Monday, September 15, 2008

New Yamaha FZ16 launched: Pictures, Specifications and features

Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. announces the launch of all new Macho Street Fighter Yamaha FZ 16 to revolutionize the biking scene in the country. FZ 16 overflows with dynamism and originality. The running performance brims with thrust that overpowers all others with its unprecedented torque.

Pictures of Yamaha FZ16
Pictures of Yamaha FZ16

Dubbed as “Lord of the Streets”, FZ16 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.

Unveiling FZ 16 during a select media tour for test ride at Goa, CEO and Managing Director, Mr. Tsutomu Mabuchi said, “With the launch of FZ 16, Yamaha is poised to provide Indian bike enthusiasts with both a rough and brutish expression as well as a certain subtlety. This high quality masterpiece will without doubt become a rage for the next generation”.

“Yamaha has always kept up with new technology while constantly bringing it to the next level. The bike gets its looks from the global FZ series known for awesome looks and tremendous power. Its engine packs a mighty punch and the light weight diamond type frame known for its simplicity and excellent rigidity- enables it to cut its way through the curves like a street-fighter. The FZ16 has a Don’t Mess with me attitude & takes attention away from others on the road as it makes its personality felt.

With the Triple Macho concept projecting the Muscular silhouette, Muscular body parts and Muscular chassis, FZ 16 is an object de’art on the street and reflects visual expression of performance. The bike boasts of a 153cc air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder high torque engine for active & aggressive city riding. The engine is born out of the quest for the ultimate in intake efficiency, combustion efficiency and minimum horsepower loss and its breathtaking pickup. The single-axis balancer reduces vibration for more comfortable riding. A negative pressure type Φ26mm carburetor with TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) contributes to outstanding engine response on the FZ16. The placement of this model’s ‘MidShip Muffler’ is toward the center of the machine to achieve good concentration of mass, exhaust efficiency and handling. While 5-speed transmission provides a smooth operational touch, the gear ratios are set to provide optimum performance and agility in city riding.

A Monocross suspension ensures agile running performance and handling. At the same time it inhibits machine bottoming while riding with a tandem passenger and provides a very comfortable ride. The front suspension is 41 mm thick, besides good absorption of shocks from the road, this suspension also provides good damping characteristics during acceleration and braking.

FZ 16 also has India’s first “140/60-17” size rear radial with a 60% aspect ratio contributes to better grip and handling stability. To achieve sufficient cooling effect, the cylinder head on the FZ16 engine is designed with especially large fins as well as a shroud (air intake cowl) to effectively direct airflow to the engine.

The FZ 16 will be offered in 3 colours namely Lava Red, Midnight Black and Flaming Orange. The bike will be priced at Rs. 65000 ex showroom (All India).


Engine type Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Displacement 153.0cm3
Bore & Stroke 58.0 × 57.9mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Maximum output 14PS / 7500 rpm
Maximum torque 14 N.m / 6000 rpm
Starting method Electric starter
Lubrication type Wet sump
Carburetor type BS26
Clutch type Constant mesh wet multiplate
Ignition type CDI
Primary/secondary reduction ratio 3.409 / 2.857
Transmission type Return type 5-speed


Frame type Diamond
Suspension (front/rear) Telescopic / Monocross
Wheelbase 1,335mm
Brake type(front/rear) Hydraulic single disc / drum
Tire size (front/rear) 100/80-17 / 140/60-R17


Overall Length × Width × Height 1,975mm × 770mm × 1,045mm
Seat height 790mm
Wheelbase 1,335mm
Minimum ground clearance 160mm
Dry weight/Curb weight 126 kg / 137 kg
Fuel tank volume 12 liters
Engine oil volume 1.2 liters

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Friday, August 29, 2008

R-15 now comes in a new color

The Yamaha R-15 is now available in all new color: Blazing Red. The new color truely looks fresh and stunning and should appeal to the once who want a different look from the traditional Blue and Graphite. The bikes has gained immense popularity in the performance bikes segment and has propelled Yamaha to second position in the segment.

Also as per the news The FZ15, naked sibling of the R15, should hit the street by September to further expand Yamaha's lineup in this class.

The demand for high-end motorcycles, which account for 20 per cent of the market, is growing as income levels rise. Yamaha will surely be one of the most exciting player to watch in year to come.

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