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Yamaha SZ Specs

Engine 149.3 cc
Power 12 hp
Start Option Kick & Electric
Pass Switch Yes
Odometer Analog

SZ Pros & Cons

Things We Like in SZ

Tractable engine

Comfortable ride

Pleasing ergonomics

Things We Dont Like in SZ

Narrow tires

Dated features

Quality issues

Recent Updates of SZ

One of the most popular street bikes in its segment, Yamaha SZ comes equipped with 150cc air-cooled engine mated with a 5-speed transmission. The vehicle offers a comfortable ride with its disc braking at the front end and comes with a 14-litre tank size. Yamaha SZ is offered in three colours, Vivid Red Cocktail, Matte Black and Matte Green. The vehicle covers all the important aspects of cruising through the street with its comfortable riding position. Lately, the motorbike also features a split aluminium grab bar and a smoke windshield to provide an edgier and sporty look.  

Yamaha SZ Price

The SZ is priced at ₱69,900 .

Yamaha SZ Variants

There are 1 variants available of SZ: Standard.

Yamaha SZ Power-trains

The SZ is powered by a Air Cooled Carburetor 149.3 cc 1 Cylinder engine that gives 12hp of power at 7500 rpm and 12.8 Nm Torque at 6000 rpm. It comes with the option of a 5-Speed transmission gearbox. The SZ has a seat height of 800 mm.

Yamaha SZ Features

The feature list of SZ includes Pass Switch, Street, Road Riding Modes, Engine Check Warning and Side Reflectors in terms of safety.

Features Chassis, Suspension & Brake include Telescopic Fork Front Suspension, Swing Arm Rear Suspension, Diamond Body Frame Type, Dual Stepped Seat Type, Side Wings, Drum Rear Brake and Disc Front Brake.

Features for Console include Analog Odometer, Analog Fuel Gauge, Tachometer and Analog Speedometer.

Yamaha SZ Competitors

The SZ Competitors are: Yamaha FZi, Kawasaki Rouser NS160, Suzuki Gixxer FI, Yamaha YTX 125 and Yamaha Sniper 150.

Yamaha SZ 2021 Price List

Yamaha SZ March 2021 prices start from ₱69,900.00 in Philippines.

Variant Price list Specifications  
Yamaha SZ Standard ₱69,900 *
SRP Price
149.3 cc, 12 hp, Kick & Electric, Gasoline

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SZ is available in 3 different colors - Black, Red and Green.

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Yamaha SZ Review

  • SZ Overview
  • Yamaha SZ Design
  • SZ Ride & Handling
  • Yamaha SZ Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • SZ Braking & Safety
  • Yamaha SZ Verdict

SZ Overview

Commuters are the bread and butter of motorcycle manufacturers in Asian markets. Yamaha has also populated their catalogues with affordable commuters. Arguably, however, they have not been the best at it. The Yamaha SZ was launched in 2010 in India in just such an attempt. In India, it was largely overshadowed by Bajaj and Hero motorcycles. Yamaha then tried to keep the bike refreshed by introducing many different variants that were supposed to cater to different segments of buyers. Most of these were often impossible to tell apart from. While this did not help its cause that much in India, it did seem to work in the Philippines. The SZ on sale in the country today is like the amalgamation of the best features of these many different versions. While this does make it a good bike, does it make it a good buy? In the Philippines, it is on sale for around Php 69,000. At this range, it competes against the smaller displacement Kawasaki Rouser 135 LS.

Yamaha SZ Design

The SZ can be considered as the mild-mannered cousin of the FZ in more ways than one. If the FZ catered to the youth enthusiast rider, the SZ was aimed at a more mature audience. This and the constant updates it received over the years have now given it many small details. Yet, it is still a commuter motorcycle. Styling is not exactly its forte. There are three color options to choose from – Matte Green, Matte Black and Vivid Red Cocktail. The blacked out components and wheels, go well with the different color schemes. The bike gets a conventional headlight with a smoked mini visor at the front. The muscular arrow shaped tank with its extensions, 3D emblems and striking graphics is probably the most stylish part of the bike. The rear gets a split aluminum grab rail. Panels in the side also increase its style quotient. The long beefy silencer with a heat guard that makes it look like a minigun. At 1990 mm long, 750 mm wide and 1100 mm tall, the bike is compact enough for city traffic. The 165 mm of ground clearance makes for relaxed travelling over bad roads. The bike rides on 17-inch wheels with 2.75 41P front and 100/90 55P rear tyres. The bike is built to a cost and still comes with an analog instrument panel. There is the usual speedometer, odometer and fuel indicator along with a tachometer.

SZ Ride & Handling

For a commuter bike, good ergonomics cannot be compromised on. And for the most part, the SZ does a good job. The seating position is upright and handlebars are high. Combined with the footpeg position as well as the comfortable seat, the ride is relaxed and easy. The one glaring misstep is the seat height, which is 800 mm. This will not be appreciated by riders of short height. Otherwise the bike with its 1320 mm wheelbase yet slim profile is easy to maneuver around town and city traffic. The conventional suspension setup with telescopic front forks and dual shock absorbers in the rear, do a good job of absorbing bumps. Again this is a commuter with not very wide tires. So this is best suited for comfortable commuting and not much else.

