Last month, I wasn’t able to clock many miles on the Yamaha FZ25. And this month, I’ve only bettered myself in not riding the bike at all! Okay, I did ride it for a couple of days, but that’s about it. Even though I rode it only a little in March, I’ve to say that I am really pleased to have the FZ25 in our long-term fleet. You see, last month, the TVS Apache RR 310 also arrived to our office. And while Jared was away, I rode it for a week or so. As you’ll read in his report, the RR 310 is a brilliant bike but has a lot of vibrations, especially when you’re riding in the city. So, once I got back to the FZ25, it felt smooth as butter and quite relaxing. And this is something that I prefer in everyday riding.
Then there’s also the comfort factor. The riding position is not racy or aggressive, and you can’t really beat a flat handlebar for everyday practicality. If you’re over your boy racer days, the Yamaha FZ25 makes a lot of sense, really. It’s priced well and looks like a proper 250cc naked. It performs great and is super comfortable. Of course, it’s not sharp or quick as other quarter-litre bikes, but everything about it is satisfyingly adequate.
Any faults? Yes, the indicator switch is still malfunctioning, and I don’t think the LED headlamp is up to the task – the illumination/light throw is not that great. The latter can’t be fixed, but the indicator switch should be replaced this month, since Yamaha recently asked us to send the bike for servicing. Let’s hope I get to ride it more in the coming months.