Yamaha FZ25 Full Review
Price of Yamaha FZ25 in India: Rs. 1,19,500 (ex-showroom. Delhi)
Launch of Yamaha FZ25 in India: January 2017
The new Yamaha FZ25 is the first high end entry of the company in the 250cc segment in the Indian market. This new powerful street naked bike has been launched in India with a price tag of INR 1,19,500 (ex-showroom Delhi). In this price range FZ25 is one of the most attractive motorcycle from Yamaha in India with its high torque and good fuel-efficient motor.
Yamaha FZ25 will give a tough competition to its competitors like KTM 250 Duke, Apache RTR 200 and Benelli TNT 250 which is also a 249cc bike coming at a price of INR 1.80 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). FZ25 has an advantage of being backed up by a very trusted brand.
Then new Yamaha FZ25 is a matured 250cc street commuter bike for daily purpose and a good choice for the buyers who wants a mid range power performance bike. The bike do provides a good amount of mileage as it comes with Fuel Injection (Fi) technology.
Design and Style
No doubt, the new Yamaha FZ25 has some impeccable styling and design. FZ25 comes under a premium segment and looks like a perfect stylish naked street bike. The new LED headlight feature and tail light makes it even more appealing. The bike comes with all-new alloy wheels and muscular fuel tank, all though it could have been bulkier to give a better feel to the rider.
Yamaha FZ25 fuel tank comes with tank shrouds that helps to enhances the muscular look of the motorcycle. The top of the fuel tank has a contrasting strip that runs through the centre. Like the FZ-S 2.0, the new FZ25 also features a split, step-up seat design along with the aluminium grab-bars. At the rear, there is a new LED tail light which looks pretty neat.
Yamaha FZ25 is built around a Diamond frame. Upfront is the new LED headlight, which is the first in its 250 cc segment and second in the Indian market after the recently launched Bajaj Dominar 400. The pilot lamp is on the centre top of the primary headlight. FZ25 comes with an all digital, LCD instrument cluster that includes the odometer, trip meter, speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, two trip meters, fuel economy indicator, average fuel economy and clock.
Engine and Gearbox
Yamaha FZ25 is powered by a 250cc, air-cooled single which produce a maximum power of 20.9PS at 8000 rpm and a peak torque of 20Nm at 6000 rpm. The engine is claimed to be specially fine-tuned and optimized for the Indian traffic environment. The 250cc engine is quite similar to the motor used in earlier smaller FZ. Power delivery of Yamaha FZ25 is linear, progressive and well spread. Throttle response is firm, lag free and after crossing 5000 rpm till about 9000 rpm, the engine spins within the meat of its power band. It will rev till 11,000 rpm, where the limiter comes in and crashes the speed, but the thing is you don’t really have to race the tachometer too high to pickup speed.
The gearshifter of new Yamaha FZ25 runs very smooth to every toe movement and runs up and down the box smoothly. Though it needs little force from your foot and is not that light like feather. There is a good amount of muffled bass in the 250cc single’s sound at idle and it sounds rough as the revs go high. There are few mild pops come out from the exhaust as the bike slow down.
A small amount of vibrations can be felt on the bars and the thigh area as the Yamaha FZ25 cross the 6500-7000 rpm mark, but it can be said as more of a prickle and it will hardly bother you. Overall, the way this 250cc engine delivers all its power, it will surly be a good option for those who are not into Duke 200 for its extra power. The new Yamaha FZ25 should be consider as a powerful urban commuter as it provides performance which is refined, mature and easily accessible for everyday conditions. Along with the smooth running in city area, the bike also promise to give a mileage of 43 kpl and with a 14 liter fuel tank capacity, the FZ25 will run for long distance before asking for refill.
Performance and Top Speed
The exact top speed of Yamaha FZ25 is yet to be known, but the performance is expected to be on par taking into consideration that it has a very good amount of torque low rpm level and also light weight at just 148 kg. Yamaha FZ25 can reach 0-100 kmph in just under 9 seconds.