Yamaha SZ Engine & Fuel Consumption

The engine is the same as can be found on the old FZ. Here though it has been detuned to increase mileage. It also misses out on fuel injection. Expecting liquid cooling would be hysterical. The 149 cc 2 valve SOHC engine produces 12.1 PS at just 7500 rpm. Torque of 12.8 Nm is similarly delivered at a low 6000 rpm. The engine is not the most refined unit. Some vibrations do make it to the handlebars and the foot pegs. But the engine performs as it should otherwise. Power delivery is quick and it does come with a 5 speed transmission. There is enough grunt to go over inclines with a pillion. The bike also comes with both a kick and an electric starter. The engine uses Yamaha’s Blu Core tech to increase mileage. That figure here happens to be 55 kmpl which is very commendable for a bike with 150 cc and no fuel injection.

SZ Braking & Safety

There is a drum brake on the rear and a hydraulic disc brake on the front. The brakes are good enough for their intended purpose.

Yamaha SZ Verdict

There have been instances of quality related issues which is expected from a Yamaha bike. For what you get, it might appear to be slightly pricey too.  Then there is the whole issue of the usability of a motorcycle as opposed to a scooter for commuting in stop and go traffic of the Philippines. If you want a commuter bike despite these caveats, then do give this bike a shot.

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    Steven Mar 08, 2021 for Yamaha SZ

    Great styling, nice mileage, and superb performance make the Yamaha SZ one of the best bikes in its class. The SZ’s drivability on any road, irrespective of the condition is great. I have tried off-road stretches and the SZ came out as a commendable performer. It has ample power and driving within city traffic is not a problem at all. Read More

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    Khajeer Mar 08, 2021 for Yamaha SZ

    Great styling, nice mileage, and superb performance make the Yamaha SZ one of the best bikes in its class. The SZ’s drivability on any road, irrespective of the condition is great. I have tried off-road stretches and the SZ came out as a commendable performer. It has ample power and driving within city traffic is not a problem at all. Read More

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    Maricar Feb 15, 2021 for Yamaha SZ

    The Yamaha SZ is one of the most popular commuting bikes in the Philippines. I wanted a simple, no-frills bike that would take me to my office and back home, and the SZ perfectly suited my needs. It offers a comfortable ride, with disc brakes on both wheels taking care of the safety. The bike has a small smoke shield Read More

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    Benigno Jan 30, 2021 for Yamaha SZ

    One of my greatest interests is bike riding. I often plan long trips on my bike. That is the reason I had to select one on which long distance riding will seem to be easy and satisfying. I decided to opt for Yamaha sz just for this core reason. The bike offers such a comfortable ride that I have got Read More

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    Alexsander Dec 16, 2020 for Yamaha SZ

    The bold and aggressive look of the bike will appear quite tempting to any potential bike buyer, who seek sheer fun and adventure out of his vehicle. The bike is superior in terms of mileage as well. Whether you ride this on city roads or highways both way you will be simply overwhelmed. Also I should mention that the maintenance Read More

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    Aiden Oct 14, 2020 for Yamaha SZ

    I get late to office as I mostly used to travel by public vehicles so far. Thus, to avoid that hassle I bought a new bike, Yamaha SZ.I have taken a wisest decision with the purchase of this bike. You will find it one of the best options for day to day commuting. Now I reach to work or any Read More

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    Kidlat Aug 08, 2020 for Yamaha SZ

    I have always used a commuter motorcycle and have never had any fantasy of owning a good motorcycle. However, my mind changed after I have bought the Yamaha SZ, which is like a perfect combination of efficiency and power as well. It is a 150cc bike that makes 12 horsepower and the engine is very refined, just like you would Read More

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    Mateo May 21, 2020 for Yamaha SZ

    I have been riding this bike almost over a decade now still I feel I can ride several years more down the line on this. The reason I bought this was its amazing bold and stunning look. This bike can win your heart with its look on the very instant. Then comes its decent mileage capacity along with amazing pickup. Read More

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    Jasper Jan 03, 2020 for Yamaha SZ

    When I first saw the SZ, I realized it was the perfect blend of sport and subtlety. The build though not as masculine as one would assume, it packs a punch in terms of power and mileage. Though this does not fulfil the needs of a racing bike, it does wonders to regular commuting. It has a good sturdy build Read More

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    Ace Jan 17, 2019 for Yamaha SZ

    I have always been so good at keeping things arranged in different categories and sectors to which they do belong. This is my trait which I love so much, for the mess is the least want situation for me and when this has been followed since childhood, even a speckle of a mess can bring me up to heals. However, Read More

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Yamaha SZ Questions & Answers (FAQs)

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Q. What is the Tyre Type of Yamaha SZ?

Arsenio C. Adana has asked on Jan 03, 2020

Q. What is the the purpose of the switch at the left side of the handle bar which is L shaped?

V Vaibhav Choudhary Feb 18, 2020
It is most probably the manual choke switch.
Fredilex lino has asked on Dec 05, 2018

Q. How many kilometer per one leter

G Giovanni May 13, 2019
Expect around 45 kmpl from the SZ
Jayson prado has asked on Oct 27, 2018

Q. fuel consumption km pr. liter?

G Giovanni May 09, 2019
The SZ return a mileage of around 50 kmpl
Jose has asked on Oct 16, 2018

Q. is it possible to convert the size of tire fz to sz?

G Giovanni May 09, 2019
No, it is not possible
Weng has asked on Aug 24, 2018

Q. Where can i buy this new model of cebu.

G Giovanni May 09, 2019
Find Yamaha dealers in Cebu here

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