Yamaha FZ 25 BS6 Unveiled, Gets A New ‘S’ Variant
The FZ 25 has been updated with a new front fascia, a greener engine and more features for 2020
- The quarter-litre streetfighter is now available in two variants: FZ 25 and FZS 25.
- Both the bikes are powered by the same 249cc air-cooled engine.
- The FZS gets a couple of extra features over the standard model.
Yamaha’s BS6 lineup draws closer to completion with the unveil of the greener, more fuel-efficient FZ 25. The brand has two variants on offer for 2020: the BS6 FZ 25 and a new variant called the FZS 25. Both variants of the quarter-litre streetnaked have been updated with a new front fascia, a tweaked motor and vibrant new paint schemes to keep it in fighting shape, with the FZS 25 getting a couple of extra features over the standard model.
First things first, the FZ25 is powered by the same 249-cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine tweaked to comply with BS6 emissions. The unit, despite having fuel-injection, a new ECU and a new cat-con, makes the same power as before -- 20.8PS at 8,000rpm and 20.1Nm at 6,000rpm, mated to a 5-speed transmission. More importantly, the updates only amount to a weight gain of 1kg over the BS4 model which tipped the scale at 152kg.
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Specs aside, the BS6 FZ25 features a new multi-function negative LCD instrument console, a bi-functional LED headlamp flanked by LED DRLs, an under belly cowl and a side stand engine cut-off switch. The FZS 25, which is pegged as a tourer, comes equipped with a taller visor for better wind deflection, and knuckle guards. There are three new colours to choose from, two of which get funky golden wheels. Apart from these minor differences, the FZS-25 looks identical to the standard FZ-25 and should carry over the same hardware.
The FZ-25 BS6 will be available in India from April 2020 while details of the new FZS 25 will be announced later this year. Yamaha hasn’t announced the price of the bike yet, however, we expect the standard FZ 25 to carry a premium of around Rs 3,000 - Rs 5,000 while the FZS 25 may set you back by an additional Rs 4,000 to Rs 7,000. The BS4 Yamaha FZ 25 for reference is priced at Rs 1,36,680. In terms of rivals, the FZ25 goes head-to-head against the Suzuki Gixxer 250.