The quarter litre FZ bags an award for its engineering and design.
Yamaha’s 250cc street fighter, the Yamaha FZ25, has won the India Design Mark (I Mark) award instituted by the Indian Design Council. The award has been given to the FZ for its engineering and design.
This is not the first time that a Yamaha product has won such an award. Since 2012, the Yamaha two-wheelers that have bagged the Indian Design Mark Award include the YZF-R15 (2012), Cygnus Ray (2013), Cygnus Yamaha Ray Z (2014), Cygnus Alpha & FZ (2015), Yamaha Fascino & Yamaha Saluto 125 (2016), and Cygnus Ray ZR & YZF-R3 (2017). The FZ25 now takes the honours for 2018.
Commenting on the achievement, Roy Kurian, senior vice-president, Sales & Marketing, Yamaha Motor India said, "Yamaha is excited to be honoured by industry’s one of the most coveted recognitions, ‘India Design Mark’. The brand always strives to bring the most innovative and stylish products to its consumers and this certification have further induced Yamaha’s zeal to cater to its patrons with exciting products that revs heart for its excellence in design, style and comfort”.
Launched in January 2017, the FZ25 is powered by a 249cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that develops 20.6bhp at 8,000rpm and 20Nm at 6,000rpm. This unit is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Braking duties on the bike are carried out by a 282mm disc brake up front and a 220mm disc at the back. At 1,360mm, the wheelbase of the FZ25 is marginally longer than its 150cc sibling.
Feature wise, the Yamaha FZ25 comes equipped with LED DRLs, LED tail-lamp and the same LCD display as the 150cc FZ, albeit it adds two trip meters, average & instant fuel economy readouts and a clock. The bike is priced at Rs 1.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).