Yamaha has added yet another quarter-litre motorcycle to their product portfolio, the Fazer 25. The second launch by the Japanese brand this year, the Fazer 25 is based on the FZ25 and comes with a full-fairing. While it was said that Yamaha had been a little late to step into the sub 500cc segment, it will now have two 250cc motorcycles in the market. However, considering stiff competition from KTM, which happens to have three motorcycles in the sub 500 segment, we are yet to see if the Fazer 250 helps Yamaha pick up the pace. We have extensively tested the FZ25 and it has proven to be a brilliant motorcycle, except for a couple of things that can be better on it. Until we get to ride the Fazer 250, all that can be said is that the specs look promising.
The all-new Yamaha Fazer 25 is based on the FZ25's diamond frame chassis and is powered by the FZ25's 249cc fuel-injected single cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke engine. The fuel-injected unit produces 20.6 hp of maximum power at 8,000 rpm and 20 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm and is paired to a five-speed gearbox. The two-wheeler manufacturer has also equipped the motorcycle with front and rear wheels will get a single hydraulic disc brake as well as telescopic fork upfront and lightweight monocross suspension at the rear end. The Fazer 25 has a seat height of 795 mm, fuel tank capacity of 14 litres and a ground clearance of 160 mm. The Fazer 25 weighs 154 kg.
The new Fazer 25 is different from the FZ25 as it gets turn signals linked to the headlamp. The motorcycle shares of the design cues with the FZ25 such as the tail lamp, handlebar, switchgear, rear tyre hugger, saree guard and the multi-info LCD instrument cluster with real-time fuel consumption meter. The company has also equipped the Fazer 25 with LED headlamp with LED position light and air-intakes on each side of the fairing, split seats, alloy wheels and an aluminium-finished exhaust shield.