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Yamaha To Launch SZ16 Next Month

Yamaha will launch another 150cc bike in the competitive Indian market. The company had showcased the SZ Concept (pictures can be seen here) at the 2010 Auto Expo and will launch the bike by end of February. The SZ uses the same engine as the Fazer and we are speculating it will be called as SZ16. Feature wise the SZ is not exciting at all with the omission of a front disc being nothing short of disaster.However pricing will play a key role and we expect the SZ16 to be one of the cheapest 150cc bike in India.

“We plan to expand our network to 2000 touch points in 2010 with a sales target of 3 Lakhs. Moreover, the company will continue to focus on the 150cc+ segment to achieve a target of 25 % share by the end of year. While we will be further consolidating our position in premium category with the launch of R15 Limited white color edition in February, commuting segment will also be revamped,” Mr. Yukimine Tsuji, CEO, Yamaha India said.

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  • ak January 19, 2010, 1:24 pm

    No front disc brakes on a 150cc? yamaha have lost their mind

  • chetan January 19, 2010, 1:31 pm

    volumes are generated no doubt, but wat about the safety features?such as disc brakes, and fi technology, yamaha think it over and then launch

  • myla January 19, 2010, 2:51 pm

    Hey comeon guys, sz is not a 150c.c. bike. Its a 125c.c which is gonna replace the gladiator gradually, and it has a disc version too.

    • fas January 19, 2010, 4:35 pm

      Myla, it is a 150cc bike. We can confirm that.

  • myla January 19, 2010, 6:42 pm

    Sorry sas, u are right, sz is a 150c.c. bike. I apologise.

  • Nilesh,Pune January 19, 2010, 7:15 pm

    Oha..ha..ha…my GOD..!!Yamaha SZ Concept carries straight a way the “Scopes exact similar to (design matches) to MOST POPULAR n SALABLE PULSAR 200’s(P180’s)SCOPES”…. and exact with the ‘newly launched PULSAR 220 DTS-i S’ (launched TODAY)!!
    Now everyone including yamaaha started copying theory from BAJAJ PULSAR Family..!! and mostly the ‘P200 scopes’ .!!! only color theory is different
    another example is hondaa twister …!

    [Now design patents also has to be seriously implemented n came into picture to avoid such a DOUBLE game...]

    Guys u can notice this as clearly as possible..!!!
    no doubt at all..everyone will be agree to THIS..

    Only keep OPEN ur eyes..!!!

  • ss January 19, 2010, 7:31 pm

    well if offered with front disk and couple of thousand cheaper than existing 150cc motorcycles its not a bad deal and bike looks solid and stylish

  • gopu January 20, 2010, 2:33 am

    hey Nilesh, i think u didnt seen the fazer 250cc yet…which was launged by yamaha 4-5 years back……do u know that fazer 250 had these kinds of scopes…
    even the Yamaha Gladiator have some scopes like that…
    so think dude….who is the great copier here?
    but I am not agaist pulsar series i like their design very much

  • ANIL824 January 21, 2010, 3:42 pm

    if this doesnt hv a front disc brake ……bbbuuuuuhhh…
    yamaha down down………

  • rennie March 8, 2010, 10:33 pm

    any news as yet about the actual release of this model?

    • fas March 9, 2010, 11:07 pm

      Rennie, probably another month.

  • Praveen March 22, 2010, 8:24 pm

    This is another jackass from yamaha after the likes of libero, crux etc. This bike is nothing but the old gladiator with some heavy cosmetic changes….. look closely n you will notice…

  • honey June 13, 2010, 11:28 pm

    i think its cool.but what about price?????????

  • jagjeet August 4, 2010, 8:14 pm

    yamaha agian gearing reverse big chain cover n old style

  • VIJAY August 5, 2010, 12:46 pm

    why u shows a same picture for sz125cc,sz150cc,and now sz16 actually that pic is aplicable for which one of the models

    • fas August 5, 2010, 7:24 pm

      Its applicable for SZ 150cc.

  • VIJAY August 5, 2010, 12:54 pm

    for bajaj. pulsar give a very big sucoessful result expecially in tamilnadu after that bajaj’s every pdt have a better result then y cant yamaha.yours truly yamahafan

  • VIJAY August 5, 2010, 12:59 pm

    even yamaha’s new launches of fz16,fzs,r15 but the cost r much costlier than bajaj. so cost only make a major dif in sales i think, if yamaha reduce some reasonable cost for the above mentioned models then yamaha become a road ruler.

  • vinosh August 6, 2010, 5:15 pm

    any way yamaha will b run or not

  • vinosh August 6, 2010, 5:21 pm

    if really that yamaha rx 100 going to b re launch if it is possible means no one can beat yamaha’s aggressive sales in two wheeler market

  • rohan August 16, 2010, 7:09 am

    abe yaar disk break ka kuchh matalab hona chahiye ……agar tum log yamaha alba ,g5…chalaoge to paoge ki inke normal break bajaj dis135 se better hain to pahle chalakar dekho phir against me comment maro……………..vaise bhi agar brand dekho to yamaha k aage bajaj ki koi aukat nahi hai

  • Akshay August 22, 2010, 10:20 pm

    hey guys…dont comment for the people who compare the gaint yamaha with the bajaj…they are the ones who have the pulsar and havent driven any other bikes…for them bajaj will be the best of course…yamaha fans are the ones who have studied well bout the bikes…


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