Dimensions and Weight
The Yamaha FZ25 has an overall length of 2015 mm, a width of 770 mm and has a height of 1075 mm. The 250cc street bike has a ground clearance of 160 mm and has a seat height of 795 mm. The bike has a low kerb weight of 148 kg and comes with a 14 litres fuel tank capacity. The bike gives you a good tallboy feel but it is not as bulky as one would like it.
Brakes and Suspension
Yamaha FZ25 has a Diamond type frame which hold its quarter liter engine together, that connects the wheels via conventional telescopic fork at the front with 130 mm of wheel travel and a monoshock at the rear with 120 mm of wheel travel.
Braking duties are provided by Bybre sourced disc brakes on both ends. It has a 282 mm front disc brake with a 2 pot caliper and is equipped with a 220 mm rear disc brake with a single pot caliper. The absence of ABS in this segment is a big letdown, Yamaha could have at least provided Anti-lock Braking System as an option.
Tyres and Shades
The new Yamaha FZ25 runs on 100/80-17M/C 52P Tubeless tyre at its front and a 140/70-17M/C 66S Tubeless tyre at the rear. The company ensures that they provide the best equipment. The tyres has a superior road grip, which are required for the street bike that comes with a powerful engine and a torque of 20 Nm.
Yamaha FZ25 will be available in three different shades:
- Ballistic Blue
- Knight Black
- Warrior White
Overall, the new Yamaha FZ25 is a perfect product to all the Yamaha fans who were looking to upgrade from Yamaha FZ-16. By introducing FZ25, Yamaha has entered the fairly affordable premium bike segment. Performance wise, the figures are average, but still its not a typical racing bike, it could be said that it’s a high end street commuter bike for Indian customers. The bike does gives you a very muscular feel, but it could have been bulkier. The absence of ABS on the naked street bike is still a major letdown. FZ25 qualifies for being the most affordable 250cc bike in India.
Competitors of Yamaha FZ25
Price: Rs. 88,990 (Ex Showroom, Delhi)
Engine: 197.5 cc, single-cylinder, 4-valves, air and oil cooled, SOHC engine
Maximum Power: 20.5 PS at 8500 RPM
Maximum Torque: 18.1 Nm at 7000 RPM
Fuel Tank Capacity: 12 litres
Price: Rs. 1.73 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Engine: 248. 8cc, four-stroke, single cylinder, water cooled engine
Maximum Power: 31 bhp at 9000 rpm
Maximum Torque: 24 Nm at 7500 rpm
Price: Rs. 2,02,120 (Standard), Rs. 2,10,210 (Premium)
Engine: 249 cc, single-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooling, 4-valves engine
Maximum Power: 28.16 bhp at 9800 rpm
Maximum Torque: 21.61 Nm at 8000 rpm
Fuel Tank Capacity: 17 litre
Specifications of Yamaha FZ25
|Engine Type||249cc, fuel injected, single-cylinder, Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve, Blue Core|
|Maximum Power||20.69 Bhp @ 8000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||20 Nm @ 6000 rpm|
|Cooling||Air Cooling + Oil Cooler|
|Fuel System||Fuel Injection|
|No. of Cylinders||1|
|Power-to-weight Ratio||139.79 BHP per tonne|
|Torque-to-Weight Ratio||135.13 NM per tonne|
|Specific Output||83.09 Bhp per litre|
|Spark Plug Model Type||DR8EA|
|Ground Clearance||160 mm|
|Seat Height||795 mm|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||148 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||14 litres|
|Oil tank capacity||1.55 litres|
|Turning Circle||2.5 meter|
|No. of Gears||5|
|Gearbox Type||Constant Mesh|
|Rear||MonoShock (Swingram, Monocross)|
|Front Wheel Travel||130 mm|
|Rear Wheel Travel||120 mm|
|Front||282mm hydraulic single disc with a 2-pot calliper|
|Rear||220mm hydraulic single disc with a single-pot calliper|
|Wheels and Tyres|
|Front Tyre||100/80-17 M/C 52P|
|Rear Tyre||140/70-17 M/C 66S|
|Front Wheel||17 M/C x MT 2.50|
|Rear Wheel||17 M/C x MT 4.00|
|Wheels Type||Alloy Wheels|