The 2020 Yamaha FZ 25 and FZS 25 BS6 could be launched online amid the ongoing lockdown
Yamaha Motors India has added the new BS6-compliant FZ 25 and FZS 25 sports commuters on its official website, giving details of both their features and engine updates. Both 250cc Yamaha FZ siblings were unveiled in February but COVID-19 and its consequent lockdown protocols have delayed their launch.
Since the lockdown has been extended, Yamaha Motor India might conduct an online launch soon rather than waiting for the spread-control measures to end. The BS6 FZ 25 and FZS 25 receive exclusive colour options to stand apart from each other.
The Yamaha FZ 25 will be available in Racing Blue and Metallic Black shades. On the other hand, the Yamaha FZS 25 will come in Dark Matte Blue, Dark Cyan or Metallic White. Both models come with sharper tank shrouds with faux air intakes and an all-new full-LED headlamp while the FZS 25 sports knuckle guards and a taller windscreen as well.
Apart from becoming compliant to BS6 emission norms, the motorcycles carry some other key changes. The products weigh a kg more than their BS4 counterparts. The FZ 25 gets side-stand cut-off, new underbelly cladding and engine cowl. Its ‘S’ sibling gets the option of gold-painted alloy wheels as well as pinstriped wheels. The new negative-LCD instrument console shows a lot of information including average mileage and a rough value of the maximum attainable riding range or simple, distance to empty.
Coming to the engine department, Yamaha Motor India’s updated FZ 25 and FZS 25 employ the same 249cc air-cooled fuel-injected single-cylinder engine. The BS6 output figures stand at 20.5bhp at 8,000rpm and 20.1Nm at 6,000rpm. Compared to its outgoing BS4 version, the numbers have taken a negligible fall. This is a common trend observed while updating an existing engine to BS6 specifications.
Braking and suspension duties are carried out by the same mechanicals as in the BS4 models. The front end gets conventional telescopic forks while a monoshock unit takes care of the rear. Both motorcycles get 280mm front and 220mm rear disc brakes. Dual-channel ABS is offered as standard fitment.
As mentioned before, the Japanese two-wheeler brand has not shared the final pricing. However, considering the list of updates, they could be costlier by anything between Rs 8,000-10,000 over their earlier BS4 formats. Hence one can expect the 2020MY Yamaha FZ and FZS 25 siblings to carry a price tag around Rs 1.40 lakh and 1.45 lakh, respectively. These figures are ex-showroom prices.