Based on the FZ25, the Yamaha Fazer 250cc fully-faired motorcycle might launch during festive season 2017.
Encouraged by the success of the naked FZ25 quarter-litre bike, Yamaha is now gearing up to bring in its fully-faired version – Fazer 250 in the Indian market. While the launch of the all-new Yamaha Fazer 250 (Fazer 25) is reported to launch during festive season, the bikemaker will commence its production by August 2017. Based on the naked streetfighter, this new bike has already been captured on camera multiple times during its test rounds on Indian roads. Unlike the semi-naked Fazer 150cc, the new model features aggressive fairing for the sportier and larger look. The latest spy pictures reveal that the Yamaha Fazer 250 carries typical touring traits such as a more relaxed seating posture and raised fairing to name a few. The faired bike could also get the updated engine and gear ratios.
Sporting full fairing, the new Yamaha bike appears proportionally larger than the 150cc Fazer FI. This ensures that the FZ 250 will get a full-fairing, unlike other bikes in the FZ series. Save for the new fairing, the entire design and graphics of the bike resembles to the naked roadster. Though, it also shares some of its styling bits with other models in the FZ line-up including the similar looking handlebars, front mirrors. While the wheels, fuel-tank, tail section, rear tyre and brakes seem reminiscent of the naked bike. In front, expect the bike to get a dual headlamp set-up.
For braking purpose, the Yamaha Fazer 25 has disc brake at both the ends. However, the ABS system is yet to be confirmed for the bike. Damping duties on the bike are carried out by the telescopic fork upfront and monoshock rear suspension setup. Compared to the naked version that weighs 148kgs, the motorcycle will gain additional 4-5kgs – thanks to its big fairing and headlamp cowl. The bike will not only carry over some of the key styling bits and features from the naked FZ25, but it will also use the same 249cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled SOHC engine used in the naked version. Tuned to make 20.6bhp (20.9PS) of top power and 20NM of torque, this motor will be linked to a 5-speed gearbox. Also See – Yamaha FZ 250 Walkaround Video
Featuring new fairing and fitments, the fully faired model is expected to be slightly more expensive than its naked sibling. Its naked streetfighter version – FZ25 comes with a price tag of Rs 1.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). We expect the fully faired Fazer 250 to come with a price tag of Rs 1.35 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Read More – New Yamaha R15 V3.0 Unveiled
The Japanese bikemaker has not confirmed the launch date of the Fazer 250 yet, but it is expected to be rolled out by the end of this year. Currently, the bike is in its testing phase and has been caught undergoing test runs across the country. The recent sightings of the bike hint at a possible festive season launch, though, we still await an official confirmation from the bikemaker.
|Engine||249cc, single-cylinder, oil cooled|
At the heart of the Fazer 250cc fully faired motorcycle will be a 249cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine that is already used in the naked FZ25. This SOHC unit generates a maximum power output of 20.6bhp (20.9PS) at 6,000rpm, while producing a peak torque of 20Nm at 6,000rpm. Power will be delivered to the rear wheels via a 5-speed gearbox. With an aim to enhance its touring capabilities, Yamaha might tune this powertrain and could alter the engine mapping. If media reports are to be believed, the Fazer 25 is also likely to get an optional anti-lock braking system.
Designed on the same underpinnings as its naked sibling FZ25, the fully-faired version is estimated to return impressive mileage figures. While the additional fairing on the bike will scale up its kerb weight by 4 to 5 kgs, the fuel economy of the bike is estimated to be around 30-35kmpl.
– LED infused dual headlamps
– LED tail-lamps
– LCD instrument cluster with speedometer precision
– Split seats
– 5-speed gearbox
– Disc brakes
– Diamond frame chassis
The fully-faired bike will sit on the diamond-frame chassis that is also used in its naked version, FZ25. In terms of looks, expect it to come with aggressive fairing and matured looks. With the additional fairing, the kerb weight is expected to increase by 4-5kgs. Styling bits on the quarter-litre bike will include LED infused dual headlamps in front and tail-lamps with LED units at the back. The larger fuel tank with extensions will further add to its sporty character. Akin to its naked version, the bike will get LCD instrument cluster with speedometer precision. Suspension set up will include front telescopic forks and rear monoshockers. The power to retard speed will be derived from the 282mm front and 220mm rear disc brakes, albeit the anti-lock-braking system is likely to be left out.
To be based on Yamaha's double frame chassis, the new Fazer 250 motorcycle will get a full fairing and an oil-cooled single-cylinder 250cc engine.