Bigger capacity-engined motorcycles are becoming pretty popular in India, and Yamaha have decided to jump on to the bandwagon with their latest, naked streetfighter – the FZ25. The FZ16 started this craze nearly a decade ago, and now with the FZ25, it is back and it retains some of the old characteristics of the FZ16 but brings with it an all-new persona. Yamaha have been known for giving us some hardcore performance bikes in the past as well – like the RD 350 and the R15.
Packed neatly within the frame is a 249cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 20.30bhp and 20Nm of torque. The motor is air-cooled and comes paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Yamaha FZ25 is BSIV-compliant.
A lot of styling cues have been borrowed from its elder sibling – the FZ09. Up-front, it boasts of a tri-LED headlamp that looks very alien-like. It gets a muscular tank with huge faux air vents. It gets a sleek tail section which features a split-seat and a stylish grab-handle design. It gets clear-lens indicators and a compact LED tail light design. It also features a stubby exhaust, like seen on other FZ models. The digital instrument cluster is new and displays the odometer, clock and fuel economy. There’s an engine kill switch on the right, and the quality of the switchgear is pretty good. In terms of dimensions, the FZ25 is 2015mm in length, 770mm in width and 1075mm in height. The engine is super smooth and has enough grunt to overtake on highways. It has a strong mid-range and no vibrations can be felt at all. The clutch is a little on the heavy side, but the gear shifts are precise. At 148kgs, the bike feels light and nimble. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 160mm, while the bike has a wheelbase of 1360mm and a seat height of 795mm.
The Yamaha FZ25 has a fuel tank capacity of 14 litres. In terms of mileage, the bike is capable of returning 43kmpl by ARAI, in BSIV guise.
Getting on and off the bike is an easy affair. The seating position isn’t particularly upright, but it’s still very comfortable, thanks to the wide seat. But the cushioning is a little on the firm side, which can be an issue on long rides. The tank is pretty wide too and the handlebar is within perfect reach. The FZ25 loves tackling corners and in a straight line, the bike feels glued to the tarmac. The tyres provide good grip at all times. The ride is a bit on the firm side, but this helps in better handling. The braking is quite good as well. At the front, the bike rides on telescopic forks, while the rear gets a swing-arm. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a diamond-type frame. The FZ25 runs on 100/80-17 tyres at the front and 140/70-17 tyres at the rear. Retardation duties are taken care of by disc brakes at the front and at the rear.
The bike comes loaded with a slew of features like dual channel ABS, LCD instrument cluster, LED headlight and tail light, tubeless tyre, monocross suspension, engine kill switch, clock and alloy wheels.
The Yamaha FZ25 is available in a variety of shades like Dark Matt Blue, Cyan Blue, Matt Black and MotoGP Edition. Dark Matt Blue is certainly a colour that is bound to be a favourite among young riders.
Feel free to step into a showroom or browse through the company’s website to know all the necessary details on the bike. It will help you with details that cover specifications, colours and accessory options.
Prices and Variants
The Yamaha FZ25 is available in two variants: FZ25 Dual Channel ABS for ₹ 1.35 lakh and the FZ25 Monster Energy Edition for ₹ 1.37 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For further details and the on-road price of the bike, you can head to autox.
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