The updated FZ25 will be available in two variants, and it'll be launched with some significant design updates. The new version of Yamaha's 250cc roadster is expected to go on sale in May 2020.
A couple of days ago, it came to our notice that Yamaha has discontinued six bikes from its model-line up in India because of the stricter BS6 emission norms. Out of the bikes that were discontinued, the Yamaha FZ25 is now set to make a comeback as expected. The company teased the new BS6 version of the motorcycle on its social media platforms recently, and the updated FZ25 will be launched very soon – sometime in May 2020, we believe.
The 2020 FZ25 will be available in two trims – FZ25 and FZS25. The updated version of the bike gets some significant styling updates. The front fascia is redesigned, and the bike now seems to feature a LED projector lamp instead of the simple LED headlamps of the old BS4 version. If that’s the case, then it’s a welcome change because the 3-LED headlight setup of the old FZ25 was quite average. Among other updates, there’s a new bikini fairing and LED daytime running lights. Most of the changes, thus far, seem to be only on the front end of the bike. The rest of the design looks largely unchanged. The FZS version, which is a new addition, adds some snazzy graphics, knuckle guards, a small windscreen, and golden alloy wheels to the 250cc roadster. Both the variants are expected to retain the all-digital LCD instrument cluster of the old bike.
The 2020 FZ25 and FZS25 will come with an updated BSVI-compliant 249cc single-cylinder engine and it will develop 20.5bhp of max power and 20.1Nm of torque, which is more or less identical to the power and torque output of the BS4 version. The rest of the mechanical package will remain unchanged from the old bike, meaning the new version will continue with a telescopic front fork, a mono-shock at the back and disc brakes on both wheels with dual-channel ABS.
The updated FZ25 is expected to get a price hike of around Rs 5,000 – 7,000 over the BS4 version, which was priced at Rs 1.35 lakh (ex-showroom). The FZS25 will command a premium of around Rs 3,000 – 4,000 over the new FZ25. In related news, Yamaha is not expected to bring the BS6 version of FZ25’s fully-faired version – the Fazer 25.