After launching FZ25 naked sportsbike, Yamaha Might Launch the new Yamaha Fazer 250 semi-faired bike in the Indian two-wheeler market.
Yamaha, the Japanese automaker had launched the FZ25, a naked 250cc motorcycle in the Indian two-wheeler market on January 24, 2017. This new 250cc motorcycle has been a sigh of relief for Yamaha’s fans seemingly waiting for an affordable quarter-litre motorcycle. If media reports are to be believed, the company might also introduce a semi-faired Yamaha Fazer 250 based on the naked roadster. Yamaha sticks with the FZ branding for its new naked roadster, and this leads to a logical speculation on semi-faired Fazer 250. IAB design specialist Shoeb Kalania has released few renderings of this motorcycle, revealing some of its design highlights.
Commenting on Fazer 250, Roy Kurian, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Yamaha India said, “That’s like logical, right? Just wait for some time, we will let you know that”. A more matured Fazer 250 could be a right product to challenge the likes of Bajaj Pulsar AS200.
Like the FZ 150cc and Fazer 150, the Yamaha FZ25 could also be converted to a Fazer 25. In order to give a different look, the company might add bigger fuel tank and larger headlamp unit. The bike might also get a twin-headlight setup and a wind deflector. The naked FZ25 weighs 148kgs and the semi-faired motorcycle can be expected to be heavier due to new fairing and headlamp cowl. The vehicle could get a dual headlamp unit. Most of the features are likely to be shared with the FZ25. Powering the motorcycle will be a 249cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled SOHC engine that is paired to a 5-speed gearbox. This engine is good for 20.9PS of power and 20Nm of torque. Also See – Yamaha FZ 250 Walkaround Video
The naked streetfighter (FZ25) is priced at Rs 1.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The semi-faired model is expected to be slightly more expensive than its sibling. We expect the motorcycle to be priced around Rs 1.25 lakh. Read More – New Yamaha R15 V3.0 Unveiled
The company is yet to make an official announcement about the bike, but we expect the Fazer 250 could be launched towards the end of this year. We will update you as soon as Yamaha announces anything on its launch date.
|Engine||249cc, single-cylinder, oil cooled|
The bike will be powered by the same 249cc single-cylinder, oil cooled engine that also powers the naked FZ25. This SOHC engine churns out a maximum power output of 20.9PS at 8,000rpm and a peak torque of 20Nm at 6,000rpm. Power will be transmitted to the rear wheels via a 5-speed gearbox. The company might also change the engine mapping of the Fazer 250 to make it suitable for touring purpose.
The 250cc semi-faired motorcycle will be based on the diamond-frame chassis, which also underpins the FZ25 and the Yamaha R3 fully-faired motorcycle. The motorcycle could get a more aggressive fairing and more matured looks. The quarter-litre bike will be equipped with LED headlamp along with LED taillights. It is expected to get a bigger fuel tank with large extensions, adding to its sporty look. Like the naked bike, it will ride on 17-inch wheels. The bike will get LCD instrument cluster with speedometer precision. Suspension mechanism of the Fazer 250 will comprise of telescopic forks and a monoshock at the front and rear, respectively. It will get dual disc brakes; however, ABS is not likely to be on offer.