The all new macho street fighter – Yamaha FZ 16 has been launched by Yamaha Motors,India last day.FZ16 is a taut, muscular adrenaline pumping machine. The bike is designed and engineered with the potential for active and even aggressive enjoyment for its riders,due to revolutionize the biking scene in the country . The bike boasts of a 153cc air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder high torque engine for active city riding. The single-axis balancer reduces vibration for more comfortable riding. A negative pressure type Φ26mm carburetor with TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) contributes to outstanding engine response on the FZ16. The placement of this model’s ‘MidShip Muffler’ is toward the centre of the machine to achieve good concentration of mass, exhaust efficiency and handling. While 5-speed transmission provides a smooth operational touch, the gear ratios are set to provide optimum performance and agility in city riding.
Running performance and handling of the bike is ensured by A Monocross suspension. At the same time it inhibits machine bottoming while riding with a tandem passenger and provides a very comfortable ride. The front suspension is 41 mm thick, besides good absorption of shocks from the road, this suspension also provides good damping characteristics during acceleration and braking.
FZ 16 also has India’s first “140/60-17″ size rear radial with a 60% aspect ratio contributes to bettergrip and handling stability. To achieve sufficient cooling effect, the cylinder head on the FZ16 engine is designed with especially large fins as well as a shroud (air intake cowl) to effectively direct airflow to the engine.
It is being offered in 3 colours – Lava Red, Midnight Black and Flaming Orange and is priced at Rs. 65,000 ex showroom (all India).I think this is the one that will rule the indian roads.