Wednesday, September 17, 2008

the Yamaha FZ150, apparently, has been rechristened the FZ16 before the launch. Guess all that R&D expertise of Yam is definitely feeding off now. it has a respectable 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder, 2-valve engine, which produces 14 Ps at 7500 rpm and 14 N.m. of torque at 6000 rpm. Nice figures I say!

the specs are up at Indian on 2 Wheels. Go check. A decent powerband to experiment with. Going by the recent trend that that delightful and fun bike, the RTR 160, has brought into the Indian Market of late, "Race on Sunday, sell on Monday", this would be a nice little step up before the Baby Ninja hits the market.

Oh well, bring 'em on!!




PS: Image courtesy of Indian on 2 Wheels. I do not receive any monetary benefit out of displaying the same.


Max said...

Theres only one spec I have a problem with! (What? Not again! Why does Max have a problem with everything! Even something seemingly perfect!)

140 rear wheel? Way too much, yes it looks good, adds style, comfort and brag factor, but a 130 would look just as big, good, stylish and brag factor too... not to mention ADD A POINT OR TWO for POWER :-)

The difference between perfect and almost, is very subtle. R15 needed a 110/120 out rear (if it is indeed a learners bike for enthusiasts to race!) and the FZ is over padded at the back. Lose the fat! :-D

...yes I have some free time!



ps - my views have nothing to do with the quality of this machine, I would still give this machine a 9/10 rating!

EvolutioN said...

yes, i think so too. but decent effort, and certainly makes the machine look good, that is given (except for that ugly saree guard).

see, i think they had the average dork's sense of style in mind when they put in the tyres... otherwise i donot see the need of so much fat at the back. :)

over padded at the back... remind me of your comment about Demi Moore's botox filled derriere!

:D :D :D :D




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