Priced at Rs 1.19 lakh (ex, Delhi), the new Yamaha FZ25 goes against the Honda CBR 250R and the KTM Duke 200.
Yamaha recently introduced its naked streetfighter, 2017 Yamaha FZ25 in India early this year at a sticker price of Rs 1.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Abiding by the BS IV emission norms that came into force effective April 1, 2017, the bike was launched with a BS4 engine. As a part of the mandatory safety feature on two-wheelers, it also gets the AHO (Automatic Headlamp On). Being the second product in the quarter-litre segment after YZF-R3, FZ25 is a rather lucrative offering from Yamaha in the quarter-litre segment that envisages getting healthy monthly numbers for the company. Rivalling models including KTM Duke 200, Bajaj Pulsar NS200 and TVS Apache RTR 4V in the segment, the naked streetfighter has been designed and developed at Yamaha India’s R&D centre. The bike is built on the same diamond frame chassis that underpins its global model YZF R3. In terms of designing, the bike takes cues from larger bikes in the FZ and MT series. Power on the bike is derived from the 249cc, air-cooled engine with Yamaha’s new Blue Core technology. With India being the production hub, Yamaha could look at the possibility of exporting the model to overseas markets in future.
The newest member in Yamaha India’s FZ line-up is priced at Rs 1.19 lakh. At this pricing, the naked streetfighter is sure to heat the segment. In fact, it could turn out to be one of the hot selling models from the company when looked upon from the perspective of pricing.
Yamaha FZ25 Bookings
Prospective buyers can book this bike by paying an initial amount of Rs 10,000. Launched in the last week of January 2017, the bike’s deliveries are likely to commence from April 2017.
Taking design inspiration from the larger bikes in the MT series, the naked streetfighter is sports chiselled looks. The low positioned, sharp headlamp with halogen unit and three LEDs give it an aggressive look. Out of the three LED units, two smaller ones are the 13W units for low beam and the rest 9W diode is for high beam. One of the highlights on the bike is the sculpted fuel tank with larger extensions with air-vents. The matte black part on the fuel tank splits the painted panels into two separate sections. Side panels are faintly reminiscent of FZ16. As we talk of comfort, the split-seat comes with integrated grab rail for pillion support. From the perspective of styling, the split seat and the LED tail-lamps add to the overall appearance. Other elements such as a saree guard and a plastic spatter guard add to its utility quotient.
Additionally, it comes with a digitalized LCD screen with two tripmeter, speedometer, clock and rev numbers. It would have been even better if it also offered side stand warning and gear position indicators. The bike surpasses rivals in terms of fit, finish and plastic quality. Other bits such as kill switch, supreme quality switch gear and segment best build quality add to its credibility. The bike however sports thinner side plastic panels, in a bid to curb weight. Read More – Yamaha R15 V3.0 Will Be More Powerful
The model is available with three colour options-Knight Black, Warrior White and Ballistic Blue.
|Engine||249cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled|
|Max Power||20.6bhp @ 8,000rpm|
|Max Torque||20Nm @ 6,000rpm|
Power is sourced from the 249cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, SOHC fuel-injected engine with Yamaha’s new-generation ‘Blue Core’ technology. The engine has been tuned to generate maximum power of 20.6bhp at 8,000rpm and 20Nm of peak torque at 6,000rpm. Compliant with the BS IV emission norms, the engine uses a constant mesh 5-speed unit for transmitting power and offers 148kmph of top speed.
Deriving power from the 249cc, 4-stroke, single cylinder engine, the naked streetfighter can easily sprint to 130-138kmph mark. While the top speed claimed by Yamaha is around 148kmph, the bike effortlessly touches 140kmph and above on highways
The claimed fuel economy for the naked bike is rated at 43kmpl. It is to be noted that tests done to determine fuel economy are conducted under standard conditions, whereas in real-life conditions it varies a bit. That said the bike delivers 35kmpl within city and slightly more at around 40kmpl on highway.
In terms of proportions the measures 2,015mm in length, 770mm in width and 1,075mm in height. The ground clearance and wheelbase measure 10mm and 1,360mm respectively. Saddle height is around 1,075mm and the fuel tank capacity is 14-litres. Weighing 148kgs, the bike has a 2.5m of turning radius.
Suspending the front end of the bike are 41mm forks, whereas it gets monoshock absorbers at the rear. The suspension has been tuned to handle bumps and keep the vehicle poised while on the go. Braking power on the bike is sourced from the 282mm disc front brakes and 220mm disc unit at rear. Although it misses out on the ABS, nevertheless, the stopping power is quite effective.
-Digital instrument cluster
-Sculpted fuel tank with large extensions
-Easy-to-grip aluminium grab-rails
-Dual disc Brakes
Front-17-inch (100/80-17M/C 52P Tubeless)
Rear-17-inch (140/70-17M/C 66S Tubeless)
The new entrant in the FZ series takes on the likes of KTM Duke 200, Bajaj Pulsar RS200 and Honda CBR 250R in the segment.