Apart from the fairing, expect it to be very similar to FZ25, in terms of power and parts.
When a motorcycle manufacturer launches a street bike, it is bound to mimic the same in a faired version. History says it all and if I tell you, it would not surprise that it hadn’t been even three months that Yamaha has launched the FZ25 in India, the company is already testing the faired iteration of it. Spotted in Delhi, the capital city of India, the Fazer 250 is adorned with a chiselled fairing, retaining the cycle parts and bones.
Since FZ25 has been built on the ethos of its 150cc sibling, it is a comfortable, touring friendly and refined motorcycle. If Yamaha does exactly the same with the faired version by moulding it with the similar character of the Fazer 150, it will undoubtedly be the first choice for many looking for a stylish entry-level sports tourer. Apparent from the pictures, it boasts of raised handlebar for upright riding posture and a large windscreen, suitable elements for taking it on long hauls.
As for the mechanicals, the bump-soaking task will expectedly be taken care of by telescopic unit up front and monoshock at the rear. The 282mm disc at the front and 220 mm at the rear will handle the braking duties. The powerplant will also be unaltered with a 249cc, fuel injected, single cylinder unit capable of generating 20 PS of power and 20 Nm of peak torque, resembling that on FZ25.
Launching, as anticipated by experts, might take place by the end of this year and the price, in India, will probably be between Rs. 1.3 to 1.5 lakhs.