Deliveries of the all new Yamaha FZ25 has started in select cities
A popular and affordable option in 250 cc segment, Yamaha FZ 25 and FZS 25 BS6 variants were launched in July. The FZ 25 twins pack in several design enhancements and new features. While both bikes may appear identical at first glance, a closer inspection reveals some additional features on FZS 25 such as front visor, brush guard and golden alloy wheels.
Yamaha FZ 25 and FZS 25 have started arriving at dealerships and test rides are available. Here’s a walkaround video posted by YouTube channel ‘Burn Piston’ that details the various changes and features of FZ 25. We also get to hear the bike’s exhaust note, which turns out to be quite satisfying to the ears.
One of the key upgrades in Yamaha FZ 25 and FZS 25 BS6 variants is the new Class D bi-functional LED headlamp and LED DRL. The LED headlamp is the same one as can be seen on Yamaha MT-15. With its compact profile, the headlamp exudes sharp, aggressive looks. It is one of the key components that give the FZ 25 twins their dominating character. Other prominent features include sculpted fuel tank, sinewy tank shrouds, split seat design with sleek grabrails, under cowl, blacked out components, sharp muffler cover and side stand engine cut-off switch.
Colour options are different for the twins, with FZ 25 getting Metallic Black and Racing Blue. The sportier FZS 25 is available in Dark Matt Blue, White Vermillion and Patina Green colour options.
Front and rear indicators are halogen units, which could be a disappointment for customers looking for a full-LED setup. Moreover, the indicators are fitted in the conventional style, which are bound to droop overtime. Such things don’t go well with the hugely enticing overall profile of FZ 25 twins. The negative LCD instrument cluster looks basic, but it displays a lot of information such as speedometer, RPM, trip meter, fuel gauge, neutral light and ABS light.
Suitable for touring
Yamaha FZ 25 twins qualify for long distance journeys, as they come with comfortable seats, easy riding stance, sturdy suspension, dual-channel ABS and a capable engine. The 249 cc SOHC air cooled engine generates max power of 20.8 ps at 8000 rpm and max torque of 20.1 Nm at 6000 rpm. The gearbox is a 5-speed constant mesh unit. The earlier BS4 engine had almost identical power and torque of 20.9hp / 20Nm.
One of the key improvements in the BS6 engine is that it has been fine-tuned to suit Indian conditions. Users can expect optimal performance even in extreme summer heat, as the engine is equipped with a 4-row core oil cooler.
Yamaha FZ 25 and FZS 25 BS6 variants are priced at Rs 1.52 lakh and Rs 1.57 lakh, respectively (ex-sh). These bikes go up against rivals such as Bajaj Dominar 250, Suzuki Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF250, Husqvarna twins and KTM 250 Duke.