Compare Yamaha FZ150i and Honda CB150R Street Fire

The same product targets the middle-income customer segment, with the same saddle height of 790 mm and the same weight of 129 kg. It seems that Honda CB150R Street Fire and Yamaha FZ150i are twin brothers, but actually there are many differences between them.

Overall design

The design of the 2013 Yamaha FZ150i is inspired by a bolt of lightning. Overall, this is a beautiful design, from the sporty front headlights to every angular line that meets aerodynamic requirements. That makes the car look solid and strong in the front but still tapered towards the back.

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Yamaha FZ150i 2013 and Honda CB150R Street Fire (Honda CB150R photo: vnexpress.net)

Meanwhile, Honda uses a steel diamond frame (also known as a trellis frame) in the design of the CB150R Street Fire. With an enhanced engine frame and lattice protection system, we can see that the car is both elegant and still strong and masculine.

Specifications

Overall assessment of the engine, the two cars are not much different, both have 150cc power and electronic fuel injection.

FZ150i has a 4-stroke, 4-valve SOHC engine, 5-speed transmission, liquid-cooled. This engine has a power of 16.4 horsepower at 8500 rpm. Maximum torque reaches 14.5 Nm at 7500 rpm. According to information from many different sources, the maximum speed of the Yamaha FZ150i is 140 km/h.

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Yamaha FZ150i 2013 engine and Honda CB150R Street Fire (Honda CB150R photo: vnexpress.net)

Meanwhile, Honda CB150R has a 4-stroke, 4-valve DOHC engine, 6-speed gearbox and liquid cooling. CB150R Streetfire’s capacity reaches 17 horsepower at 10,000 rpm, maximum torque of 13.1 Nm at 8,000 rpm. According to Honda’s experiments, under ideal conditions, Street Fire reaches a maximum speed of 122 km/h. But according to some actual tests, its speed can reach an impressive figure of 137 km/h.

Fuel consumption

FZ150i is committed by Yamaha to save 11% fuel compared to its predecessor. That means the fuel consumption of the FZ150i is about 43km/liter, while the old version of the FZ150i only reached 40km/liter. To do this, Yamaha has applied the latest technologies of electronic fuel injection such as oxygen sensors or AC-DC.

In this respect, it can be said that Yamaha has far surpassed its rival Honda. In real conditions, Honda CB150R Streetfire has a fuel consumption of 36 km/liter.

Size

Yamaha FZ150i is 2,010 mm long, 705 mm wide and 1,300 mm tall. The lowest distance of the engine from the ground is 165 mm, seat height 790 mm, weight 129 kg.

Meanwhile, the Honda CB150R StreetFire is 2,008 mm long, 719 mm wide and 1,061 mm high. The lowest distance of the vehicle’s chassis from the ground is 148 mm, the seat height is 790mm, and the vehicle’s weight is 129 kg.

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Photo of Honda CB150R (left): vnexpress.net

In general, in terms of size, these two products have many similarities. Both manufacturers have chosen the most standard numbers of sports motorcycles to design for their beloved children.

Other features

The Yamaha FZ150i’s speedometer is inspired by the YZF R1. The fuel tank and exhaust pipe are sportily designed to impress users and are made from high-quality materials. Front brake with dual piston and rear brake disc with single piston. Front tire sizes are 90/80-17m/46p and 120/70-17m/58p at the rear.

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Dashboard on Yamaha FZ150i 2013 and Honda CB150R Street Fire (photo Honda CB150R: vnexpress.net)

Honda CB150R StreetFire’s dashboard, speedometer, tachometer and fuel gauge are displayed digitally. The telescopic front suspension system and rear monosock are suitable and harmoniously linked with the whole. Especially a safe and secure magnetic lock for first-time motorbike users. 80/90-17m/44p is the front tire size, 100/80-17m/52p is the rear tire size.

Price

While the FZ150i product has been imported and distributed by Yamaha Vietnam with a selling price of 67.5 million VND with full after-sales and warranty services, customers who want to buy Honda CB150R Street Fire must find it at dealers. Non-genuine imported for about 105 million VND.

Both of these new products are very competitive in both design and specifications. And everyone has their own advantages and disadvantages, the choice depends on the customer’s preferences. Our article does not provide subjective comments such as love or hate, but rather points out a number of different points to help readers make wise choices for themselves.

Phan Lien (TTTD)

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