Yamaha Corporation [jamaha]) is a Japanese multinational corporation and conglomerate with a very wide range of products and services, predominantly musical instruments, electronics and power sports equipment.
It is one of the constituents of Nikkei 225 and is the world’s largest piano manufacturing company. The former motorcycle division became independent from the main company in 1955, forming Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd, although Yamaha Corporation is still the largest shareholder.
About Yamaha Fazer 25
The Fazer 25 gets the exact same engine as the FZ25 which is a 249 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled motor that makes max power of 20 bhp and 20 Nm of peak torque. The transmission remains the same as well, a 5-speed gearbox as well. The engine of course, meets BS IV emission norms. Also, the Fazer 250 will not have ABS (anti-lock brakes) till the government makes its mandatory in 2019.
QUICK FACTS & OVERVIEW
|Variant Name||Yamaha Fazer 25|
|Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi)||INR 1.29 Lakh|
|On-Road Price (Delhi)||INR 1.43 Lakh (Approx.)|
|Mileage||40 kmpl (approx)|
|Shades||Soulful Cyan (Grey and Blue) and Rhythmic Red (Red and Gold)|
|Official Tagline||Great Stories Begin on Weekends|
|Warranty||For 2 years or 30000 kms from the date of purchase (whichever is earlier)|
Yamaha launched the new Yamaha Fazer 25 in India at Rs 1,29,335 (Ex-showroom, Delhi). The Yamaha Fazer 25 is the touring version of the Yamaha FZ25 street bike. Unlike the Yamaha Fazer 150cc motorcycle which employs a quarter fairing, the new Fazer 25 is a fully-faired motorcycle and competes against the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 and the soon to be relaunched Honda CBR250R.
The new motorcycle features the same LED headlight as seen on its street bike sibling but it also features a large windscreen to protect the rider from wind blast at high speeds. Talking about price, the new 250cc Yamaha is priced at a premium of Rs 10,000 over the FZ25 and retail for Rs 1.29 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The relaxed 250cc engine should make the Fazer 25 a good option for someone looking for an easy to ride and reliable touring motorcycle. Underneath the fairing sits the same 250cc, fuel-injected motor sourced from the FZ25. The Fazer 25 continues to produce the similar figures as the FZ25, which is 20.9PS of maximum power and 20Nm of peak torque.
The engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox. The new Yamaha Fazer 25 shares its underpinnings with the FZ25. Suspension duties are handled by telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. Braking prowess is offered by a 282mm disc with a 2-pot calliper at the front and a 220mm disc with a single-pot calliper at the rear. The Fazer 25 also doesn’t feature ABS as an optional extra.
Technical Specification Of Yamaha Fazer 25
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES
|Overall Length||2015 mm|
|Overall Width||770 mm|
|Overall Height||1115 mm|
|Ground Clearance||160 mm|
|Seat Height||795 mm|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||154 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||14 litres|
|Oil tank capacity||1.55 litres|
|Turning Circle||2.5 mtr|
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
|Step-up Seat/Split Seat||
|Engine Kill Switch||
|Turn Signal Light (Front)||12V, 10Wx2|
|Turn Signal Light (Rear)||12V, 10Wx2|
|Auxiliary Light||12V, 5Wx1|
|Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)|
|Caster Angle||24 Degree|
|Steering Angle||37 Degree (Left/Right)|
ENGINE & GEARBOX
|No. of Cylinders||1|
|No. of Gears||5|
|Maximum Power||20.69 Bhp @ 8000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||20 Nm @ 6000 rpm|
|Engine Description||249cc, fuel injected, single-cylinder, Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve, Blue Core|
|Cooling||Air Cooling + Oil Cooler|
|Fuel System||Fuel Injection|
|Spark Plug Model Type||DR8EA|
|Bharat Stage IV (BS4)||
|Gearbox Type||Constant Mesh|
|Gear Ratios||1st- 2.571 (36/14), 1.684 (32/19), 1.273 (28/22), 1.040 (26/25), 0.852 (23/27)|
|Primary Reduction Ratio||3.083 (74/24)|
|Secondary Reduction Ratio||3.067 (46/15)|
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
|Front Brake||282mm hydraulic single disc with a 2-pot calliper|
|Rear Brake||220mm hydraulic single disc with a single-pot calliper|
|Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)||
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Forks|
|Rear Suspension||MonoShock (Swingram, Monocross)|
|Front Wheel Travel||130 mm|
|Rear Wheel Travel||120 mm|
WHEELS & TYRES
|Front Tyre||100/80-17 M/C 52P|
|Rear Tyre||140/70-17 M/C 66S|
|Front Wheel||17 M/C x MT 2.50|
|Rear Wheel||17 M/C x MT 4.00|
|Wheel Type||Alloy Wheels|
Engine & Performance
The Fazer 25 comes with the same heart that beats within the FZ25. The power output of 20.9PS is produced at 8000rpm and peak torque of 20 Nm is produced at 6000rpm. It’s equipped with a five-speed gearbox, which offers positive shifts. But the shift action has a firm feel, making it slightly cumbersome to find neutral.
