08 March 2013 ~ 63 Comments

Yamaha FZ-S

The Yamaha FZ-16 was one of the earliest bikes reviewed on MileageInfo. The FZ-S that we are discussing today is an improvisation upon the same bike and comes with distinct features like a front visor. I was not too impressed with the FZ-16 when I first reviewed it. The bike offers a city mileage of just around 38-42 kmpl on most counts. We have had 180cc bikes that offer a better economy. While the FZ-S is not too different from the FZ-16 on many aspects relating to the engine, let us look at it independently and see if it is worth the buck.

Yamaha FZ-S

First, the tech specs. The Yamaha FZ-S is built with a 153cc single cylinder 4 stroke engine that delivers a maximum power output of 14PS @7500 RPM. The torque delivered can go up to 13.6Nm at 6000RPM. There are both electric and kick start options The wheelbase measures a standard 1334mm and the bike has a ground clearance of 160mm. This 135kg bike has a total fuel capacity of 12 liters. The bike is priced at around Rs. 67,000 ex-showroom at Delhi.

Manufacturer’s Claim

The official claim on the fuel front is not too different on the FZS when you compare it with the FZ-16. If you remember, the claim from Yamaha was 50.81kmpl on the FZ16. This has not changed and Yamaha maintains the same figure for the Yamaha FZS as well.

Test Ride & Customer Feedback

MaxAbout calls the bike exteriors “strikingly different” from the FZ-16 despite both the bikes built over the same platform. The review commends the bike on its ease of navigation without any turbo lag and also for the nearly silent engine. The fuel consumption reported on city roads is around 35-40kmpl with the number jumping up to 45kmpl on the highways.

Although there are quite a few proud customers of the FZS on IndiaMart, there aren’t too many reports on the fuel consumption. One user though notes the mileage to be around 38kmpl on busy city roads which rises to 48kmpl on highway roads.

On xBHP, there was a discussion initiated by a customer who reports a pretty low mileage of 25kmpl on the FZS. However, as reported by various other forum members who happen to own the bike, this appears to be a one-off case since the average fuel consumption seems to be in the range of 35-40 kmpl on city roads. So in case you are experiencing bad economy, do take it to the service station and get the bike checked.

A reader on BikeAdvice has reviewed his FZS after owning it for around six months. While he commends the bike on the style and ‘eye catching features’, the reviewer does note that the mileage is on the wrong side of 40. It just delivers around 35kmpl on city roads. Another reader who in his review says the FZS gives a feel of a 180cc despite being a 150cc bike says the fuel consumption on his bike was just between 38-40 kmpl.

There are close to 107 reviews for the Yamaha FZS on MouthShut and these reviewers have rated the bike 3/5 for fuel. Do note that most bikes, including those in the higher power range have got 4/5 if they seem to be on par with the industry standard. A 3 rating probably means there are more users who are not happy with the fuel economy than those who do.

Surprisingly though, the mileages reported on MouthShut seems to be actually higher than what a lot of reviewers from other sources have put. Except for one reviewer who says he gets 25kmpl, almost every other review has noted a fuel economy on city roads to be between 38-53kmpl which is extremely good. Even here, the average reported mileage appears to be around 45kmpl which is not bad at all.

I’ve put all these figures from various sources in the table below. The report from MouthShut appears to be some sort of an anti-climax since this user-reviews site is the only place where the fuel economy appears to be good. And I would personally believe in these numbers than those that were reported on test rides simply because these are from real customers. Overall, truth be told, I’m confused. Have a look at these numbers – does this make you want the bike or not want it? Tell me in the comments.

Source, City Roads (kmpl), Highways (kmpl)
Source, –, 50.81
MaxAbout, 35-40, 45
IndiaMart, 38, 48
xBHP, 35-40, —
BikeAdvice, 35-40, —
MouthShut, 38-53, —

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63 Responses to “Yamaha FZ-S”

  1. fz 1 May 2013 at 4:11 am Permalink

    hi, can you send me the quotation for Yamaha FZ. If we are going for loan wat would be the procedure and minimum down payment.
    send me asap.

    • Kavitha 13 May 2013 at 6:29 am Permalink

      My bro took fz in same way. You have to pay either 42K or 35k.They will take 3k in each month from your account.

