Japanese bike manufacturer Yamaha, has finally come back from the dead after a series of failures in the Indian two-wheeler segment.Yamaha FZ which became an instant hit among the youngsters and stirred up the whole 150 cc bike segment. Yamaha took this opportunity and soon launched the upgraded version of FZ, Yamaha FZ16 and a new chapter was added with the birth of an amazing bike with distinctive looks and performance. The FZ16 has defined both the styling and performance for mid-segment bikes.Bajaj Pulsar definitely looks like a previous generation bike in front of FZ16, since Yamaha FZ series have been quite successful in making a dent to the Pulsar’s successful regime in the 150cc segment.
Yamaha FZ16 chassis has got a diamond-type, single down tube-tubular frame which firmly wraps up its engine. This elegant and sporty design has been developed for Yamaha by the Tokyo based firm GK Dynamics.The bike has been blessed with a muscular and curvy fuel tank which is covered by the high quality plastic shrouds. Use of these plastic fiber shrouds have given an edgy character to the fuel tank and the bike looks quite neat and clean.Wind tunnel for getting maximum airflow onto the cylinder block and head in Yamaha FZ16. The result can be seen when air easily steers through the sharp curves of the front wheel mudguard towards the cylinder head for an improved air flow in the engine. The new FZ16 bike had got wider rear fender that protects it from the mud and dirt. Thus, it helps in minimizing the adverse effects of mud, water splashes and dirt on the tyres and provides maximum protection.The bike truly stands out on every platform due to its macho street fighter personality.The brawny, robust, and bold characteristics of this bike are mostly attributed to its huge muscular fuel tank with attractive plastic shrouds and a fat rear radial tyre. But, the main head turning features of this bike are the tubeless tyres(both front and rear) and a sharp edgy head lamp which makes this bike like a behemoth.
This behemoth from Yamaha runs on a which is an air cooled single cylinder engine with 58.0 X 57.9mm bore and stroke. The engine houses 2 valves head and it is fed by a This carburetor consists of Yamaha’s revolutionary 3-position TPS(throttle position sensor) which operates with the ignition system for a brilliant performance beyond everyone’s expectations. This engine with the help of 3 dimensional mapped control in the CDI works extremely well for producing enough power and torque to make it one of the fastest bikes in the segment. The engine is tuned for offering 14bhp of power at 7,500rpm and 13.6Nm of torque at 6,000rpm.The gear shifting is felt quite smooth as silk while moving swiftly in the city traffic because of the super refined transmission system of the FZ16.
Yamaha has fitted a massive disc brake which is a 267mm hydraulic disc, so the bike can be very easily halted on any instant even at great speeds and acute turns also. While on the rear FZ16 houses a , which works in combination with the disc brakes perfectly.The front tyre is of 100/80-17 size, while the rear tyre has 140/60-R17 dimensional attributes.These tubeless tyres which are cast around 5 spoke alloy wheels are the main reason for less kerb weight and an impressive fuel efficiency. The 1335mm of wider wheel base commits itself towards providing a better grip on road and it along with the brakes and suspension system ensures of a safer ride.The Yamaha FZ16 is blessed with a 41mm telescopic forks at front and a mono cross suspension at rear. The mono cross suspension can be adjusted in several modes as per the road conditions and this is why Yamaha FZ16 is not only designed extremely well in the looks department, but also for delivering a smooth ride experience without any jolts on the worst bumpy Indian tracks.