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Reviews of Yamaha FZ16

Overall rating:

4.6
100 ratings 44 reviews
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Yamaha FZ16 Reviews

Yamaha FZ16

Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 77,029

Rating Parameters:

  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 3

    Service Experience

  • 4

    Value for Money

  • 5

    Performance

  • 3

    Maintenance cost

  • 5

    Extra Features

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  •  5Yamaha fz16 the little thing that made a huge impact 3 years ago by Devi Pratik Mishra
    A little background about me, till 2013 (i was 24 then) i preferred cars, loathed motorcycles and had never ridden one. However, once all my friends had purchased their motorcycles and had their dedicated pillions (yes, that's what i mean), i was left behind to use the ...

    A little background about me, till 2013 (i was 24 then) i preferred cars, loathed motorcycles and had never ridden one. However, once all my friends had purchased their motorcycles and had their dedicated pillions (yes, that's what i mean), i was left behind to use the public transport. So i woke up to reality and decided to get myself a bike ( not a car, coz i was a fresher and horrible city traffic). So started the hunt.

    All "gyaan" from the wanna-be gurus/babas cleared 1 things : as a beginner and for my proportions, i should go with a 150cc. Point taken. Next "gyaan" was all about mileage, cheap maintenance, availability etc and all started promoting their brands and models. Ears hurt with sounds like bajaj pulsar 150/180 , honda shine, tvs apache rtr 160. I was confused.

    Returning from office once, i noticed a bike with a never-seen-before wide rear tyre, a hulking presence, a chiseled tank, a very different genre-look to it. I couldn't see the name but the image got stuck in my mind. Yes, it was unlike any other and more importantly, i fell for it. It was love at first sight, a bond forever....It had to be my first bike. Many would have been through the same. I got introduced to the yamaha fz 16.

    Excited, i dint ask any feedback/reviews, just collected the cash, made the payment and was called to collect the bike. Its then i realized that i had forgotten a crucial aspect ; i dint know how to ride. The bike was in my hands. I had to take it home 6kms away. Understanding the lack of options, i sat on the bike to take it home whilst i learn to drive.

    First thing i noticed, the welcoming position, the rider triangle, the comfort; all seemed perfect. I did not need to get adjusted to it. It felt made according to me or for me. I started the engine, a lovely idling tone from the exhaust made me happier, no vibration from anywhere confused me. Time to head home.

    Slot into first (it was smooth) and it starts nicely, slot into second, third and so. Every passing moment increases the understanding of how-to-ride, the confidence on the machine, and the bond.It was that easy. I made it to home (very slowly though) without any stalling, stopping or jerks. Since then it has been with me. Suming up the experience from past 4 years, i would love to have it forever and over any other bike, its that good.

    Till date i have 52000kms of riding experience, 25000kms being with my fz. This diverse experience keeps me attached to the fz. Even today, it may not be the most-powerful 150, but it is the most reliable and ready-to-go even if you take it out after a month.

    Listing out the cons first (w.R.T my ownership) its original rear tyre (revz) is a little too puncture-prone and the headlight is dull/insufficient. That's it. Change the tyre and install a higher power bulb. Issue solved.

    For the pros; first, i get 45/47-50kmpl in city/highway, solo top-speeds is a speedo 122kmph, solo-long-duration cruising speed is 100-105kmph, longest ride was of 1500kms with no issues, can do fair bit of cornering, silent city/highway operation, vibe free, grippy tires and really low maintenance. The bike never heated, never lost composure, never shows any degrade.

    The home/self maintenance involves weekly water wash and polish, chain clean at every 300kms using vim liquid and lubing with chain spray, oil and oil filter change at every 3000kms, air-filter change when deemed necessary, regular spark-plug clean.

    After the 2 years - 6 free services period, service center visits are at 8-10 months duration for basic chain tension adjustment, tappet adjustment, brake pad clean/replacement etc as per the manual. Only 1 chain sprocket change has been made. And if needed, all parts are priced cheap enough.

    All-in-all, the bike build quality is the best. Easy to ride, hassle free to maintain, nothing goes wrong, ready for action any time you need. Just inspires you to enjoy the ride and be worry-free.

    Maybe it was the same way that this little 150cc won hearts and introduced people to the concept of street-fighters / performance motorcycles / easy-to-own good looking machine and does it even today.

