Fresh and clear images of the new Yamaha Fazer 250 have surfaced online.
A couple of weeks ago, we brought you the information that Yamaha Fazer 250 is in the works. And now we’ve got the first clear picture of the full-faired motorcycle since it’s been spied on tests. While there’s no official word on its launch, the Fazer 250 is expected to go sale before the festive season this year.
As is the case with FZ16 and Fazer, the Fazer 250 is essentially a full-faired version of the recently launched FZ25 street-naked. However, unlike the smaller capacity sibling, the Fazer 250 does not have a twin-headlamp setup – instead, it retains the single LED headlamp unit of FZ25, albeit now with a fairing laced all around it. What’s more, as is evident from the pictures here, the Fazer 250 has a full-fairing and not a half fairing like the smaller Fazer.
Although these are early pictures of the new Fazer 250, it looks a bit odd from some angles – especially the front part with faux air-inlets around the headlamp looks somewhat of an afterthought. The side and rear panels, however, are identical to the FZ25, meaning they are neatly done. That said, we’d reserve our judgement on its styling until the time we see it in metal ourselves.
On the mechanical front, the Fazer 250 will get the same air-cooled 249cc single-cylinder engine from the FZ25. The engine develops 20.6bhp @ 8,000rpm and 20Nm of torque @ 6,000rpm and comes mated to a five-speed gearbox. The rest of the features and equipment on the Fazer 250 will be similar to that found on the FZ25. However, Yamaha may add ABS as optional with the full-faired version.
Since the Fazer 250 is just a full-faired version of the FZ25, expect it to command a slight premium over the Rs 1.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) price tag of the naked version. Our guess is that it should be priced at around Rs 1.30 lakh – Rs 1.35 lakh (ex-showroom).