell me how good is SZX compared to FZ,the only thing that seems intresting in SZX to me is 50+ mileage.Please suggest whether to go for FZ or SZX(price is not a constriant)?


Dhilip November 17, 2010 at 11:09 pm

dude u cant compare it with FZ… bcos fz is targeteed for Performance …
SZX is for commuting… so you need to decide which one you want…


badri November 13, 2010 at 2:32 pm

yamaha szx is not good bike


Bappa das March 18, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Szx dosto ekdam kharap bike hai mat lena


HariKrishnan.I November 15, 2010 at 7:38 am

Is Any other nw Version is COming with new colour[White] , Diskbrake , Pass Light , PArklight Etc……?


Manish /nahar November 15, 2010 at 9:00 pm

what advantage does SZ have over pulsar135 if despite 150cc the performance is equivalent or poor to P135. Which bike to purchase?


Dhilip November 17, 2010 at 11:10 pm

as i said earlier… its very comfortable & handling is great.. & u can rely on yamaha..!


vijay November 29, 2010 at 4:24 am

hi…i read all ur reviews….u r given gud ans to everybody…..i’m learner…..nd nw i wanna buy bike…and i want to use 40km/day……Which bike is better to buy…..Yamaha Sz-X,Pulsur150cc,unicorn……….plz gv reply vt reason

i hope u can gv shortly…it is very imp to me…………..

kanth November 16, 2010 at 11:49 am

hi folks, i am planning to buy pulsar 150cc or yamaha SZx 150cc ,,plz suggest me which is gud in d market in all the conditions.its very urgent folks


Bhushan November 16, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Hi Saad,

Its nice review seen on net regarding SZ X. I am planning to buy SZ X in next 15days. I will be driving approx 100kms daily in city. and speed i drive is below 60 kmph mostly. I am looking for good mileage and comfort in bike.

whether SZ X will be good choice…or Honda CB Twister…


KIRTI KUNAL November 17, 2010 at 1:23 pm

if yamaha sevice is ok in ur town go for szx else twister


Dhilip November 17, 2010 at 11:13 pm

u will get more mileage in twister i guess.if u are mileage oriented go for twister.. but if u can compromise in mileage … then u can go for szx ,,bcos u are getting 150 cc vehicle..


Jai November 16, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Is Any other nw Version is COming with new colour[White] , Diskbrake , Pass Light , PArklight Etc……? Can we add disc brakes in SZ X??

what advantage does SZ have over pulsar135 if despite 150cc the performance is equivalent or poor to P135. Which bike to purchase?



jai November 17, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Hii saad pls reply my this query….???


KIRTI KUNAL November 17, 2010 at 1:20 pm

if u want a bike for 2-3 yrs go for p135 and if u want a bike as a long term companion go for szx. p135 is very uncomfortable as it has got a seat as hard as a rock. if u are ok with that go for it.


harish November 16, 2010 at 8:25 pm

hi already i have szx bike i taken on 11/11/10 but my bike giving mileage only 30km per ltr so tel me anybody of this


KIRTI KUNAL November 17, 2010 at 1:17 pm

are u following proper run in method??????


chandan December 23, 2010 at 10:32 pm

before the first service i’m getting 50+ kmpl


Nikhil November 17, 2010 at 11:46 am

Hello Saad… SZ-x on busy roads / highway looks risky with drums; for amaeture rider like myself. No news yet on company official website about launching new version with drums +/- kicker. So, needs ur expertise again…

Please suggest me (a) alternative bike with 150 cc fresh / successful version of any other company upto 65000/- budget, (b) Date of new yamaha disk version release in mumbai…

You /team sounds very professional on advices… cheers!!!


s. Chakrapani November 17, 2010 at 7:37 pm

I bought a new yamaha sz-x on 11/11/2010 but it millage is very poor less than 25 kmpl, I may not able to drive very fast in city conditions. kindly reply.


Nikhil November 17, 2010 at 9:09 pm

I am planning to buy the szx,But i also have the pulsar 150 in my mind.I am confused….somebody plz suggest!!!
I have heard that the szx is coming with a disc brake version in 2-3 months.Are drum brakes safe enough or should i wait??


Lawrn November 18, 2010 at 7:36 am

SZX should come with Disc brakes, that should be one of the tweaks they would come up in their new version for sure. But when is the question? As of now for driving upto 60kmph this drum brake is ok and to keep the bike sub 60K on road cost.


Jai November 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Please suggest which bike is better and why, honda CB unicorn or Yamah SZ-x ??? I want looks, avg and performance also in bike… please any one advice .. i wanna purchase new bike within 1-2 weeks…..

Thanks in advance……!!! :)


Yash November 18, 2010 at 8:38 pm

SZX is better in luks , perfoemance n avg……..go fr SZX ………


Mahendra Naik November 18, 2010 at 3:40 pm

witch bike i wnt to by my friens…..


yathish November 19, 2010 at 7:34 pm

I am planning to buy the szx,But i also have the pulsar 150 in my mind.I am confused….somebody plz suggest!!!

Which one is better for long term…?


shadab khan November 20, 2010 at 12:37 pm

How much the minimum down payment for sz-x


Dhilip November 20, 2010 at 2:51 pm

if u have credit card,, u can buy it easily…using credit on call facility….
min down payment depends upon ur bank… u can pay 10 k as downpayment also


nikhil November 20, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Which bike is better honda shine or szx?


Dhilip November 20, 2010 at 9:42 pm

@Nikhil: Go for SZX


sakthi January 19, 2011 at 11:51 am

szx is good bike but the disc brake is important drawback


Jai November 20, 2010 at 11:57 pm

Pls any on tell me yamaha szx on road price in mumbai…. on which showroom with address….and can we also attach kick & disc brake in it?? at wat price???

Thanks… :)


nitin November 21, 2010 at 10:42 am

which bike is better honda shine,yamaha szx or pulsar 150??


Lawrn November 22, 2010 at 2:11 am

I checked this bike in showroom and also rode a bit. Not much impressed. At showroom my eyes are always set on FZ instead (style part) even though I know they are not comparable. SZx is a true commuter bike with higher CC. Kicker can be attached if required (addl. 2k), similarly I believe disk brake version should be coming by 1st Qtr 2011 (not company info) should add another 2-3k. Tail lamp as Saad put it, is bit stylish, but I have seen some what similar tail lamps on some TVS model atleast the top part. Grip rod is functional but if you see the stylish FX grips, you would be flatenned for those. Yes without disc brakes…this bike is not complete, even though it is YAMAHA!Yes that would cross the 60K barrier!!!


Jai November 22, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Please suggest which bike is better to purchase???
Yamah szx, Pulsar 150 or cb unicorn??? i m confused… 8) :)


Dhilip November 23, 2010 at 9:47 pm

seee my above post to choose between uni & SZX…


Arvind Dheer November 22, 2010 at 5:24 pm

It’s a very gd looking & economical bike in this segment. This is always a centre point of attraction where ever i parked. i bought SZX on 10 of October this year (New Delhi). And i am very much satisfied wd this. Only thing which can be improved is Digital meter with trip meter , PASS switch and lastly front Disc brakes.

Arvind Dheer


chandan December 23, 2010 at 10:30 pm

i also feel that where ever i go it grabs the attention. strangers come to me to ask about my yamaha SZX. i also feel happy in telling the same. especially the red color is a bit attractive.


javed November 23, 2010 at 11:13 am

this bike rocks


Krish November 23, 2010 at 11:29 am

Perfect Review. I am supposed to buy this bike but I wanted to get an overview about this. This bike will suit me in the Pune Traffic I am sure. But only thing I agree to you prior to using the bike is about the Braking System They should have had Disc Breaks.
Any Idea when they would be launching this bike with the new variant – having Disc Brakes. This is a 153cc machine. Disc brakes are very necessary.
What would be the price hiked to from Rs. 58,275 for SZX, if they introduce the bike with Disc Brakes?


Krish November 24, 2010 at 11:28 am

Anyone has any idea. Please reply to me guys.. :)


Dhilip November 25, 2010 at 10:57 pm

@krish: they have placed Drum Brake to keep the on road price less than 60 k… for driving in city SZX drum brake is more than enough…. ! you are not looking a performance bike like apache /fz etc here… so Disc break is not an issue…( assuming u r not rash driver)… for disc break they may cost 3 – 4k (approx)….

atulkumarsingh November 23, 2010 at 7:40 pm

now i have to purchase the bike which bike is better mean yamaha sz-x,pulsar135,discover & also be maintaince charge should free ,milege, stylish affordable wanted so please reply me.


Dhilip November 23, 2010 at 9:44 pm

SZX dude…


Lawrn November 25, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Yamaha shouldn’t have cut short cost by not adding disc brakes for a 150+cc bike, I wonder why they should have done this…when it is already 60k close, which is ok for an average middle class Indian, disc brake should be adding just another 2-3K which is affordable. Yamaha are you listening, intention to be competitive at cost is fine, but that doesn’t mean you can cut short on anything especially safety!! Even in earlier two stroke bikes like RXG… the brake system is not admirable, I earlier owned RXG 135cc and encountered several skidding on sudden braking (ofcourse not entirely on braking itself).

People with short term waiting period…would have moved to other models by the time you come up with disc brake version on SZx!!!


chandan December 23, 2010 at 10:26 pm

this is price penetration strategy adopted by yamaha. we know that szx has become a hit in the market. priced at just 60k on road SZ-X had a quiet things missing bt they were reasonable at the price. now they hav come up with the new modified version SZ-R. providing what the consumer feels a 150cc bike shud have.


Subha November 25, 2010 at 9:28 pm

yamaha sz-x is supper in his segment, it is as stylist as it power full driving .
i test drive this bike and i can’t tell it in word !… actually it’s awesome(it’s pick up , it’s handling and comfortable performance …even when i drive this on 27-30 kmph i comfortable drive with 5th gear there is no problem and its good for city drive experience..as well as it is fuel economy bike it provide approx(after second service) 55-60km on depending rode .

if Yamaha update this bike(sz-x) with ‘dish break’ & and ‘passing’ light with out changing price then it score 100 out of 100

My rating “9 out of 10″


kawal November 26, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Someone tell me the exact mileage of SZx bike……………….


