Yamaha launched its latest offering in the FZ series named FZ 25 as a gentle step towards the booming 250cc bike segment. Comfortably placed between the YZF R15 version 2.0 and YZF R3, this motorcycle marks Yamaha’s entry into the performance bike segment which is being dominated by giants like Royal Enfield, KTM and Bajaj Auto. The bike was initially named as FZ 250, but later the company decided to dump the 0 and name it FZ 25.
Here are few features that make the FZ 25 distinct from the existing models:
• Representing the FZ series with the popular street fighter design, it is available at an unbelievable price of Rs.1.19 lakh, which makes it one of the most affordable motorcycles in India from this segment.
• FZ 25 is powered by a new 249cc single cylinder, fuel injected engine that is also BS-IV compliant. Mated to a 5-speed gearbox, the motor develops 20.6bhp at 8000rpm and 20Nm of torque at 6000rpm. This is one of the most powerful engines to have been manufactured by Yamaha in India.
• The engine that features Blue Core Technology is said to have improved the fuel efficiency of the bike compared to others keeping it at 43kmpl.
• The suspension duties are handled by huge 41mm telescopic front forks and monoshock suspension at the rear while disc brakes of 280mm at the front and 257mm at the rear carries out braking performance.
• FZ 25 comes with full LED headlamps and tail lights, wide alloy wheels, an all-digital instrument cluster that includes two trip meters and instant fuel economy indicator along with an Auto Headlamp On feature. However, there is a drawback that an ABS hasn’t been provided due to limitations on the pricing factor.
• The low seat height of 795mmis comfortable for all age groups. The ground clearance has been kept at 160 mm like the FZ-S while the kerb weight at 148 kgs seems pretty much manageable. Fuel tank capacity is 14 ltrs, reasonably enough for long journeys.
• FZ 25 openly challenges the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, Honda CBR250R and KTM Duke 200.
• FZ 25 is available in three colour schemes of blue, white and black across all Yamaha dealerships in the country.