Dubbed as the Lord of the Streets, Yamaha FZ16 reflects spicy and gorgeous looks in its three colors of flaming red, orange and midnight black. Designed on the earlier version of FZ series, appeal of the bike is further enhanced by its multi reflector headlamps and plastic resin molded fuel tank. However, it’s the number plate on the front that distorts Yamaha FZ16 looks and it’s a bit awkward. Additionally one has to search for the fuel tap as it is positioned way bit downward.
This street fighter is motorized by 153cc, bi-valve, air-cooled SOHC (Single Overhead Camshaft) engine that attains maximum torque of 14Nm @6000 rpm and generates output of 14PS @7500 rpm. This particular bike Yamaha FZ16 is different and definitely catering to different segment of bike enthusiasts at price range of Rs. 70,000-Rs.75, 000.
The weight distribution of the bike is good and with monocross suspension it enhances stability, allows greater agility and guarantees comfort. The tires of Yamaha FZ16 are huge and again it is also equipped with 267mm front disc brake with twin calipers and drum brakes at the rear end. However, Yamaha could have added disc brake at the rear end too as it could have enhanced the bike features further.
Yamaha FZ 16 is expected to do well in Indian roads with least gas emission. The mileage is low though at about 35 kmpl, but there had been some sacrificing on the mileage to give a pickup; style and power is all that matter when someone wants to cruise on the Lord of The Streets and Yamaha FZ16 is way ahead of its competitors in that regard. A respite even for them is that Yamaha brand name, and with FZ16 Yamaha did come back to the market with a bang.