    • sachin 19 June 2013 at 3:17 am Permalink

      bike mileage is nearly 40km/l in highway this is most expensive

  2. Kavitha 13 May 2013 at 6:26 am Permalink

    What will be the initial mileage of Yanaha fz 16?
    I bought one new fz 16. i would like to know what will be the mileage.

  3. har 14 May 2013 at 5:58 pm Permalink

    guys understand this bike has the fattest tyres more than that of pulsar 200ns , had better size shocks biger than pulsars, and you gotta give somwere as it gives you perfect balance, belive me balance is something you would think of on a wet rainy dark night when you wished you had bought something better. Agreed some drawbacks like service which yamaha has to correct.

  4. veera 26 May 2013 at 2:16 pm Permalink

    which bike have to choose in Yamaha?y

  5. alok 28 May 2013 at 3:41 pm Permalink

    My yamaha gz16 giving me at just abt 30kmpl only

  6. alok 28 May 2013 at 3:43 pm Permalink

    It only gives 33kmpl

    • gaurav 4 June 2013 at 9:00 pm Permalink

      true alok

      • pranav 12 November 2014 at 10:59 am Permalink

        Ya ……I’m also getting just 33kmpl of mileage ……I’m very upset

  7. gaurav 4 June 2013 at 9:05 pm Permalink

    have been drivin it since 4 yrs, undoubtedly a very sound bike, but now we have ktm too… n would suggest to go 4 ktm, as has the same milage buddy.lol

  8. ranjit 5 June 2013 at 3:46 pm Permalink

    I’m getting 36.5kmpl on my fzs nov 2011 model

  9. rafee 8 June 2013 at 6:41 am Permalink

    i decided to brought a bike fzs. can i brought that bike give me some suggestions.

  10. ayush goel 10 June 2013 at 6:26 pm Permalink

    my fzs is awesme gvng avg near about 40 kmpl i think that is sufficent for that nice luking heavy bike

  11. pradeep 18 June 2013 at 7:17 am Permalink

    my fzs is 3 months old it is hardly giving the mileage of 34 km/ltr in city ride. i went to authorised showroom/workshop but it did not help. any suggestion in this situation, how to increase the mileage of bike

    • Vijay Pratap Singh 12 July 2013 at 3:56 am Permalink

      To increase the mileage just ride in economic speed limit (30-45 km/h) and keep engine RPM under 6.

      • suresh 19 October 2013 at 8:59 am Permalink

        Hi, up to how many kilometers should I maintain this speed?

  12. Milind 20 June 2013 at 8:26 am Permalink

    fz is best for comfort. maine fz bechke dusari bike lee. lekin bad me fz hi achi lagi aur fir maine vahi kharidi. so go for fz.

  13. kiran bamaniya 24 June 2013 at 2:34 pm Permalink

    Which bike i should buy FZ16 or FZS I’m confused ?

  14. Upender kick 21 July 2013 at 2:37 am Permalink

    I am going to buy new Yamaha fzs 2013 how much price for on the road and how much mileage it gives
    Can I be happy with this bike mileage or not please reply

  15. saiprasad hippale 21 July 2013 at 12:06 pm Permalink

    my new Yamaha FZS gives me nearly 50km/l average that’s really nice. I think it is the one of the most popular sports bike.

    • Dheeraj 29 December 2013 at 8:36 am Permalink

      I want to purchase this bike…
      So could u pls tell me ur experince about mileage in city and highway..
      Maintenance cost…
      Or any drawback….
      N also hw did u get that much mileage..

  16. Vignesh R 31 July 2013 at 6:02 pm Permalink

    Hey if u claim that good mileage for fz then tell me your riding conditions. I may as well follow. What is the speed range that you go in and the driving road conditions.

    • bikerlives 15 March 2015 at 3:32 pm Permalink

      Dude, I bought fz 3months back it’s giving me 44kmpl, I drive between 40 to 60 and don’t overrev the bike or under, shift at 4.5k rpm.so u can try it and this is in mixed traffic and highway as my house is between them

  17. Asad Ullah Khan 12 August 2013 at 8:59 pm Permalink

    I bought a new FZ-S 3 Weeks ago, and im currently getting a mileage of 24/kmph, please let me know what should i do to increase the mileage of my bike..

