Yamaha has entered the Sports Touring segment with the Fazer 25. The Fazer 25 is an entry-level fully faired 250cc sports bike that will go up against the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200. The concept of adding a fairing to their existing naked performance motorcycle is similar to the 160cc FZS-Fi and the Fazer Fi. The Fazer 25, though, gets a full fairing, breaking away from the tradition of the half-faired Yamaha Fazer sports tourer lineup that includes the Fazer 600 and Fazer 1000.
In terms of design, new Fazer 25 is a more sporty looking bike with a muscular fairing in the front, split seats, LED taillights at the rear, alloy wheels, disc brakes, and wider tubeless tyres for extra grip, among other things.
Powering the new Yamaha Fazer 250 will be a 250cc single cylinder engine, the same engine, which powers FZ25 in India. This fuel injected, air-cooled engine is mated to a five speed gearbox, and delivers peak power of 20.9 PS / 8000 rpm, and a peak torque of 20 Nm at 6000 rpm.
The Fazer 25 is mechanically identical to the FZ25. It has the FZ25’s diamond-type chassis and employs 41mm forks upfront and monocross rear damper. The tyres are tubeless 100/80-R17 at front and 140/70-R17 at the back. Braking is via a single 282mm front and a 220mm disc at the rear. ABS has been given a miss.
Most of the parts remain same as seen on FZ25 (suspension, tyres, alloys, brakes, instrument cluster, etc). Just like FZ25, ABS is not on offer. Two colour options are on offer – Soulful Cyan and Rhythmic Red. Price starts from INR 1.28 lakh, ex-Mumbai and INR 1.29 lakh, ex-Delhi.