2012 Yamaha FZS
Very rarely do you see a bike like the Yamaha FZS get described as "macho," but all that notwithstanding, this one does come with sporty good looks and an eye-catching design. Put one and one together and you have a product that just speaks to you.
The first great design from the FZS comes from the lower naked part of the bike, particularly in the chain and engine, which have no covers. From there, you can take a good look at the bike’s Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) console, which comes with a plethora of high-tech features, including a digital speedometer, a tachometer, a trip meter, a fuel gauge, and other indicators. While the LCD dashboard is similar to what Yamaha FZ-16 has, one noticeable difference between the two is that the FZS looks a lot bigger, thanks in part to its front fairing. Moreover, the logo of Yamaha has been pasted on the airscoops while the bike logo is done the same on the tank.
Finally, the Yamaha FZS is powered by 150cc engine that produces in excess of 14 horsepower and 13.6 Nm (10 lb-ft) of torque.
Find out more about the Yamaha FZS after the jump.
2012 Yamaha FZS
Engine:Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC
Transmission:5 Speed Transmission
Horsepower @ RPM:14 @ 7500
Torque @ RPM:13 @ 6000
Top Speed:84 mph
About Yamaha FZS
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 console, 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.
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 which reflects visual expression of performance on the streets.
"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 13.6 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-R17” 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 stylish graphic "
Cool and exciting graphics make the bike look super-stylish. The graphics give the bike a contemporary and a sporty look. The new look of the bike will surely make heads turn.
"12-liter fuel tank with uniquely styled plastic resin cover"
The steel fuel tank with a plastic resin outer cover takes advantage of the freedom of shaping that plastic provides, giving the tank cover a powerful shape with modulations suggestive of the muscular body of an athlete.
"Trendy Meter Console"
The meters on the FZS 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.
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.
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.
|Engine type||Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC|
|Bore & Stroke||58.0 × 57.9mm|
|Maximum output||14PS @ 7500 rpm|
|Maximum torque||13.6 N.m @ 6000 rpm|
|Starting method||Electric & Kick|
|Lubrication type||Wet Sump|
|Clutch type||Wet, multiple-disc|
|Primary/secondary reduction ratio||3.409 / 2.857|
|Transmission type||Constant mesh 5-speed|
|Gear ratio||1st=2.714 2nd=1.789 3rd=1.318 4th=1.045 5th=0.875|
|Cylinder layout||Single Cylinder|
|Battery||12 V, 5.0 Ah|
|Suspension (front/rear)||Telescopic/ Swingarm|
|Tire size (front/rear)||100/80-17 / 140/60-R17|
|Headlight||12 V, 35/35W|
|Caster / trail||25 degree/ 101 mm|
|Overall Length × Width × Height||1,973 mm × 770 mm × 1,090 mm|
|Seat height||790 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||160 mm|
|Kerb weight||135 kg|
|Fuel tank volume||12 liters|
|Engine oil volume||1.2 liters|
Myindiaguide ---- " The cosmetic treatment and curves at the bike feels like a robot. The lower part of the Yamaha FZS is left naked"
Bikeadvice ---- "FZ is a bike which you would love to ride through the city traffic, you would love it even more when you see bigger bikes struggle in the city traffic while you just glide through"