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Yamaha bikes and their tale of refinement

Yamaha is one of the most popular bike manufacturers in India and is known for its fleet of performance oriented models. It has won a lot of awards for its contribution to India’s motorcycle industry. The two-stroke 100 cc RX-100 was a legendary bike in the country and gained a huge popularity.

In the recent time, there has been a lot of Yamaha bikes that are doing well in the market. We have listed a total of four bikes below, including the latest crowd puller R15 V3, the fuel-efficient FZ S, the popular scooter Fascino and the affordable 250cc FZ25.

Yamaha R15 V3

The R15 V3 is one of the latest Yamaha bikes in India bikes in the 150cc segment and is equipped with a complete new engine compared to its previous iteration. The motor is a 155cc, single cylinder, liquid-control unit that churns out a whopping 18.7 bhp of power at 10,000 rpm and delivers a peak torque of 15 Nm at 8,500 rpm.

The tuning is good enough for the  engine to return an average mileage of 30 kmpl.

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Yamaha FZ S V2.0

The Yamaha FZ-S Version 2.0, in its latest iteration, has managed to keep the bulky approach that the old FZs were known for. It features a halogen-type headlight and an all-digital console. The power is generated from a gets a 149cc, single cylinder engine that is capable of delivering a maximum of 13 bhp power at 8,000 rpm and the peak torque of 12.8 Nm coming at 6,000 rpm. The motor is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. It offers an average of 45 kmpl mileage.

Yamaha Fascino

If one is talking about the top Yamaha bikes in India, the Fascino will surely make to the list. It features a neo-retro design language that mainly targets the buyers from the urban youth groups. It comes with a 113cc engine that offers a maximum power of 7 bhp power at 7,500 rpm along with a peak torque of 8.1 Nm at 5,000 rpm.

Yamaha FZ25

The Yamaha FZ25 is another example of how Yamaha defines refinement. Clearly not the most powerful in the segment (just like its younger sibling), but takes highway and city riding to a new level with its extra bit of refinement and no-nonsense fun.

Under the hood, there is a 249cc, single cylinder engine that is capable of producing 20.3 bhp of power at 8,000 rpm and a peak torque of 20 Nm at 6,000 rpm.

Verdict

When it comes to performance, rarely would any brand be able to overshadow Yamaha. All of the bikes mentioned here are decently powerful and refined (barring the R15). On the other hand, the R15 is a monster of a bike in the 150cc segment and can pin down any bike above its class.