Motorcycling India

Twenty chosen motorcyclists are all set to ride as Yamaha India just kicked-off the “Yamaha SZ Tour – Stay Ahead”. The riders came in full gusto, as they got ready to ride on Yamaha’s all new SZ motorcycle across 67 cities in 17 states of the country for the next one month.

The month long motorcycling event will culminate with a gala event in Cochin on October 17, 2010.

The rally will cover an extensive stretch across Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, Orissa, Chattisgarh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in a span of 30 days.

Twenty bikers divided into 2 teams, each team consisting of 10 members will start their journey from Delhi and ride through different routes across the country.

During the halt in selected 67 cities, Yamaha dealers will welcome the riders of the tour. The culmination of the “Yamaha SZ Tour” will take place in Cochin on last day, amidst huge fanfare.

Mr. Yukimine Tsuji (CEO & MD) says: “Through the YAMAHA SZ tour, we aim to appeal & reach out to a wider section of customers, not only urban but also rural customers.”

“Through this tour, we want to demonstrate Styling, good Mileage and Comfortable riding of SZ models as bikers traverse across the length & breadth of the country on these bikes to ride more than 12,000 kms” as he commented on the month-long Yamaha SZ Tour.

Yamaha acknowledges its Corporate Social Responsibility towards the society and is regularly conducting safe motorcycle riding education program – Yamaha Safe Riding Science (YSRS) for inculcating safe riding habits and raising traffic safety awareness among local communities.

Yamaha has already conducted this program in 7 cities across India since its inception a year ago. Through Yamaha SZ Tour, Yamaha aims to promote safety riding among motorcyclists with the slogan “Be Safe on Road – Wear helmets while riding”.

Powering the new Yamaha SZ motorbike is an all-new 4-Stroke air-cooled, SOHC single cylinder with 153cc engine that has been tuned for optimum performance i.e. Extra Power in the low to mid-speed range thereby ensuring a stress-free ride on Indian roads.

There is a large capacity 14-liter fuel tank that gives the ability to go extra mile. The long cushioned seat ensures comfortable riding position enabling a straighter back and extra comfort while commuting long distances.

Yamaha SZ-X | Motorcycle Specs
Engine type Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC
Displacement 153 cc
Bore & Stroke 58.0 × 57.9 mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Maximum power 12.1PS / 7,500 rpm
Maximum torque 12.8N.m / 4500 rpm
Starting system Electric Start/Kick Start
Lubrication wet sump
Cylinder layout Single cylinder
Clutch type wet, multiple disc
Ignition system C.D.I
Fuel supply Carburettor
Battery 12 V, 5 AH (10 AH)
Headlight Halogen bulb (12 V, 35/35 W)
Primary/Secondary reduction ratios 3.409/3.000
Tranmission type 5 gear constant mesh
Caster/Trail 26 degree/99 mm
Gear ratios 1st=2.714, 2nd=1.789, 3rd=1.318, 4th=1.045, 5th=0.916
Frame type Diamond
Front suspension Telescopic
Rear suspension Swingarm
Front brake Drum(150 mm)
Rear brake Drum (130 mm)
Front tyre 2.75-17 41P
Rear tyre 100/90-17 55P
Overall length x width x height 2,050mm x 730mm × 1,100mm
Kerb Weight 132 kg
Wheelbase 1,320mm
Minimum ground clearance 165mm
Engine oil volume 1.0 litres
Fuel tank capacity 14 liters
Seat Height 802 mm