Thursday, June 18, 2009

Yamaha FZ-S: The ultimate bike of 2009

(This entry was originally uploaded on May 2009.)

About half of the Indian population is thirty years old and this makes India an attractive market for stylish sports bikes. On March 2, 2009, Yamaha launched Yamaha FZ-S, the latest of its FZ series bike. Already, the Yamaha FZ-16 bike is quite popular in India. It revolutionized the bike in India. It has bagged the prestigious Bike of the Year Award from UTVi / Autocar, Zigwheels and Business Standard Motoring and Viewers Choice award at UTVi & Autocar India Awards 2009. The all new FZ-S is a continuation of that success.

The first noticeable thing about the Yamaha FZ-S is its design which beams machismo, style, and energy. Here is a motorbike you would love to flaunt and it would definitely impress the girls. A true head turner, the Yamaha FZ-S sports European design.

Yamaha FZ-S basic facts:

  • Name: Yamaha FZ-S.
  • Length: 1,975mm.
  • Width: 770mm.
  • Height: 1,045mm.
  • Seat height: 790mm.
  • Wheelbase: 1,335mm.
  • Headlamp: 12V35W / 35W35W.
  • Wheel type: 5 spoke alloys.
  • Wheel size: 100/60 mm - 140/60 mm
  • Ground clearance: 160mm.
  • Dry weight: 126 kg.
  • Curb weight: 137 kg.
  • Fuel tank volume: 12 liters.
  • Engine oil volume: 1.2 liters.
  • Fuel consumption (city): 36 liter.
  • Fuel consumption (highway): 47 liter.
  • Color: Yellow streak and silver touch.


  • Engine type: Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
  • Number of cylinders: 1
  • Valve per cylinder: 4
  • Displacement: 153 cc
  • Bore: 58 mm
  • Stroke: 57.9mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.5:1
  • Maximum power: 14 Bhp@ 7500 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 13.6 Nm @ 6000 rpm
  • Starting method: Electric starter
  • Lubrication: Wet sump
  • Carburetor: BS26
  • Clutch: Constant mesh wet multiplate
  • Ignition: CDI
  • Gears: 5 manual gears.


  • Frame type: Diamond
  • Front suspension: Telescopic
  • Rear suspension: Monocross
  • Front brake type: Hydraulic single disc brake.
  • Rear brake type: Drum brake.


The price of the Yamaha FZ-S is Rs. 67000.

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