Yamaha FZ-S : New Wine in a Newer Bottle!

It has been just a few months since the launch of the Yamaha FZ 16 and already Yamaha has launched its variant, the FZ-S. This new bike comes with a “cap” for the head lamp and new stickers. You need to shell out an extra 2000 for the “new” feel.

I am not sure when will these Indian companies stop launching variants of existing bikes and start bringing out new bikes with new core engines. But anyway, beggars can’t be choosers. This is what you can get 🙂


The basic colour of the bike is black and you have two options. Black with yellow and black with Red. I would choose the yellow one!



Many of my friends did not love the head lamp of the FZ 16. For a few people, the only reason why they did not buy the FZ 16 was because they thought that the head lamp was ugly! But the FZ-S takes care of that. This new cap on the head lamp makes it look much better.


No change in the instrument panel. The same exact digital console found in the FZ16. I would have been happier with the digital tachometer was replaced with an analog one. Tachometer always looks better with dials!


The yellow line running along the perimeter of the wheel adds to the looks. It wouldn’t cost more than a hundred bucks to do that sticker job in our local sticker shop… you may want to do it for your FZ-16 if you owe one!


If you are wondering what Yamaha has to say about this bike, here is the copy of the press release…

Riding the grand success of its muscular and hottest-looking bike FZ16 while shattering all clichés in biking, India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. has introduced the Stylish Macho Street Fighter – Yamaha FZ-S.

FZ-S highlights the style quotient and has more flesh to flaunt with purely European international design like new colours & graphics, aerodynamic chiseled windshield, stylish & sporty carbon pattern meter consol, and more aggressive looking headlight. The new FZ-S is for stylish and attention seeking Macho man.

FZ-S scores high in looks not only in its segment but beyond and is designed to satiate the need for style and fashion by riders. Etched with style and geared to today’s fashion conscious customers, FZ-S is a fusion of machismo and fashion.

Standing head and shoulders above the bikes in 150cc segment, FZ 16 has revolutionized the biking scene in India in a short span of its launch. It has bagged the prestigious Bike of the Year Award from UTVi / Autocar, Zigwheels and Business Standard Motoring and Viewers Choice award at UTVi & Autocar India Awards 2009.

FZ-S overflows with dynamism and originality. The running performance brims with thrust that overpowers all others with its unprecedented torque. Dubbed as “Lord of the Streets,” FZ-S is designed and engineered with the potential for active and even aggressive enjoyment of around-town street riding and styling that brings pride of ownership and makes any rider look like they own the road.

With the Triple Macho concept projecting the Muscular silhouette, muscular body parts and muscular chassis, FZ -S is an object de’art on the street and reflects visual expression of performance.