Reader’s review: Saurabh Jain’s quick review of the Yamaha Fazer

One way of looking at this bike is to dismiss it off as just another FZ. However, Yahmah claims instaling a aerodynamic front quarter fairing has transformed the street fighter into a tuner. Some 8 months ago, I decided to go for a Yamaha Fazer, hoping that it will have some connection with the real Fazer.

Engine and Transmission:  
Fazer is powered by the same Air Cooled 153cc 2 Valve refined mill from the FZ series which produces a peak power output of 14 Ps at 7500 rpm,  Peak torque output of 14 Nm which comes at an early 6000 rpm. Fazer has Constant mesh 5-speed trasmission.Gearbox and clutch are easy to use.  Now, a Fazer has to have a bigger engine but her, a power of just 14ps is all that I have to play with.
 
Style:  
No doubt that Fazer is a handsome bike. I feel that the front fairing has certainly transformed the way the FZ, the bike on which my Fazer is based on, looks. A lot of mile munching on highways has proven the efficiency of the fairing.Fazer is very good for long open higways. Fazer has a twin 35W headlamps out of which just one works when the bike is not on high beam.Left bulb is for low beam and right too lights up on shifting to high beam. Park it next to a Pulsar 220 and immediately the differences are crystal clear. The fairing, wheels, lights, speedo console, design, and every other visual aspect of the Fazer makes it stand miles ahead of the Bajaj in terms of quality and craftsmanship.
 
 
Riding Comfort :  
Fazer certainly has a more relaxed seating posture than rest of the 150cc bikes.It has high set handlebar which prevents fatigue and provides comfort for the backbone making it more comfortable for highway riding. I feel relaxed during hours of commutes in city. Highway cruising is a pleasure on this bike as its well designed fairing, along with the mass centralization concept, provides you with a level of confidence that is simply reassuring.
 
BRAKING:  
My point of view say that tires are most important after disk brake in Fazer. Because of good big rear 140/60-17 size Radial tubeless tyre and big front disk brake, braking is really good but why not a rear disk brake Yamaha?
 
 
FUEL Efficiency:  The bike delivers an average of 35 – 40Km/l.
 
 
If You want Good style bike in Rs,80000 , then Go for the Fazer. It is the  best looking 150cc in the market. But this bike has 150cc mill that is NOT from the R15. So, at Rs80000 it is certainly not the best buy for those looking for a performance bike.

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Yatharth is an automotive design student and a keen follower of the happenings in the Indian automotive industry. He has been handed the task of keeping you abreast with the action in the Indian motoring sphere on a daily basis. He skips his breakfasts and ditches his girlfriends for the noble job.

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  1. Pls put the correct picture…this one is of the 250 :(

  2. Pls put the correct picture…this one is of the 250 :(

  3. Pls put the correct picture…this one is of the 250 :(

  4. Well I too saw the picture is wrong but was in coll so couldn post.. and this reminded me that I too had posted a comparo of fz n my bike in forums n here saurbh also mentions the same strength's and weaknesses I had mentioned.. good, that means I wasn wrong about the bike..

  5. Well I too saw the picture is wrong but was in coll so couldn post.. and this reminded me that I too had posted a comparo of fz n my bike in forums n here saurbh also mentions the same strength's and weaknesses I had mentioned.. good, that means I wasn wrong about the bike..

  6. Well I too saw the picture is wrong but was in coll so couldn post.. and this reminded me that I too had posted a comparo of fz n my bike in forums n here saurbh also mentions the same strength's and weaknesses I had mentioned.. good, that means I wasn wrong about the bike..

  7. Bharth Ganeshan says:

    Review ws gud, but why do yu want to park nxt to P220 nd compare, secondly jst adding a fairing doesn't mean its mile muncher, this is something thts gone b doin wth engine department. This engine sucks crossing 95Kmph adding to the vows is its big fat rear wheels. This bike is certainly not enthusiasts choice its for college kids who want to stunt on streets.

  8. Bharth Ganeshan says:

    Review ws gud, but why do yu want to park nxt to P220 nd compare, secondly jst adding a fairing doesn't mean its mile muncher, this is something thts gone b doin wth engine department. This engine sucks crossing 95Kmph adding to the vows is its big fat rear wheels. This bike is certainly not enthusiasts choice its for college kids who want to stunt on streets.

  9. Bharth Ganeshan says:

    Review ws gud, but why do yu want to park nxt to P220 nd compare, secondly jst adding a fairing doesn't mean its mile muncher, this is something thts gone b doin wth engine department. This engine sucks crossing 95Kmph adding to the vows is its big fat rear wheels. This bike is certainly not enthusiasts choice its for college kids who want to stunt on streets.

  10. It looks great front up….in fact looks like a Fazer 600..but shift to the side and the bulky fairing looks a bit out of place. But then all quarter faired bikes available look misproportioned. The Yammie is indeed a lovely bike…but if I had to put 80k on this one- I'd put in some more and buy the Karizma. That'll make a better tourer as well.

  11. It looks great front up….in fact looks like a Fazer 600..but shift to the side and the bulky fairing looks a bit out of place. But then all quarter faired bikes available look misproportioned. The Yammie is indeed a lovely bike…but if I had to put 80k on this one- I'd put in some more and buy the Karizma. That'll make a better tourer as well.

  12. It looks great front up….in fact looks like a Fazer 600..but shift to the side and the bulky fairing looks a bit out of place. But then all quarter faired bikes available look misproportioned. The Yammie is indeed a lovely bike…but if I had to put 80k on this one- I'd put in some more and buy the Karizma. That'll make a better tourer as well.

  13. Nitin Arya says:

    thanks for the review.

  14. Nitin Arya says:

    thanks for the review.

  15. Nitin Arya says:

    thanks for the review.

  16. Arnob Gupta says:

    Tourer? With that gutless engine and pathetic headlamp + small tank, NO. Style leader, yes. Parked next to the 220 it does shine. But once both bikes begin to move, it will not even catch the 220s smoke, let alone see where the 220 disappeared at night.

  17. Arnob Gupta says:

    Tourer? With that gutless engine and pathetic headlamp + small tank, NO. Style leader, yes. Parked next to the 220 it does shine. But once both bikes begin to move, it will not even catch the 220s smoke, let alone see where the 220 disappeared at night.

  18. Arnob Gupta says:

    Tourer? With that gutless engine and pathetic headlamp + small tank, NO. Style leader, yes. Parked next to the 220 it does shine. But once both bikes begin to move, it will not even catch the 220s smoke, let alone see where the 220 disappeared at night.

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