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2016 Yamaha Fazer 8

2016 Yamaha Fazer 8 Exterior
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Yamaha Fazer 8
  • Year: 2016
  • Make: Yamaha
  • Model: Fazer
  • Top Speed: 112 mph (Est.)

In the past, Yamaha has had wonderful semi-faired sport tourers under the ‘Fazer’ nameplate, which proved to be a perfect balance between the aggressive of Yamaha’s true-blue supersports and the very practical naked roadsters termed under the brand ‘FZ’. The Fazers have not only been imparting big bike stance of the YZF supersports, but also have proved their everyday usability which the FZs were famous for. In the Indian market too, it was the 150cc Fazer based on the FZ 16, which did carry forward the trend of macho looking full sized motorcycles in the sub-1 lakh category of motorcycles.

However, with the advent of the new breed of motorcycles under the ‘MT’ and ‘Tracer’ ranges, the FZs and Fazers are soon going to be things of the past. However, Yamaha believes that there is still enough mettle available in the Fazer range, due to the fact that there are still many enthusiasts who believe that the macho looking stance and character of the Fazers are entirely different to that of the ‘Tracer’ motorcycles, the new generation semi-faired sport tourers from Yamaha.

In the range of Fazers from Yamaha, the Fazer 8 has always proved to be the best of both the worlds of the 1000cc liter class FZ1 Fazer, and the middleweight 600cc Diversion. In this write up, we take a look on one of the finest middleweight sport tourers from Yamaha ever, the Fazer 8.

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Should you buy the Fazer 25 or something else?

Should you buy the Fazer 25 or something else?

Yamaha’s new entrant says go "sports-touring". Can you really?

When Kawasaki launched the Ninja 1000 last month, we called it “The most serious sports tourer on the face of this planet, or any planet for that matter.” That is the best of both worlds. Period.

Now, the Japanese Blue team has come up with the “all-new aggressive tourer” Fazer 25. All they’ve done is slap a fairing onto the naked FZ 25 and called it a tourer. Not that I’m saying it’s wrong because that is what the Kawa guys did too with the Z1000. So technically, Yamaha’s Fazer 25 is marketed rightfully as a sports tourer.

August 23, 2017 14:15
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Walkaround the upcoming Fazer 250.

Walkaround the upcoming Fazer 250.

This time the bike is seen in Grey-Cyan colour option.

Launched in 2008, Yamaha’s FZ series of motorcycles had created a new meaning to the streetfighter nemesis. The DNA embedded had street characteristics that made the FZ the number one in the segment pretty fast. Then, Yamaha had launched Fazer In the year 2008 under the FZ series, the Japanese Blue’s wonderful semi-faired sports tourers. It provided a perfect balance between the aggressive of Yamaha’s true-blue super sports and the very practical naked roadsters termed under the brand ‘FZ’.

Recently, Yamaha added a new boy to the FZ lineup, the FZ25. This is their official entry to the quarter-litre naked motorcycle segment in the country. Like history repeating itself, Yamaha is all gunning out to launch another faired tourer and call it the Fazer 250. And as per these new images and videos, Yamaha has gotten their testing phase done with and the full spec production versions will be rolling out soon. This time it gets a fully-faired kit rather than the erstwhile Fazer in India.

August 10, 2017 06:16
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So this is how the Fazer 250 will look like.

So this is how the Fazer 250 will look like.

Uncamouflaged and in full production spec, the Fazer 250 may not have the best first impressions.

Launched in 2008, Yamaha’s FZ series of motorcycles had created a new meaning to the streetfighter nemesis. The DNA embedded had street characteristics that made the FZ the number one in the segment pretty fast. Then, Yamaha had launched Fazer In the year 2008 under the FZ series, the Japanese Blue’s wonderful semi-faired sports tourers. It provided a perfect balance between the aggressive of Yamaha’s true-blue super sports and the very practical naked roadsters termed under the brand ‘FZ’.

