Yamaha FZ16 to conquer Everest

KATHMANDU: Three Nepali youth icons — Deepak Bista, Suraj Singh Thakuri and Nima Rumba — are going to conquer the Himalayan peaks with their FZ16s, the most preferred and awarded bike in the 150cc category. They will ride FZ16s to the ‘Road Trip to Everest’.

The new campaign ‘Road Trip to Everest’ is the first-ever adventure to Mt Everest base camp on the Tibetan side organised by Morang Auto Works (MAW) — sole authorised dealer of Yamaha motorcycles for Nepal. The tour to Everest Base Camp will start on July 18. Three customers of FZ16 chosen via lucky draw will get a chance to be part of this tour along with the three celebrities. The riders will be riding through 5,200 meters high altitudes and the total distance of 1,100-km to Everest Base Camp.

This is the first time in the history of Nepal that a bike in the 150 CC category will be ridden

at such high altitudes

and on a route which is only used for a limited period year, said Bishnu Kumar Agrawal, chief executive of MAW.

Till, date only 4x4 wheel drive SUV’s have travelled on that road. “We believe the Yamaha FZ16 dubbed a true sports bike can travel in any climatic and road condition,” he added.

Forms for the event will be available at all Yamaha outlets from Jestha 4 (May 18) and the lucky draw opens on Ashar 12 (June 26).

Yamaha FZ 16 is the aerodynamic-looking, sporty, yet rugged motorbike that was designed keeping in mind rugged and crater-filled roads. Also considered the DNA of FZ1 European motorcycles, it is the safest, toughest and fastest bike in its segment. With its diamond-shaped frame, Yamaha FZ16 is different on account of its killer looks and originality.

The Yamaha FZ16 has been awarded Bike of the Year, Zig Wheels, 2009; Bike of the Year, Business Standard Motoring, 2009; Viewer’s Choice Award, UTVi & Autocar India Awards, 2009, Yamaha Excellence in Quality, Styling and Success in Motor Sports, Apollo Tyres & Auto India Best Brand Award, 2009.