Japanese two wheeler manufacturer Yamaha announced revised prices for their FZS 25 and FZ 25 motorcycles. Yamaha Motor India has announced that they are reducing the price of both these models. After the price reduction Yamaha FZS 25 is cheaper by Rs 19,300 and FZ 25 is cheaper by Rs 18,800. Yamaha announced that earlier their was an increase in input cost and that is the reason why the ex-showroom cost of these models had increased. Now, their team has finally managed to bring down the input cost and they intend to pass on these benefits to the customers. After revision, the price of FZ 25 and FZS 25 is Rs 1,34,800, ex-showroom and Rs 1,39,300 respectively.
The price revision would make both these 250-cc motorcycles a lot more accessible to the customer. Yamaha also mentioned that irrespective of the price reduction, the brand will continue to offer all the standard features and specifications that were available with the FZ 25 series motorcycles. FZ 25 and FZS 25 motorcycles are premium segment motorcycle and they compete with bikes like Bajaj Dominar 250, Gixxer 250 and KTM Duke 250 in the market.
Yamaha launched the BS6 version of FZ 25 and FZS 25 in the market last year. They had unveiled the bike in February but, due to COVID-19, they had delayed the launch and finally launched it in July 2020. The overall design of the motorcycle remains the same. In comparison to the older BS4 version, the BS6 version gets minor changes to the design. It now gets a revised headlamp cluster with bi-functional LED units, redesigned digital instrument cluster, side stand indicator, belly pan and so on.
Apart from that, the bike remains more or less the same. Yamaha is offering FZ 25 is basically a grown up version of the regular 150-cc version of the motorcycle. In comparison to the FZ 25, the FZS 25 gets knuckle guards. Both FZ 25 and FZS 25 are both powered by the same 249-cc, single cylinder, fuel injected, petrol engine. The engine generates 20.4 Bhp and 20 Nm of peak torque. The BS6 version is slightly heavier than the BS4 version.
Yamaha is also working on new motorcycle. They are working on a retro looking modern motorcycle and it was recently spotted testing in Himachal Pradesh near Atal Tunnel. The motorcycle is likely to be known as FZ-X and it is expected to be launched in the market soon. It is is different from all other motorcycles that Yamaha currently sells in India. It will have a retro looking design with modern features that are currently available in other Yamaha motorcycles in Indian market. It has a tear drop shaped fuel tank, round headlamps with LED lights, raised handle bars, regular halogen turn indicators and so on.
The upcoming Yamaha FZ-X is expected to be a 150-cc motorcycle. It will be powered by a 149-cc, single cylinder engine. It is the same engine that is powering the FZ-Fi motorcycle. This engine generates 12.4 Ps and 13.3 Nm of peak torque. Looking at the design, it looks like that Yamaha will be placing it above the regular 150 cc FZ and it would be slightly pricier than the FZ-Fi.