While the racing livery of the new Yamaha FZ 25 Monster Energy MotoGP Edition won't allow you to shatter lap records like Fabio Quartararo, it does make the motorcycle visually more attractive.
Yamaha has launched a special MotoGP edition of the FZ 25 in India. Priced at Rs 1.37 lakh (ex-showroom), the FZ 25 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition – yes, that’s quite a long name indeed – is mechanically the same as the regular FZ 25; however, it comes in flashy racing colours. The MotoGP scheme commands a premium of Rs 2,000 over the regular black and blue colours offered with the standard version.
The FZ 25 MotoGP Edition dons the factory Yamaha M1’s racing livery, featuring loud Yamaha Blue, Eneos, and Monster Energy stickers on the tank shrouds, fuel tank, and side panels. In terms of features, equipment, and powertrain, the bike is unchanged. This means the FZ 25 MotoGP Edition is powered by the same 249cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine, paired to a 5-speed transmission, which produces 20.6 bhp @ 8,000rpm and 20.1Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. Sure, that’s not enough firepower to shatter lap records like Fabio Quartararo, but from what we can tell, this quarter-litre engine has enough poke to keep you entertained during your daily commutes.
Features wise, you continue to get a negative display instrument cluster, bi-functional LED headlights, LED daytime running lamps, and a side-stand engine cut-off switch.
If you can live without MotoGP colours, the company also offers another version of the FZ 25, i.e., the FZS 25 with some more cosmetic updates, and it’s priced at Rs 1.39 lakh (ex-showroom).
Yamaha launched the new FZ 25 range back in 2020. However, at the time of the launch, both the FZ 25 and FZS 25 were priced quite high – Rs 1.52 lakh and Rs 1.57 lakh (both ex-showroom). Yamaha recently revised the prices for both models by announcing a massive cut – Rs 18,800 on the FZ 25 and Rs 19,300 on the FZS 25. With the reduction in prices, the FZ 25 twins now offer quite good value for money.