Japanese bike manufacturer Yamaha has just launched the BS6 FZ 25 & FZS 25 in India. Yamaha first teased the bikes in February 2020 and now they have been officially launched in the market.
The new BS6 Yamaha FZ 25 is priced at Rs 1.52 lakh while the FZS 25 will cost Rs 5,000 more than the regular FZ 25. The BS6 FZS 25 is priced at 1.57 lakh. The new BS6 Yamaha FZ 25 costs Rs 15,000 more than the BS4 version.
Though Yamaha unveiled these bikes in February this year and slated them to be launched in April, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the launch was delayed up till now.
Performance-wise, the new FZ duo comes with a fuel-injected BS6 compliant unit that produces a max power of 20.8 bhp and 20.1 Nm of torque. Compared to the previous generations FZ models, the newer models have identical performance numbers. The BS6 Yamaha FZ 25 tips the scale at 153 kg while the BS6 FZS 25 stands at 154 kg, slightly heavier than the regular FZ 25.
Physically, the design remains unchanged but Yamaha is now offering more colour options for both the bikes. The BS6 FZ 25 will be offered in Metallic Black and Racing Blue colour options, while the FZS 25 will be offered in the dual-tone Dark Cyan, Dark Matte Blue and Metallic White colour options along with gold-coloured alloy wheels with select colour options.
Equipment-wise, Yamaha has added a brand new side-stand-down engine inhibitor, USB charger along with redesigned belly pan, instrument panel and headlight. Also, Yamaha adds knuckle guards to the FZS 25.
Compared to its rivals, the BS6 Yamaha FZ duo are the most affordable 250cc bikes in the segment and are pitted against the newly launched Bajaj Dominar 250 (Rs 1.60 lakh), Suzuki Gixxer 250 (Rs 1.65 lakh) & Suzuki Gixxer SF250 (1.76 lakh). Husqvarna recently launched the Svartpilen 250 & Vitpilen 250, though they too are very expensive. Finally, KTM Duke 250 stands as the most expensive bike in this segment at a price of over Rs 2 lakh.