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2012 Yamaha FZ16


The Yamaha FZ16 was launched with the tagline of Lord of the Street and is claimed to be the finest bike among the FZ series bikes in India due to its distinctive looks and performance.

At the heart of this Yamaha FZ16, you’ll find a 153cc air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder, 2-valve, powerplant that gives a maximum power of 14 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and churns out 14 Nm of top torque at 6,000 rpm. The engine continues with the use of a five-speed gearbox. However, it has only electric start option along with CDI ignition. The Yamaha FZ 16 is then complemented with rear monocross suspension, a 1335mm of wheelbase, and front hydraulic single disc brakes.

As far as the engine set-up is concerned, the Yamaha FZ16 comes with a naked body type complemented with a stylish fuel tank with 12 liters of fuel capacity, a distinctive mask, sharp tail view, and a mid-ship silencer. It also has a multi-reflector headlamp, big size radial tires, and a full digital LCD instrument panel.

Find out more about the Yamaha FZ16 after the jump.

Yamaha FZ16

Yamaha FZ16

Street Macho

A new chapter was added with a masterpiece born in 2008 while inheriting the quality of the famous brand, the FZ16 was also born to revolutionize the era and carry out a mission. Its appearance more than any other, overflows with dynamism and originality. The running performance is brimming with thrust that overpowers all others. This quality solely belongs to YAMAHA’s advanced technologies. The FZ16 takes attention away from others on the road as it makes its personality felt.

The rider’s will is spread to the handle, the body and then the engine giving birth to unprecedented torque. This force is truly dynamic. Due to minute calculations and overcoming major challenges, an ultimate body balance has been produced. The agile running performance is extremely exciting. The superior performance brings riding feel, which when you ride provides you an emotional high. Thus this is unique not only for the rider but also a source of great fascination to the onlooker. With the FZ16 you have the sensation of ruling the streets to your heart’s content.

Each and every part of FZ16 has been designed with a lot of detailed attention and careful thought. This ultimate degree of perfection means even the slightest feature has not been overlooked. Only YAMAHA ensures this kind of craftsmanship. The rider and the machine share a feeling of oneness, and from different angles the impression is different. This is particularly because the finest components have been used in its precise manufacturing. The FZ16 possesses 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.

Features

Yamaha FZ16

"Air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder 153cc engine"

A newly designed 153cc air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder, 2-valve engine with a max.output of 14 Ps and a max. torque of 14 N.m., characterized by its breathtaking pick up and featuring an electric starter.

"Monocross suspension adopted"

A Monocross rear suspension unit provides 120 mm of wheel travel, while optimized oil and damping valve specs help ensure agile running performance and handling. It inhibits bottoming while riding with a tandem passenger as well as providing a very comfortable ride.

"Exhaust efficiency, sound and concentration of mass"

To give a sense of volume to the machine, an external diameter of 35mm is adopted in a two-layer type exhaust to minimize the effect of heat on the pipe. The layout features a large-volume primary character on the underside of the crankcase. The muffler is an irregular shaped tapered type mid-ship muffler.

"India’s first “140/60-17” size radial tyre (rear)"

The rear tyre is India’s first radial tyre with a 60% aspect ratio. Both the front and rear tyres on this model are tubeless type that are less susceptible to sudden flattening should the tyre be punctured.

"New Chain Protector"

Yamaha FZ16

The most important use of a chain protector is that it prevents fluttery and loose clothing from getting stuck in the chain.

"Trendy Meter Console"

The meters on the FZ are installed in a Full Liquid Crystal Display. The speedometer, tachometer, trip meter, fuel gauge and other indicators are set in optimum position to keep the field of vision clear. Also, the engine starting signal is an example of the spirit of innovation.

"Longer and Wider Rear Fender"

The bike sports a fairly wide rear fender that guards the tyre from the mud and water splashes. It minimizes the effect of the mud/splash and gives maximum protection.

"Longer and Wider Pillion Seat with New Grab Bar"

More seat space provides a more comfortable riding experience. The seat is long, firm and especially designed for the pillion rider. The grab bar not only acts as a backrest but is something the pillion rider can hold on to if the road is bumpy.

Specifications

Yamaha FZ16
Engine typeAir-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC
Displacement153.0cc
Bore & Stroke58.0 × 57.9mm
Compression ratio9.5:1
Maximum output14PS / 7500 rpm
Maximum torque13.6 N.m / 6000 rpm
Starting methodElectric & Kick
Lubrication typeWet sump
Fuel SupplyCarburetor
Clutch typeWet, multiple-disc
Primary/secondary reduction ratio3.409 / 2.857
Transmission typeConstant mesh 5-speed
Gear ratio1st=2.714 2nd=1.789 3rd=1.318 4th=1.045 5th=0.875
Cylinder layoutSingle Cylinder
Frame typeDiamond
Suspension (front/rear)Telescopic/ Swingarm
Wheelbase1,335mm
Brake type(front/rear)Disc/Drum
Tire size (front/rear)100/80-17 / 140/60-R17
Headlight12 V, 35/35W
Battery12 V, 5.0 Ah
Caster / trail25 degree/ 101 mm
Overall Length × Width × Height1973mm x 770mm x 1045mm
Seat height790mm
Wheelbase1,334mm
Minimum ground clearance160mm
Kerb weight135 kg
Fuel tank volume12 liters
Engine oil volume1.2 liters

Quotes

Yamaha FZ16

Maxabout ---- "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"

Bikedekho ---- "Yamaha FZ 16 is the finest bike among FZ series bikes in India. The bike was launched with tagline of Lord of the Street"

Myindianguide ---- "Yamaha FZ16 is designed so well that everyone wants to look it again and again. The eye-catcher is a perfect blend of style and performance"



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