Yamaha has revealed its BS6-compliant FZ 25 and its newly-introduced FZS 25. These bikes were first unveiled in February of this year and were set to go on sale in April, but the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a delay. Peak output figures for the updated fuel-injected, BS6 engine were revealed earlier – 20.8hp at 8,000rpm and 20.1Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. For reference, the BS4 bike made nearly identical figures – 20.9hp/20Nm produced at identical points in the rev range. The FZ 25’s kerb weight is 1kg more than the outgoing model, at 153kg. The FZS 25, on the other hand, weights 154kg.
The rest of the bike remains largely unchanged, but Yamaha is offering a few new colour options. The FZ 25 will be available in a Metallic Black and Racing Blue, while the FZS 25 will be offered in the dual-tone Dark Cyan, Dark Matte Blue and Metallic White colour schemes, of which, the first two feature gold-coloured alloy wheels. Yamaha has also added a new side-stand-down engine inhibitor, along with redesigned instrument cluster, belly pan and headlight –we hope the updated headlight offers better performance than the one on the outgoing FZ 25. Additionally, the FZS 25 gets knuckle guards too.
The 2020 Yamaha FZ 25 gets styling revisions including the revised headlamp cluster that gets the bi-functional treatment and continues to be an LED unit. There's also a negative LCD display for the instrument console, underbelly cowl and a side-stand engine cut-off switch added in the mix. The FZ 25 continues to get the muscular styling and will be available in two colour options - Metallic Black and Racing Blue. The new Yamaha FZS 25 will sport all the changes as the FZ 25 but will be offered in Dark Cyan, Dark Blue and Metallic White paint options. The former two colour options will be offered with gold-painted alloy wheels.
As far as rivals are concerned, the Yamaha is still the most affordable 250cc motorcycle but by a smaller margin. The Bajaj Dominar 250 is slightly overpriced while Suzuki’s Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF250 costare aslo higher. The Husqvarna twins recently witnessed a price hike and now cost more than FZ 250 while the KTM 250 Duke continues to be the most expensive 250.