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23rd Jul 2013 5:15 pm

Between the Yamaha FZ-16, Fazer and YZF-R15 v2.0, which is the best for a novice rider?

I am about to purchase my very first motorcycle and have shortlisted the Yamaha FZ-16, Fazer and YZF-R15 V2.0. I am keen on the R15 but unsure whether such a sportsbike is advisable for a novice rider like me? Kindly suggest which you feel makes the most suitable motorcycle for me.

S Ambarish, via email, Chennai

AAA While keeping in mind this is a focus-built sports motorcycle, with an aggressive riding posture
and peaky powerband, the sporty Yamaha YZF-R15 V2.0 is also light and easy to handle, within the city
or on a highway. Yes, you should be able to manage this bike without any problem despite being a first timer. If you want something more comfortable and less aggressive to ride on a daily basis, we also suggest you look at the Yamaha FZ-16, which is the best all round 150cc bike money can buy in India today.

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