Sreenath November 28, 2010 at 11:59 pm

Hi Guys,

I am planning to go either discover 150 cc or Yamaha SZ-X.
Can u please give the adv and disadvantages of both bikes.
Can u please suggest me for which i need to go for?



vijay November 29, 2010 at 4:31 am

very nice..


kanth November 29, 2010 at 10:33 am

Hi guys,,,today i booked for Yamaha-SZX 153CC bike..waiting to get with in 15 days


Jai November 29, 2010 at 10:45 am

Better to wait till JAN-2011, so that you will get 2011 registration. wat is on road price u get and with accesories??


Dharmaraj November 29, 2010 at 10:52 am

Hi Dhilip, What colour do u own.Planned for Grey seems to be new and no worries from dust being in chennai..SZ-x It’s simply awesome…hey do u know about disc brakes for sz-x?


Dhilip November 29, 2010 at 4:26 pm

@dharmaraj..i own red color… I too choose grey first, when i look that in website it look great…but when i see in road it didnt attract me …it didnt get attention…so bought red.. Everyone will have different taste when it comes to color…so choose urself..also red fades soon its universal truth…its all upto u…


Jai November 29, 2010 at 11:28 am

Hey any 1 pls suggest me a bike from yamah szx, pulsar135, pulsar 150 dtsi & unicorn. and why?? I m very much confused. Please help… Thanks..


Subha November 29, 2010 at 8:16 pm

you should go with yamaha sz-x because …sz-x provide more milage than unicon and pulsar150 and its better handling for city ride with good comfort .
it’s only disadvantage is absence of disk break and passing light but it is not impotent as engine performance or every body no yamaha is spacial for strong engine performance so i must suzzzest sz-x again

SZ-X : 8.5out of 10
pulsar :7.5 out 10
Unicon :6.5 out of 10


Jai November 30, 2010 at 6:46 am

Thank you Subha….. nice reply…!!! I m booking black one…. hws it??? which colour will be best??? please reply..

john austin November 30, 2010 at 7:38 am

i’m gonna buy this bike..i booked it …i think they’ll deliver within weeks …can’t wait.but the thing is if disc breaks are included in upgraded models can we be able to fit those in ours ….might it cost high….or if it possible to fit disc from another yamaha model…does other yamaha bike alloys will suit this szx for fitting disc…


Dharmaraj November 30, 2010 at 9:13 am

@Dhilip yeah it’s true.But from the beginning i wanna own grey color..so once i hear vehicle is available from Jain motors i soon get the bike it’s awesome puckka handling machi chance se illa…Yes Yamaha!!!


Dharmaraj November 30, 2010 at 9:29 am

@Dhilip I plan to go for grey cuz from the beginning i like the color and from your point what u said it’s true..but i heard that Yamaha gonna launch Sz-X disc by next month hope it must be true…


santa banta November 30, 2010 at 10:46 am

madarchodo confusen pe confusen paida kar rahe ho


qamar ali November 30, 2010 at 4:58 pm

absolute sensation…guyzz m confused bet
honda twister and yamaha sz
although prices of both bikes r same…diffrnce is twister is 110 cc n sz is 150…plz help ..which bike shuld i go for…


Dhilip November 30, 2010 at 8:30 pm

@ali..if u are mileage oriented 70 kmpl then go for twister…szx gives around 50 kmpl… Both the mileage reports are from net users not by me… Otherwise i can suggest you szx atleast szx s looking like bike not as toy bike !


Subha November 30, 2010 at 10:01 pm



Jai December 1, 2010 at 8:12 am

Go for Yamah szx…….. its awsome.


Dharmaraj December 1, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Any idea of Yamaha SZ-X disc??


Govindaraj December 2, 2010 at 3:13 pm

is yamaha sz-x suitable for short people? I am looking short. I came to know that this one is competitor of Honda Unicorn which is only suitable for tall people. I am bit confused on this. Pls give me ur comments..


Dhilip December 3, 2010 at 9:53 am

for height u need to take a test ride &check…szx is shorter than unicorn… But szx is not competitor to unicorn…rotfl..


Subha December 4, 2010 at 8:08 am

at first tell me your height. it,s a bike if you more than 5.3 feet than not a problem for drive as well as it light than unicorn so you can handle this bike easily compare to unicorn. and it provide good mileage approx 55 after second service.(unicorn provide 45 km per liter) and sz-x special design for city drive it’s handling awesome and minimum gear shift for headless journey,with comfortable seat,good suspension is a ” 4.5 star rat bike ”
any problem call me 09475163500 (subha)


Dhilip December 2, 2010 at 7:48 pm

szx mileage… I dont know whether its a correct method to measure the mileage…i was so eager to calculate the mileage…i wasnt able to calculate it for the past 40 more days…reserve @ 1370 km ..i fuel for rs.50 (0.87 litre) … @ 1411 km it touched the reserve limit ……. So 41 km for .87 litre… So approx 50 km per litr… I drove @ economy zone ie. Max speed 50 to 40 km..


Dhilip December 29, 2010 at 9:09 pm


a) last time i filled 8.12 Litres (approx) we can take it as 8 Litres… @ 1411 Km

it came to reserve @ 1739 Km

b) so the Mileage is 41 kmph ,may be if i drive @ economy speed @ 50 kmph..i will get much better mileage…

so SZX mileage varies between 40 – 50 + based upon our driving habit…even for 70 -80 kmph it gives 40 +…its a good sign i hope

1) My Driving Speed always 60 – 80 ( not more than that) average speed 70 Kmph..
2) During Break – In period also (ie. below 800 km) i drove in 50 -70 once drove @ 90…


Subash December 3, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Finally got chance to drive this bike..
sorry to say this but for a 150cc engine it doesn’t even have the thrust of Twister.
may be we can compare its performance with Shine(even tat wud be misleading i guess).
looks and driving comfort are good.. i might suggest this to a married guy hoping for sporty look bike..


Subha December 7, 2010 at 9:03 pm

why are you compare this bike with shine this much powerful than shine and is gear function is better than shine in city rode due to its torque.and much comfortable than shine. even this bike much better than Suzuki GS150 because GS 150 spreed inc-rise slowly .


Subash December 8, 2010 at 10:36 pm

Hi Subha,
Opinion always differs.. for my 6ft 96kg frame, i’m giving my opinion based on a bikes dragging capacity and acceleration with a heavy load :D
if ask me, i wud say the best bike in india is Royal Enfield Classic :)

Dharmaraj December 4, 2010 at 9:35 am

@dhilip for checking mileage u should check from reserve to reserve i mean once it comes to reserve u have to fill 2 litres from there u have to calculate to reserve.Check it now and u have to drive atleast 60 km/hr.if u drive slowly it’s very hard for ur engine to pull exact fuel for him to drive…


Dhilip December 5, 2010 at 11:51 am

@Dharma: ok dude… i have filled 8.14 litres in Shell … Lets see how much mileage its giving… [ Reserve 1411 KM ]


Jai December 4, 2010 at 11:38 pm

i have booked Yamah szx, but now i m fully confused between Yamah szx and Pulsar 135…pls anyone suggest…..

Thank you….


Dhilip December 5, 2010 at 11:46 am

go for SZX dude..dont think since i bought SZX i am saying this… P135 is my first choice 3 months back, 2 nd Slingshot..but i bought SZX .. in P135 you will get more power..but ride comfort & Quality? so decide which one u want…


Subash December 5, 2010 at 9:04 pm

My suggestion would be.. TEST DRIVE..
decide for yourself :)
All the best..


Dharmaraj December 6, 2010 at 10:43 am

@Dhilip gimme ur number dude…


Dinar December 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm

hey tell me about shock-abs of SZ-X..is it hydraulic…


Subha December 9, 2010 at 10:08 pm

its hydraulic is vary good as compare other swing-ram suspension rear.
and telescope suspension in front .because its designed for comfort and suspension is most impotent for comfort riding so don’t think about suspension because it;s good when you ride you feel like mono suspension absorbed .


jose December 9, 2010 at 10:04 pm

please suggest me is this bike suitable for taller people (6 Ft) ???????????
thanks in advance


Subash December 12, 2010 at 4:19 pm

If your only concern is height.. the answer is YES, it doesn’t hurt :)


jose December 13, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Subash,thank you for your reply, i had booked this bike, other things are pleasing to me but i’m worried about the height,like… whether it will be suitable for me or not ,or think of an other bike….etc

Bala December 10, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Hi All;

I have selected SS125 and SZ X finally for my first bike…
Im in confusion , and need to select one among them.. This s my first bike and i am not good in city riding.. wats ur opinion….which bike i should go…


yuvraj December 10, 2010 at 3:03 pm

ask me that yahama sz-x better or sling shot


Subha December 15, 2010 at 10:56 am

yea is beater than sling shot just wait 2 month yamaha launch sz-r is more aggressive look than sz-x.


Dinar December 10, 2010 at 10:21 pm

yamaha co. told me dat SZ X have pass light button in their mail..but i hav not seen dat button… is der pass light button in bike..and tell me about its plastic chain case..is it marketing trick as yamaha saying dat protection from dust & water..or cost cutting..is bike pick up more than Honda shine…n if electric starter fails den wt??? how to start it..solution needed..and can i get yamaha LOGO separately … like FZ’s logo bold and glossy …not sticker as it is on SZ-x.. looking cheap..plz reply soon…going to book in 15 days…


Razor 64 December 19, 2010 at 8:04 pm

it dosent have a pass light switch but u can change the set to instal pass switch


Rajan December 11, 2010 at 10:54 am

SZR Came – Thank You Yamaha


Milind December 12, 2010 at 6:44 pm

Any formal confirmation from Yahama on SZR……..SZR features pls.