    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 4

      Service Experience

    • 5

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      47 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  4Almost the best commuter 2 months ago by Manav Mishra
    The riding is great. The headlight is great but could've been better. The handling is so smooth even on curved roads. It is almost the best commuter (because the engine sometimes gets heated up and the engine is not so cool in traffic). The suspension is good And it has...
    The riding is great. The headlight is great but could've been better. The handling is so smooth even on curved roads. It is almost the best commuter (because the engine sometimes gets heated up and the engine is not so cool in traffic). The suspension is good And it has the yamaha quality of not giving the owner a high maintenance.
    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 4

      Reliability

    • 5

      Performance

    • 4

      Service Experience

    • 5

      Maintenance cost

    • 3

      Extra Features

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5Best bike in 150cc category 3 years ago by Kalyan
    1.Make me shyless even on curved roads.Great handling. 2.Steals the looks of ppl wen ever went outside. 3.Pickup also awesome 4.Service good from goldfields 5.Main headlight and flashlight should be swap ..Flash covers long distance pros- looks and handling cons- smells...
    1.Make me shyless even on curved roads.Great handling. 2.Steals the looks of ppl wen ever went outside. 3.Pickup also awesome 4.Service good from goldfields 5.Main headlight and flashlight should be swap ..Flash covers long distance pros- looks and handling cons- smells when even small trip.Front tyre is not tubeless.
    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 5

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

  •  4Good bike 6 years ago by Sameep
    Style looks beautiful. Engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox engine perf is good, fuel econ is 40kmpl , gearshift is ok, little hard sometimes but never a problem. Ride quality & handling ride quality and all is fine. It becomes tiring to ride since acclerati...

    Style looks beautiful.

    Engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox engine perf is good, fuel econ is 40kmpl , gearshift is ok, little hard sometimes but never a problem.

    Ride quality & handling ride quality and all is fine. It becomes tiring to ride since accleration is not smooth after about 10k kms. No maater how many times you change the accicable. Braking was also ok, i lost confidence after 10k kms. Overall riding is fun on this bike. I have told you the cons, but i enjoyed this biked a lot.

    Final words fun to ride. About 1100rs per quater to maintain. I have used this for 56k kms.

    Areas of improvement quality of parts.

    Pros

    handling

    cons

    open chain sprocket, tyres

    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 4

      Value for Money

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  •  5My bike fz16 2 years ago by Antony Shibu
    I purchased yamaha fz 16 on 2016 march.My dream comes true. Financially i struggling and i had a 2nd choice also. But this is my dream bike. Finally my dreams comes true.2.Riding exp: Monthly once till now i not get any issues with my bike.3.Look Awesome and best naked ...
    I purchased yamaha fz 16 on 2016 march.My dream comes true. Financially i struggling and i had a 2nd choice also. But this is my dream bike. Finally my dreams comes true.2.Riding exp: Monthly once till now i not get any issues with my bike.3.Look Awesome and best naked bike. I love the style3. Service.Two months once general service 3rd month full checkup and maintain.
    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 4

      Service Experience

    • 5

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      50 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  4Yamaha fz 16 6 years ago by Aravind
    Style awesome engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox excellent ride quality & handling excellent final words just awesome. I'm using the bike for last 2 months and its really nice bike for the price areas of improvement yamaha should provide the crash guard by...

    Style

    awesome

    engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox

    excellent

    ride quality & handling

    excellent

    final words

    just awesome. I'm using the bike for last 2 months and its really nice bike for the price

    areas of improvement

    yamaha should provide the crash guard by default and also the indicator lamp by default should be white color that will make it more attractive. Riding the first service gives much comfort. Performance and control in both traffic and highways is excellent. Braking is good and you don't feel loosing the control at any point. I'm now crossed few thousand kms in my yamaha fz16 red. I'm really satisfied with the performance and fuel efficiency.

    Pros

    look, control, comfort, design

    cons

    indicator lamp should be white

    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 4

      Value for Money

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  •  5Best naked bike 3 years ago by Sunil Maharana
    My 1st bike since 8 years. And still looking forward. Choose one service guy at one service centre and always ask him to do it for better. If the service is good then continue or else choose ex. Service personal of yamaha who had started their own. Although yamaha provi...

    My 1st bike since 8 years. And still looking forward.

