The FZ 25 and FZS 25 are still the most affordable 250cc bikes in India
The BS6 FZ 25 costs Rs 15,000 more than the BS4 model
The FZS 25 gets knuckle guards and unique colour schemes
Yamaha has revealed prices for its BS6-compliant FZ 25 and its newly-introduced FZS 25. The FZ 25 is priced at Rs 1.52 lakh, which makes it around Rs 15,000 dearer than the outgoing BS4 variant. The new FZS 25, meanwhile, costs Rs 5,000 more than the BS6 FZ 25 at Rs 1.57 lakh.
These bikes were first unveiled in February of this year and were set to go on sale in April, but the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a delay. Peak output figures for the updated fuel-injected, BS6 engine were revealed earlier – 20.8hp at 8,000rpm and 20.1Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. For reference, the BS4 bike made nearly identical figures – 20.9hp/20Nm produced at identical points in the rev range. The FZ 25’s kerb weight is 1kg more than the outgoing model, at 153kg. The FZS 25, on the other hand, weights 154kg.
The rest of the bike remains largely unchanged, but Yamaha is offering a few new colour options. The FZ 25 will be available in a Metallic Black and Racing Blue, while the FZS 25 will be offered in the dual-tone Dark Cyan, Dark Matte Blue and Metallic White colour schemes, of which, the first two feature gold-coloured alloy wheels. Yamaha has also added a new side-stand-down engine inhibitor, along with redesigned instrument cluster, belly pan and headlight –we hope the updated headlight offers better performance than the one on the outgoing FZ 25. Additionally, the FZS 25 gets knuckle guards too.
As far as rivals are concerned, the Yamaha is still the most affordable 250cc motorcycle in India but by a smaller margin. The Bajaj Dominar 250 is priced at Rs 1.60 lakh, while Suzuki’s Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF250 cost Rs 1.65 lakh and Rs 1.76 lakh, respectively. The Husqvarna twins recently witnessed a price hike and now cost Rs 1.85 lakh, while the KTM 250 Duke continues to be the most expensive 250 at Rs 2.05 lakh.
All prices, ex-showroom Delhi
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