Dharmaraj December 13, 2010 at 10:40 am

I have read an article that yamaha gonna launch SZ-R.Is it true?? who is the best dealer of yamaha in CHENNAI…


The baaz December 13, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Hello everyone
First Saad Khan congrats you done great job.
then thanks to all of you because in my life first time i read all comment.
Speeds you R rock man your comment make me smile and say gret man.

I book this bike and in january i got it.
allah hafiz


chandan December 16, 2010 at 10:52 am

i have bought sz-x and i think it is the best bike in its segment. i can justify this by my points
1. light weight(136kg), so easy to handle in traffic.
2. gud front drum brake, no need for a disk, till now.
3.comfort is the best part of this bike. never seen any such comfort delivering.
4. smooth note of engine.
5. height of bike is best suited for my height(6feet).
6. stylish from watever angle you look.
7. gear shifting is smooth, and easy to shift to neutral.
8. great power is delivered.
1. no tachometer, no disk, no digital meter.
but i want you all to remind that it comes in price of Rs.61k on road. so it justifies it price. and it comes at the price of honda stunner and is much better.
and for those people who say disk is necessary for a 150cc bike, then you can go the new yamaha sz-r which comes with what you all expect.


suresh December 16, 2010 at 8:06 pm

hi ..chandan…gud review…iwanna buy this bike…..is it ok for 160-170cm height persons…….wt abt milage?sumbody told me..chain is plaskit wt abt that?iam awaiting for your ans


chandan December 17, 2010 at 9:09 am

i think height will b no problem for guyz above 5.5 feet coz its weight is 136 kg and can b easily handled in traffic.
and abt the chain cover, yes its made of fibre. bt it is gud coz no problem of rusting. and it is cheap also to replace in the future. the milage is 55+ kmpl. bt u shud b careful bfor u complete ur 2k-3k km run and drive in 40-50kmph range.
if u want something better than this then u can go for Yamaha SZ-R bt it wud b costly to. last bt not the least YAMAHA is producing the best bikes in INDIA having world class features.

Dharmaran December 16, 2010 at 3:02 pm

@chandan who is the best dealer in chennai for YAmaha….


chandan December 17, 2010 at 9:11 am

u can go on the YAMAHA website for INDIA and can easily search for the dealers in chennai.


Thebaaz December 16, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Hi Dharmaran if you want dealer in chennai ( or anywhere in INDIA) use following link :


it’s help you.
in chennai have many authorized dealer are available use link and see which is nearest for you.


ebi December 17, 2010 at 1:03 am

Hi guys,

Is it possible to have Disc Brake in SX-Z at additional cost?
If yes, what could be the additional price?


Razor 64 December 19, 2010 at 8:10 pm

it will come to around 4.5k extra


ebi December 17, 2010 at 1:05 am


Is it possible to have Disc Brake in SX Z at additional cost? If yes wat could be the additional cost??


bharath December 17, 2010 at 1:27 pm
Shaukath December 17, 2010 at 1:47 pm

It value for money.. Yamaha always rockz..


yash December 18, 2010 at 10:27 am

hey i finally got my new bike on 16 dec……..its truley awesomm….
its light weight….easy to handle…easy gear shift…….
and actually ders no need of disk break in dis bike….
dats wat i feel……..

nw let mee chk its fuel efficency…..


Dhilip December 18, 2010 at 5:33 pm

@yash: congrats dude.. i too feel the same ..!


Suman December 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Hi Dhilip,

Can we relay on only self start. Useall in morning for all the bikes which comes in self start it never starts. We have start once or twice from the morning by Kick start only.
But as SZX is having only Self start does it giving any problem in starting in evry morning when u start for u’r office.


Dhilip December 18, 2010 at 5:32 pm

@Suman: Beleive me , i too have the same doubt when i choose SZX…i was asking the same question to the seller more time..even in unicorn sometime i willnt be able to start using self.. But in SZX even @ rainy days..its starting in a single press… So dont worry about the Kick…U can rely on it…if there is any issue there is a indicator which willl not turn off ..so that time u can recharge it if battery is down…


Razor 64 December 19, 2010 at 8:18 pm

@Dhilip i truely agree with you in this case ,yamaha SZ-X does not give any starting problem but one should make sure that battery is atleast 15% alive ,never even by mistake u should short circuit the battery .
To avoid starting problem make sure that battery dosen’t drain completely.
Even hero honda Hunk 2010 which comes with rear disc break use same technology for starting as that of yamaha SZ-X.

rince December 20, 2010 at 3:25 pm

very good bike within that price.it is highly comfort,smooth and powerful in that segment and high quality.I have an oppurtinity to ride this bike.it is the another good bike from yamaha.


crazedam December 20, 2010 at 11:23 pm

Hello Frnds,

I am looking for a bike in 150 CC segment which gives gud mileage & luk . i have already used Pulsar 150CC so now i m looking for some change, should i go for Discover 150, Pulsar 135 or Yamaha SZX? I have few doubts abt this bike.

1) What average does this bike gives?
2) Does it vibrate if we go beyond 65-70?
3) can we rely on Self sart?
4) Wht the diffrent between SZ and SZX?


crazedam December 20, 2010 at 11:27 pm

5) is there white colour other than 3 colour? as i saw one pic which look just like Apache RTR superb!!


Dhilip December 21, 2010 at 8:13 am

1) What average does this bike gives? [45 - 50 KMPL dude...]
2) Does it vibrate if we go beyond 65-70? [ i have tested upto 90klmph..no vibration at all]
3) can we rely on Self sart?[s u can rely greatly on selfstart]
4) Wht the diffrent between SZ and SZX?[sz doesnt have self start , doesnt have that front cowl & side scoops & height is less]
5. white color is not available..

Dhilip December 21, 2010 at 8:15 am

u can definitely go to szx ..its better than all the three which u have mentioned…!so go aheaad & buy SZx

chandan December 23, 2010 at 10:15 pm

i think yamaha sz-x wud be a grt bike for u. i also own this bike. and my all frendz like its all aspects. grt to ride a bike from a world class bike manufacturer.


YATHISH December 21, 2010 at 11:05 am

Week ago i saw SZX upper versition(website) SZ-R this is having front wheel disk & tacometere,let me know when will get this byke in showrooms…?? we also awaite this in yamaha..


Aravind December 21, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Can i ome to know where did u have seen SZ-R.Please send the site address and more details about it.Thank u in advance


Aravind December 21, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Can i come to know where did u have seen SZ-R. Please send the site address and more details about it. Thank u in advance.

crazedam December 21, 2010 at 12:10 pm

@ Dhilip Thnx mate for your quick response towards ma questions, i really looking for a commuter bike with xcellnt body & which gives me gud mileg. i went to the bajaj showroom where i saw this discover 150 cc which was light weight and the height of the bike is also very low as i am 6ft i felt quite uncomfortable after sitting on it, as it was 12 bhp bike so i thought it will give me a gud mileg as u can see petrol price is getting hike day by day, but there is no look in discover just a performance bike, other than that bajaj bikes gives problems after 2-3 yrs. i have heard Yamaha bike are quite reliable and spares are cheap too than bajaj, i want to take a test drive before i go SZX, also heard that its a 12.5 bhp bike. i find the design and concept good than any other 150 cc segment bike at this cost. may be in coming week i will go and book one if i find its good. anyway thanks alot for your timely help and support i will keep a post once i take the drive. Thanks dude!!


Duane Almeida December 21, 2010 at 1:18 pm

in terms of looks–i did not like the head light (dome) so much….electricals and instrumentation…too poor……i liked the use of transparant wind screen….loved the tank…..YAMAHA pls do a relaunch…by correcting the mistakes…also the technical aspects……otherwise its a good bike….


Girish December 23, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Pls somebody tell me whats the Max speed?
Can we get up to 100+?
Does it vibrates at top speed?
How about mileage?

Please advise as i wanna buy this bike………..


Rajiv December 24, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Max Speed is 116 k.mp.h as per some website


Rajiv December 24, 2010 at 4:35 pm

before first service my sz-x giving only 40 to 45 even i had also discussion with mechanic but he give me stupid answer that this is 150 cc segment bike that’s why it’s giving 40 to 45 k.m.p.h


Dhilip December 25, 2010 at 12:36 pm

@Girish: no vibrations even @ 80 -90 kmph


Rajiv January 1, 2011 at 11:59 am

Sorry my meaning is the bike is giving me only mileage between 40 to 45

Harish KV December 23, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Deal All,

Can any one please suggest me which is the best option among SZ-X, Slingshot and Honda Shine. Am giong to buy the bike in Jan, 2011. Please suggest me as am not having much idea on bikes. I am going to ride this on Hyderabad roads. Am not really much worried about Disk brakes as am not that a rash driver. I just need a stylish look and mileage.


chandan December 23, 2010 at 10:21 pm

ofcourse yamaha sz-x wud be a better option than the other two mentioned bikes.
i wanted shine but as i am a tall guy it wud nt have looked gud on me also the waiting period for shine is 3 months.
slingshot is bad in luks.
sz-x is a 150cc bike gives u the pleasure u shud hav while driving a bike.
it has both style and mileage.
and remember yamaha is world leader in sporty bikez…..


Harish KV December 24, 2010 at 11:52 am

hey Chandan
Thanks for your advice. Can you please help me in knowing the meaning of “No Tachometer, tripmeter and DC Electricals”. I noticed this from the above reviews. What exactly these are and they help us.


Harish KV December 24, 2010 at 12:01 pm

I got to know abour Taco meter and Trip meter. I am feeling that they are absolutely an additional features and not so important but can you please tell me what is DC Electricals ?

chandan December 24, 2010 at 8:14 pm

tachometer is known as rpm meter. you can go for hunk or extreme bt the only thing is the mileage is lower than YAMAHA SZ-X. they are heavy bt they will offer you tachometer, tripmeter, and they are well known in india. bt we shud remember that they are Rs.7000 more in price than SZX.


patrick December 23, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Kindly buy Yamaha bikes from the reputed dealer. I have bought this SZ-X from Anand motors kanchipuram. a strange sound in my bike’s engine cannot be solved. They have not trained mechanics. Kindly keep the dealer in mind. choose proper dealer.


