The BS6-spec Yamaha FZ 25 and FZS 25 were unveiled on February and now the prices have been announced
After a long wait, Yamaha has finally introduced the BS6 versions of the FZ 25 and FZS 25 quarter liter duo. The 2020 Yamaha FZ 25 BS6 is priced at INR 1.52 lakh while the updated FZS 25 retails at INR 1.57 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). That’s nearly INR 16,000 more expensive than the respective BS4 counterparts which were fuel injected to boot with.
In addition to the BS6 emission related upgrades, the Yamaha street fighter twins incorporate few more design updates as well. The immediately noticeable change is the bi-functional LED headlamp with an arc-shaped DRL. The bikini fairing around the headlamp has always been revised too. The FZS-25, as usual, features a slightly taller windshield and knuckle guards compared to the regular FZ-25.
The twins also feature revised fuel tank extensions and side panels in addition to new bash plate. Of course, Yamaha has taken this opportunity to introduce new colour options. While the 2020 Yamaha FZ 25 BS6 is available in Metallic Black and Racing Blue colour schemes, the FZS 25 BS6 can be had in White Vermillion, Patina Green and Dark Matte Blue options (the last two options come with contrast golden alloy wheels).
In terms of equipment, the revised 250 cc motorcycles offer an updated negative LCD instrument display and side stand engine cut-off switch.
As expected, emission upgrades to the 249 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine has resulted in marginal drop of performance outputs but we don’t expect any noticeable difference in real world performance. The motor now delivers 20.8 hp and 20.1 Nm of torque (0.1 hp and 0.1 Nm lower than BS4 version). Transmission continues to be a 5-speed unit.
The changes have resulted in a 1 kg increase in kerb weight which now stands at 153 kg. The naked bikes employ regular telescopic front forks and rear monoshock. The front (282 mm) and rear (220 mm) disc brakes are governed by dual-channel ABS. The front and rear tyres measure 100/80-17 and 140/70-17 respectively.
The 250 cc street fighter segment in India is populated by the Suzuki Gixxer 250 in the same price bracket as the FZ twins and the KTM Duke 250 at the premium end. With the price announcement, Yamaha Motor India seems to have completed its BS6 upgrade campaign. Moving forward, the focus will be on automatic scooters and motorcycle with displacement of 150 cc and above.