The most affordable 250cc motorcycle is now expensive by INR 15000
Yamaha has launched its BS6 compliant FZ 25 and FZS 25 for the Indian roads with a price hike of 15000. The new model of FZ 25 will be available for INR 1.52 lakh and BS6 FZ 25 at INR 1.57 lakh. Both these variants were revealed in February and their launch later postponed due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
The motorcycles host minimal mechanical updates. Shift to the contemporary emission norms has costed a slight loss in the peak power output and a similar gain in the maximum torque of the motorcycle. The present generation produces 20.8hp at 8,000rpm and 20.1Nm of torque at 6,000rpm compared to the 20.9hp and 20Nm of torque at a similar rev range in the BS4 engine. The powerplant is a mint 249cc electronic-fuel-injected with a SOHC set up mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. However, the overall weight of the present iteration of FZ 25 has gone up by a kilogram and now weighs 153 and FZS 25 is 154 kgs heavy.
The motorcycle has received several cosmetic upgrades for this year among which a fully refreshed headlamp design incorporating a bi-function type single headlamp that works well for both high and low beams. Additionally, the new LED DRL further heightens the bike’s styling. The BS6 FZ 25 features a fully-digital instrument cluster with a negative display which makes it legible for the rider even in bright daylight.
The addition of a dual-channel ABS and side stand engine cut off feature makes it the safest model of 250cc from the manufacturer. The suspension and braking units have not seen any significant changes in the present model. Both the models are equipped with a pair of telescopic forks at the front and a 7-step adjustable mono-shock at the rear and the stopping power comes from a 282mm front disc and 220mm rear disc.
The new BS6 Yamaha FZ 25 is available in Metallic Black and Racing Blue. Both the color options feature black alloy wheels at the same price. Meanwhile, the FZS 25 will arrive at the showrooms in dual-tone Dark Cyan, Dark Matte Blue, and Metallic White color schemes. Both the dual-tone offerings come with golden alloys and all the three variants get a knuckle guard to further compliment the overall stance of the two-wheeler.
Yamaha management has priced it sensibly against its competitors, such as the new Dominar 250, Suzuki Gixxer 250, KTM duke 250, and the recently launched Husqvarna 250 twins. If anyone is to choose a strong motorcycle for daily commutes and occasional touring and weekend blasts, FZ 25 and FZS 25 makes an ideal option as the most affordable bike of its segment.