Rajiv December 24, 2010 at 4:27 pm

My new yamaha sz-x purchased on 2-dec-2010 after rode 1289 k.m. before first serrvice giving mileage between 40 to 45 so dhilip whats ur opinion ?


Dhilip December 25, 2010 at 12:34 pm

@Rajiv: It depends..if you drive in Economy speed ie., Below 50 kmph.. you wil get 50 KMPL..


Rajiv December 27, 2010 at 3:53 pm

i am driving on economy speed like 40 to 50. but most important thing is that surat authorised yamaha service center’s mechanic told me this is 150 segment bike so u will get only 40 to 45..

Dhilip December 30, 2010 at 9:49 pm

@rajiv: no idea dude… for me also it gives 40kmpl..but i am driving @ 60-80kmph…

just see my above post where i have mentioned about the fuel consumption…(search for 1411)….

now filled abt 7.42 litre… drove @ 80-100 constantly for about 145 km today.. will let u knw the mileage again..may be what i will do is.. i will ride @ economy speed next time & let u knw the mileage what i get…but some ppl here claiming 58kmpl ..may be they can help u…

Sudarshana bangalore December 24, 2010 at 4:48 pm

please tell me exact mileage of the SZ-X bike. if it possible to change the drum break to disk break wheel ?


yash December 24, 2010 at 10:45 pm

hey guys i m a new rider…..i dont noe techniqual details……….
ders on/off/ reserv option ….so while fillin petrol wat to set????
and while riding????………
pl gime mee replyyy ……………


Dhilip December 25, 2010 at 12:32 pm

@Yash: Normally u shuld keep in ON…When the Petrol is dry ie., Below the Normal level change it to Reserve ,Then Fill Petrol & Keep the Knob in ON…


Dr.Niladri Shekhar Das December 25, 2010 at 2:14 am

I am gonna buy a 150cc bike shortly,so if u could kindly let me know about the milage comparisons in this (150cc) class of bikes.


nilutpal kaushik December 29, 2010 at 11:07 am

Iwant to buy a yamaha szx 150cc bt m confused about the milage….please help…


Dhilip December 29, 2010 at 9:12 pm

@nilu: for me its giving 50 + if i drive @ economy speed below 50
gives 41 kmpl if i drive rash ..ie..70-80 kmph mostly.. so decide urself..


jitesh December 29, 2010 at 3:04 pm

SZ-X is nice and comfertable byke ,
byke millage is very nice (58)


bharath December 29, 2010 at 9:15 pm

SZR is going to hit the market before Jan 15 2011, SZR is realesed by Yamaha on DEC 10 in Delhi.
This is the updated version of SZX with disk brake, tachometer, and new air spoilers.

Check the yamaha India website for further details.

The extra price is between 3800 to 6000 Rs.


Harish KV December 31, 2010 at 12:57 pm


I didnt find anuthing about SZR in Yamaha-India site. Could you provide the link, coz am planning to buy bike after Jan 15,2011. Please provide the info, am from Hyderabad.



shibinlatheef December 29, 2010 at 9:45 pm

sz-x excellent bike 5just5 mileage got ,i have unicorn&sz-x both same good pulling is low sz-x


Dr.Niladri Shekhar Das December 30, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Pls express ur thought in understandable ENGLISH.


Dharmaraj December 30, 2010 at 10:58 am

Hey GUYS great news from Yamaha Finally they launched New Yamaha SZ-R with tachometer front disc and only thing added few bucks for superb version…Go n book the New yamaha SZ-R for Rs.62881/- in Chennai


Dhilip December 30, 2010 at 9:52 pm

@dharma: this not good.. wht they will give for us who bought szx..just for additional 3k disc brake + tachometer + some design change… Yamaha needs to give some offer for the ppl who bought SZX…:(


Rajiv December 30, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Dhilip You didnt gave reply to me… see above


Dhilip December 30, 2010 at 9:50 pm

sorry dude..missed it…!


Aro December 31, 2010 at 10:00 am

Hello friends,
Yamaha’s new SZ series model SZ-R is launched and it costs only 3000 more than SZ-X.
Its much good look than SZ-X.


Dharma December 31, 2010 at 10:06 am

@Dhilip; Come on guys it’s a latest version company wont provide u any offer who already booked or bought SZ-X but to be honest many like SZ-X and people who want little sporty they would buy sz-r thats it…But very good finishing in SZ-R believe me i got SZ-x for my cousin and now I booked SZ-R :)


Dhilip January 1, 2011 at 6:19 pm

@Dharma: atleast they should give a option for Disc Brake for SZX owners.. they can charge for that ..but not more than 2 – 3 k..


venugopal January 1, 2011 at 11:46 am

Recently I purchase SZ-X nice vehicle , I think its cost , style mileage is good , my vehicle is giving mileage around 55 km per ltr that to without first service , I think this is the best in 150 CC segment

Venu gopal


Dr.Niladri Shekhar Das January 1, 2011 at 11:04 pm

in city or highway pls be specific.


Pravhat Gupta January 2, 2011 at 9:12 am

Hey i hav a new SZX jst two months old , nd i wanna add disc brake nd kick start option to it !!! kindly give me some idea how do to it !! and after adding features to it can the company warranty will still b der !!


Razor 64 January 6, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Dude U can add kick to it by paying 2K extra but i prefer u to go to showroom people and ask them regarding ur query.


aravindan January 3, 2011 at 1:37 pm

The 153cc SZ-R is a modern & sporty version of SZ-X which is a powerful, comfortable and stylish commuter. The muscular SZ-R is targeted at commuter customers with their sports-oriented interests and is designed to create the sensation of “High Speed”. The bike comes with front disc brake, tachometer and has tank protector added to the fuel tank to make it appear even larger. Furthermore, the shroud of the standard SZ-X model is replaced by an aerodynamic spoiler that extends out boldly and is given the same silver coloring as the side covers. The bike also has clear lens flasher, colored handle grip end bar, painted muffler end caps along with special graphics. SZ-R is priced at Rs. 55,500/- (Ex-showroom price – Delhi) and will be available in 3 color options – Quality Black, Quality Red and Quality Blue.


Ravi Kubasad January 3, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Hi Guys.. I am using Yamaha SZ-X from last 30 days… Its superb pick up. Mileage is 40+, still i have to give for first service.I have not rode 40+. But one thing i don’t like is now a days its loosing its smoothness. While riding its giving hard sound.I am using Indian Oil Fuel.So can u please anyone suggest me which is this sound is coming from fuel or my riding style?


Dhilip January 3, 2011 at 10:42 pm

oopss..i am also experiencing some kind of sound…:( maay be ..its the originall sound


Ravi Kubasad January 4, 2011 at 11:11 am

No I think its not original sound. Because one of my friend took the same bike 2 months back but till now he rode only 100 km. His bike is not giving such a sound.His bike sound is very smooth.And can u tell me your bike mileage?

Ravi Kubasad January 4, 2011 at 11:23 am

And Dhilip one more thing, is it possible to add the features of sz-r to sz-x?

Dhilip January 5, 2011 at 6:40 am

@ravi:: oh… i am drivinng @ 60 – 80 kmph so getting 40 kmpl mileage…then reg sz-r i am alsoo finger crossed.. i too want the szr speed & sporty look :( atleast the disk brake… @ highways szx lacks the power as said in the article….i can touch 100 kmph but taking some time..:( may be in szr they would have tuned the engine:(

Rajiv January 4, 2011 at 10:53 am

@ Dhilip, after first service first time giving me 45 mileage and then second time 52. lets see what will happen in third time..


SUBHA January 4, 2011 at 8:29 pm

in third time..approx 52-55 not more than this tag avg 50 to 52


Ravi Kubasad January 5, 2011 at 10:52 am

Hi SUBHA… Thanks for giving suggestion and at least can we add front disk break for sz-x? And my friends r suggesting me not to add disk brake because dis advantages r more for that.. So is there any such a problems?

kanth January 5, 2011 at 9:23 am

hi guys,,,i have taken Yamaha SZ-X 20 days back and i crossed 250 odd km..after 250 km add i am getting some difff sound in the engine and the smoothness of the engine has gone ,,i dont know whts the problm of this byke…Think twice if ur going to buy a new byke


Ravi Kubasad January 5, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Ya dude I also getting the same sound… I crossed 750 km……….


Razor 64 January 6, 2011 at 5:55 pm

This bike is total loss. Please Don’t go for it Friends.


Rajiv January 8, 2011 at 12:17 pm

after first service second time sz-x given me 50 mileage. i rode very economical rules and speed but i need above 55.


vasu January 9, 2011 at 10:50 am

finally i got delivery on last friday………………….i checked the mileage once…….it gives 53 kmpl………………..riding is awesome……………no vibration……………low sound………….i am very satisfied with my first yamaha sz-x…..final thing the gear shifting is toooooooooooooo easy…..but head light only gives low power …………..


Raghbendra tomar January 18, 2011 at 3:01 pm

what you think about average of szx i could not understand about it.think better so.


Ravi Kubasad January 18, 2011 at 5:09 pm

It can give max 50…. But for me its giving still 42 even after first service.. And one more thing last week my bike got an accident but great thing is that bike scratch guard served all main parts…. But some scratches to silencer and right side paddle lower part broken.


mona February 3, 2011 at 6:44 pm

i purchaded szx for dailly use and found very good in it style but fule consumption is poor


Anand February 4, 2011 at 8:56 pm

I wanna book SZR . Can anyone tell me if I am rite?


patrick February 5, 2011 at 10:50 am

Please don’t buy this bike. I have SZX and suffers lot. mileage 40 only. Engine sound loudly. Service very poor.


vikram February 5, 2011 at 2:35 pm

@Patrick ; Untill 3000 km u must feel happy about the mileage now u got and it’s good for the engine too…So don’t worry…Service?where do u feel uncomfortable service?


patrick February 6, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Thank you for your advice. my bike have manufacturing defects. In kanchipuram near chennai tamilnadu there is worst service from yamaha dealer. After that with the conversation from yhe yamaha engineer i have let it in sri motors, chennai. I am not happy that too. now the bike sounds louder and the engine is not smooth. silencer sound is not a normal one.


chakrapani February 6, 2011 at 8:27 am

Hi friends this bike is total loss of money I have rode 1823 kms, but still I get only 30 kms, I took twice to the service centre, they tuned it but no improvement. only looks goods but no economy.


