Yamaha has finally launched the FZ250 in India. The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer has been little too late for Yamaha to launch the new FZ250. The segment is already populated with the likes of KTMs and the Bajajs in the segment. Even though the FZ250 has come late to market, does it have enough punch to put a big impression in the market? Let’s find out.
Named as FZ, the motorcycle has distinctive similarities with the motorcycles from the FZ series, but the design is very much inspired by the FZ version 2.0 available in India. There is a huge – contoured muscular tank with heavy design lines on the side. There are stubby looking fake air scoops on the either side of the tank that add to the looks.
The headlamp unit is an all-new unit with LED lamps that gets Always Headlamp On (AHO) feature. The tail-lamp unit is also all-LED, and the taillamp housing gets an angular and sharp design. There is a futuristic looking grab handle in the rear which is complemented by the split seats. The rear tyre gets a nice looking hugger too.
The new FZ25 gets a similar short exhaust on the side like the FZ version 2.0, but the muffler has been redesigned to look much more aggressive. It also gets midship technology that sounds much better. The console is all-new and is all-digital like the FZ Version 2.0, but the console in itself is a better-looking unit but comes with a lot of added features like average fuel economy and two trip metres, distance to empty and more. There’s added The motorcycle weighs only 148 kg.
The motorcycle has been designed around the Diamond type frame allowing the motorcycle to stay stable on the corners. Both the front and rear wheels get disc brakes, the front is 282mm with twin-caliper, while the rear is 220 mm single-caliper.
Yamaha has plonked in a 249cc, air-cooled plus oil cooled, single cylinder engine in the FZ25. It generates a maximum of 20.4 BHP of maximum power and 20.4 Nm of maximum torque. Th fuel injected engine will be BS IV complaint and will also get fuel injection. The motorcycle gets BlueCore technology for maximum fuel efficiency and performance.
Yamaha has priced the motorcycle at Rs. 1.19 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The motorcycle is available in 3 colours, Black, White and Blue. The price is very competitive and is cheaper than the rivals like Honda CBR 250, KTM 200. Yamaha should see the motorcycle doing good numbers in the market with the price it has come with.