The Yamaha FZ25 has been launched in India at a price of Rs. 1.20 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). This marks the third bike in the FZ series of motorcycles, after the FZ16 and the FZ-S. The FZ25, which was earlier expected to be called the FZ 250, is the most powerful locally manufactured bike from Yamaha in India. The Japanese automaker is aiming to make Indian its second largest two-wheeler market in the world. As a result, the manufacturer will be targeting niche segments that have the potential to attract larger volumes, though have limited competition.
The quarter-litre segment in India is a marketplace that is continuously seeing some major customer inclination. With products like the KTM Duke 200 attracting biking enthusiasts, it is obvious that this particular segment has become the stepping stone for entering the large-capacity motorcycle market. As a result, various automaker like Bajaj and TVS have been targetting the 250-cc market. However, Yamaha didn’t yet have any major presence here. The closes bike to this segment is the Yamaha R3, which is priced a bit too high to offer some serious competition to the likes of the Duke 200 and the Apache RTR. As a result, Yamaha has now launched its own contender in the segment.
Let us see how well has Yamaha loaded the FZ25 in India
Yamaha FZ25 Price in India
Yamaha has launched the FZ25 in India at an introductory price of Rs. 1,19,500. This is tremendous pricing from the Japanese automaker, as it undercuts its main rival – the KTM Duke 200. Interestingly, the only to comparative bikes priced below the FZ25 are the TVS Apache RTR 200 and the Pulsar 200NS (which will soon be re-launched in India).
|Yamaha FZ25 Price in Delhi||Rs 1,19,500|
|Yamaha FZ25 Price in Mumbai||Rs 1,19,553|
Yamaha FZ25 Specifications
The FZ25 is powered by a 4-stroke, 249 cc, single-cylinder, air cooled engine that is capable of delivering 20.9 PS of power @ 8,000 rpm and 20 Nm of torque @ 6,000 rpm, while being mated to a 5-speed gearbox. While the power and torque output figures of the FZ25 might seem a bit underwhelming, it must be noted that the bike weighs just 143 kg, a lot less than other bike in its segment. This gives it a respectable power to weight ratio.
|Engine||249 cc, fuel injected, air cooled|
|No. of Cylinders||1 (Single-Cylinder block)|
|Max. Power||20.9 PS @ 8000 rpm|
|Peak Torque||20 Nm @ 6000 rpm|
|Gearbox||5 speed Manual|
|Wet Weight||148 kg|
Yamaha FZ25 Mileage (official & practical)
The FZ25’s engine comes with Yamaha’s blue core technolgy. It is also a fuel injected block. This surely gives it an edge when it comes to the bike’s mileage. Yamaha claims that the bike will return a mileage of 43 km/l. However, in real world conditions, we expect it to extract a fuel economy of around 35 km/l.
Yamaha FZ25 Suspension & Braking
The 200-250cc naked motorcycle segment consists of spirited bikes like the KTM Duke. In order to compete with such a greatly engineered product, Yamaha had to give the FZ25 a potent suspension setup. On the spec sheet, the bike comes with telescopic suspension at the front and a monoshock at the rear. How well does this fare on road conditions and during high speed cornering, this is a question we will be able to answer only after the bike’s test drive review.
|Front Suspension||Telescopic forks|
Talking about the braking setup of the bike, it comes with disc brakes at both front and rear tyres. The front comes with a 282 mm disc while the rear gets a 220 mm unit. However, the FZ25 doesn’t get Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), even as an optional extra.
|Front Brakes||282 mm disc|
|Rear Brakes||230 mm disc|
Yamaha FZ25 Top Speed
Yamaha hasn’t officially announced the FZ25’s top speed yet. But as per the bike’s specifications, we expect it to touch 150 km/h easily.
Yamaha FZ25 Colours
The FZ25 is available in three colour options.
Yamaha FZ25 Rivals
- Bajaj Pulsar 200NS
- KTM Duke 200
- TVS Apache 200 RTR