Best 150 CC beast in the segment
This is the review of my first bike and I'm still riding this bike. I had purchased this bike in 2016. As there is another couple of bikes in the same segment and in the same price range but I had to choose this bike because of the following reasons.
Ø The primary reason which attracted me towards the bike is YAMAHA branding. As we all know that YAMAHA bikes are very reliable and solid in performance.
Ø I had another couple of bikes as options; one is SUZUKI GIXXER & HONDA HORNET. I went to the respective showrooms and driven the bikes later I went to YAMAHA showroom then I took a test ride of FZ FI model and I have impressed a lot with its performance and engine smoothness. I fell in love with the bike on my first ride itself.
Ø So I decided to buy the same bike and on the next day itself, I went to buy the bike with no confusion in my mind. I paid around 95,500/- including the accessories which I felt a great deal.
Pro’s which I like the most:
Ø Engine smoothness
Ø Great Pick-Up and don’t feel like you are riding an underpowered bike.
Ø 6 Free Services
Ø Vast Service network
Ø Affordable Service cost(which is quite low compared to other brands)
Ø Split seat for pillion comfort.
Ø Lack of Rear Disk(They have introduced the rear disk in 2017 model )
Ø No ABS
Ø Rear Mud Guard(later they have removed in the 2017 model)
?Overall Performance, Mileage, Pickup & Comfort (After 3 Years (30K KMS) ownership):
The overall performance is very good so far. I’ve been getting 38-40 KM/PL in city conditions (consider the Hyderabad traffic) and 40-42 KM/PL on Highways which I feel great when compared FZ carburettor model (My bike is fuel Injection model). Pick up of the bike is very aggressive and you’ll be the first one after the signal turns to Green from Red. You’ll never feel like it is an underpowered or 150CC bike due to its torque.
Seating position is very very comfortable and you’ll never end up with body aches even after long rides on Highways or in the daily commute. The bike has a split seat option which will give more pleasure and comfort to the pillion.
Yamaha provides 6 free service coupons which you have to use in periodic services (1st service after 1000KMS…). They have a vast service network and skilled technicians throughout India. In free service, you have to pay only for the spares (Engine Oil, Oil Filter & Air Filter (if required)) and it’ll cost you around 450/- to 500/-(including labour charge) which is pretty low. After free services, you’ll have to pay 900/- to 1200/- per service (depends on the spares replacement).