Yamaha SZ-R for sale in the Philippines
The Yamaha S-ZR is a standard motorcycle which made a name for itself in the Philippine motoring scene before it was replaced by the Yamaha SZ-16. This lightweight motor bike was first introduced in 2010 and was manufactured by India Yamaha Motor Pvt. LTD. It comes in faired and naked variants.
Why buy a Yamaha SZ-R?
Performance and engine specs
This motorbike is powered by a 155 cc, SOHC, air-cooled, 4-stroke gasoline engine which provides 11.9 horsepower and 14 Nm of torque. When driven in extra urban conditions it can reach a top speed of 130 kilometers per hour (kph) and has 0-100 kph acceleration in less than 10 seconds. Under the same driving conditions, the SZ-R was rated to have a fuel efficiency of up to 60 km/L.
Design of the SZ-R
The SZ-R follows a diamond frame body type and is mated with a telescopic fork front suspension and a swingarm in its rear. Categorized under the cruiser segment because of its seating design, the SZ-R seats both the driver and its pillion comfortably. This feature is a plus for those who are travelling long distances. Further improving this motorcycle’s road visibility is its high-mount dual brake light. Its body is protected by a sturdy and crack-resistant polypropylene material.
What are the standout features of the SZ-R
The Yamaha SZ-R has a well-sculpted body with a wheelbase of 1320 mm, which is shorter than some of its competitors in the segment. This cruiser, however, breaks away from the rest by having a 5-speed gear which is coupled with an electric and kick starter function.
Yamaha has added extra features in the SZ-R to ensure that it gives an optimum performance each time and its maintenance cost is reduced. Its new plastic resin cover reduces the damage down to its chain, while its large stainless-steel muffler with catalyzer provides a cleaner exhaust.
Yamaha S-ZR price and availability
The brand new Yamaha SZ-R has been pulled out of the local motorcycle market. A used or second hand model can be bought for P55,000 for 2011 models and older, depending on its general condition and mileage.
The Yamaha SZ-R is one of the revered Japanese cruisers with a low displacement. Its armor-like covering not only gives it a bulky aesthetic but also provides protection for the motorbike’s body. Locally, it competes with other standard motorcycles such as the Kawasaki Rouser, the Honda CBR and the Suzuki GSX-R.
In general, motorcycle riders who enjoy cross-country travels will short-list the Yamaha SZ-R for its:
- Large fuel tank
- Durable body design
- Good fuel economy
- Affordable price
The SZ-R, however, has a small disadvantage in that is doesn't have a digital or rpm meter.
Interesting facts about the SZ-R
According to Yamaha, the SZ-R was developed for commuter customers who are sports bike-oriented and prefer motorcycles with a muscular design. Its aerodynamic spoiler that extends boldly and its special graphics are just some features that separate it from its stablemate the Yamaha SZ-X.