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
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC
  • Transmission:
    5 Speed Transmission
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    14 @ 7500
  • MPG(Cty):
  • MPG(Hwy):
  • Torque @ RPM:
    13 @ 6000
  • Energy:
  • Displacement:
    153 L
  • Top Speed:
    84 mph
  • Price:
    INR 77900

About Yamaha FZS

2012 Yamaha FZS Exterior
- image 457737

"Stylish Macho"

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.


2012 Yamaha FZS Exterior
- image 457741

"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"

2012 Yamaha FZS Interior
- image 457739

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.


2012 Yamaha FZS Exterior
- image 457840
Engine type Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC
Displacement 153.0cc
Bore & Stroke 58.0 × 57.9mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Maximum output 14PS @ 7500 rpm
Maximum torque 13.6 N.m @ 6000 rpm
Starting method Electric & Kick
Lubrication type Wet Sump
Fuel Supply Carburetor
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
Frame type Diamond
Suspension (front/rear) Telescopic/ Swingarm
Wheelbase 1,334mm
Brake type(front/rear) Disc/Drum
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
Wheelbase 1,334 mm
Minimum ground clearance 160 mm
Kerb weight 135 kg
Fuel tank volume 12 liters
Engine oil volume 1.2 liters


2012 Yamaha FZS Exterior
- image 457843

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"

Kirby Garlitos
Automotive Aftermarket Expert -
Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
About the author
What do you think?
Show Comments
Motorcycle Finder: