Yamaha Fazer 25 Launched In India
- by Arun Mohan Nadar
- Aug 21, 2017
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The Fazer 25 sports tourer motorcycle is the full-faired version of the Yamaha FZ25, and also the most expensive Yamaha bike to be manufactured in India
Yamaha has launched the new Fazer 25 in India for Rs 1,29,335 (Ex-showroom, Delhi). In comparison, the Yamaha FZ25 retails for Rs 1,19,335 (both prices are ex-showroom, Delhi). The Yamaha Fazer 25 is the faired version of the Yamaha FZ25 street bike and also the first full-faired 250cc motorcycle from Yamaha for India. The Yamaha FZ25 in our opinion always had the basics of being an able touring machine but had only one chink in its armour, and that was wind blast at high speeds. The new Yamaha has received a fully-faired body but it remains to be seen as to how efficient is the relatively short windscreen in tackling wind blasts. The new motorcycle will sit above the Yamaha Fazer, which is a quarter-faired 150cc motorcycle.
Spy pictures of the Yamaha Fazer 25 had emerged before the launch as well and as we pointed out earlier, in terms of styling, it isn’t a very pleasing-looking bike. Yamaha designers have tried to mould the front apron and windscreen around the existing LED headlight of the FZ25 and the end result can’t be termed pretty. In profile though, the mass-forward design gives the bike a bulky feel which will delight many bikers who like large proportions. The designers have used the dual-tone colour option cleverly. The tail section, tank profile, exhaust muffler and the fully digital instrument cluster has been carried forward from its naked sibling.
Powering the Yamaha Fazer 25 is the same 249cc, oil-cooled, single-cylinder engine that powers the FZ25. There is no difference in power and torque figures either, as the motor continues to churn out 20.9PS of peak power 8000rpm, while 20Nm of peak torque is produced at 6000rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a 5-speed gearbox.
That's not all, the mechanical components too, are the same as seen on the FZ25, as can be seen from the diamond type frame, the suspension units, the brakes and the tyres. The Fazer 25 also comes equipped with 41mm telescopic front forks and hydraulic monoshock unit at the rear. Braking is managed by a 282mm front disc and a 230mm rear disc brake, which is mounted on 17-inch wheels that come wrapped with 110/80 section front tyre and a chunky 140/70 section rear tyre. The Fazer 25 also misses out on the important safety net of ABS and doesn't get it even as an optional extra.
As a result of the added fairing, the Fazer 25 carries a kerb weight of 154Kg, which makes it 6Kg heavier than its street-naked sibling the FZ25. The added weight has also resulted in lower fuel efficiency numbers, as the company claims a fuel economy figure of 40kmpl, which again is less the FZ25's claimed mileage of 43kmpl.
The Yamaha Fazer 25 faces competition from the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200, which carries a sticker price of Rs 1.22 lakh for the standard variant while the ABS version has been priced at Rs 1.34 lakh (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi).