The Yamaha FZ25 has been launched today at a lip-smacking INR 1.19 lakhs. But does it stand a chance against the competition?
Let’s do a quick fact check. It’s a Yamaha, so it’d be safe to assume that it’ll be buttery smooth, refined and well-built. So you’ll know where your money has gone, and you’re not paying a bomb to start with anyway, because it’s the most affordable 250-cc motorcycle in India.
So what do you get for your money? Well, you get trendy stuff like LED headlamps/tail lamps and a fully digital instrument cluster. A claimed fuel efficiency of 43 km/l just sweetens the deal. The FZ25, tipping the scales at 148 kg (wet), is also the lightest 250-cc out there.
The downsides are FZS-like, familiar styling, no ABS (not even as an option), a five-speed transmission when others are moving on to six-speed jobs and ‘just’ 20.9 PS of power. But it’s got over 20 Nm of twist and not much weight to shift.
So here’s the thing. Pay around INR 20k more, and you’ll end up with the Bajaj Dominar 400, which is in a different league altogether.
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In case you need a heads up about the Yamaha FZ25, read our complete report HERE.
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