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India’s Most Macho Looking Motorbike – FZ16

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No!! Its not the bike shown just below. But, just for the sake of comparison, do you remember the bike shown below?

old yamaha

It is Yamaha’s RX 100. The same bike that used to run on Indian roads with the others like Hero Hondas (CD 100s), Rajduts, Bullets and others.

But the types of bikes that Yamaha made in India were nowhere near those of global Yamaha standards. And few months back, Yamaha (India) did promise to deliver bikes of international standard. And what a deliverance it has been…

Just have a look at the shots of Yamaha’s latest bike in India – FZ16

Seems like old Yamaha has died and new one is born from its ashes!


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Its simply the rockstar of bikes in India right now.

Move over Bajaj (read Pulsar), Yamaha is back!!!

And another surprise. This newest entrant in the 150 cc category is not as bad a fuel guzzler as it looks.

Priced at an incredible Rs. 70,000 (estimated)….its a steal.

Macho, Muscular are the only adjectives that come into mind. The bike gets its looks from the global FZ series known for awesome looks and tremendous power. Everything about this bike is big, the wide tyres, the huge tank, the beefy forks. Viewed side on it looks like a well built athlete on the start line flexing its muscles, waiting to smash all the records.

Now this monster is a great urban bike built for great performance and easy-living functionality, because that’s the whole idea of a bike like this. It has got heart-pumping knockout performance and it’s got serious attitude on top of that, a lean and mean look that’s all about raw power. It keeps it simple, with street-tough naked styling and super-civilized power delivery and a specially designed riding position that gives riders extra confidence at lower speeds.

yamaha fz16The meters on the FZ16 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. And lets be honest. This type of digital meter console has not been seen in India till now.

Yamaha is planning to commercially launch FZ-16 in the festive season of October after which the bike will go on sale throughout the country. The bike is evidently going to shake the entire two-wheeler segment. And I am dead sure that Pulsars, Stunners, Apaches are going to have a really tough time competing with this bike. But I must confess that I have doubts regarding the marketing capabilities of Yamaha (India). I just pray that a good bike like FZ16 doesn’t wither away due to lack of proper promotion

For those who know what I mean, is this not the Howard Roark of Indian bikes…???   😉

yamaha fz16


Written by Dev

September 28, 2008 at 4:47 am

7 Responses

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  1. Yezdi gets my vote for the most masculine bike..


    September 28, 2008 at 11:34 pm

  2. Howard Roark….now dat gets me thinking…too bad im not into dis bike genre AT ALL so cant comment if u r rite in the comparison.


    September 29, 2008 at 4:34 am

  3. @nitesh
    Yezdi was fine…n for that matter even bullet is gud….but in the newer bikes, this is the man

    no issues… 🙂


    September 29, 2008 at 8:16 am

  4. looking gorgeous to see but check out after a drive


    October 16, 2008 at 4:21 pm

  5. Hey guys..
    i have booked this bike today.. its the Lord of the Street ..
    amazing bike ..wonderful creation of yamaha..FZ 16 is one hellova ride.. its two months waiting… m counting the days …nice ride guys trust me killing looks great features… Mileage is arnd 40-45 km/pl. No Kick,,, Electric start..Thats My Bitch…Yamaha FZ 16.. I have posted about the same on my blog


    November 10, 2008 at 7:57 am

  6. That thing looks good! I would love to have one

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    February 19, 2009 at 5:59 am

  7. does not look very fast.. Looks Ok I guess

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    March 12, 2009 at 11:31 pm

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