Yamaha has launched its new 250cc FZ25 in India. The price is an excellent 1.19 lakh ex-Delhi, and the motorcycle is on sale in blue, black and white colourways. The engine is not new globally though it does make its India debut.
The motorcycle is manufactured at Yamaha’s Surajpur facility and has been updated to Yamaha’s new Blue Core standard. The BS-IV compliant two-valve SOHC longstroke single makes 20.9PS at 8,000rpm and 20Nm at 6,000rpm. A 5-speed gearbox enables 43kmpl (claimed) and the kerb weight is a par for the segment, 138kg at the kerb. The lines of the FZ25 are similar to the FZ16 but this is a beefier-looking machine.
Feature highlights include the LED headlight and tail lamp. The LCD console is all-new and it includes a fuel-economy readout. The overall dimensions are slightly larger than the FZ16, and the motorcycle comes with a 14-litre tank and a 282mm front disc.
Unfortunately, Yamaha doesn’t currently offer an ABS model – a big miss in our books. Yamaha has also chosen to go with non-radial tyres, possibly the cost-saving measures that permit the price tag. Suspension is conventional forks up front and pre-load adjustable rear monoshock. Yamaha says they intend to sell 4,000 units a month, and the FZ25 is set to compete with the Bajaj Pulsar 200NS and Dominar 400, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and the KTM 200 Duke.