good report buddy, but i would say with the fair kerb weight,and its on road price yamaha should have offered more powerful engine on this bike rather then 150cc to compete with better oponents like p220,karizma,apache 180.
@ AMG: problem is, you form a stern opinion on something after reading reviews from magazines. Dont limit yourself to mags. dont rely on them for reviews or knowledge.
What mukesh has written here is his personal riding experience & not what some mags claim. and even i feel, Fazer or FZ16 is better than R15 for various reasons. but lets not get into that.
R15 beats the P220 on the track, true. thats because it has got superior handling. but how often do you ride on the track? what about real roads & traffic conditions? P220 beats the R15 by 1 second in 0-60 kmph. bhp talks dude! R15 has got top end performance & a very weak bottom end, which is fine on the track but not on indian roads!
Fuel Efficiency figures data may cause a let down for some, because Yamaha Fazer manages to return an average fuel efficiency figure of 40kmpl, which is low for a 150cc bike. And to answer the question is higher Kerb weight, but if you are a rev lover, then be ready to drain in most your bucks for feeding its hungry fuel tank.
FZ series of bikes are actually lighter than even the Unicorn with kerb weight 141 for Fazer and 149 for Unicorn respectively. FZ engines are basically meant for city ride only and Yamaha marketed Fazer as a touring bike. It's not at all good for touring. Engine is superb in low and mid range, but looses grunt in the high-rpm range. Fazer actually required a 180 or + cc mill. I very much felt the bike is overpriced. For 6k more you can get a ZMA-R, which has got the real touring spirit. I did 220+ km in a stretch and the result was sore butt . It struggles after the 80 kmph. But the engine is one of the best in terms of refinement [though not as refined as Honda mills]. An additional ratio could have solved the issue.
Mileage is solely dependent on luck and how you ride the bike. In every forum, everyone is craving for 30+ mileage, but at ASC I have met many riders with 45+ mileage in stock condition. Even I am getting 55+ sometimes and 35 other time and 45-50 most of the time.
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