Recently, Yamaha added a new boy to the FZ lineup, the FZ25. This is their official entry to the quarter-litre naked motorcycle segment in the country. Like history repeating itself, Yamaha is all gunning out to launch another faired tourer and call it the Fazer 250. And as per these new images, Yamaha is undertaking the final phases of testing. This time it gets a fully-faired kit rather than the erstwhile Fazer in India.

August 1er, 2017 06:22
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Feature – List of 15 bikes which got discontinued due to BS-III shutdown.

Feature – List of 15 bikes which got discontinued due to BS-III shutdown.

Manufacturers took them off the shelves to make way for new models.

As you all know, starting from April 1st, 2017, the Supreme Court has ordered all manufacturers to stop registering and selling vehicles still running on BS-III engines. To clear them before the deadline all dealers who had stock started levying massive discounts on their products, and some even lost money in this process. The industry took a ₹ 600 crore hit due to the three-day discount fest.

Then there were few motorcycles that just did not sell despite the discounts. This was the cue for the manufacturers to take them off the shelves completely and get a new replacement machine for the same ones. While some of them have been replaced, few others just could not manage to burn the midnight oil and live up to expectation. They were just phased out of the assembly lines. Here is a list of those who couldn’t make it to the party this year:-

May 18, 2017 08:30
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2017 Yamaha Fazer

2017 Yamaha Fazer

The Macho looks continues in 2017 with AHO and BS-IV joining the party.

Launched in 2008, Yamaha’s FZ series of motorcycles had created a new meaning to the streetfighter nemesis in the country. The DNA embedded had street characteristics that made the FZ the number one in the segment pretty fast. Then, Yamaha launched Fazer in the year 2009 under the FZ series, the Japanese Blue’s wonderful semi-faired sports tourers. It provided a perfect balance between the aggressive of Yamaha’s true-blue super sports and the very practical naked roadsters termed under the brand ‘FZ’.

After a span of five years, Yamaha gave the faired Fazer an overhaul and called it the Fazer FI Version 2.0. Along with a fresh styling elements, the bike also got Fuel Injection Blue Core technology installed which increased both the performance as well as fuel efficiency. Now, the same iteration gets even better with AHO, new decals and a BS-IV engine to run cleaner that before. Let’s have a look at these in detail.

April 13, 2017 10:27
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How about a Yamaha Fazer 250?

How about a Yamaha Fazer 250?

Yamaha might launch this semi faired FZ25 later this year

Launched in 2008, Yamaha’s FZ series of motorcycles had created a new meaning to the streetfighter nemesis. The DNA embedded had street characteristics that made the FZ the number one in the segment pretty fast. Then, Yamaha had launched Fazer In the year 2008 under the FZ series, the Japanese Blue’s wonderful semi-faired sports tourers. It provided a perfect balance between the aggressive of Yamaha’s true-blue super sports and the very practical naked roadsters termed under the brand ‘FZ’.

Recently, Yamaha added a new boy to the FZ lineup, the FZ25. This is their official entry to the quarter-litre naked motorcycle segment in the country. Like history repeating itself, we believe Yamaha will launch another semi-faired tourer and call it the Fazer 250.

February 10, 2017 06:37
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Comparison of 150cc sport tourers – Suzuki Gixxer SF FI vs Yamaha Fazer FI

Comparison of 150cc sport tourers – Suzuki Gixxer SF FI vs Yamaha Fazer FI

Find out who wins the top spot

There was a time when the 150cc segment of naked commuters was considered to be the gateway to performance oriented segments of the Indian two wheeler market. Reason? There was simply nothing above it which could satisfy the craving for performance of the enthusiasts, except for a couple of exceptions and the super pricey liter class superbikes. However, with the passing times, the Indian market has become way more mature than what it used to be before, and now we have a variety of motorcycles, which are priced and positioned adequately according to the varying tastes of the prospected buyers.

This has led to the fact that the segment of 150cc naked commuters is now a mere option for upgrading to a better and a more premium commuter from a 100/125cc motorcycle, as there are now a number of options in the 200-250cc segment to fulfill that particular hunger for performance. Though, there is one category in the 150cc segment which still manages to impart the much needed ‘big-bike’ feel for the price at which they are offered – that of the sport tourers.

The category of sport tourers in this end of the segment of sub-1 lakh started all the way back in 2003, when Hero (the then Hero Honda) came up with the Karizma, which instantly earned the stature of a legend, owing to its looks and design inspired from the motorcycles from one segment above. Now that the market has become more mature and price conscious (and the Karizma too has become a motorcycle which has lost its steam and stature), the category of 150cc sport tourers has born, which at present is leaded by two major players – both are Japanese, both are fuel injected – Suzuki Gixxer SF FI and Yamaha Fazer FI. Yes, the segment consists of even the Bajaj Pulsar AS 150, however, the mechanicals and build of the former two are in an altogether different league from the Bajaj’s offering.

The Yamaha Fazer has been in the market now for quite a long time, and it is one of those motorcycles which has brought Yamaha back into the game of volumes. With its current guise, the Fazer FI, Yamaha has tried to make the motorcycle more premium and techonologically advanced than before. On the other hand, the Gixxer SF, along with its naked counterpart Gixxer, has made us sure that Suzuki can make brilliant motorcycles in the volume-conscious segments as well, just in the way as it makes in the other end of the spectrum (read Hayabusa and GSX-R1000). Suzuki has recently added the fuel injection technology and a couple of more features to the Gixxer SF and gave it a mild refresh. Which of the two motorcycles fare out to be the better one in comparison? Let’s find out:-

November 1er, 2016 02:59
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OVERVIEW 2016 Yamaha Fazer 8

2016 Yamaha Fazer 8

In the past, Yamaha has had wonderful semi-faired sport tourers under the ‘Fazer’ nameplate, which proved to be a perfect balance between the aggressive of Yamaha’s true-blue supersports and the very practical naked roadsters termed under the brand ‘FZ’. The Fazers have not only been imparting big bike stance of the YZF supersports, but also have proved their everyday usability which the FZs were famous for. In the Indian market too, it was the 150cc Fazer based on the FZ 16, which did carry forward the trend of macho looking full sized motorcycles in the sub-1 lakh category of motorcycles.

However, with the advent of the new breed of motorcycles under the ‘MT’ and ‘Tracer’ ranges, the FZs and Fazers are soon going to be things of the past. However, Yamaha believes that there is still enough mettle available in the Fazer range, due to the fact that there are still many enthusiasts who believe that the macho looking stance and character of the Fazers are entirely different to that of the ‘Tracer’ motorcycles, the new generation semi-faired sport tourers from Yamaha.

In the range of Fazers from Yamaha, the Fazer 8 has always proved to be the best of both the worlds of the 1000cc liter class FZ1 Fazer, and the middleweight 600cc Diversion. In this write up, we take a look on one of the finest middleweight sport tourers from Yamaha ever, the Fazer 8.

May 6, 2016 04:00
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OVERVIEW 2016 Yamaha FZ1 Fazer

2016 Yamaha FZ1 Fazer

the sports tourer gets some new updates

When it comes to supersports, there is hardly any other manufacturer which has the magical spell of the YZF-R range of Yamaha. The much expansive lineup ranging from the 125cc YZF R125 to the mighty YZF R1, the supersports from Yamaha have always been right at the top of the game. But when it comes to naked roadsters, Yamaha has had not as glorious history as that of their supersports, with a handful of motorcycles to choose from in the past.

Apart from its supersports, Yamaha has successfully managed to lure the enthusiasts with its range of semi-faired sport tourers as well. As we all know, the Yamaha sport tourers, christened under the ‘Fazer’ nameplate, are basically the semi-faired version of the counterpart motorcycles from the ‘FZ’ range. And in this range of ‘Fazer’, the FZ1 Fazer happens to be the flagship model.