    • harish sambasivam 8 February 2014 at 9:16 pm Permalink


      I am also getting same numbers close to 24-25 kmpl. My FZS is 1 week old. probably the mileage should increase after a decent engine run-in or at least after 1st service.

  18. SARATH 22 August 2013 at 6:57 am Permalink

    My YAMAHA FZs mileage is around 47kmpl in local & above 50kmpl in highways. The best bike of the indian roads.

  19. rahul goral 4 September 2013 at 6:58 pm Permalink

    my yamaha fz16 giving me 27-28km/ltr milage,,

  20. Asif malik 10 September 2013 at 10:18 am Permalink

    Hello guys,

    The last few months I have been thinking about the bike I want to buy and have been searching the internet. I got different views as well as reviews for the various bikes available in the Indian market. Finally i went with Yamaha FZS raging red in colour and I’m riding this macho machine for the past one month. In order to share the personal reviews, the expectations regarding the bikes are fulfilled by YAMAHA FZS. I am quite enjoying this bike as it has been giving me a comfortable and smooth ride. The eye-catchy rear view of the vehicle is just awesome, you can’t get such a look in any other vehicle, whether it’s Pulsar 220, Karizma, or Apache. The grip of the machine in rainy weather too is really impressive.

    Now coming to the crucial criteria which is mileage; that is a little bit worrying till the vehicle is being serviced. After that it is good. Initially you will get an average of 35-40 kmpl and in later stages it may rise to 40-45 kmpl, which is quite good as far as my opinion is concerned.

    Finally I agree with the quote about this vehicle – “LORD OF THE ROADS” and one can only feel it when you own it. So better luck from my side :)

  21. rahul goral 10 September 2013 at 3:10 pm Permalink

    worried about FZ16 mileage. I am getting 27-28 per liter.

  22. aleko 20 September 2013 at 8:44 am Permalink

    I own an FZS for about 1 year, I am having a problem with my bikes mileage coz its consuming around 20 kmpl. Power expectation and pick-up is also not as good as compared to my friends’ Pulsar 150. I love the way it is designed, unlike the other Indian bikes. I am happy with it but its killing me with the consumption.

  23. Harish 25 September 2013 at 12:16 pm Permalink

    Guys, My 3 years old FZ-S (2010 Model) gives around 38-40 kmpl on city road conditions. On highways it gives around 45kmpl well it is obvious for a bike with big radial Tyre and 41mm telescopic fork.This bike looks very stylish and macho (Inspired from FZ-1). This bike is good for city traffic conditions and not for highways.It has got quite good features compared to other bikes in this segment (Mid ship muffler,Mono shock Suspension, Wide handle bar,41mm fork for stability). I’m very happy and a proud owner of this bike.

    For people who get less mileage – I shift gears at 4000rpm and my average to speed is 85kmph. My Till date top speed is 115kmph.
    Check ur bike and driving mechanism for better mileage. Many of my friends say they get like 35-40 kmpl but 22-25 kmpl is very less pls check ur bike.

  24. hari 2 October 2013 at 6:59 pm Permalink

    Hi friends, I bought a new FZS 2 months back. I am not happy with my fuel consumption. It’s giving me only 28 kmpl. How do I increase the mileage? I am really fed up with this fuel consumption.

  25. Rahul 11 October 2013 at 4:11 am Permalink

    Now I am planning to burn this bike. Fed up with this mileage. Yamaha showroom technician couldn’t solve this. Now I have decided to use UNICORN carburetter for alteration

  26. Susant 4 November 2013 at 10:57 am Permalink

    FZS is a good bike in this segment but it always hurts people who are expecting average mileage. The company should think about it. After all, this bike can create record sales in the Indian market.

  27. Rishabh 9 December 2013 at 10:34 pm Permalink

    I bought this bike in october 2013. before servicing it was giving an average of 32kmpl but after the servcing its giving me an average of 47 kmpl in city.
    I think if you shift gear at a proper speed then it will be helpful to you to get a good mileage :). I am very happy to be an owner of this bike. And I feel like I am “THE LORD OF STREETS” 😀

  28. Radhey 7 January 2014 at 6:59 am Permalink

    Hey dude, what speed limit do you use while riding your FZS bike?

