Yamaha India has launched the FZ25 naked motorcycle at a price of Rs. 1,19,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The FZ25 is built on a diamond-type chassis frame. It has a kerb weight of 148 kg. Braking duties are handled by a 282 mm disc at the front and 220 mm disc at the rear. However, the bike doesn’t offer ABS, even as an option. Suspension setup includes telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. The bike has a ground clearance of 160 mm and a 14 liter fuel tank which gets a plastic resin tank cover.
The FZ25 is the newest addition to Yamaha’s sub-250cc performance portfolio. With this bike, Yamaha marks its presence in the burgeoning 250cc segment and also bridges the gap between the Yamaha R15 v2.0 and the YZF-R3. The FZ25 is also the most powerful Yamaha to be manufactured here in India. The Yamaha FZ25’s styling is inspired by the smaller FZ-S and the M-Slaz that is sold in Indonesia. Like all Yamaha nakeds, the FZ25 gets a chiselled fuel tank, sharp looking tank shrouds and a tiny LED headlamp. The tail lamp gets an LED unit as well. The exhaust too is inspired by the new FZ series and promises a meaty exhaust note.
The bike will come in three colours – Knight Black, Ballistic Blue and Warrior White. The Yamaha FZ25’s engine and cycle parts are derived from the Fazer 250 sold in Brazil but get Yamaha’s Blue Core technology and is BS IV compliant. The 249cc oil-cooled and fuel-injected single makes 20.9PS and 20Nm of torque. Yamaha claims a fuel efficiency figure of 43kmpl for the bike. The bike has been tuned for good drivability in Indian traffic conditions. Power is transmitted via a 5-speed gearbox from the Fazer 250. The bike weighs 148kgs which is quite good for the segment. Compared to the FZ-S the bike gets a sportier riding position with flatter bars, forward mounted seat and a rear-set foot peg.
The FZ25 is available with three colour options: Knight Black, Ballistic Blue and Warrior White. It will be competing against the KTM 200 Duke, Honda CBR250R, TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and the upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 200NS.