Yamaha FZ 25 BS6 vs BS4: Differences Explained
Here’s how much the FZ 25 has evolved over its BS4 predecessor
Yamaha will soon launch the FZ 25 B6, a launch that’s been delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The new motorcycle was unveiled just before the 2020 Auto Expo and bookings for the 250cc motorcycle commenced in February. The FZ 25 BS6 has evolved quite a lot over its BS4 predecessor. Here’s how.
Design and features:
The new FZ 25 BS6 sports a new look thanks to a new headlamp setup. It now gets an engine cowl and apart from that, there is no change to the bodywork. Cosmetic updates include the introduction of two new colours -- black and blue, and new graphics that make the motorcycle look fresh.
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The new LED projector-beam headlamp should hopefully cure the FZ 25’s poor illumination issue. It continues to get a digital instrument console and now features a side stand engine cutoff switch.
Both nearly make the same power:
Despite getting a catalytic convertor, the BS6-compliant 249cc air-cooled and fuel-injected motor sees a drop of just 0.1PS and 0.1Nm over its BS4 predecessor. It delivers 20.8PS at 8000rpm and 20.1Nm at 6000rpm. Even the kerb weight has increased by 1 kg so we can expect the FZ 25 BS6 to perform on par with its BS4 predecessor. Both the BS4 and BS6 FZ 25 share the same underpinnings that include telescopic forks, monoshock and braking consisting of a 282mm front disc and 220mm rear disc with standard dual-channel ABS.
The FZ 25 BS6 gets an ‘S’ variant:
Like the smaller FZ-FI BS6, the FZ 25 BS6 now comes with a more premium ‘S’ variant. The FZS 25 gets a larger windscreen and knuckle guards to make it more touring friendly. It also gets three different colours: white, blue and green.
The FZ 25 BS6 will cost more:
With the new updates, we expect the FZ 25 BS6 to command a Rs 5,000 to Rs 6,000 premium over its BS4 predecessor. Given that the BS4 FZ 25 retailed for Rs 1.34 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) we expect the Yamaha FZ 25 BS6 to be priced around Rs 1.40 lakh and the more premium FZS 25 at around Rs 1.45 lakh (both, ex-showroom). The new motorcycles are expected to launch as soon as the lockdown ends.