Priced at Rs 1.19 lakh (ex, Delhi), the new Yamaha FZ25 goes against the Honda CBR 250R and the KTM Duke 200.
With the failure of Yamaha’s globally renowned YZF-R3 moniker in India, the company was determined to come up with an affordable quarter-litre model and Yamaha FZ25 was born. The 2017 Yamaha FZ25 is the latest outing of the naked streetfighter, launched earlier this year in India carrying a lucrative price tag of Rs 1.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Adhering to the recent change in the emission norms for two-wheelers, the bike gets a BS IV compliant engine and the mandatory AHO short for Automatic Headlamp On function. With the new FZ 25, Yamaha aims at tightening grip in the tier II and tier III cities across India and likewise, most of the sales for the bike come from these markets.
Sharing the diamond frame chassis with YZF R3 global model, the naked streetfighter has been developed and designed at the company’s R&D centre in India. While design and styling inputs have been borrowed from the FZ and MT series from Yamaha, the bike uses a 249cc, air-cooled engine powered by the Blue Core technology for deriving mechanical strength.
The bike is being produced at Yamaha’s manufacturing unit in India and in future the company could commence export to overseas markets with India being the manufacturing hub.
The Yamaha YZ25 was launched in the last week of January at Rs 1.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Currently, the bike is available at INR 1, 20, 385 in three colour options.
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.
With styling cues inspired by the larger bikes in MT series, the naked streetfighter sports muscular looks. Up front, it gets the low positioned, sharp headlamps with halogen unit and three LED units. The three LEDs comprise of two smaller 13W units for low beam and one 9W diode for high beam.
The chiselled fuel tank gets matte black and painted sections. In addition, it comes with large extensions with air-vents. While the side panels remind faintly of FZ16, they are relatively thinner for keeping a check on body weight.
Round the back, it sports LED tail-lamps and gets split-seat with integrated grab rail for pillion support. The fit, finish and build quality is top notch, it surpasses rivals in the segment. On the feature front, the bike comes with a saree guard, plastic spatter guard, digital LCD screen with two tripmeter, speedometer, rev numbers and clock. Although, we wish Yamaha had also equipped side stand warning and gear position indicators on the bike. In addition, it also packs kill switch and supreme quality switch gear. Read More – Yamaha R15 V3.0 Will Be More Powerful
The naked streetfighter is available in three colour options-Warrior White, Ballistic Blue and Knight Black.
|Engine||249cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled|
|Max Power||20.6bhp @ 8,000rpm|
|Max Torque||20Nm @ 6,000rpm|
Power on the bike comes from the 249cc, single cylinder, fuel-injected SOHC engine linked to a constant mesh 5-speed gearbox. The 4-stroke engine comes with Yamaha’s ‘Blue Core’ technology and is compliant with the BS IV emission norms. In terms of power, it generates 20.6bhp at 8,000rom and 20Nm at 6,000rpm.
The bike derives power from the 249cc, single cylinder 4-stroke engine that is claimed to attain top speed of 148kmph. While in real time conditions, it easily achieves 130-138kmph mark and goes a little over 140kmph on highways.
The bike as claimed by Yamaha, returns 43kmpl. While in real-time conditions, the figure varies a tad to 35kmpl in city and 40kmpl on highways.
Dimensionally, the bike measures 2,015mm in length, 770mm in width and 1,075mm in height. The saddle height measures 1,075mm while the ground clearance and wheelbase is around 160mm and 1,360mm respectively. With a kerb weight of 148kgs, the bike gets a 14-litre fuel tank and has 2.5m of turning radius.
The 41mm forks suspend the front end of the bike while the monoshock absorbers handle the rear side. Yamaha has made changes to the suspension to handle erratic roads and balance the bike well on bumpy surface. Power to retard speed on the bike comes from the 282mm disc brakes in front and 220mm disc units at rear. While the bike gets disc units all around, it misses out on the ABS system.
-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)
In the quarter litre segment, the bike goes straight against KTM Duke 200, Pulsar NS200 and TVS Apache RTR 4V.
Yamaha FZ 25 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.