The refined motor, sporty design and extreme comfort. That’s what makes this new launch from Yamaha a value-for-money proposition.
Yamaha has always adopted this trend of introducing a naked motorcycle followed by a faired version of it after some time. After the 150cc FZ and Fazer siblings making a buzz within the Indian youth, the Japanese brand has upped the ante by first introducing the FZ25 and now, the faired tourer iteration of it the Fazer 25.
The Yamaha Fazer 25, which carries the same cycle parts and engine as the naked FZ25, comes with a nicely chiselled fairing which, along with its touring purpose, gives it a tinge of sportiness. However, apart from that bulbous looking fibre shroud, there are also a few minor differences which come along with this new full-faired quarter-litre motorcycle from Yamaha stable.
While it holds the same headlamps as that of its naked sibling, the two LED positioning lights residing below the headlamp on either side will surely distinguish it from a distance. Other difference lies in its seat which comes with a different material with better grip for the rider and pillion. From mid section to the rear, the Yamaha Fazer 25 completely depicts the cosmetics of the FZ25. Towards the front, the beautiful fairing is designed to give it a speedy look even when standing still.
Where the Yamaha Fazer 25 leads as compared to the other bikes of same capacity is the mileage. The claimed fuel efficiency is 43 kmpl and it carries a 14-litre tank. That clearly signifies it uninterrupted touring-friendly nature. Another element which will assist in better touring is the windscreen which is fairly tall for protection looking at the speed up to which the bike can reach.
Lets move on to the engineering which is implemented below the tank. The engine of the Yamaha Fazer 25, as we already know, is the same 249cc, single-cylinder, air/oil cooled assembly which does the duty on the FZ25. The peak power it generates is 20.9 PS which comes in at 8000 RPM and 20 Nm of torque effective at 6000 RPM. The fairing has lifted its weight by 6 kgs which is a great job by Yamaha since it seems much heavier. However, the weight rise has affected the power-to-weight ratio.
Now comes the question that how expensive is the bike? Do not misinterpret that Yamaha has asked for too much to make it a sports tourer. It has been priced at Rs. 1.29 lakhs which is just around Rs. 10,000 expensive than the Yamaha FZ25. So, no other 250cc motorcycle comes this affordable which gives you a fair reason to buy it. Although its has its own drawbacks such as the low power motor and the five-speed gearbox, the comfort and features it offers makes it worth thinking over.