08 November 2012 ~ 22 Comments

Yamaha FZ16

India¬†Yamaha Motor launched the first ever FZ16 model way back in 2008. Since then, the bike has become extremely popular mainly owing to its ‘naked bike concept’. The bike is presently available at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 67,500 in Delhi. The Yamaha FZ16 is not your regular run of the mill motorbike and is definitely not something that an average mileage-conscious consumer should go for. The bike comes with a powerful 153cc engine delivering 14PS maximum output and a 13.6 N.m maximum torque. All this power is definitely going to impact the mileage of Yamaha FZ16.

Yamaha FZ16 Mileage

Official Yamaha FZ16 Mileage Claim

According to Yamaha, this motorbike can deliver 50.81 kilometers per liter of fuel. Of course, as it goes with any official mileage claim, this number was extracted under the most favourable conditions and so you need to take this number with a pinch of salt.

User Reviews on Yamaha FZ16 Mileage

Given that it has been close to five years since the FZ16 first came on the scene, we have had exhaustive coverage of the bike from several sources till date. We will go through a section of reviews from the latest customers. This will be more useful to you as a new buyer given that Yamaha is likely to have worked on improving the bike’s fuel economy over time.

Ever since launch, there has been a number of users who have complained about the poor mileage offered by the FZ16. In their 2008 review, MotorBeam points out that despite the official mileage claim, users are going to be lucky if they see a mileage of 40 kmpl on the FZ16. BikeAdvice in their review around the same time observe a mileage of 40 kmpl in ¬†city conditions and 54 kmpl on the highways. BikeDekho’s review underlined a much worse mileage – 35 kmpl inside the city and 46 kmpl on highways.

So have things changed in the past 12 months? Looks like. According to the most recent reviews on MouthShut, the bike is offering a decent 42 – 47 kmpl even in city conditions. Another recent customer actually calls it a ‘paisa vasool’ bike since it offers more than 40 kmpl mileage. Customers who have had this bike for more than two years claim that the mileage seems pretty consistent between 38-42kmpl all along these years. Another rider who has driven close to 17,000 kilometers sees between 35 – 40 kmpl after this long usage.

Is FZ16 For The Mileage-Conscious?

Short answer : No. We recently reviewed the Hero Ignitor 125cc which offers an amazing 55 kmpl even in city conditions. If you are someone to whom mileage is an absolute necessity, the Yamaha FZ16 is not for you. This bike is all power and style and these things come at a cost. In automotive terms, we call that mileage.


22 Responses to “Yamaha FZ16”

  1. vijay 24 April 2013 at 2:40 pm Permalink

    my bike fz16 2013 model black color. highway in mileage 52,city in mileage 45

  2. dhaval 9 June 2013 at 5:42 am Permalink

    Compare apples with apples. FZ16 shouldn’t be compared to hero igniter 125cc.
    Comparing fz16 with unicorn, unicorn provides mileage at least 50kmph in city and with adequate power.

    • santa 28 April 2014 at 6:03 am Permalink

      You are right. Compare FZ16 with other 150cc models and not with 125CC ignitor,, has anyone seen ignitor’s tyres too small. there is no way they can compare fz-16 ith ignitor.

  3. alok 13 June 2013 at 2:29 am Permalink

    My fz16 give me only 30kmpl

  4. roopesh 1 August 2013 at 4:40 pm Permalink

    hai its main problem is for long journey we have back pain

  5. Anbarasu Hari 6 September 2013 at 2:10 pm Permalink

    superb bike to ride …..but comparing with unicorn,mileage is not good …..unicorn giving above 50(constant)….

  6. Aravind 20 June 2014 at 6:29 am Permalink

    I had FZ-16 2014 model. I bought it in January. It gives me a city mileage of 53 kmpl and on highways, 55 kmpl while I ride single. Also when I ride doubles, it gives me 50 kmpl and 52 kmpl respectively.

    • Sarav 25 July 2014 at 6:02 pm Permalink

      What is your average speed? what kind of rider u r maniac or relaxed rider?

      • saurabh 9 July 2015 at 8:33 am Permalink

        Bhai mujha bhee bata doo ki 50 ki milage kaisa mili fz sa
        Meri bike to 8000 km chali hai
        Par milage 35 kmpl hai
        Reply as soon possible

      • saurabh 9 July 2015 at 8:33 am Permalink

        Bhai mujha bhee bata doo ki 50 ki milage kaisa mili fz sa
        Meri bike to 8000 km chali hai
        Par milage 35 kmpl hai
        Reply as soon possible
        Fnd ..

    • chethan 17 August 2014 at 4:07 am Permalink

      Hw you r maintaining ur bike bro?!!!?i also wanted to buy this bike but I’m little bit worried abt milage….can yu give any suggestions to maintain milage as yu r doing?!!!

  7. MITHILESH 4 August 2014 at 8:56 am Permalink

    My fz16 is model of augest 2011, and gives 27km per litre in city. Please give any sugestion to improve bikes average(i dont what to compramise with pickup)

  8. Rigan 21 August 2014 at 7:08 am Permalink

    I have a Yamaha FZ16 2013 model. So far i’ve done 13500+ km and it’s still gives me a decent milage. I’m using Premium petrol to my bike, it gives a good considerable amount of milage than using the ordinary petrol. It gives me a highway mileage of 52-55 km and 45-48 km in city. Rider’s weight and riding speed also affects bike’s fuel consumption. I weight like 60kg. I’ve reached 114 km as Top speed in a straight racing track with ideal condtion. When i ride the bike above 100kmph it consumes fuel aroud 38kmpl. 45-62 kmph speed is ideal for this if you consider about mileage. It has the power and style. if you’re thinking about buying this bike then definitely go for it. It’ll be awesome.

  9. PRAVEEN 4 January 2015 at 4:39 pm Permalink

    I am getting more than 56 kmpl.
    Riding at 45- 50 kmph at 3800 rpm.

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  11. Joshua 22 October 2015 at 6:16 pm Permalink

    I have Fz16 2009 model..Can anyone plz suggest me..About it z mileage..I alwayz use to ride 40-45 km speed..Will i get 50mileage??? I need some tips to increase my bike’z mileage..Could u plz help me!!!!

  12. sumit 30 October 2015 at 5:25 am Permalink

    Hi dear friend, i want to bought FZ 16 bike. so plz suggest me bcz i am purchase 1st bike in my life….plzzzzzzz

  13. Sundar 1 November 2015 at 7:11 pm Permalink

    I hav a few 16 2008 Jan purchases my bike still giv me 50 to 53 I ride the bike 50km an day I keep the rpm 4.5k and average speed it’s 54 to 59 doing the same for past 8 years keep the air pressure front 30 back 40 and change oil very 3k change plug every 12k always be careful with choke cable if ur choke it’s faulty u never get a mileage more than 30

  14. Manu 2 January 2016 at 5:20 pm Permalink

    My bike is of 10 months and 14000km old which gives me 60kmpl overall some times varies from 58-63kmpl.Ride below 55km/hr for better milage..gear shifting and throttiling should be reasonable..try to maintain constant speed and also increase speed gradually only.Below 4.5RPM will give you good milage.Initial Rpm have to set at 1.3 Rpm.

  15. karthick 21 January 2016 at 12:33 pm Permalink

    i love to ride fz16

  16. Lenin Legand 29 January 2016 at 4:27 pm Permalink

    I got new fz16 but i dont know mileage ? tell my friends…

  17. Nishant 12 February 2016 at 3:53 am Permalink

    i am buying the fz16 panther black model
    hope it gives me enough mileage. i would be happy to receive around 40km in the city traffic conditions.

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