The fully faired version of the FZ250, the Yamaha Fazer 250 is spied testing on road with no camouflage.
After the launch of the FZ25, Yamaha India said the same engine will be used in different platforms to create new products. So make way for the fully faired Yamaha Fazer 250 soon, as it was spotted testing on road in a production ready avatar.
When the FZ-S was launched, Yamaha tasted success in the 150cc segment with a muscular sporty styling that was never before seen in this segment ruled by commuter bikes. Introduction of the Fazer, a fully faired alternative of the FZ-S made the bike even more attractive for those interested in long distance touring. The smooth nature of the Yamaha engine and the full fairing shielded the rider from wind blast making it easier to cover long distances without tiring.
Enter the FZ25, the larger hearted sibling of the FZ-S. A bike with a refined motor and nimble handling, it is Yamaha’s first 250cc bike in India. Styled on the lines of the latest generation FZ-S Version 2.0, it toes the line between an easy to handle nimble sportsbike and a performance machine.
The Yamaha Fazer 250 though will be styled a bit more sharply to mimic a fully faired sportsbike but not so much to threaten the R15 and R3. It will share the same 249 cc air cooled unit, with fuel injection for more efficiency. All this translates to figures of about 20 bhp and 20 Nm torques. A five speed gearbox should also do duty on the Yamaha Fazer 250 which should help the bike cruise at a 90-110 kph with no fusses. The sweet mid-range of the 249 cc engine should help riding the Yamaha Fazer 250 in city traffic a breeze.
The FZ25 didn’t have ABS even as an option, so Yamaha could make amends by giving ABS at least as an option on the Yamaha Fazer 250. Having ABS can be the difference between life death in emergency braking situations and is always a handy tool to have even if you don’t use it that often.
With the addition of the Yamaha Fazer 250, you get a choice between a weekend tourer and a city commuter, and the bike should perform both duties well!
Too lazy to type anything, so re quoting from the best F1 driver in the world:
“On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, 'Okay, this is the limit'. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.”
― Ayrton Senna