Yahama recently brought its highly successful international sports bike Fazer series to India with the launch of the new Yahama Fazer 150. Better known for its sporty and trendy design and looks, the new Fazer has replaced the FZ16 in the Indian market. Let’s take an in-depth look at the Fazer 150 in our Yamaha Fazer review.
Design and Style
The first look of the bike makes our jaw drop in astonishment. The Fazer is a thing of beauty with the dual-tone aerodynamic front cowling designed to complement the design and minimize the drag and wind blast when riding at higher speeds. On the front end, two 35 watt headlamps are perfectly balanced out by a parking lamp in between. Only drawback? They both cannot be used at the same time. At the rear side, a wide fender protects the tire from splash and mud effects. The paint job done on the bike is of high quality and every minute detail is looked after on the bike to perfection.
Engine, Gearbox and Instrument Console
One most important aspect in our Yamaha Fazer review is the engine. The machine is backed by an air-cooled, 2-valve and 4-stroke 150cc SOHC engine. It provides the bike with 13.8Bhp at 7500 rpm and has a maximum torque at 6000 rom of 13.6 Nm. Fazer comes with a five-speed transmission box and an electric starter combined perfectly with an all-digital speed console. It features full LCD displays for tachometer, speedometer, indicator lights and trip meter. A yellow colored backlit display is very effective at night time and the smart visor helps in easy viewing at daytime.
Acceleration, Top Speed and Mileage
The engine attached to the bike is very moderately capable to provide a decent acceleration. Although, Yamaha advertises the top speed for the Fazer as 132kmph, it greatly depends upon the weight and size of the rider riding the bike. However, you can expect to reach 118kmph at an average. The fuel tank has a maximum capacity of 12L and provides you with an average mileage of 40kmpl.
Comfort While Driving
The Yahama Fazer 150 is designed in such a way to provide the rider with an uttermost comfortable ride besides the sporty look to the bike. You can feel the seating position to be much more relaxed thanks to the raised handlebar. The seat space on the bike is larger than most bikes in the same price bracket making it easier for riders of every shape and size to take a tour on the bike easily. A grab bar at the rear end of the back acts as both – a backrest and stability point for the pillion rider.
The rear and front tyres on the Fazer are tubeless making it less prone to sudden impactful flattening when punctured. The bike is still able to maintain performance even in the case where the integrity of the tire has been compromised. The bike also includes a chain protector which protects any loose clothing to stick in the chain.
Suspension and Brakes
The Fazer features a Monocross suspension as its predecessors, ensuring a responsive and stable riding experience. The telescopic forks at the front end are able to absorb most of the on-road shocks. Even the pillion rider doesn’t feel much uncomforted in the ride due to the presence of the monocross suspension at the back also.
The Fazer includes a 267mm hydraulic disc brake on the front side and the rear end includes a drum brake. The disc brake at the front includes a two-pot caliper that takes full advantage of the outer perimeter of the disc to improve responsiveness and stability.
The Fazer includes a 100/80-17 inch tire on the front end and India’s first ever 140/60-17 inch radial tire at the rear end for greater on-road stability.
The Final Say
The Yamaha Fazer is available in India in three different shades – Ravine Red, Terrain White and Wilderness Black and each color enhances the beauty of the bike. The bike is designed specifically keeping the people’s requirements in mind and certainly promises to deliver on the stuff we mentioned in our Yamaha Fazer review.