Ravi Kubasad February 7, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Hi dude even i rode the same kilo meters but i am getting around 45.till to 3 services u can’t notify the mileage.But one thing I am bad about this bike is after 1000kms the back wheel brake make a sound.I changed once but again it started to repeat.I don’t know is it manufacture defect or service providers mistake.I want to complaint on this to yamaha company.So can u please tell me to whom I have to contact?


Sri February 7, 2011 at 1:02 pm


perfect commuter bike………….which is wat it was meant to be………it absolutely rocks….gives milage around 55…..it increases if u treat her properly for first 2000kms…..and yamaha provides the best service in india……never overcharge………..and drive around 40km speed till 2000kms….at worse it gives a milage around 45 never less than tat………..


Hayaz February 13, 2011 at 6:40 am

Changes made in SZ-R:
1) 247mm front disk as opposed to 150mm drum.
2) newly designed instrument cluster with a tacho.
3) bar end weights like that on the gladiator/ss125.
4) two layered tank scoops with the yammie logo.
5) black front forkes(they should have made it as silver itself, imo).
6) clear lens turn indicators.
7) all new 2-tone paint job with three color options.


Suman February 15, 2011 at 10:48 am

Hi guys, yesterday i visited local yamaha dealer. actually i want to check the new SZ-R model. i like the looks. at rs.62611/- onroad price at kolkata i believe it would be a good choice. i want to book this bike but as these would be my first bike is it the best bike among other models in this price range.


sachu February 19, 2011 at 7:32 am

I am a 21 year old collage student living in kerala.
I am planing to buy my first bike. I had done an intensified research on bikes in past 2 months.
I gone through almost all the bike review sites especially the “Bike Advice” and read a lot of reviews and comments of the existing bike users.
Since it is my first bike and i have to use it for a long, i need the best one satisfying my criteria…

My criteria list is given below…

1.Better power & performance.

2.Looking in 125cc/150cc segment.

3.Mileage 55-60 kmpl

4.Better build quality.

5.Price range 55,000 – 65,000/-

6.I usually ride at 50 to 90 kmph speed on
highways with my friend’s hunk & cbz.
So it is very important me for that my bike
or i prefer the bike with less vibrations at high

7.I think now i only ride an average of 500km
per month.

8.The look of the bike is not so important to me
but i need a reliable one with less maintenance and value of money.

9.The bike must have front disc brake.

10.My height is 5’10” & weight 56kg

As I said earlier, after doing a great research on bikes I finally reached on 3 bikes.

2) YAMAHA SS 125

I need to know which of the above is suited for me considering the above criteria list.
Also please suggest other bikes if any, satisfying these conditions….
I am expecting an answer from you..
so pls dont disappoint me…


vikram February 19, 2011 at 10:11 am

@sachu surely you can go ahead with yamaha sz-R…it’s simply rock and even u can go for Yamaha FZ-s it’s will meet your friends bike very easy…It’s new bike and new model.so u can choose any one.


Pradeep February 20, 2011 at 10:22 am

Hello to everyone… im going to buy SZ-R next week can anyone give ur comments on this new bike… pls tell me if it is a good bike or not overall….


chandan February 21, 2011 at 2:20 pm

its a good bike. i have purchased SZ-X in december only first service is done. it is giving me 50+kmpl mileage. the comfort and smooth sound of engine is just awesome. easy to handle in traffic. the only thing is their is no disk. but SZ-R is having a disk. so you can go for it without any hesitation. it gave me maximum average of 57kmpl only once. other occassions it gave me 50 or below 50kmpl, bcoz the petrol is mixed. care is to be taken that the petrol should be pure otherwise it will be harmful for your bike. now i fill it at a good petrol pump giving me an average of 55kmpl.


santosh February 23, 2011 at 11:49 am

I am also thinking to book SZX, can you tell me how much DISC breaks is needed on indian roads, and whats you average speed (I mean 8 what speed u love to drive)…..

sachu February 25, 2011 at 9:03 pm

better to go for SS125.
It is fully loaded…and rs 6000 lesser than SZ R.
It will give a milg of 55-60 while sz r will give 45-50…
Also quality of parts were much better in SS125.


Arvind Dheer February 22, 2011 at 10:02 am

Its is wonderful bike ..very smooth gear displacement.. .i owned SZX in october 2010 …I am very satisfied with SZX.


senthiljones February 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm

hi i think this is the bike i have been waiting for so many years. i m gonna book this bike today….but the only hesitation i m having in my mind is the disc brake..ok i let myself patience till yes yamaha upgrades SZ with disc brakes otherwise i will say NO yamaha….


Suman February 23, 2011 at 10:00 am

Hi Senthil, already SZ-R version is available in the market with Disc brake in the front with some other tweaks. u can check it out with other site & yamaha site. thanks.


senthiljones February 23, 2011 at 5:50 pm

hi suman thanks for the information i know i m too late to know that my dream bike has been released with disc brake…i m gonna book it today…thks a lot………

Hayaz February 24, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Took a test ride on the sz-r. Acceleration, comfort, ride quality, handling, brakes, everything was great. You can feel and enjoy the mid-range torque. Highly flickable, smaller turning radius, soothing engine note. Felt a bit small for a 150cc though. The switches were not up to the mark. Many goodies including some essentials are missing(like a pass switch, engine kill switch, trip meter, and goodies like digital console, pilot lamp, LEDs etc)..

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Ganesh February 28, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Got SZ-X on 20 Feb. I’m writing this after 8 days. Great Pickup, “FZ- Engines Character i guess”, The Riding Comfort is much better and the transitions are smooth. Night ride is comfortable too and Ride with Pillion is of great comfort in par with unicorn. I’m not sure about mileage because of 8 days of ride and The real mileage can be predicted only after minimal first service. I’ve done 300 kms till now and fully satisfied.

NOTE: I had a accident on the fifth day where a bike came in opposite direction in a turn. Even then there was no damage to the bike except few scratches. “Sheer Quality”. Anyone looking for commuting, who have a double mind with “Shine”,”Discoverer 135″ etc can go to SZ-X or SZ-R if u need disk Brakes.

Basically I don’t go to higher speeds and use the vehicle only to commute and rarely long distance rides, Hence Drum is enough for me. This bike has the largest drum Brakes “150mm” Ever built. So choice is yours. Whether SZ-X or SZ-R Both are excellent bikes and i would recommend.


vikram March 5, 2011 at 3:52 pm

I heard from many the both version of SZ-X/SZ-R build quality seems to be poor.and materials they used are cheaper..i wanna book a new bike suggest me a good 150cc bike for chennai city…Shall i go for Hero Honda CBZ-Extreme?


Dhilip March 17, 2011 at 10:34 pm

yes true some materials are cheaper quality… if u need new look , very good bike handling in city traffic go for szr otherwise u can go to cbz…check the mileage of cbz @ 75 kmph..if its more than 40kmpl go for it…


vikram March 5, 2011 at 3:53 pm

@Dhilip ru there…why no comments from you dude…


Dhilip March 17, 2011 at 10:32 pm

HI vikram… i was little busy dude.. :) unable to find time..:)


ANURAG March 7, 2011 at 4:04 pm

I’m planning to buy one of Yamaha models.The present circumstances are mentioned below:
1) Nearby my house, road conditions are very bad,as not even temporary road is made.During monsoon,it’s hard to drive from there.
2) I’m an employee,age 33yrs,need bike just for ‘to’ and ‘fro’ daily for 30kms.
3) Need bike with good looks and comfortable with pillion too.
Thought for two models: Yamaha SS125 & Yamaha SZ-R.

Humbly requesting,to suggest your opinion either for mentioned models,or some other Yamaha models.I’ll be thankful to you.


Hayaz March 8, 2011 at 7:38 am

@vikram… Of course you can go for the cbz xtreme. You will be a bit disappointed if you go for the sz with cbz in mind. But the sz is more agile in tight traffic conditions than the cbz due to its smaller size. If you want sheer performance(of a 150cc), go for the cbz or if you want a powerful commuter, go for the sz(szr is recommended over its siblings) at a lower price tag but low on power and features. Mileage will be more or less the same.

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Hayaz March 8, 2011 at 9:07 am

@anurag…both the bikes are of different types: the sz is a 150cc commuter bike whereas the ss125 is a 125cc performance oriented bike. The choice depends on your need. If you want a zippy 125cc with good features at an affordable price, go for the ss. If you have to encounter tight city traffic, better will be the sz since it requires lesser gear shifts in traffic. But the fit and finish of the ss is a notch above the sz. Also sz lacks some features. Both of them have good rider and pillion comfort. So buy according to your needs.

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ANURAG March 11, 2011 at 1:48 pm

@Hayaz.Thank you so much for giving your precious opinion.Infact,your reply boost my confidence to buy SS-125.Hence,thanks again.Take Care.


Hayaz March 12, 2011 at 10:32 am

@anurag.. You are most welcome:). Ss125 is a great bike. Infact, the best 125cc, imo. You will feel proud owing it.

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vikram March 8, 2011 at 11:41 am

@Hayaz First of all thanks for the comments.I don’t have CBZ in mind and more than that CBZ are very old type like we saw it years and years…My daily driving would be around 25 kms..shall i choose Yamaha SZ-R??Previously i owned Pulsar so i want bike should be muscular…Advice me pls…


vikram March 8, 2011 at 11:42 am

@Ganesh How do u feel about SZ-R?


sachu March 8, 2011 at 6:02 pm

@anurag: Go for SS125


ANURAG March 11, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Thank you Sachu for replying.I’ll consider your opinion.


