Yamaha FZ16

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Yamaha FZ-16 and FZ-S
Yamaha FZ16.jpg
Manufacturer India Yamaha Motor
Also called Yamaha Byson
Parent company Yamaha Motor Company
Production 2008−
Class Standard/naked
Engine 153 cc (9.3 cu in), air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve single
Bore / stroke 58.0 mm × 57.9 mm (2.28 in × 2.28 in)
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Top speed 112.34 km/h (69.80 mph)[1]
Ignition type CDI
Transmission 5-speed manual constant mesh
Frame type Diamond
Suspension Front: Telescopic
Rear: monocross[clarification needed]
Brakes Front: Hydraulic single disc
Rear: drum
Tires Front: 100/80-17
Rear: 140/60-R17 (120/70-17 for indonesian market)
Wheelbase 1,355 mm (53.3 in)
Dimensions L: 1,975 mm (77.8 in)
W: 770 mm (30 in)
H: 1,045 mm (41.1 in)
Seat height 790 mm (31 in)
Fuel capacity 12 l (2.6 imp gal; 3.2 US gal)
Oil capacity 1.2 l (0.26 imp gal; 0.32 US gal)

The Yamaha FZ-16 and FZ-S are motorcycles manufactured by India Yamaha Motor. Inspired by the naked bike concept, the FZ-16 is modeled after its more popular counterpart the FZ1 with scaled down engine capacity to 153 cc more suited to the Indian and its Asian market's roads.[clarification needed]. It is a very popular in Sri Lankan market as well. The FZ-16 uses 140/60 size rear radial tubeless tyre. It won Bike of the Year Award from UTVi/Autocar, Zigwheels, and Business Standard Motoring, and the Viewers Choice award at UTVi & Autocar India Awards 2009.[citation needed]

Yamaha Motors India has also launched the Yamaha FZ-S another variant of the FZ-16, with a front visor.[2] It was released in March 2009, and is marketed in India.

Global markets[edit]

Some models are imported from India to Japan (its mother company´s location). Japanese tuners like Daytona produce special parts for it.

In Indonesia, the FZ16 is known as the Yamaha Byson, with few specification changes.

The Yamaha FZ16 is also manufactured in Colombia and Argentina, it is exported to the rest of Latin America with extraordinary success.FZ16 was the best selling bike below 200cc at great performance.[3] In Chile and Argentina it is reportedly difficult to acquire one directly due to its attractive sporty look and high demand. In Argentina Yamaha dealers are said to charge up to 40% price increases due to scarcity. Motomel (an Argentine motorcycle company) has deliberately copied the design of the model to "create" its Motomel Sirius 200 with a 200 cc displacement.[4]


All specifications are manufacturer claimed.[5]

Model Year 2008 2012
Engine Type Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC
Displacement 153.00 cc (9.337 cu in)
Bore/Stroke 58.0 mm × 57.9 mm (2.28 in × 2.28 in)
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Maximum Power 10.3 kW (14 PS) (13.8 HP) @ 7,500 rpm
Maximum Torque 13.6 N·m (10.0 lbf·ft) @ 6,000 rpm
Fuel Supply Carburetor
Clutch type Wet, multiple-disc
Starting method Electric and Kick
Transmission 5-speed w/multi-plate clutch
Gear Ratios

2.714 (38/14)
1.789 (34/19)
1.318 (29/22)
1.045 (23/22)
0.875 (21/24)
Primary Reduction Ratio 3.409 / 2.857
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork; Coil Spring/oil Damper; 5.12"(130 mm)
Rear Suspension Swingarm Coil Spring/oil damper; 4.72" (120 mm)
Front Brakes Single 320 mm floating disc
Rear Brakes Drum Brake
Front Tire 100/80ZR-17M/C 52P (MRF/ZAPPER-FX)
Rear Tire 140/60-R117M/C 63P (MRF/revz)
Dry Weight 297 lb (135 kg)
Fuel Capacity /
12.0 l (2.6 imp gal; 3.2 US gal)
1.4 l (0.31 imp gal; 0.37 US gal)
Lubrication system Wet sump
Engine Oil Type - SAE20W40 or SAE 20W50
Recommended engine oil grade - API service SE type or higher, JASO standard MA
Engine oil quantity Total amount - 1.2 l
Without filter cartridge replacement - 1.00 l (1.06 US qt, 0.88 Imp.qt)
With oil filter cartridge replacement - 1.10 l (1.16 US qt, 0.97Imp.qt)
Cooling system
Wheelbase 52.5 in (1334 mm)
Width 30.0 in (770 mm)
Ground Clearance 6.30 in (160 mm)
Minimum Turning Radius 92.1 in (2340 mm)


  1. ^ Adil Jal Darukhanawala (28 October 2008), "Yamaha FZ16: Roadtest", ZigWheels, retrieved 2011-09-13 
  2. ^ "Style boy - Yamaha FZ-S - Motorcycle : Overdrive". Overdrive magazine. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Yamaha FZ16, the secret of its success (Spanish) : La Moto". motorpress latinoamerica. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Motomel, Official Website". Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.yamaha-motor-india.com/product/fz16/specs.html

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