Priced at Rs 1.19 lakh (ex, Delhi), the new Yamaha FZ25 goes against the Honda CBR 250R and the KTM Duke 200.
In a bid to mark strong presence in the growing 250cc motorcycle segment, Yamaha Motor India introduced its new FZ25 naked streetfighter on January 24, 2017. This streetfighter comes at a sticker price of Rs 1.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Taking on the likes of KTM Duke 200, Bajaj Pulsar NS200 and TVS Apache RTR 200 4V in the segment, the new Yamaha FZ25 is aimed at the young bike enthusiasts. Just so you know, the bike has been designed and developed by Yamaha’s R&D in India and is the second product from Yamaha in the quarter-litre segment after YZF-R3.
The new motorcycle is based on the diamond frame chassis that also underpins the global YZF R3 fully faired motorcycle. The FZ250 takes design inspiration from the bigger FZ series and MT series motorcycle. Headlamp unit and design of fuel tank seems heavily influenced from Yamaha M-Slaz naked bike. It is propelled by a 249cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine with fuel injection and Yamaha’s Blue Core technology. Currently, India is the only market where the FZ25 is being produced and as reports opine, Yamaha could commence exporting it to overseas market in future. Read More – Yamaha MT-03 – All You Need To Know
Talking about features, the bike gets LED headlamps with AHO (Automatic Headlamp On) and LED taillamps, and all-digital instrument console and dual disc brakes. It misses out on ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System). Weighing just 148kgs, the bike is claimed to be highly fuel efficient.
The new entrant in Yamaha India’s FZ line-up is available at an affordable price of Rs 1.19 lakh. The aggressively priced naked streetfighter has the potential to chip in volumes for Yamaha on the back of its lucrative 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.
Based on the same diamond frame chassis as the fully-faired Yamaha R3 motorcycle, the FZ25 is a naked bike that appears like an evolved version of FZ. The bike looks appealing thanks to its MT-series inspired styling. It is the first quarter-litre motorcycle to feature LED headlamps and LED tail-lamps. The sharper and low positioned headlamps give it an aggressive profile. Most of the design cues on the bike are borrowed from the larger models from the FZ range and MT series. The headlamp unit features a halogen and three LEDs, out of which, two are smaller 13W LED units for the low beam and one 9W diode for high beam. However, the Dominar headlamp gets 10 LED units. Key elements like compact front fairing, sculpted fuel tank with large extensions, wheels inspired by MT Series, racing style footpads, split seats and stubby exhaust with silver finished plastic casing accentuate the sporty appearance.
In addition, the bike also packs a 90 x 33.5mm LCD instrument cluster with speedometer precision, instrument panel with digital speedometer, tachometer, trip meter, fuel consumption indicator, fuel gauge & clock and liquid crystal odometer. Read More – Yamaha R15 V3.0 Will Be More Powerful
The new Yamaha 250cc naked streetfighter is offered with three colour schemes-Knight Black, Warrior White and Ballistic Blue.
|Engine||249cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled|
|Max Power||20.6bhp @ 8,000rpm|
|Max Torque||20Nm @ 6,000rpm|
Engine used for powering the bike is the 249cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, SOHC, fuel-injected unit with Yamaha’s new-generation ‘Blue Core’ technology. In terms of power, the single cylinder engine churns out maximum power of 20.6bhp at 8,000rpm and 20Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. For transmitting power, the BS IV compliant engine uses the constant mesh 5-speed gearbox. The bike is claimed to have a top speed of 148kmph, which is pretty impressive.
Yamaha claims an impressive 43kmpl of fuel economy for the newly launched FZ25 naked bike. While the bike delivers 43kmpl in ideal conditions, the figures are a bit different in real-life conditions. Within city, FZ25 returns 35kmpl as opposed to the 40kmpl mileage on highways.
Weighing around 148kgs, the new FZ25 is a lightweight streetfighter with boastful dimensions. That said the bike measures 2,015mm in length, 770mm in width and 1,075mm in height. The seat height is around 795mm, whereas the wheelbase & ground clearance estimate at 1,360mm and 160mm respectively. While the fuel tank has a capacity of 14-litres, the turning radius is around 2.5m.
Suspension set up on the new Yamaha FZ FZ25 comprises 41mm telescopic forks at front and monoshock absorbers at rear. As for the stopping power, the bike equips dual disc units. At front, it uses 280mm units and at rear the bike sports 220mm brakes.
-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 latest bike to join Yamaha’s FZ series competes against KTM Duke 200, Honda CBR 250R and Bajaj Pulsar RS200 in the segment.