Yamaha has launched yet another quarter-litre motorcycle to their product portfolio, the Fazer 25. The bookings have been opened and it is available at Rs 1.29 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The second launch by the Japanese brand this year, the Fazer 25 is based on the FZ25 and comes with a fairing. We have extensively tested the FZ25 and it has proven to be a brilliant motorcycle, and similar performance can be expected from the Fazer 25 as mechanically it is the same.
The Fazer 25 is powered by the same engine that comes on the FZ 25, a 249cc 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve, single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel injected engine that produces 20.6 hp at 8,000 rpm and 20 Nm at 6,000 rpm of torque.
The new Fazer 25 shares its design cues with the FZ25 including the tail lamp, handlebar, switchgear, rear tyre hugger, saree guard and the multi-info LCD instrument cluster with real-time fuel consumption meter. The fairing itself is made of different pieces so in case of a fall, replacement cost should be lesser as only the broken part might need to be replaced and not necessarily the entire fairing
Yamaha claims the rear suspension is a lightweight linkless monocross suspension and is tuned to provide a good balance between the damping and spring rate. The front, on the other hand, gets the telescopic fork. Considering there are no mechanical changes in the Fazer 25 over the FZ 25, we expect the ride quality to be similar - a good balance between ride quality and handling.
It comes in two colours - soulful cyan and rhythmic red. Fitted with the fairing that provides some wind deflection, the Fazer 25 has been aimed at riders who are interested in touring.
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