The hottest looking bike on road these days by Yamaha is FZ16. After strikingly hot looking racing style R15, Yamaha have come up with muscular and stunning bike FZ16. Yamaha is world leader in Biking and produces real good quality bikes. In this post we are going to have a look on Yamaha FZ16.
A picture is worth a thousand words, so lets have a look.
Side view looks good, the tank looks macho and muscular. There is Yamaha logo just below the tank, which looks classy, covers some part of the engine from the side, and is of same color as tank. There is aluminum finish at the joint of tank and seat, which extents down till foot-rest. It gives a pointed and triangular look. Exhaust looks beautiful in twin-color tone, aluminum and metallic black. Its hexagonal in shape which is one of its kind. The brake disk also adds to the overall looks.
Front also looks cool, the headlamp is large and clear, has multi-reflector technology. The turn-indicators are sharp and pointed extending just by the side of head lamp. Engine is all black coated, which looks really good. The rods of front shockers are thicker than other normal bikes, which also makes it look muscular.
The instrument cluster is neat and stylish. Tank looks good in twin color, having beautiful bolts like design. the fuel cap is of chrome finish.
Seat looks good, but not sure that it will feel comfortable to all kind of riders or not, because styling is so high that ergonomics might have been compromised to style.
So the verdict on looks is, it is outstanding and looks great.
Single cylinder engine of Yamaha FZ16 has capacity of 153ccm, SOHC (single over head cam), air cooled, 4 stroke 2 valve engine which can produce max power 14 BHP and a max torque of 14 Nm which is quite impressive.
Yamaha FZ16 has a mono cross suspension on rear side which provides higher degree of stability, handling and greater comfort. In front side there is a Telescopic hydraulic suspension which provides greater shock absorption. This is only the second bike on Indian roads after Honda Unicorn to use mono-shock suspension.
Brakes & Tyre:
There is disc brake used in front wheel of Yamaha FZ16 is of large diameter (270 mm) which provide strong stopping power, higher degree of balance and good breaking performance, and in rear wheel there is drum brake. Tyre used in both wheels are tubeless tyres, with rear radial tyre having 60% aspect ratio which is first time in Indian bikes.
The exhaust used in Yamaha FZ16 is of distinct shape. It is a 2-layer type exhaust which provides passage between main exhaust and sleeve, which leads to higher degree of cooling to sleeve for safety. The shape of exhaust own one more star in its look.
LCD – meter:
Yamaha FZ16 has a Fully LCD(liquid crystal display) meter having speedometer , tachometer , fuel gauge, high beam indicator, side indicator, neutral indicator and engine starting meter (which installed first time in bike). Theses all meters and indicators are designed and installed keeping field of vision in mind clearly.
Headlight and Fuel Tank:
Yamaha FZ16 has multi-reflector headlight which has a distinct look from front side, the fuel tank is of 12 liters capacity having muscular appearance with the help of plastic resin on steel tank which enhance look from side view. The use of multi-reflector headlamps is restricted to high-end bikes only, this kind of technology is usually used in cars.
Have a looks at the specification of Yamaha FZ16 summarized in the table below:
|Engine||Air cooled,4 Stroke, SOHC, 2 Valve|
|Bore x Stroke||58 x 57.9 mm|
|Compression Ratio||9.5 : 1|
|Power (max)||14 PS @ 7500 rpm|
|Torque (max )||14 Nm @ 6000 rpm|
|Starting method||Electric start|
|Suspension Front/Rear||Telescopic/mono cross|
|Brake Front/ Rear||Hydraulic Single Disc/Drum|
|Curb Weight||137 Kg|
|Dry Weight||126 Kg|
|Fuel Tank||12 Ltrs.|
|L x W x H||1975 x 77 x 1045 mm|
It comes in three colors, all are like racing and sporty spirited colors.
Midnight black , Lava Red and Flaming orange.
I am yet to have my ride on Yamaha FZ16, but from reviews that i have got from friends and magazines and newspapers tell that the bike is peppy and stylish. Got a style statement, makes my head turn whenever I see it on road. Given a chance, I would like to buy one. Although I have more love for cruiser bikes, but for a change, its good to leave a style statement.
Photo Courtesy [Yamaha India]