  29. nitin 14 January 2014 at 1:39 pm Permalink

    it has average of 35km (in hill stations),if you maintain it 100percent from yourself,if you maintain it normally(like me).,it hardly gives upto 30…i think 25 is optimum avrage…my bike model is november2012…has gone hardly 4000 km since then……….

  30. RKR 15 January 2014 at 6:24 am Permalink

    Hi folks!

    I have a 2010 FSZ midnight special edition and it gives me a consistent 48-50 kmpl in Pune city. I am aware of many low mileage complaints, but wish to bring few fact here –

    1. FZ-S has a sporty stance and this really gives a false signal to most buyers, particularly a young lot, who as either buying their first bike or just getting one of their own.( FACT: In reality its just a nice looking city bike, which is stable, comfortable and reliable street horse)

    2. FZ-S has the most wide tyres ever used on a 150cc bike in India. Which makes it the most stable and easy to handle city bike. (FACT: A simple scientific reason to low mileage, more the surface contact of your tyre,more the friction and less the mileage)

    3. Its a 14BHP bike, but with lesser torque which gives it a nice initial and mid-range pick up (FACT: Had it be a high torque bike your mileage could have been even lower :-) )

    So know what you wish to have!

    > If you are looking to have a performance go for RTR 180 with ABS.
    > If you are looking for a reliable and stable city bike only then go for FZ-S. (This is the reason why i bought mine :-)
    > If you looking for a nice city bike, which you would like to double for performance and long rides, then go for KTM Duke 200.

    Anyways no point talking about highway mileage, as you can not use FZ-S for a long rides. This is due to bad sitting ergonomics. At most you can ride it for an hour.

    Happy riding!!!

  31. RKR 15 January 2014 at 6:31 am Permalink

    and between..I missed to mention –

    As FZ-S is not really a torque bike, most bikers try rip it in the city, which as well result in heavy braking. If you ride it consistently @ 45-55km/hr band, and occasionally push it beyond 60km you shall surely get 48-50 kmpl avg. I am getting the same out of mine.

    Again, love and respect your bike, this includes regular servicing and washing to avoid early wear and tear, particularly drive chain.Use chain lube after each wash. :-)

  32. aswin 23 January 2014 at 5:32 am Permalink

    Am a pulsar lover ……………..am having a pulsar now…and my wish is to get a fz and i will get it in a few days………..

  33. Robin 17 February 2014 at 11:42 am Permalink

    i am planning to buy FZ-S. Will it be a wise decision to go for FZ-S ??
    guyzz give some advise …

  34. BEN-HUR FZ 10 March 2014 at 5:30 am Permalink

    Hi Guys my 1year old yamaha fz gives 42kmpl ,FZ was a nice and stylish bike it may not fullfill the somebody who needs better mileage . those who need mileage please go to bajaj platina ,ct100, star city, tvs 50, why u r choosing yamaha…….

  35. fatik 17 March 2014 at 1:00 pm Permalink

    i want to buy a fzs. i am living in a urban area nd the roads are average. if i drive the fzs in 50-60 speed. how much millege i will get from it? pls only the fzs users rply… pls rply quickly bcus i have to take quick decision.next weak i will book the fzs on the basis of your rply. bikers pls help me.

  36. Akshay 25 March 2014 at 1:36 pm Permalink

    I’ve bought my fzs sp edition in oct 2013. it gives me mileage roughly around 40kmpl in city & around 50 on highway. my average speed is around 50 to 80 kmph. Its very good mileage i m getting. take good care of your bike & you will get a good mileage.

  37. Uday Singh 29 March 2014 at 7:10 am Permalink

    Super gud bike with gud mileage nd look… Better then Pulser 220.. No engine sound nd gud pickup…mileage in city 30-35 nd highway 38-40….i luv my bike…….

    Thnx yamaha

  38. prince 27 April 2014 at 6:18 am Permalink

    this bike is bullshit do not take it for free also it gives only 12kmpl after 4 years…………so all you asshole dont take this fzs bike.