Hayaz March 8, 2011 at 7:25 pm

@vikram…both the bikes, though are 150ccs, they belong to different categories. Cbz is in the premium(performance) segment. If you need good power and great top end, go for it, but it demands a premium over the sz r. The sz belongs to the 150cc commuter segment. If you are not so thirsty for power and if all you need is to commute that 25km daily, sz r can be the right option. It rules in low and mid range grunt. Frequent gear shifts at low speeds can be easily avoided. Sz r has got an aggressive look, which i love more than many of the current 150ccs(cbz included). But the fit and finish are not up to the mark, and still lacks goodies (but far better than its sz and szx counterparts). Cost cutting. What else..Sz r is more than enough for daily commutes. I strongly recomment you to take a test ride.

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Ganesh March 8, 2011 at 9:01 pm

@vikram: As Hayaz said SZ series is “Power commuter” where the ordinary commuter really go bad. The thing i really Love is the Lower-Mid Torque which is really awesome and i being heavy along with a pillion rider 130 + kg (93+40) is a piece of cake to ride even at lower gears in heavy traffic ( Which 110cc (Splendour, 125cc (Shine), 135 (Discoverer) bikes really suck). If you’re looking for a seat for pillion rider, I’ll say This is the best, Has the Widest seat , I and the rider back can sit comfortable.
As for the quality of the bike, I cannot find any fault except that few stuff are made of fibers and not sure of their reliability. but Overall Build quality is Satifying cause “Cost Cutting has made its way”, nothing to argue. If your aim is Only to commute comfortably its more than enough. Take test tide and test yourself.


Hayaz March 9, 2011 at 6:13 am

@ganesh..exactly!! The sz r easily beats the pants of all other commuters, but lacks an edge over the performers. And the cost cutting thing i mentioned is that the fit and finish of the parts is a notch below the fz and ss125(both are performers). But who cares… The sz’s engine is a gem

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vikram March 9, 2011 at 9:51 am

@ Hayaz & Ganesh Im so thankful both of u…As Hayaz said right now im considering about the engine of Sz’s and more over Yamaha won’t do any cost cutting in engine i hope so…After a long time im gonna purchase a new bike for me..coz 2003 i got a pulsar and now it;s with my brother…so for picking a good 150cc im so worried and lots of confusion…as i said earlier daily would be around 25 km driving and being im 85kg and 5’11 i want a good bike…yeah sz-r looks big and it’s quite fz engine as company said…Still lots of reading going on and reading many comments on 150cc bikes…so much RnD going :) I strongly prefer Yamaha or honda so if u guys have any clear image to say and advice me strongly 100% W hhh at to choose??? Ok have great day keep commenting…


Hayaz March 9, 2011 at 2:53 pm

take the one according to what your heart says, you won’t regret.

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sachu March 10, 2011 at 5:19 pm

The showroom guys have a less opinion about the bike SS125 even though it is from yamaha.They even told me that it is a bad bike and dont go for it.These words and the lesser no. of ss125 on road confused me a lot.After that I researched a lot about gladiator and ss125 on internet in many bike review sites especially the bike advice & mouthshut and read 100 of comments from the existing bike users I found SS125 is the best bike satisfying my criteria. I also realized that the showroom guys were not promoting this bike to increase the sales of the SZ series.This may be there marketing strategy…

SS125 vs SZ-R


1.123cc, 11bhp @7500rpm,10.4Nm@6500rpm
3.length 1995mm,width 730mm,height 1110mm,wheekbase1295mm
4.tyre size (front/rear) 2.75-18 4PR / 3.00-18 6PR
1.no vibration even in speed of 90kmph
2.fit & finish of the parts are standard.
3.Engine cowl is a standard accessory.
4.Wider&softer seat,easily accommodate 3
5.Fully loaded with Front disc brake,self start,kicker,rpm meter,pass light,engine kill etc
6.suitable for tall persons
7.Even the tyres are narrow since they are of MRF Zapper, the road grip is excellent.
8.half chain cover
9.It even looks like a 150cc bike.
10.milg 55-65kmpl (even b4 the first service I am now getting 57kmpl initially it was 47.)
11.Easy handling
12.sitting comfort for both the rider & pillion
13.The build quality of Yamaha Gladiator SS125 is superb and the paint is terrific
14.The footrests are also made of aluminium, which is considered premium in any class.
15.On road price in kerala 55200/-

1.Poor initial pick up but the bike is a beast @ more than 6500rpm
2.Low end torque, but while riding this bike i didnt feel it,the riding through heavy traffic may be little difficult.
3.head light focusing is bad
4.No place for front no. plate below head light.It is fitted in the visor
5.Till i didnt get some of the parts they offered while booking the bike like ladies foot rest,ladies grip,tank cover,even the front no. plate since that parts are not in stock


3.length 2050,width730,height 1100mm,wheelbase 1320mm
4.tyre size 2.75-17 41 P/ 100/90-17 55P

1.better engine (same as that of FZ)
2.Better torque @ low & mid range
3.Easy handling,easy city riding
4.great look
5.larger seat,sitting comfort for rider&pillion
6.Cheapest 150cc bike rs 61100/- on road.
7.2+3 = 5 years warranty


1.The less road grip of TVS tyres ,chance of skidding in rainy roads & sand.
2.Milg only about 50 (since it is down tuned engine and bike weight is 132kg a milg of 55-60 is needed)My 2 friends were using SZ-x, both of them tell me they getting only about 50.
3.No pass light,No engine kill, No kicker ( if u need kicker rs 2500 extra should be paid and also there should be waiting period for SZ-R with kicker)
4.Quality of many parts ( like gear lever,the fittings in the petrol tank,)were not up to standard
5.Even the petrol tank can be shaken with our 2 hands..
6.And also a price difference of 6000/- with SS125 which is a fully loaded bike from yamaha
7.There is no switch for the park light.
8.For the cost cutting of the bike Yamaha compromise on not adding the parts like kicker,pass light ,engine kill switch,etc and also in fit & finish of the existing parts like gear lever,mirror,other fiber parts.
9.The 5 year warranty only covers engine,suspension etc since most of the parts are of less quality we may need to spend extra money for replacing that parts.

If any one need further clarification about these two bikes visit the Yamaha showroom(better to dont ask for showroom guys opinion) with your friends having better knowledge about bikes and compare the 2 bikes and check whether my points are correct or not.You will surely get an idea about the standard of parts used in these bikes.In my case i didnt get these bikes from them for test ride.If u didnt get, as i did u can approach your friends having these bikes.( I know the no. will be lesser)

I thing this may help persons who want buy these bikes.Soon I will submit a review of my SS125 in bike advice…since I am not an expert in writing You may have to wait some days.


sidhu March 10, 2011 at 7:43 pm

i have this bike and it is very good, good pick up, milage is around 50-52 kmpl in city conditions . i had only 1st servicing. if you ride in highway it would give around 54 i hope , only i had 1 servicing. only thing i would think i missed is i aited few more months then i would have got SZ-R with disk brakes and better milage. but still i am happy as i did not miss much except disk brakes.


vikram March 11, 2011 at 10:40 am

@ Sachu shall i got for sz-R???I planned for getting a new bike…or tell me any other 150cc bikes


sachu March 11, 2011 at 1:41 pm

@Vikram: If your budget is about 60000/- rs ,and you need a 150cc commuter then SZ-R is the only choice.If u ready to spend a 10000 extra then there wiil be more choices.In my personal opinion new Hunk & Suzuki GS150r are the best and value for money bikes…


Hayaz March 11, 2011 at 3:56 pm

@sachu… Even i had a similar experience from the yamaha showroom. They simply discourage vs form buying the ss and make us get the sz. I’m sure that the fit and ringsi of the ss is far ahead of the sz (eg. Take a look at the handlebar and its crown). The footpegs looks cool but unfortunately they are frontset. And the design is similar to that of the old fazer though improved. Please post your ownership review asap.

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vikram March 12, 2011 at 12:25 pm

@ Sachu today early morning while i go to milk shop,I saw a brand new Hunk ….wow man it’s looks bigger and muscular hmmm as u said i have lots of pressure choosing a good bike…Now gonna choose finally Hunk or CBZ xTreme…


sachu March 12, 2011 at 8:02 pm

@ vikram :The new HUNK is having so many features like Tube less tires,digital speedo,LED tail lamp,optional rear disc..etc than the CBZ xtrem.So go for new HUNK..both the bikes have almost same mileage of 45-50kmpl.


Raghavan March 14, 2011 at 10:24 am

hi friends, I am planning to get a bike in Yamaha tell me which bike is best in ss and sz x, i need mileage and i am not bothered about pickup but it should good when compared to 100cc engines


sachu March 14, 2011 at 5:36 pm



Raghavan March 14, 2011 at 6:58 pm

thanks dude

vsr March 14, 2011 at 10:04 pm

I did the same kind of research, hunting for the the bike of my choice,shortlisted szr &ss125.
I had 2 mail yamaha whether they ve stopped ss (as told by dealers) only 2 b told that itz in short supply(is there such a huge demand …v hardly see a bike or two)
finally booked a ss125 & am waiting.As u said not even a single ss125 2 test ride in our place(Trichy) most tire some i ve 2 wait for another 45 days or so get a delivery.
. yamaha makes excellant vehicles the dealers &sales guys are awfully bad .buying bike from theses dealers sickening.


vsr March 14, 2011 at 10:06 pm

u r comparison of both the bikes was informative & ll help guys in choosing


sachu March 15, 2011 at 6:10 pm



Raghavan March 15, 2011 at 10:16 am

guys please tell me how much mileage can sz x can deliver in city traffic


prashant March 17, 2011 at 2:52 pm

I want to know about Yamaha SZX bike that means about mileage of bike,maintanance


Dhilip March 17, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Guys .. 4600 + km … i am getting mileage less than 40 km… city ride … speed 60 – 85 kmph… i dont knw it is best figures for a 150 cc bike…. Second time my rear tyre got punctured… TVS tyres one of the worst tyres.. i agree noww… some of them said about this tvs tyres now i am experiencing,,dont knw why yamaha went for such cheap tyres…. due to cost cutting… huh… replaced the Tube today …..

only plus point is bike handling @ city traffic is good
no probs in self start szx… till now… heading for third service next week…

guys pls post ur mileage…:) also abt ur tyre !!! i guess i need to change the tyre…
tell me the cost of tube? that guy charged me rs.310 for the new dunlop tube


Riju March 29, 2011 at 8:42 pm

So whats your opinion about SZ now. I am planning to book it tomorrow. :(


AMOL March 18, 2011 at 12:08 pm

My SZ-X giving me 50 plus ……. crosd 3000 km …. Loving YAMAHA


prasanth March 25, 2011 at 10:00 pm

plz d,t bye this bike wast bike i use that one they give ly 32kmpl


Ashish March 26, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Every thng is good except mileage…
i am using it from last 5-6 moths….3 service had been finished and getting 40-42PL….better mileage u can get in PULSER 180CC….Other than that highest speed 80-85kmph.


