Last month we brought you the spy shots of Yamaha’s production-ready Fazer 250, which was recently spotted by an enthusiast. The company has shared an invite today, welcoming us for an announcement towards a new chapter. This announcement comes in shortly after the bike being spotted on open roads, hinting towards a launch.
In our books, the Yamaha Fazer 250 doesn’t have a very pleasant-looking front end, as it looks too busy for our liking. Luckily the side profile is much better looking, with a mass-forward design, giving it a bulky look, which will delight many bikers who admire large proportions. The bike will also feature dual-tone paint scheme, similar to its naked avatar. The Fazer 250 is basically the fully-faired version of the Yamaha FZ25, on which it is based. This will also make it the second full-faired bike to be manufactured by Yamaha in India, after the Yamaha R15.
The fully-faired body means that it will offer less wind resistance, making it beneficial for touring, but will end up being heavier in comparison to the FZ25. Apart from cosmetic changes, there won't be much difference on the performance front, as the Fazer 250 will feature the same 249cc motor with fuel-injection, and will come mated to a five-speed gearbox, as seen on the Yamaha FZ25. Peak power of 20.9PS will be developed at 8000rpm, with 20Nm of torque being generated at 6000rpm. There won't be any changes on the mechanical front either as the bike will continue to feature telescopic forks up front, with a monoshock at the rear. Disc brakes too will be the same, with a 282mm disc at front, while the rear will showcase a 220mm disc.
The FZ25 feels very punchy in terms of performance. But with the added weight of the front fairing, we expect to see a marginal drop in performance on the Fazer 250.
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