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Yamaha FZS Fi v2 user review by Washim Sarwer Rahi
I have Fascination about motorcycles from the very earlier time in my life, you can say enthusiasm. I had always liked muscular and speedy motorcycles and for this my first motorcycle was TVS Apache RTR 150. Without any doubt this bike is muscular but it is like fitness model, not similar as the world champion Arnold Schwarzenegger. We cannot purchase heavy muscular bikes because of the cc limitation but when I first saw Yamaha FZS 150 I decided one day I will own this bike. I have ridden this bike on that time but it was not mine, many of my friends owned this model. After that for few days importing FZS was stopped. Recently I heard new version of Yamaha FZS is about to arrive in our country. Without any kind of delay I started to get information about the arrival of this bike at Natore Showrooms. I didn’t found my favorite model and color and came to Rajshahi. Same thing happens here also. I need to place a preorder to have this bike but I need it now. After having no choice left I knocked the owner of Motorcycle valley Abu Syeed Mahmud Hasan. With his help at last I find my expected motorcycle from KR bike center.
Because I have ridden FZS before, I will try to compare my both past and present experiences in this short review.
Almost after 6 years Yamaha modified their FZS series and named it FZS-Fi. First thing first you will notice huge cosmetics changes at this new version. Aerodynamic designed headlight is not similar as the past. Muscular tanker and rear tire remains the same as before but the exhaust system of rear tail light has been changed. If you want to see the mechanical changes then you will be upset a little. Previous model holds 153cc engine but the new one holds 149cc. Engine power and torque are also been reduced to 13bhp and 12.8 NM. So what do you think Yamaha made their street fighter bike into a commuter? I will say no. After riding this bike for a while you will agree with me. Instead of carburetor system fuel injection system is being used at this bike which made this motorcycle into a monster.
You will be very happy at the city roads with this bike especially in crowded roads. In highways you will have 70-80 KM/H speed easily. I have already tested that and I got 110 KM/H speed with my bike by my own. Gear transmission is really smooth and I haven’t faced any problem yet. Only two things I didn’t like at FZS which are six gears will be better for this bike and rear disc brakes.
Like the previous model suspension can be hard at the new version. There is nothing to worry about, because you will get more confidence at the good speed turning and better stability. I think Yamaha did it intentionally but at off roads riding with these suspensions will be difficult.
The main thing which satisfied me about this bike is its fuel efficiency. My friends used to say that FZS need more fuel than other 150cc bikes. They have got 25-30 KM/L mileage. I am getting 40-45 KM/L mileage with this new version but I don’t know for how long it will remain.
After riding this bike the thing I liked about it are, low fuel cost, better outlooks then before especially at the graphics, exhaust and seat. Without these good braking and better comfort is also remaining.
Bad sides of a motorcycle can be different with different rider. I have also noticed few things. For example, leg guard is larger than the handle bar and for this reason passersby can get face problems during ride. I didn’t like the stock horn at all so I replaced it with louder and stronger one. I think the engine noise is little bit extra. Because of the split seat lady pillions feel uncomfortable. Extra protector is need for the silencer.
Every single thing gives better service at the new condition. Minimum 15 to 20 thousand kilometer riding is important to say the pros and cons of a motorcycle. I am pleased with the service of my my bike still now and hoping for better at the future.