Launched: Yamaha Fazer 25
Based on the platform of the new FZ-25 naked bike
Yamaha has just added one more motorcycle to their portfolio. The newly launched Fazer 25 is built on the same platform as the FZ-25. This means the engine and frame are the same. The difference, though, is mainly in the design. The Fazer is, Yamaha says, their interpretation of a touring motorcycle based on the FZ.
The new Fazer gets a fairing and that is the most distinguishing change in the motorcycle. The fairing is aerodynamically designed to reduce wind resistance and also incorporates LED DRLs with a fully digital instrument cluster. Like the FZ, this too gets a mileage display on the clocks. Being a touring model Yamaha has also given the bike a 14-litre tank. This let’s the Fazer have a range of up to 600km.
The engine is the same 249cc, air-cooled, fuel-injected single. The engine uses Yamaha’s Blue Core tech that is meant to balance power and efficiency. There are no real changes to the engine and the outputs remain the same as the FZ at 20bhp and 20Nm.
There are no changes to the chassis either. It remains a diamond type chassis and uses the 41mm fork and Unicross rear suspension from the FZ-25. Sadly, the bike still doesn’t get ABS. Yamaha says that when the norms making this compulsory do kick in, the motorcycle will get ABS.
The new Fazer 25 is priced at Rs 1.28 lakh (ex-Mumbai). Bookings are now open at Yamaha dealerships all over India.