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Yamaha SZ Specs

Engine 149.3 cc
Power 11.9 hp
Start Option Kick & Electric
ABS No
Pass Switch Yes
Odometer Analog

Yamaha 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 Yamaha 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 11.9hp 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 and Engine Check Warning in terms of safety.

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

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

Yamaha SZ Competitors

The SZ Competitors are: Yamaha FZi, Kawasaki Rouser NS160, Suzuki Gixxer FI, MotorStar Xplorer X200R and Yamaha Sniper 150.

Yamaha SZ 2022 Price List

Yamaha SZ January 2022 prices start from ₱69,900.00 in Philippines.

Variant Price list Specifications  
Yamaha SZ Standard ₱69,900 *
SRP Price
149.3 cc, 11.9 hp, Kick & Electric, Gasoline

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Yamaha SZ Colors

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

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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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    Abraham Jan 10, 2022 for Yamaha SZ

    I have been using my Yamaha SZ for about eight years now, and I have to admit that this ride is the best for practical use. Of course, I have used my share of sports bikes, but after a certain age, I guess we choose practicality and mileage over anything else. This is how I ended up buying my Yamaha Read More

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    Phillip Dec 02, 2021 for Yamaha SZ

    The Yamaha SZ is actually a dual-purpose bike. Most people use it for daily commuting and so do I. But it can be used for casual racing once in a while. To serve the dual-purpose, Yamaha has lent a sporty look to the SZ. The pickup is great. I haven’t seen any other 150cc bike with such a good pickup. Read More

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    Aisaac Sep 23, 2021 for Yamaha SZ

    The Yamaha SZ is the most affordable bike in its class. But that doesn’t mean it looks drab and dated. It has a balanced look of a daily commuter and a sports bike. The SZ is for the working class that wants an efficient mode of personal transport regularly. I have been riding the bike since 2017 and it has Read More

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    Beboy Jul 26, 2021 for Yamaha SZ

    Whenever I buy a bike I ensure the machine should look sleek and stunning. Side by side, I go by the convenience of sitting posture also. This time my priorities were the same while I decided to go for Yamaha SZ. The headlamp of the vehicle looks a bit exclusive but I loved the shape. The fuel tank has been Read More

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    Kirk Jun 12, 2021 for Yamaha SZ

    Overall this bike looks cool. I find the headlamp shape is somewhat weird though. The fuel tank looks well proportionate and it has been designed in such a manner that I can place my thighs on it and get set for a comfortable ride. I also love the tail lamp designs. They have split the lights into two by placing Read More

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    Andres Apr 22, 2021 for Yamaha SZ

    The Yamaha SZ is another offering by the automaker that adds to the practical design in the segment. The automaker has done a great job in engineering the bike, keeping in mind, all the aspects of design, comfort, and convenience. I’ve been using the bike for almost a year now and it has been my daily commuter. The bike gives Read More

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    Ricky Apr 14, 2021 for Yamaha SZ

    Do you get smitten at bikes that are readily offering world class excitement while riding for long hours? Then why don’t you check out this super-efficient Yamaha sz? I am sure this bike will satisfy your soul the moment you try out the first test ride on this. Other than the aforespecified qualities the bike is also gaining popularity in Read More

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    Alexsander Mar 30, 2021 for Yamaha SZ

    The Yamaha SZ is my second bike experience with the brand and I can say that the automaker has not let me down with their offering. The bike is everything that was promised to me by the spec sheet. To begin with, the bike is designed, keeping practicality in mind. The motorbike gives you reliable performance and won’t let you Read More

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    Cearo Mar 18, 2021 for Yamaha SZ

    This is exactly the kind of bike I had been looking for. The boldness in it will easily catch anyone’s attention. Especially if you are a bike lover like me resisting the tempt to buy such a bike is just impossible, I bought this five years now and happily riding this on day to day basis. The bike is amazing Read More

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    Robust Evan 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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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.
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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
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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
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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
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Weng has asked on Aug 24, 2018

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

G Giovanni May 09, 2019
Find Yamaha dealers in Cebu here https://www.zigwheels.ph/new-motorcycles/yamaha/dealers/cebu-city
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