Keep the bike in low revs and it can actually feel a little sleepy, even throwing up a judder or two at slow speeds. However, the mid-range pull is strong once you get the motor going, and you realise that it’s more ‘sleeper’ than ‘sleepy’. With the extra 6kg weight, that this tourer carries strapped to its front in the form of that fairing, it’s marginally slower than the FZ25, sprinting from 0-60kmph in 4.11 seconds, while the 0-100kmph sprint takes 10.86 seconds, clearly indicating the pros and cons of the short gearing.
Shorter ratios also mean that the Fazer is a fun to ride motorcycle in the city, with the motor being fairly tractable. We were able to ride at 30kmph in 4th gear, without a fuss. This flexibility was also confirmed by the roll-on figures. In third gear, the Fazer manages a 30-70kmph run in 4.80 seconds, while the 40-80kmph run in fourth gear takes 6.20 seconds.
The short-ish gear ratios also let the engine run at as high as 6,500rpm while cruising around 100kmph in 5th gear. Unfortunately, this isn’t ideal for a touring bike, as a strained engine will put you off from riding longer distances. A 6th cog would’ve been more than welcome here. The discomfort is further enhanced by the amount of vibration felt at the foot pegs, with even the mirrors blurring out at this speed, although the handlebars feel slightly isolated from these vibes.
The city-centric character of the engine is also evident from the fuel efficiency figures, as the Fazer returned a remarkable 41.3kmpl in the city. On the other hand, the fuel efficiency on the highways dropped to 32.9kmph, while riding at 90kmph.
Looks & Styling
In terms of styling, it’s a bit difficult to pin down this bike’s polarising looks. While I think it isn’t too attractive – unusual, maybe -, considering the otherwise handsome designs Yamaha has offered over the years, there are others who might just be impressed with it. The reason we are not big fans of the way it looks is that it almost seems that the designers have tried to mould the front apron and windscreen around the existing LED headlight of the FZ25 – a half-hearted effort to be honest. Now, you might think this is a bit too harsh, but the bike does look a lot more palatable in photographs than it does in person. Fans of full-faired motorcycles, however, should appreciate the mass-forward design that offers some visual bulk, when viewed in profile.
That said, the dual-colour paint-scheme is used quite well here. The remainder of the bike is clearly identical to its naked sibling. Like the FZ25, you get LED headlamps, but now they’re flanked by additional LED DRLs on the fairing, whereas at the rear, the LED tail lamp remains the same. The LED unit does well to brightens the night, with a wide, useful spread on low beam. The high beam though could have been better, as it feels more like a small spotlight. The all-digital instrument console is clearly legible and offers all the basic readouts including immediate and average fuel efficiency. However, it misses out on a gear position indicator. The broad mirrors placed on long stalks, even though a bit out of proportion, provide a clear view of what’s behind.
Switchgear quality is up to Yamaha standards, but surprisingly the pass light switch has been moved from its traditional place and has been integrated into the high-low beam switch, which will take time getting used to. The paint finish is top notch and the bike feels like it’s well put together. However, the panels themselves feel a bit flimsy.
Source: zigwheels, auto.ndtv And And wikipedia.org.