Launched in July, BS6 compliant Yamaha FZ 25 and FZS 25 come with design improvements and new features
These quarter litre bikes were unveiled earlier this year in February. They would have made it to showrooms much earlier, but the plans got delayed due to Covid-19 lockdown. Both bikes are almost identical with the exception of some additional features available with FZS 25.
BS6 Yamaha FZ 25 and FZS 25 are equipped with a new Class D bi-functional LED headlamp and LED DRL. The headlamp has a compact, snazzy design and ensures improved visibility. Other key features include multi-function negative LCD instrument cluster, side stand engine cut-off switch, sleek fuel tank, muscular tank shrouds, split step-up style seat, blacked out components, sharp muffler cover and under cowl.
FZS 25 gets additional features such as golden alloy wheels, brush guard, and front visor. FZ 25 is available in Metallic Black and Racing Blue whereas FZS 25 comes in Patina Green, White-Vermillion and Dark Matt Blue colour options. Watch the detailed walkaround video below, credit to MRD Vlogs.
Powering the FZ twins is a 249 cc SOHC air cooled engine that delivers 20.8 PS of max power at 8000 rpm and 20.1 Nm of max torque at 6000 rpm. It is mated to a 5-speed constant mesh transmission. Power and torque output of BS4 model was almost identical at 20.9hp / 20Nm. The BS6 engine has been fine-tuned to deliver optimal performance in Indian conditions. One key feature is the 4-row core oil cooler that can keep the engine cool even in the soaring summer heat.
FZ 25 and FZS 25 have a lightweight body construction, with a kerb weight of 153 kg and 154 kg, respectively. This offers multiple benefits such as easy manoeuvrability, improved fuel efficiency and higher power-to-weight ratio.
Yamaha FZ 250 twins utilize a diamond frame chassis suspended on telescopic front forks and 7-step adjustable monocross suspension at the rear. The adjustable rear suspension allows users to explore varied terrains in an effortless manner. Braking system comprises 282 mm front and 220 mm rear disc brake integrated with a dual channel ABS system.
FZ 25 and FZS 25 price
BS6 FZ 25 is priced at Rs 1.52 lakh, which is Rs 15k more than the BS4 model. The FZS variant retails at Rs 1.57 lakh. Even with the price hike, FZ 25 and FZS 25 continue to be the most affordable in 250 cc category. The nearest rival in terms of pricing is Bajaj Dominar 250, which retails at Rs 1.60 lakh.
Other rivals include Suzuki Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF250, priced at Rs 1.65 lakh and Rs 1.76 lakh, respectively. Further up, there’s the Husqvarna twins priced at Rs 1.85 lakh. Costliest bike in the quarter litre segment is KTM 250 Duke, priced at Rs 2.05 lakh. All prices are ex-sh.