Yamaha Fazer 25: Top 5 Facts
- by Karan Narsu
- Aug 22, 2017
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The Fazer 25's launch marks Yamaha's entry into the 250cc sports category in India, making it one of the most important motorcycles for the company. We bring you the top 5 facts about the new quarter-litre fully-faired motorcycle
Yamaha Motor India has launched the Fazer 25 today. Even though it's just a fully-faired avatar of the street-naked FZ25, it comes across as a rather important product for the company. Especially when it's bearing the name Fazer, as most of Yamaha's touring focused products are denominated with this name which carries immense value internationally. When it comes to styling, the face of the motorcycle is a debatable matter, but the rest of the bike seems similar to the FZ25, leaving aside the fairing of course. So in order to decipher what makes this product so special, we bring you the top five facts that make this bike earn a special place in face of the fierce competition that stands ahead of it.
Engine and Performance
The Fazer 25 shares its powerplant with its naked sibling, the FZ25, which is a 249cc, single-cylinder, air/oil-cooled powertrain. The motor is mated to a precise working 5-speed gearbox and a wet-multi plate clutch assembly. The fuel-injected motor also delivers the same power figures as the FZ25, with a peak power of 20.9PS being produced at 8000rpm and the peak torque of 20Nm being generated at 6000rpm. The kerb weight of 154kg also helps in terms of overall power-to-weight ratio, as the Bajaj RS200, even though powerful, carries a kerb weight of 165kg, which makes it 11kg heavier.
It's not that the Fazer 25 comes packed with features, but it is decently equipped for the price it's being offered at. One of them is the bike's all-digital amber-lit cluster that shows real-time and average fuel economy and a digital clock, followed by a host of basic readouts like the odometer, speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and a trip meter. Another highlight of the bike is the LED headlamp with DRLs (daytime running lights) on either side that gives it a very quirky look. The front fairing is designed to offer effective wind protection while also being aerodynamic. To make touring comfortable for two, the company has offered the split seats with anti-slip material.
Thanks to changes in the Motor Vehicles Act, the Fazer 25 comes with Auto Headlamp On (AHO) feature. ABS was missed on the FZ25 and the new fully-faired sibling also does away with this important safety net. It isn’t even available as an optional extra! The company says that adding ABS would have the increased the cost of the bike.
Soaking up bumps and potholes is a responsibility that is taken care of by the 41mm telescopic front forks, while a hydraulic monoshock unit makes its way to the rear. Braking is managed by disc brakes at both ends - a 282mm disc at the front and a 220mm rear disc. The 17-inch alloy wheels come wrapped with MRF Zapper - 110-section at the front and a wide 140-section tyre at the rear.
The Fazer 25 features Yamaha's patented 'Blue Core' technology, which is said to optimise fuel-efficiency by providing a good balance between acceleration and performance. The company claims that the Fazer 25 can return 40kmpl, which seems quite promising considering that it's a full-faired 250cc motorcycle. However, it's 3kmpl less than the company claimed mileage of 43kmpl for the FZ25, which is a street-naked sibling of the Fazer 25.
Price and Competition
The Japanese manufacturer has priced the Fazer 25 at Rs 1,29,335 (ex-showroom Delhi), which puts it right in between its competitors. The Fazer 25 is also the company's first bike in the entry-level quarter-litre sports segment, which consists of products like the Bajaj Pulsar RS200, the Honda CBR250R that will be relaunched soon and the track-focused KTM RC200. However, on the price front, the closest rival to the Fazer is the Pulsar RS200, a popular motorcycle among many aspirational riders.