It is almost perfect for City conditions, quick throttle response, pretty good low end performance and reliable and refined engine with butter smooth ride experience and the handling is so superb that no other bikes can compare to in 150cc segement. I own the rear drum brake version 2017 model which lacks reliable braking performance however the 2019 v3.0 have rear disc and single channel ABS which makes it complete. The tires were from CEAT which are so so but are not grippy enough on wet roads. Seat pretty wide but felt a liltle bit stiff for me. Should buy the 2019 FZ FI v3.0 if only opting for city and a liltle bit of hill station ride on weekends.
Both the bikes are good in their fields. Pulsar offers extreme refinement along with power and mileage but lacks the FI technology as pulsar 150 is equipped with carburetor. One thing can make a difference that is your height pulsar is ideal for all riders but for shorter height FZ will be better.
Pulsar 150 is good because of its affordable price tag, there are three varients of pulsar 150 you can choose according to your taste and the best part is the maintenance of pulsar is more affordable than Yamaha plus genuine spare parts of pulsar are very easily available.
Both the bikes have same engine and delivers same power performance and both the bikes have similar dynamics and suspension system. FZ FI comes with capacitor discharge ignition(CDI) whereas FZ S FI (V 2.0) comes with transistor controlled ignition(TCI). The claimed mileage for the Yamaha FZ FI is 45 kmpl and for the Yamaha FZ S FI (V 2.0) is 53 kmpl. Apart form it, FZ S FI (V 2.0) comes with an option of dual disk brakes. So, FZ S FI (V 2.0) would be a better pick.
Yes it is good for Long ridea as well as for commute rides also because of its FI and Fuel efficiency and smooth riding at 80-90 KMPH without any vibration and better seat posture than R15 which reduces backpain and Arm pain and its monoshock suspension and front wider forks are awesome for long rides.
I am not being baised since i have RTR180, but genuinely feels that RTR has an edge over the FZ, talking on performance, pick up, handling and building quality. You can do touring to city ride, be it traffic or open highways- it just run and trustable. Yamaha FZ is a very good brand no doubt on its built but its 180CC. The handing is awesome in Apache RTR. Please check my offroading with Apache RTR180. Can we do off roading with FZ and with a pillion, may be yes but it needs power?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md3Ldvs1OwU
FZ v2 comes with an Capacitor Discharge Ignition (cdi ignition) system while the FZS v2 gets a Transistor Controlled Ignition (TCI ignition) system which is a bit more efficient than the FZ, but the difference can be neglected. The other criteria to choose one between them is their looks and it's purely subjective.
Both are quite capable for long rides. The FZ is lighter and easy to manoeuver around corners while the 220 is heavy and needs more effort to go around corners.But since the 220 is more powerful,it will be a great companion for highway rides and riding position is more relaxed then the yamaha.
Honestly.. I can say that it is a nice bike to start off with. Now if your short, say you're below 5ft 4inch then you need to sit on the bike and get a feel of it. If you think it's not the bike for you then go for cruiser type bike. But if you're in to standard/naked bikes, then it is the best bike to start out with. Also there's a way to boost your confidence if you're a short rider.Check out this video. It's a video on a few tips n tricks to do if you are shorthttps://youtu.be/fcdRKoDzrdU
V3 should be better as it comes with ABS, only problem it is heavier than v2, fzs is very old but it has advantages like 14bhp and Kick option, but as v3 with 13bhp had lesser weight and fuel injection technology the pickup and fuel economy is better. v3 is best only compromise will be power and may be fuel economy because of higher weight but considering the amount of accidents happening now a days you should go for v3 because of ABS and even rear seat is bigger so more comfortable for pillion rider also.
There's no much difference between these two amazing machines . in terms of power and style R15 produces a 19.3 bhp whereas in terms of comfort fz is a better option . both machine gives a mileage of 40+ , i own a v3 and currently the machine is working fantastically and giving me a mileage of almost 40+ .
FZ Fi i have. An approx 500 to 800 bucks are spent every time i get it serviced every 45-60 days. The fuel average for me is above 40 as i take it for longer commutes. Also, just one pointer for you. Since its chain is exposed, you have to get its chain cleaned/sprayed on every service else it starts making grinding sound. So that is an extra 80-100 bucks with every service.
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Hii Everyone..I had used Yamaha FZ from 2009 onwards. I had the previous version and i was so impressed with it that I again went for FZ V2.0In my previous bike maintainance was much lower the new Version of bike.I purchased this bike in July 2015Have used it for about 52000km.Even after periodic maintainace and regular service bike is screwing up.Maintainace has been always high..I dont remember when i paid less than 2500 bucks for servicing.My experience with new FZ is pretty ordinary. I wont go for FZ again ever in my life
Posture is pretty outdated and uncomfortable for long rides.Rear bike performance is not up to the point.Front telescopic fork spring is quite unreliable, need to get them changed once every year.Rear tyre grip is good but the quality provided by MRF is not good.Handle mirror positioning is quite stignent and and cannot be much adjusted.Seat is pretty hard, and cannot be much customized.Overall: Not the value for money in today"s time.
Actually its not Fz Fi. Its Fz16 midship edition. 2014 model. Bought for seconds. Overall awesome bike in this segment. But spares are too costly. Mileage one can expect around 35 to 40 kmpl depends on riding condition. I commute around 12 to 20kms a day. Seating is on stiffer part need to re cushion it. Pillion comfort is next to hell.
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