New Yamaha Fazer 250 rendering – FZ25 R or R15 V3?
Based on the new FZ25, Yamaha India will be launching Fazer 250. Here is a digital rendering.
Yamaha India launched their most powerful made-in-India motorcycle last month in the form of new FZ25. This new motorcycle is powered by a 250 cc single cylinder SOHC FI engine that generates 20.9 PS power at 8,000 rpm and 20 Nm torque at 6,000 rpm.
Now, based on this, Yamaha India will soon launch a fully faired motorcycle, which will either be called as the Fazer 250 or FZ25R. Already spied on test, digital rendering artist, Pratyush Rout has created a render of the upcoming bike.
The render of Fazer 250 features a new full fairing in the front. Tank designed is same as that of FZ25 while seats too are of FZ25. To keep costs in check, almost every part of FZ25 will be shared with Fazer 250, something like what we have seen with Gixxer and Gixxer SF. Just like FZ25, the fully faired variant will also be offered without ABS. Expect the flagship Fazer to be on offer with exciting colour schemes.
Fazer 250 or R15 V3
Considering that the FZ25 was launched at a starting price of INR 1.2 lakh, the fully faired variant can be expected to be launched in the range of INR 1.35 lakh. This indirectly indicates that Yamaha India might never launch the R15 V3 in the country.
The new R15 V3 comes loaded with features, which has increased its price substantially in markets where it has been launched. In Indonesia, where the bike is manufactured locally, it is priced at an astonishing INR 1.7 lakh.
So if Yamaha India takes the pain of manufacturing the R15 V3 locally, it will still be an expensive proposition. And with a similarly (or lower) priced 250 cc fully faired motorcycle on offer in India, many might not consider the R15 V3 worthy enough.
To add to this, Yamaha India had recently stated that they have no plans as of now to launch the R15 V3 in India as they have invested heavily to upgrade the current R15’s engine to BS4 standard. This more or less seals the fate of R15 V3 and its India launch.
Speaking about the new Fazer 250, it will announce Yamaha India’s entry into the fully faired entry level sportsbike segment. Upon launch, it will take on the likes of KTM RC 200, TVS Apache 310 (Akula), Honda CBR250R, Mahindra Mojo and the likes. Expect the bike to be priced in the range of INR 1.4 lakh, ex-showroom.