- Semi-faired styling
- Smooth engine
- Good road holding
- Fuel Injected version gets Blue Core
- Soft suspension
- Expensive against competition
- Poor stocking of spare parts
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Yamaha Fazer Overview
Yamaha Fazer has been a popular model ever since its introduction to the Indian people. The sport touring styling was able to grab the attention of customers and then it had brilliant performance to go with it. Fazer has been designed on the platform of the Yamaha FZ16 and comes loaded with features such as a large tank cowl, digital console with carbon finish and fat tyres. Yamaha Fazer is available with four great looking colours that are Lava Red, Flaming Orange, Midnight Black, and Electric Blue. The introduction of a fuel injected version has been welcome, and will stretch the efficiency figure.
Yamaha Fazer Engine & Transmission
In terms of engine performance, the motorcycle is powered by a 153cc air-cooled, 4 stroke,SOHC, 2-valve single cylinder engine which is good for 13.8bhp of maximum power at 7,500rpm and peak torque of 14Nm at 6,500rpm. This bike became popular due to its smart blend of power, performance and rugged looks. The FI version however generates lesser power, which is 12.9bhp at 8,000rpm, and lesser peak torque of 12.8Nm at 6,000rpm. FI version does get the Blue Core technology though which will be able to balance the power deficit and enhance fuel efficiency, as it is lighter in body weight by 4kg.
Yamaha Fazer Mileage
Considering the weight, power delivery and responsive engine of the bike, fuel consumption is decently good.The Yamaha Fazer delivers figure of 43.4kmpl in urban traffic conditions, which goes up to 54.3kmpl on open highway riding.
Yamaha Fazer Performance and Handling
Suspension setup on the Fazer is an advanced Telescopic system for front and a seven step adjustable Mono-cross rear suspension system. Expect a less jerky ride on bumpy roads and easier handling. Both front and rear wheels are 17 inches alloys along with wheel size of 100/60mm up front and 140/60mm section for rear wheel. The bike features high grip tubeless tyres which ensure a stable ride to the rider even on wet roads. It also provides better safety and avoids slippage and skidding. The bike will accelerate to 60kmph in about 5.2 seconds and will be able to touch a top speed of 108.8kmph. Yamaha Fazer has a wheel base of 1335mm and a minimum ground clearance sits at 160mm. The long and firm seat is designed for comfort to the pillion rider as well. Fazer weighs in at 141kg (wet) and the fuel tank capacity of the bike is 12litre. The FI version is lighter at 137kg. Yamaha Fazer proves to be good buy apart from the fuel efficiency and spare part availability which Yamaha India should look into soon. Its style has been a key point for its positive response in the market. The bike has great overall quality, and the rider would love to run it up and down the city regularly.