Yamaha torques ahead on the street with FZ 16

Born for life on the street - FZ 16 is taut, muscular and ready for the battle

A masterpiece is born to get Indian biker's adrenaline pumping, India 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.

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).

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Engine typeAir-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Bore & Stroke58.0mm x 57.9mm
Compression ratio9.5:1
Maximum output14PS / 7500 rpm
Maximum torque14 N.m / 6000 rpm
Starting methodElectric starter
Lubrication typeWet sump
Carburetor typeBS26
Clutch typeConstant mesh wet multiplate
Ignition typeCDI
Primary/secondary reduction ratio3.409 / 2.857
Transmission typeReturn type 5-speed

Frame typeDiamond
Suspension (front/rear)Telescopic / Monocross
Brake type(front/rear)Hydraulic single disc / drum
Tire size (front/rear)100/80-17 / 140/60-R17

Overall Length x Width x Height1,975mm x 770mm x 1,045mm
Seat height790mm
Minimum ground clearance160mm
Dry weight/Curb weight126 kg / 137 kg
Fuel tank volume12 liters
Engine oil volume1.2 liters

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Last updated on 08-10-2012. Published on 20-09-2008.
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hi iam praveen singh this is the one more Achivement of yamaha .....

I like this one so much

By on 08-10-2008
I like this bike in first sight but i want to know abt its milage ?
By on 23-11-2008
GUYS AT YAMAHA? BIG QUESTION MARK AFTER THE RD AND RX? Should one really go for a bike made by Yamaha,what did u think and make it reduced it from 1000cc to 150cc,did u look at the tyres? and now the FZ again 153cc cant u cross 200cc and above DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT NOT THE OLD STORY.
By on 29-10-2008
WHAT abt its average????
By on 28-10-2008
it's d copy of ducati. yeah
By on 27-11-2008
it's power is same of 2006 cbz.in pick up everything.but it's brakes r better than cbz becz it's having bigger disc than cbz in front
By on 27-11-2008
it's average is 70 and in running it gives 55.
By on 27-11-2008
where can I get parts for FZ16
email me slacerda@omni.com.mo
By on 20-03-2009
I like this bike i want to purchase this bike soon as possible
By on 30-03-2009
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