Satish March 28, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Is der any drawbacks on this bike when compared with mileage…!!!!!


Nilu March 28, 2011 at 11:19 pm

Please post somebody an ownership review with mileage,servicing n maintanance


Arvind Dheer April 1, 2011 at 10:21 am

Dear All

Please dont go for Yamaha products. I am very much fed of services provided by Yamaha in Delhi . I Bought SZX last year October beleving the brand name. Though the riding comfort & handling experience was very good before the 3rd Service. I got 3rd Free services on 27.03.2011 at Jinder Auto, Delhi. Before the service the bike was doing very well (Good milege, smooth gear tranmission, smooth running), but after sevice the bike is performing like pulling a load, engine is making a lot of noise, got heat up after 2-3 km & abt riding comfort feels like i am running a 5 years old bike. Now i came to know why peoples prefer Hero Honda & Bajaj. Now i feels like cheated. I am planning to sale it out ASAP.

Arvind Dheer
New Delhi
Yamaha SZX-DL3S BS 2062


Dhilip May 24, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Dude..Call /Email to Yamaha Customer Care ..You can find the number @ ur Warranty Handbook

ND March 29, 2011 at 3:26 pm

i want comparison with Baja Platina vs SZ


Hayaz March 29, 2011 at 7:41 pm

all in all, the sz series can pose a great impact over the premium 125cc bikes, if and only if it manages to give better mileage. Or else, there are better options, i.e, the premium 125cc’s for mileage and almost equal power and the premium 150cc’s for more power and almost equal mileage, but of course, with a certain premium over the sz.

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Riju March 29, 2011 at 8:40 pm

i am totally confused.:( I was almost decided to buy the szr . Even Dhilip who have said good about this bike now coming with complaints. What to do? . I supposed to book it tomorrow because i heard tax is going to increase from Apr 1. Extra 2% is going to increase, i am not sure,a yamaha shop guy told me this. Hey Dhilip, what to do Bro ? Please advice .


Dhilip R May 1, 2011 at 1:19 pm

@Riju:: Go for Honda Products..its my kind advice…i am looking to sell off this thing…Problem in Self Start too… i am going to claim warranty this week for self start..


Arvind Dheer March 31, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Dear All

Please dont go for Yamaha products. I am very much fed of services provided by Yamaha in Delhi . I Bought SZX last year October beleving the brand name. Though the riding comfort & handling experience was very good before the 3rd Service. I got 3rd Free services on 27.03.2011 at Jinder Auto, Delhi. Before the service the bike was doing very well (Good milege, smooth gear tranmission, smooth running), but after sevice the bike is performing like pulling a load, engine is making a lot of noise, got heat up after 2-3 km & abt riding comfort feels like i am running a 5 years old bike. Now i came to know why peoples prefer Hero Honda & Bajaj. Now i feels like cheated. I am planning to sale it out ASAP.

Arvind Dheer
New Delhi
Yamaha SZX-DL3S BS 2062


Arvind Dheer March 31, 2011 at 3:30 pm



Sumit April 7, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Bikes too good when it comes to handling… bt its giving me a mileage of 30 to 35 kms.. which is vry bad… somebody help me… :(


Dhilip April 14, 2011 at 6:25 pm

It gives me 28 kmpl… :( what to do??? & Self start gives me trouble now… taking 30 seconds to sstart the engine… batterry problem?? i serviced my bike 3 weeks back…:(

SZX -> another disaster from Yamaha??


Amarendar April 7, 2011 at 3:07 pm

excellent review………..


Ganesh April 8, 2011 at 6:25 am

Sumit: Are u handling ur bike properly? Follow Break-In regulations. I’m getting around 40 in city and 45+ on highways, which is really low for 150 CC but the handling, comfort equals a 5km loss!!


waghmare chandrashekhar April 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm

i want to purchase yamaha 150 cc sz
i have a suzuki GS150 and i want exchange how many price i get.


Dhilip R May 1, 2011 at 1:17 pm

@waghmare:: y u want to sell ur bike?


waghmare chandrashekhar April 27, 2011 at 2:39 pm

i want to purchase yamaha 150cc bike what is on road price in pune
i have a suzuki GS150cc Nov-2010 and i want to exchange this bike
what is the price of exchange i gate.


dhilip rr May 4, 2011 at 10:57 pm

dude.. dont buy this bike.. my friend too facing the mileage issues.. and more than tht my self stRt stopped working.. service centr guys tellin me .. theyy dont have supply.. it will tak 3 days.. i am sure these ppl will drag it.. six months old bike.. F yamaha


Dhilip RR May 28, 2011 at 11:47 am

I posted this comment wit Raj Yamaha dealer… Every bike has some disadvantages … when You are bike is down You will be frustrated.. i found a wrong dealer for fixing my issue… But Yamaha Customer support Guided me & resolved my issue ASAP.. I am not sure other bike companies also having this much kind customer suppport!

for Mileage issue My new dealer informed me …while coming to 5 th service we will tune Your bike!! I Hope they will fix this issue too like My self Start !! Yamaha Rox.!!

Only One thing Fit The Kicker for Yamaha SZX & R!!

Jai Kumar M May 9, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Can you tell me the on road price of this bike…..


Dhilip RR May 19, 2011 at 3:10 pm

60 k


Dhilip RR May 10, 2011 at 12:29 pm

its 8th day still I dint get my bike from yamaha service centre.. I have given service due to self start issue. ..still they are fixing it… its a 7 months old bike guys. ..if yamaha can’t fix this issue after 8 days. . pleas see the service & quality of their bikes.. its not Yes yamaha. . its ##%% Yamaha. .


Dhilip RR May 19, 2011 at 3:09 pm

19 th day Still i didnt get my bike.. The Self Start spare part for yamaha SZX is not available in the whole chennai.. So They have ordered it from Delhi… Thanks To Ambal Motors & yamaha Chennai Area officers ..they helped me to retreive my bike From Raj Yamaha ( one of the worst service centre & those service engineers misguiding & giving fake promises of delivering my bike).. I hope Ambal Motors will fix My issue Once again my sincere thanks to the yamaha Chennai Area officers for their patience & kind help towards the customer… Yamaha SZX seriously needs a Kick… Self Start is not reliable…


Dhilip May 24, 2011 at 10:51 am

Sent a Mail to Yamaha Back Office.. Got the call immediately..Its really Awesome… Only few dealers like(Raj Yamaha) is worst… Yamaha Area Officers & managers are very Kind & professionall…
Atleast someone is there for customers to resolve our issues!! Yamaha Rocks :)

Dhilip RR May 28, 2011 at 11:40 am

Finally Yamaha Fixed my Self Start Issue..!! Yamaha Chennai Customer support is great .. they are very Kind & patient to listen our complaints!! Guys… if you face any issues..send a mail to backoffice with cc as your chenna ao … Your issues will be resolved asap..!

I dont knw about other Bike customer support But Yamaha Rocks!!

My Sincere thanks to Chennai AO ..:)

Find the Correct Dealer.. Ambal Motors Chennai is Good one..

Dont leave your bike for service @ Raj Yamaha OMR… Its the worst Service centre,,

b balaji May 17, 2011 at 11:57 am

i want to purchase yamaha FZS 150cc bike what is on road price


bikash May 27, 2011 at 12:19 am

can any owner of sz-x tell me the actual mileage of sz-x ?
coz i am deciding to buy it soon.
can any one suggest me the truth?


Dhilip June 10, 2011 at 2:03 pm

i am getting 35 KMPL… only,,, sometimes it gives 26 kmpl,,,, during first service i got 50 ….


Ravi Kubasad October 12, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I never got 50.I purchased in Dec.2010.I am done with 4 services, no improvement nothing.
Worst bike I ever seen.That’s why all the people want to go with Hero Honda Splendor just because of better mileage.On this petrol price its better to choose a bike which can give better mileage.

Nik June 7, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Yamaha SZX is superb Bike.
You can drive smoothly trough traffic. Gear shifting is not required frequently.
Suspension is away some.


mukesh mehra June 13, 2011 at 3:18 pm

i…i read all ur reviews….u r given gud ans to everybody…..i’m learner…..nd nw i wanna buy bike…and i want to use 100km/day……Which bike is better to buy…..Yamaha Sz-X,Pulsur150cc,unicorn……….plz gv reply vt reason

i hope u can gv shortly…it is very imp to me…………..


Ravi Kubasad October 12, 2011 at 11:58 am

Without thinking go with UNICORN.Its best bike in all conditions.Mileage,pick up,power everything is fine


mohammed chand June 16, 2011 at 8:29 am

nice bike. its comfortable for family and low maintanance
i m buying this week and thnx to yamaha


Ravi Kubasad June 17, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Hi All,
My bike crossed 5600km. When i given for second service I told to the service man that please adjust the mileage. So ultimately they will reduce the pick up to increase the mileage. But now even mileage is not increased and pick up also got bad.So I am fed up with this bike.This is my first bike so I did a mistake in choosing the bike with great market holder YAMAHA.Just I want to tell all the people who are planning to buy this bike, please please don’t go with this worst bike.YAMAHA people just hyped the market to sale this bike.Look is good that’s it from this bike.


amol July 17, 2011 at 10:19 am

one of the best bike by YAMAHA…. good pick up..nice mileage..smooth ride


Praveen Dhyani July 22, 2011 at 10:32 am

Hi Friends,
My family is now ready to buy a bike for me, but the problem is i am not getting which bike i buy. I want to clear that my budget is around 60,000.
Personally i like CBZ Xtreme ,Pulsar and Discover. I want a bike which gives decent Average above 50 KMPL and should be Stylist.
I have no knowledge about bikes and tell me about also about the Shine and Twister bike.
I didn’t think anything about CC, even i can buy 125, 150 and 180 cc but it should be good bike which gives compart,feel and average.

