The Yamaha FZ-25 BS6 is available in two variants - standard and FZS-25. Prices start at Rs 1.52 lakh (ex-showroom), which marks a steep hike of around Rs 17,000 over the outgoing BS4 version.
After unveiling the FZ-25 BS6 earlier in the year, Yamaha Motor India has now revealed the specifications and prices of the new motorcycle. Available in two variants now – standard FZ-25 and FZS-25, the latest version of Yamaha’s quarter-litre streetfighter comes with tweaked styling, some new features, and a massive price hike! The standard version is priced at Rs 1.52 lakh (ex-showroom), which makes it over Rs 17,000 more expensive than the outgoing BS4 version. The FZS-25 is even pricier at Rs 1.57 lakh (ex-showroom). However, at the moment, only the FZ-25 is available, the FZS version will go on sale later this year.
The engine in the new BS6 version is the same 249cc single-cylinder motor, but it now meets the new emission regulations. However, despite that, there’s no change in power output or torque. The engine develops 20.6bhp @ 8,000rpm and 20Nm of torque at 6,000rpm, and it comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The motorcycle has gained just 1kg in the process of transitioning from BS4 to BS6 and it now tips the scales at 153kg.
The features on the FZ-25 are more or less similar to the old bike, you get a negative LCD instrument cluster and LED headlamps – albeit they’re redesigned slightly. There’s a side-stand engine cut-off switch, which is an additional feature. Dual-channel ABS and disc brakes on both wheels continue to be offered. The bike also comes fitted with the same 41mm front fork and a 7-step pre-load adjustable mono-shock at the back.
The more expensive FZS-25 gets some visual enhancements such as a windscreen, brush guards on the handlebar, and golden alloy wheels. It’s also offered in three different colour themes – Patina Green, White-Vermillion and Dark Matt Blue. The standard version is only offered in two shades – Racing Blue and Metallic Black.
With the latest update, the FZ25 has become quite expensive. It competes with the likes of Bajaj Dominar 250 and Suzuki Gixxer 250. Sure, both of them are slightly expensive than the Yamaha, but they offer more power and equipment.