Yamaha FZ25 has been launched in India at Rs 1.19 lakhs.
After too many speculations and spied images, Yamaha has finally launched the 250cc version of the FZ in India. At the looks and mechanical bits, the FZ25 is purely the bigger sibling of the 150cc FZ versions being sold in India till now. It retains the traditional FZ styling with immensely muscular streetfighter looks and sharp body lines.
The Yamaha FZ25 is the most powerful Yamaha motorcycle to be manufactured in India. And this local manufacturing leads to price curtailment to a large extent as it has been priced at Rs. 1.19 lakhs (Ex-showroom, New Delhi). At this price tag, it surely has got the balls to chop down its rivals in its segment. The chief rivals to compete the Yamaha FZ25 on the Indian roads will be the KTM Duke 200 and TVS Apache RTR200.
It has been disguised with meticulously chiselled body parts including tank and, side and rear cowl. The headlamps flaunt the aggressive design with tiny visor holding on top. As per the headlamps, you must know that this is the second motorcycle manufactured in India to get LED headlamps. Also, it gets LED tail lamps and a few other additional features with increased capacity engine as compared to its younger sibling.
A 249cc, oil cooled, fuel injected, single-cylinder engine is what powers the Yamaha FZ25. Notably, it incorporates the Yamaha’s Blue Core technology. Power delivery could prove to be satisfactory for this capacity of a motorcycle with figures of 20.9 PS and 20 Nm. The engine has been mated to a five-speed gearbox. The fuel efficiency, as the company has claimed, is around 43kmpl which is ought to vary in real world conditions.
It lacks ABS, something which could be badly missed on a 250cc bike. However, the duties are handled by a 282mm disc with a 2-pot calliper at the front and a 220mm disc with a single-pot calliper at the rear. It carries telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear for handling the suspension duties.
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