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FZ15 shown at the Auto Expo 2008 is FZ16 now. The media launch of the bike will take place tomorrow in Goa but we have the specs of the new Yamaha right here.
Most important figures first. The bike sports anÂ over square carburettedÂ 153cc engine with 14 ps @ 7500 rpm and 13.6 nm torque @ 6000 rpm. The bikes comes with electric start as standard and has a fuel tank capacity of 12 litres. Gearbox is a standard 150ccÂ fare with 1-down 4-up,Â 5-forward gears.Â
Braking is via a Disc (267mm) Drum combination, front and rear respectively. The front suspensionÂ is a fat 41mm diameter tube with a generous 130 mm of travel while rear is a sophisticated linked type mono suspension with an impressive 120 mm of travel. .
Front tyre size is 100/80-R17 and rear is a massive power sapping 140/60-R17, both tubeless. The bike comes in a total of three colors: Lava Red, Midnight Black and Flaming Orange.
The dimensions and engineeringÂ are a massive overkill especially for a bike with 150cc engine. We sincerely hope Yamaha brings out a higher capacity version in the near future
Many Thanks to CoolGuru for the tip!