The Yamaha Fazer is certainly a case of standout design. The dual-tone aerodynamic front cowling is beautifully crafted, and designed to minimize drag and wind blast while travelling at high speed. The bike's stylish wind protector utilizes a carbon pattern that enhances the bike's sporty profile while reducing resistance. Its fierce-looking twin headlamps (35 watts apiece) are balanced by a sharp parking lamp in the center. It's unfortunate that only one light can be switched on at a time, the right light for upper and the left for dipper; but this is a minor issue on what is a very impressive design. At the rear, its wide fender effectively masks the tyre from mud and splash effects. The overall paint job is of very good quality, and the bike's fit and finish display Yamaha's typical quality and attention to detail. The Yamaha Fazer features Yamaha's all-digital speed console which includes full LCD displays for the speedometer, tachometer, and trip meter and indicator lights. Its yellow colored backlist display is particularly effective during night rides, while its smart visor is ideal for viewing in bright sunlight.
Yamaha Fazer is powered by a 153.00 cc air-cooled, 2-valve, 4-stroke SOHC engine with a maximum power of 13.8 bhp @ 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 13.6 nm @ 6000 rpm, and constant mesh five-speed transmission. The electric starter and strong start-up are indicative of a punchy engine with plenty of power. It doesn't reveal any stress, even after a string of journeys, and performs best over long distances. The Yamaha Fazer is designed to be a highly comfortable ride, and it delivers on this. Due to its slightly raised handlebar, the bike?s seating position is more relaxed, which should help to minimize fatigue and provide better support for the spine during long rides. Generous seat space makes it a capacious ride for drivers of all sizes and shapes, with a long, firm seat that is particularly comfortable for the pillion rider. At the rear grab bar can serve not only as a backrest but also as a stability point for the pillion when travelling over uneven surfaces. Unfortunately, the strangely positioned foot pegs might subtract from the bike?s comfort. Yamaha Fazer has both the front and rear tyres on the bike are tubeless that are significantly less susceptible to the sudden flattening that can occur when tyres are punctured, helping the bike to maintain performance even when tyre integrity has been compromised. Its chain protector also helps to prevent loose clothing or materials becoming stuck in the bike?s chain.
The Yamaha Fazer is sleek, attractive and comfortable to ride, with some high-performance features. At this price, the Fazer is somewhat disappointing: while very stylish, its low fuel efficiency does count against it, and it isn?t significantly more powerful than the competition. Yamaha Fazer is available in three shades: Ravine Red, Wilderness Black and Terrain White.