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Performance: has been great till now.Did plenty of long trips (>300 km) in himalayan roads, And never faced any issues thankfully.Absolute breeze through highways, Although doing more than 110 kmph is difficult.But i think that is more than sufficient more often than not.Enough capacity to pull through even steep slopes.Wont fly through obviously (no 150 cc bike ever will), But does the job fairly comfortably.Handling and comfort: superb.Riding posture is comfortable.Lightweight, Easily maneuverable through crowded city road.The broad rear tyres always make you feel stable, Planted and balanced.Very comfortable for both short and long rides.Did more than 12 hours at a stretch plenty of times, Never faced much issues other than normal soreness and stiffness for excessively long ride periods.Looks: subjective.Bought it because i loved it personally.A front visor should have been available at least as an option.Fuel economy: superb.I get more than 55 on a regular basis (avg 56-57).The most i have got is 62 kmpl! of course this is dependent on the style of riding.Cons: getting spare parts is a bit of a nightmare.They do not bother to keep even the most basic of spares and always give a timeline of at least 10 days for procurement, And mostly not available in other accessories stores.Surprisingly, The v2.0 spare parts are more readily available in the market (and even the showroom!).The rear mud guard is at an odd angle so that things may get a little messy in the monsoons.Not at all a dealbreaker though.The enjoyable ride quality and experience more than makes up for the few glitches here and there.Nothing is perfect after all.
I have had Fzs V3 since 2020 almost. Complete 2 years with this bike. There are some problems which I faced with this bike like overheating. When I start the bike and drive for the same distance, the bike would get hot and the performance of the bike drop and gear shifting is also tight up or downshift. The engine used to gasp at 6000 to 7000 RPM. There was also a strange sound when the bike goes hot like tik-tik from the engine. Which is irritating. When I am using Motul 7100 there is no problem with bike-related starting, performance and mileage. Gear shifting is a very smooth downshift or upshift, but I need more performance. I change from Motul 7100 to Motul 300v factory line 10w40 in my bike. The most important thing is the performance. The noticeable change in the bike acceleration is also changed. Then earlier when I use 7100. Gear shifting is like touching the gear shifter, and gear shift automatically up and downshifts like feather smooth gear shift. Mid and high acceleration is a noticeable increase than earlier. There is no issue with engine heat. There is no lack in the performance of the engine. Even after running for a long time. Now bike easily touch its limiter 9000 rpm and goes easily 115+kmph. There has also been an increment of about 1.5 nm torque. Before the stock was 13.6 nm torque. Now 15 nm torque is coming out. Those who drive the bike say that it is running completely different from the other Fz. There is more power than 150cc. Now the bike has a 15t front sprocket in place of a 14t front stock sprocket in the bike, Even the has bike.No noticeable power drop. I am using an iridium spark plug or using xp95 petrol in the bike.
Being a owner and riding for 3months(2700km) i'm sharing my personal opinion: Pros: 1)Looks and style -naked and perfect in this segment2) Mileage-40-45kmpl. Good for daily commute. 3) Handling and riding posture great. 4) Braking perfect, it will respond smoothly. 5) speed 0-60 no issue at city and highway, above 85 kmph it struggles on highway, you feel vibrations and if your weight 60-75kg you might feel wind factor also on highway. 6) Rider-Pillion seat perfect for 2 persons. Not more than 2..Cons: 1) Some sound observed in 0-40kmph speed in low rpm.. Though service technician said it's normal in fz.. But I don't like.. Compare to honda little notchy or scratchhy sound observed. 2) Top end you will miss on highway for sure. Confidence will low on highway due to 5no point mention above. 3) Body parts(plastic or fibre) material should be better. If you want to buy for your daily commutes its perfect. It's good for highway and touring also but within 90kmph speed.. I've travelled 300-350km(3times) in a single day within 6-7hrs without facing any issue except 5 no point mention in pros. Hope this will help. This is my personal opinion.. you might differ..
The bike is epic. Mileage is between 50-55 in highways and 40-45 in cities. Just make sure you ride below 75 so as to get it. Also the top speed is 113 kmph max. The pickup and the mid range speed is very good. Don't expect above it. Also the bike has a very good balance so as to travel. Few disadvantages are the seat material, the instrument cluster, no big changes in design. But one advantage about the engine is it is very well refined compared to previous versions of FZs. Also make sure that your Yamaha dealer does a good service because not all service centers do a great job when it comes to after services. But apart from these it's a very good quality bike. I have done 800 kms long ride and I don't see any change in the mileage.
The bike has great handling making it a fun ride for commuting, Rider seating position is comfortable but can't say the same for the pillion rider.After riding for 600 km i can say that bike feels underpowered on the highway especially with a pillion rider.Forget about high-speed passes and overtakes if riding double.This reduces the confidence of highways.Another major con is an inefficient rear brake.The rear brake bite is very weak and you need to heavily rely on front braking at high speeds.Another weird thing is power delivery.The bike struggles for an initial 60 kmph and then all of a sudden reaches 80+.So yamaha needs to come out with better engine, Gearbox, And braking.Only the style quotient will not work today.