  39. Prudhvi 31 May 2014 at 4:52 pm Permalink

    I want to buy a new byk with d cost of below 1 lck bt I’m in a great confusion DAT to buy fzs or pulsar 220 bcz of good mileage suggest me a byk wit gud mileage ty

  40. Shivanshu Aggarwal 10 June 2014 at 6:54 pm Permalink

    Had it since 2010, serviced every 2500 kms, gives average of 32 in city-3rd gear at 30-40 kmph and 40 on Highway NH-8 Delhi to Gurgaon.

  41. nitheesh 19 June 2014 at 7:01 am Permalink

    I have a 2011 FZ 16 black model. I have completed 30,000 kms and now I get a mileage of around 25-27 kmpl. Please help me guys.

  42. Puneeth 16 September 2014 at 5:31 am Permalink

    I own a FZ16 from past 1 and half years.I am pretty much happy with the mileage which is around 43 in bangalore city and around 50 on highways.

  43. Vinay 25 September 2014 at 7:21 am Permalink

    Hi Guys,

    I have bought NEW Yamaha FZ-S Limited Edition on 04.09.2014 and today it’s 25.09.2014 I have spent 1700 RS for Petrol and for 1700 RS it gave 620 KM that means around 27 to 28 KM / Ltr I am getting for my NEW Yamaha FZ-S.

    This only in City I didn’t ride it on Highway and I am very much afraid from this and just I am waiting for 1st service let’s see after that.

  44. Rakesh 29 October 2014 at 5:03 pm Permalink

    I bought fzs before 10 months ago in january i’m happy with the riding qualities but its killing me with the mileage , i’m getting 26.52kmpl. How can i increase the mileage of this bike . i’m totally disappointed with the mileage

  45. Subrat 10 December 2014 at 8:54 am Permalink

    I want to purchase FZs, can any one can tell me the millage of this bike is?

  46. vigneshwaran 12 December 2014 at 9:09 am Permalink

    I had a fz- s just 4 month I had took the new for 1 liter petrol it giving mileage 28kms what can i do.I hand complaint to the service center where I had took my book mechanics not giving any respone place solamalai wheels anna nagar madurai

  47. vigneshwaran 12 December 2014 at 9:18 am Permalink

    I had a fz- s taken on July 23 2014; just 4 month ,1 liter petrol it giving mileage 28kms what can i do.I had complaint to the service center where I had took my bike, mechanics not giving proper respone ,place solamalai wheels anna nagar madurai .my bike taken 3 services no kms is 9000.

  48. sanjush 13 December 2014 at 1:06 am Permalink

    Use HHO kit for getting good milege and pick up bow i am getting 50-55 milege ib city ride and 60-63 in highway thanks to hho kit

  49. nithin 11 March 2015 at 7:52 pm Permalink

    2009 model fz ,26 milage ,

  50. Neil 5 April 2015 at 7:15 pm Permalink

    its really “LORD OF THE ROAD” I have Fz16 2013 and I got 38-40 milage on my city never test on highway. but as by comfort and style I must say its best you xan get from that comfort and ride quality ..

  51. ram 18 May 2015 at 9:48 am Permalink

    guys i got yamaha fzs before 5 months it is so good to ride and the performance is too good.so if u want mileage don’t think about moving the bike more than 4500 rpm as well as not less than 3000 rpm. if u do it it will give good mileage. i have checked it without using hho kit its awesome it is giving 62 kmpl in highways at rpm 4000-4300 i.e 50-60kmph and when goes to city (chennai) due to traffic i get only 45. so u want mileage try my idea.

  52. surendar 5 June 2015 at 5:02 pm Permalink

    I bought fzs yamaha , in my vechile some time the red light automatically blings in digtal console ,so anybody know the reason are solution

  53. Mahesh 29 August 2015 at 9:52 am Permalink

    I bought fzs battle green 2 months back.. Perfect bike for traffic.. Pickup and road grip are awesome.. After 1st sevice Mielage is 30-35 I checked both in traffic and highway(with high speed)..

  54. Mahesh 29 August 2015 at 9:54 am Permalink

    I was expecting 35-40.. As per feedback of riders of fz ..

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