As the name goes, the FZ1 Fazer is based on the liter class monster naked from Yamaha, the FZ1. As far as the first impression goes, the FZ1 Fazer goes one mile extra with an added bodywork, but then, there’s lot more to the story. Here’s our comprehensive review of the Yamaha FZ1 Fazer.

May 5, 2016 03:00
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OVERVIEW 2014 Yamaha Fazer FI Version 2.0

2014 Yamaha Fazer FI Version 2.0

Yamaha launched the Fazer FI Version 2.0 Tourer in India recently. This motorcycle is only the faired version of the recently introduced FZ FI Version 2.0, which is one popular and strong contender amongst the 150 cc motorcycle segment of the Country. According to Yamaha they not only has changed the styling of this motorcycle but also has installed a totally new engine which also comes with Fuel injection technology.

Yamaha calls the Fazer a Tourer but the new Fazer FI is only powered by an Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve 149.2 cc engine which actually produces lesser power than its predecessor, the earlier Fazer was powered by a 153.2 cc engine which generated more power than the latest version. Now many will question whether installing this new engine has actually made any difference? Well! Yamaha says that the Blue Core technology installed in the motorcycle has actually increased both the new Fazer FI’s performance as well as fuel efficiency; however we all know that both those parameters don’t actually mix well with each other.

However what we did noticed on the new Yamaha Fazer FI is the reduced body mass which actually has made the new Tourer more attractive. Below provided are the entire details of the popular 150 cc motorcycle from the iconic Japanese two wheeler manufacturer.

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October 17, 2014 08:27
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Yamaha Launches Fazer FI Version 2.0 In India

Yamaha Launches Fazer FI Version 2.0 In India

Yamaha India launched the Fazer FI Version 2.0 in India priced at Rs 83,850 (ex-showroom, Delhi). This updated Fazer is the semi-faired version of the recently launched FZ Version 2.0 which comes with a completely new air-cooled 149cc 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder fuel-injected engine. The engine has been mated to a lightweight chassis which has actually made the handling sharper and this new engine also provides power packed performance.

As far as their newly launched Fazer Version 2.0 is concerned it possess a more edgy and sporty look which also promises a thrilling performance at the same time. Yamaha has set a target audience for their new Fazer version 2.0 which includes mostly the young men aged between 18 to 30 years. The Japanese two wheeler manufacturer is also hoping to see a steep growth rate in their sales figures in the deluxe segment, keeping in mind the fuel efficiency needs of the conscious Indian consumers.

The Fazer as you all know adopts its DNA from the global Fazer series which is known for its sports touring capabilities and mindblowing appearance. The Fazer FI Version 2.0 also features a comfortable riding position, duel headlamps at the front for better visibility during nigh time riding and a comfortable ride quality which the rider can enjoy. But if you ask about the major change that this bike has received it got to be the new Generation Engine which also features Blue Core technology which actually has increased the performance in every area including, the fuel efficiency figures, acceleration and environmental friendliness.

September 18, 2014 08:40
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2008 Yamaha Fazer

2008 Yamaha Fazer

Yamaha had launched Fazer In the year 2008 under the FZ series. Since then, this bike has gained immense popularity throughout. Fazer is common in the youths of India. This bold and macho bike has been built on the concept borrowed from the global Fazer series, known for their sports touring and the awesome looks. Recently, Yamaha launched a limited edition series of this very bike. Since Yamaha constantly change their fashion statement and upgrade their styles, the limited edition Fazer too has gone through a lot of cosmetic changes as well. The Fazer has been made available in a new and striking blue color with the limited edition logo on it.

Yamaha Fazer is equipped with a 153cc, air cooled-single cylinder four stroke engine which generates a maximum power of 14 Bhp at 7500 rpm with maximum torque of 13.6 Nm at 6000 rpm. Also the engine is mated with a 5-speed gearbox and accelerates 0-60 kmph sprint in just 5.5 seconds. Yamaha Fazer has been built for those who are not only brand and style conscious but also is active and sporty. Let us get to know about this mighty bike in detail.

April 11, 2013 23:12
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