    Choose one service guy at one service centre and always ask him to do it for better. If the service is good then continue or else choose ex. Service personal of yamaha who had started their own. Although yamaha provides the best in class bikes still the dealer service varies from one to another. The yamaha service heads will support dealers to support their sales in stead of customer.

    Personal care is suggested:

    Change of engine oil : 2000 - 2500kms (yamaha suggested 3000kms)

    Change of oil filter : 10000 kms ( service centre will change it in every oil change)

    Clean of air filter : 1000 - 1500 kms (yamaha suggested 3000kms)

    Chain clean : 500 - 750 kms (yamaha suggested 500kms) - can do it by diesel for cleaning and thereafter by high pressure water jet and lubrication

    Driving rpm : 2500 ~3000

    Driving speed : 50 - 60km/hr (40-50km/hr for economic)

    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 3

      Service Experience

    • 4

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      45 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5Fz 16 rocks 6 years ago by Suman Sarkar
    Style just awsmmmmmmmmm engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox very good ride quality & handling awsm final words i bought this bike about two wks back and this bike is just awsm , if u r luking for a 150 cc bike then this bike is the best best best best best ...

    Style

    just awsmmmmmmmmm

    engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox

    very good

    ride quality & handling

    awsm

    final words

    i bought this bike about two wks back and this bike is just awsm , if u r luking for a 150 cc bike then this bike is the best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best best

    areas of improvement

    need more colors

    pros

    luks, style, engine, performance

    cons

    nothing , but it would be better if the rear seat height increased , it will give more sporty luks

    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 5

      Value for Money

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  •  5Yamaha fz 16 ambush blue 6 years ago by Vivekanand
    Style exellent engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox good ride quality & handling exellent final words awesome areas of improvement head light and seat style style exellent engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox good ride quality & handling exellent...

    Style

    exellent

    engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox

    good

    ride quality & handling

    exellent

    final words

    awesome

    areas of improvement

    head light and seat style

    style

    exellent

    engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox

    good

    ride quality & handling

    exellent

    final words

    awesome

    areas of improvement

    head light and seat style

    style

    exellent

    engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox

    good

    ride quality & handling

    exellent

    final words

    awesome

    areas of improvement

    head light and seat style

    style

    exellent

    engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox

    good

    ride quality & handling

    exellent

    final words

    awesome

    areas of improvement

    head light and seat style

    pros

    comfort ,style

    cons

    fuel lock

    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 4

      Value for Money

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  • Style absalutly stylish ,in fact it is the only one thing the bike is good about engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox it is just ok, initialy gets very hot (up to 5000 kms ) and smells .Vehicles lacks power compaired to other counterparts ,starts vibrating when ...

    Style

    absalutly stylish ,in fact it is the only one thing the bike is good about

    engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox

    it is just ok, initialy gets very hot (up to 5000 kms ) and smells .Vehicles lacks power compaired to other counterparts ,starts vibrating when it crosses 57kmph.I doubts the top speed claimed by yamaha (112kmph) . Top speed achieved by me is only 88kmph than too the vehicle was shivering badly . Feuel economy is ok ,if you ride between 55-65kmph the claimed milage of 48kmpl can be achieved .Gear shift is smooth as far as now (my bike covered 9500kms)

    ride quality & handling

    handling is good .Bike is stable up to 57 kmph .At a higher spped bike vibrates but still the handling is good

    poor build quality - shock oil ,oil seal,dust seal,disc brake pads replaced till ( under 10000 km)

    chain sprket bearing set need to be replaced and rear shock giving problems. Thease all are under 10000 kms !!!! indicates that build quality is very poor .Also the cost of spares are very high .Rs 2000 spend for shock repairing another 5000 rs still recquired to repair chain and rear shock.Service is very very poor ,technicians lacks product /repair knowledge .Dealaer will charge you for repair works although your bike is in free service period and warrenty dosnot covers things like this .

    Final words

    not at all a value for money item .Not based on fuel economy ,i dont thing fz s/fz 16 customers expect a milage more that 40 kmpl but - bike doesnt have that performance as advertised and buil quality is very poor plus high maintenance cost

    my final verdit is : aviodable

    areas of improvement

    except stlye all other areas need improvement

    pros

    style

    cons

    maintenance cost,fuel efficiency,build quality,poor service

    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 3

      Comfort

    • 1

      Value for Money

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