Please share your valuable info with me.

thanks & regards
Praveen Dhyani


Ravi Kubasad October 12, 2011 at 11:55 am

Hi Praveen,
According your budget my suggestion is to buy Discover.Even I have SZX purchased in Dec 2010.But now i don’t like this bike in all the way.No mileage,no pick up,too slippery on wet road and shakes if u go on long drive.So please please u take any bike except SZX.

Ravi Kubasad


Pranesh Kulkarni August 3, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Hi all,

I have Yamaha SZ-X purchased in Dec 2010. Bike is good and comfort in style.
I want now can we add a parking light to Yamaha SZX. And change the handle to YBX 125 handle so that we will have pass light and parking light option. I saw somebody did this in teambhp.com.

Anybody having an idea please suggest.



Dhilip RR September 1, 2011 at 10:07 am

Oh My god.. Now speedometer Stop Working in Yamaha SZX..
1. Self Start Gave problem
2. Battery completely down
3. Speedometer stopped working.. wht the hell you are manufacturing?


mahesh cheppad September 10, 2011 at 2:41 pm

hi dudes… its an awesome bike and more comfortable when it reaches 70-75 km /hr. and i think black sz x is more handsome than even pulsar 220. have it and say yes!… all the best!


golokendu September 12, 2011 at 2:03 pm

I have purches SZ 4th april 2011 but Its milage is 25km/lt ..I want sold this now because I cant avail the cost of petrol ..so I think….. No Yamaha SZ… please


billy September 20, 2011 at 2:25 am

i need to buy yamaha sz-x only in white colour version…… can any one let me know from where should i buy or i will get it in india… thnks for help


Gitesh October 7, 2011 at 11:56 am

Hi Friends,

i bought SZX in January’11. at the start i got the avg 40 kmpl. i thought it will increase post servicing, but nothing changed now i have completed three servicing and i receiving the avg 34 kmpl. when i did 2nd and 3rd servicing, that time concern Mechanic told me that he did some average setting for better average i.e. will give 50+.. but till now thre is no change in average plus at start it was giving me 40 kmpl & now it gives me 34 kmpl.
The reason i took this bike was average only as seller told me, it will definitely give around 55 kmpl… can u tell me how to get the better average… and pls share your experience specially on average.

Rest bike performance is OK. its not good. Tyres are slippery and its just before 2-3 days i got a chance to drive it on high way.. it was a terrible experience for me as i faced air problem. which automatically decreases the speed and really have to manage the bike from a huge accident..

Pls share your experiences too.


Gitesh October 7, 2011 at 11:58 am

Pls let me know what can be done to get the better average..


souma banerjee October 7, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Hi ,

I have owned this bike since Feb 2011, and after a ride of around 2500 km I would post my review as below:


1. The bike has a good suspension. It is very much comfortable when riding straight with average speed even on slightly bumpy roads

2. Very good handling(except turning). It is a Two wheeler version of Maruti Suzuki in conjested city traffics.

3. Power and pickup is better than any 125cc (Stunner have a higher short pickup), but lower than any 150cc

4. Look is sporty


1. Very Light weight bike. It skids more than quite often in wet , pebbled roads. Though comfortable it jumps in pot holes and speed breakers at average speed. It is difficult to ride when back seat co rider is a bulky person, which should not be the case for a 150cc bike. So people planning to carry a bulky spouse, better choose a more rugged bike :-))

2. It requires a frequent maintainence. Those of you who have commented ‘Low Maintainence’, I do not go with them, although it might vary for my case as I regularly ride 100 Km/day. Battery is so so , and on keeping idle for even a day under Kolkata temperature, choke needs to be fired to start the bike.

3. The bike does not give you confidence on turns , and you will feel you can slip anytime. It makes you cautious especially on a turny flyover where slipping can be a disaster.

4. The million dollar question – what is the mileage? I am getting around 45-48 kmpl after 4 free services. So 50+ mileage is a hype about this bike , adopted by Yamaha to crack the 150cc segment. If it was true by now the other bike manufacturers would have launched their own prototypes.

5. Last but not the least , it does not have any resale value. So whoever have bought it , sorry to say, you have been dumped. I bought it for 58000 INR on Feb 2011 and today getting 34000 INR. I have contacted multiple vendors including Yamaha. I have offered exchange with FZ just to check the max price I can get , but Yamaha themselves offered me only 32000 INR


When it comes to comfort it is ahead of many, keeping into mind I have driven discover, Pulsar, Stunner, but as per as investment is concerned , why to go for this pseudo 150 cc when you have so many options in the market. This will be a good bike for begginers or who likes to drive 125 cc, but will not be good for a pro. It will not be good for long drives too. I am myself moving to the safe zone and planning to replace mine SZX with a safe and rugged Bajaj Avenger


kshitij October 12, 2011 at 3:41 pm

hi, im using yamah sZx frm past 10mnths..before 1st service it gave avg of 46kmph,aftr dat avg reduced to 36 km after 6th service… Even authaurised mechanic saying it will improve aftr 4th,5th service bt it fails to improve.Company making fool of custumer’s. Its very bad. Can u tell me wht can i do.? Plz help me.


Rahul October 13, 2011 at 1:22 pm

i have bought yamaha sz-x on march 2011, its speed meter is not working properly it has stopped, and it is consuming more petrool extra then its average, it is giving me approx 3.5 rs per km.
dear yamaha director please look into this matter, and contact me to give me idea to improve my bike condition.
i am rahul, my contact no. is- +91-8130030318/ 9718888963


karthik October 20, 2011 at 12:26 am

hi all,

Please advise me which one i can go for….. honda shine or yamaha sz x………..
sz x i like spotry look then shine but service & milage is not good as per many reviews i saw…..
shine is very normal look but very stable in milage but not comfert……….
please advise me which one i can go for pls help me to get my first bike
i have no concern with drum break but milage and stability please help me…..:)


Raj November 5, 2011 at 10:55 am

Hai frnds…..!!!!!!

I totlay confusd. before reading this review i pland fr buy SZ-x. Bt nw………….!!
Ok I am not a expert, Just a bigginr. any body giv me suggn for buy a better bike. My budget is 60K, Then I need for just gentle use and maillage also. Pl inform me………
9944269194 (Tamilnadu)


sundar December 9, 2011 at 10:38 pm

I want to buy my first bike…and i want to use 40km/day……Which bike is betterto buy…..Yamaha Sz-X or honda cb twister……….plz rply me..


nikhil January 16, 2012 at 3:07 pm

yamaha have good engine with no mileage. And yamaha bikes have bad resale value in market. ask any 2nd hand bike shop.


Chandrakanth February 15, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Nikhil, mileage depends on how you ride the bike, however with good engine and handling you never want to ride at 45 KMPH righit. I am getting 45-47 mileage in my SZR with pillon please not this is not a bad number for 150 CC bike.


Pratik February 20, 2012 at 10:33 pm

nxt wek kinbo:):):)


Sticker Guy February 24, 2012 at 3:26 am

Great looking bike, seems like It would be a good motorcycle for learners. Yamaha’s are always good quality too


Sajeeve August 2, 2012 at 11:47 am

I own Yamaha SZ. It is a good and smooth bike. Mileage around 45 kmpl. There were some problem faced by me. One, I purchased in Feb 2012 and was given a bike manufactured in Jan 2011. I came to know this only when I received the RC book. So be careful when you buy this from the dealer. Second, I had to change the battery in 2 months time. I dont know what battery the dealer had put in. Third, please put the petrol lock, since my entire petrol was stolen from my society building itself.
The other bike I feel is very good in the 150CC segment is the Suzuki GS 150R. ( My personal opinion)


GANESH KAKAD December 12, 2012 at 6:33 pm

hi, this is ganesh and i want to purchasing yamaha sz-x bike.
pls tel me
is my decision right?


G Naveen January 19, 2013 at 11:16 am

Nice Bike


ashwin March 30, 2013 at 12:16 pm

this bike is an outdated and flop model, pls dont compare wid pulsar 135ls its not evan comparable wid the new discover 125st, all the extra cc of the bike is of no use. As of torque you were talking about pulsar 135ls can easily pull from 23km in 5th gear wid a pillion. Just because it has comfortable seats to carry your heavy wife easily across town doesnt make it a gud bike.
FYI it was a very dry review.


Lucky March 30, 2013 at 1:20 pm

The most unfair review ever, the guy clearly lacks riding skills and has underjudged the SZ series. My SZ-R does a 9000 RPM.
The top possible speed on a SZR is 120kmph


kaushal May 31, 2013 at 1:48 pm

I m a 12thie, i’ve biked only a few times and now i m purchasing a bike, waise i ride activa only but now i will hv to commute thru bike like 12kms daily thru traffics and main roads, and i’ve zeroed in on yamaha szx or szr. Which bike is better and is d decision to buy sz itself is right ?


Naman Verma December 5, 2013 at 9:51 am

Hi Dhilip,
I was going to purchase second hand SZ.
The details of the bike are–
Date of Purchase- 2010
KMs done- 5100 (the owner rarely used the bike, so it just ran 5100 in 3 years)
Asking Price -35000

Plz help me by telling is it a good deal.
I will have to sell the Bike after one year. So would also like to know that after one year how much can i Quote for this bike. I am looking for a good resale value.

Waiting for yor reply.
Thanks in advance


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