|ENGINE||4-Stroke, Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-Valve|
|MAX POWER||12.2kW (8,500rpm)|
|Engine type||4-Stroke, Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-Valve|
|Maximum Power||12.2kW (8,500rpm)|
|Maximum Torque||14.5N.m (7,500rpm)|
|Compression Ratio||10.4 : 1|
|Bore X Stroke||57.0 x 58.7 mm|
|No. of Cylinders||Single|
|No. of Gears||5|
|Clutch||Wet multi-plate type|
|Oil type||Octane 91 petrol or higher|
|Kerb Weight||117 kg|
|Seat Height||790 mm|
|Fuel Type||Octane 91 petrol or higher|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||12 L|
|No. of Seats||2|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic forks|
|Rear Suspension||Swing Arm (shock absorber)|
|Front Brake||Hydraulic Single Disc|
|Rear Brake||Hydraulic Single Disc|
|Front Tyre||90/80 – 17 M/C 46P|
|Rear Tyre||120/70 – 17 M/C 58P|
|Battery||12V 3.5 Ah|
|Headlight Type||Full LED head light|
|Low Fuel Indicator||✓|
|Low Oil Indicator||✓|
|Top Speed||139 km/H|
|Mileage (City)||35 Kmpl|
|Mileage (Highway)||45 Kmpl|
|Mileage (City & highway)||40 Kmpl|
|Red Black||Blue Ash|
Yamaha FZ150i Review
Yamaha is one of the three most renowned brand of motorcycle in the world as well as one of the two top popular brand in Bangladesh. A number of models of Yamaha motorcycles are current available in Bangladeshi market including couple of newly released models. Yamaha FZ 150i is one of them as newly released model in Bangladesh which is a naked edition sports bike. Earlier, Yamaha did business in Bangladesh by R15 V1, R15 V2, Fzs and Fazer. And now, FZ 150i is included in same segment.
It seems that Yamaha is always one step ahead than rest brands motorcycles and now, they have imported FZ 150i from Malaysia and the bike possesses the same technology as R15 V1. However, the looks of the bike is not so good to compare with R15 V2 or M – Slaz but considering it’s price range, it can compare with Fzs V2 and Fazer V2 easily.
Design & looks: By considering the design of FZ 150i, it seems a bit old than current different bikes of Yamaha. Excluding it’s fuel tank kit, it’s seating position and fuel tank are pretty similar with Suzuki Gixxer but adding two side kit with the fuel tank, company tried to give a better looks. Besides, it has also a beautiful engine guard. Finally, we can say that the design of the motorcycle is not the best one which seems aggressive than beautiful. If we look to this bike from side, it looks like a bull which is ready to run.
Engine performance: Though, looking of the bike is not so good which seems basically little old but it’s engine is amazing. FZ 150i consists of 150cc liquid cooled engine which is four stroke and single cylinder included. Adding four valve has increased the power pretty enough. The engine can produce same power as Yamaha R15 V1. Though, R15 V1 unleashed almost 8 years ago and it seems that the technology of the engine a bit old but it would be easy to rebuild this engine if engine goes die. Besides, the engine consists of 16.4 BHP along with 14.5 Nm maximum torque which means it can able to make instant acceleration. Though, recent sports bike of Yamaha consists of six speed gearbox but in the case of FZ 150i, it possesses five speed gearbox which can provide exact same speed as rest sports bike.
Dimensions & seating position: Dimension of FZ 150i is pretty standard level which consists of 2009 * 705 * 1035 mm length, width and height. It’s wheelbase is 1296 mm along with 167 mm ground clearance. Seat height is 790 mm which is almost perfect for sports bike. It’s seating position is also good which can cause no back pain which a rider might actually feel by riding R15 V2 or M – Slaz. The weight of this motorcycle is just 117 kg which is almost same as Hero Splendor. Despite being such poor weight, it is very good for highway and riders would face no problem to cross wind.
Suspension & Brakes: Telescopic suspension is used for front part and the rear suspension is swing arm which provides good balance and comfort. Besides, it’s both brakes are disc which has secured the ride completely. Front tyre is a bit thinner but rear tyre is 120/70 – 17 M/C. Though, rear tyre is also less wider than M – Slaz but can grip well. Due to less wide tyres, it’s speed are too good. According to the report, with no pillion, it can run with 139 km/h and with 150 kg weight, it’s top speed is 124 km per hour recorded.
Mileage: The most disappointing fact of the bike is it’s mileage. It can provide only 38 to 40 km mileage average which is almost poor. By tuning well and servicing properly, it can provide best mileage which would be little bit more than current.
Instrument Panel & Features: The instrument panel of the bike is very well which consists of a small digital speedometer and analog tachometer. Besides, it has analog rev counter. Speedometer consists of fuel tank gauge and some warning lights like over heating light and some others.
Colors & Price: The current price of this speed monster is BDT 375,000 which is available in just few showrooms in Bangladesh. There are two colors are available in Bangladesh which are Red and Blue. This motorcycle isn’t officially launched by the authorized distributor of Yamaha in Bangladesh ACI Motors Ltd. But some importer sold this bike ago.