By relying on volume production, Yamaha wants to achieve its target of capturing 10% of the Indian market share in the coming years. With bikes like the Yamaha SZR, they’ve been doing a pretty good job in capturing the imagination of the youth.

In order to achieve their objectives, Yamaha recently launched a number of models under the SZ series, one of which is the SZ-R.

The Yamaha SZ-R has the same design as the SZ-X, although the bike does come with a number of modifications, including new color options and the addition of a new front disc brake. In addition, the Yamaha SZ-R comes with a tachometer and a tank protector that has been fitted to the fuel tank to make it appear even larger. The bike also has a clear lens flasher, a colored handle grip end bar, and painted muffler end caps along with special graphics.

Finally, the SZ-R comes powered with a 153cc air cooled, 4 stroke, SOHC, 2-valve engine that produces 12 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 12.8Nm of torque at 4,500rpm. It’s not a world-beater, but it’s got enough juice to make a difference to whoever is riding the saddle.

Find out more about the Yamaha SZ-R after the jump.

  • 2012 Yamaha SZ-R
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Transmission:
    5 Speed Transmission
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    12 @ 7500
  • MPG(Cty):
  • MPG(Hwy):
  • Torque @ RPM:
    9 @ 4500
  • Energy:
  • Displacement:
    153 L
  • Top Speed:
    132 mph
  • Price:
    INR 63000

Yamaha SZ-R

2012 Yamaha SZ-R High Resolution Exterior
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The 153cc SZ-R is a modern & sporty version of SZ-X which is a powerful, comfortable and stylish commuter. The muscular SZ-R is targeted at commuter customers with their sports-oriented interests and is designed to create the sensation of “High Speed”. The bike comes with front disc brake, tachometer and has tank protector added to the fuel tank to make it appear even larger. Furthermore, the shroud of the standard SZ-X model is replaced by an aerodynamic spoiler that extends out boldly and is given the same silver coloring as the side covers. The bike also has clear lens flasher, colored handle grip end bar, painted muffler end caps along with special graphics.


2012 Yamaha SZ-R Exterior
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"153cc Engine"

Strong/ Durable Engine with good fuel consumption.Powerful performance in the low- to mid-speed range and good pick-up.


Instant and stable braking power hydraulic 245 mm disc brake.

"Stylish/Robust Design"

"Powerful" aspect of the design is the side covers. These covers have been sculpted to look like a part of the frame which gives the body a Stylish & robust look.

"Wide Comfortable Seat"

The seat has plenty of cushion thickness and is designed to provide a enough space for comfortable riding position which gives fatigue free long rides for rider & pillion .

"Large Fuel Tank "

The large-capacity 14L fuel tank with that long-distance run is possible.The cap is a hinged type, so you don’t have to hold it when refueling.

"Meter Panel "

2012 Yamaha SZ-R Exterior
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Meter panel is stylish with white dial. Eco-Zone(30-50km/h) speed range, meter panel helps to get better mileage.

"Front Fender "

The large size front fender is of modern design which protects from mud splashes & water.

The front fender combines with the shapes of the shroud and fuel tank to help create a downward lunging body line 3-dimensionally which gives an impression of speed to the design.

"Side Cover"

Side covers are made of PP (Polypropylene) which is very strong and resistant to cracking.

"Dual Tail Light"

Modern looks dual tail light:
Upper lamp gives the impression of a high –mount brake light.
Lower lamp has look like regular tail light.

"Minimum Gear Shift"

High end torque on low RPM which gives minimum gear shift in city traffic to experience a hassle free riding.


The rear suspension has a lightweight single-coil spring. The long stroke of100mm ensures a comfortable ride even with a pillion rider.


2012 Yamaha SZ-R Exterior
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The Crouching silhouette ensures lightness and result in brisk, energetic motion. The three dimensional form gives the impression of aerodynamic function that enables the machine to cut through the air, cleanly and dynamically.

Engine type Air cooled, 4 stroke, SOHC, 2-Valve
Displacement 153 cc
Bore & Stroke 58.0 X 57.9mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Maximum output 12.1PS/7500rpm
Maximum torque 12.8Nm/4500rpm
Starting system Electric Start/Kick Start
Lubrication wet sump
Cylinder layout Single cylinder
Clutch type wet, multiple disc
Ignition system C.D.I
Fuel supply Carburettor
Battery 12V,5 AH(10H)
Headlight Halogen bulb (12 V, 35/35 W)
Primary/Secondary reduction ratios 3.409/3.000
Tranmission type Constant Mesh 5 - Speed
Caster/Trail 26 degree/99 mm
Gear ratios 1st=2.714, 2nd=1.789, 3rd=1.318, 4th=1.045, 5th=0.916
Frame type Diamond
Suspension (Front/Rear) Telescopic/Swingarm
Brake Type (Front/Rear) Disc /Drum
Tyre size (Front/Rear) (2.75- 17 41P )/ (100/90-17 55P)
Overall length x width x height 2050 x 730 x 1100 mm
Kerb Weight 134 Kg
Seat Height 802mm
Wheelbase 1,320mm
Minimum ground clearance 165mm
Engine oil volume 1.2 L
Fuel tank capacity 14 liters


2012 Yamaha SZ-R Exterior
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Maxabout ---- " Yamaha India has took a step further with the launch of Yamaha SZ-R. It is a sportier version of Yamaha SZ-X and comes with new features and shades."

Myindianguide ---- "The look of new Yamaha SZ R is made outstanding and the best of its kind. The bike is impressive enough with its efficiency and power. "

Zigwheels ---- "Yamaha India has ventured into the upcoming power-commuter market with its latest offering, the SZ-R."

Bikedekho ---- "The all new Yamaha SZ 153cc offers great comfort to both the rider and the passenger. The use of newer generation technology in the new Yamaha SZ takes the comfort level of the bike to the next level"

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