Yamaha Launches FZ25, Fazer 25 With ABS
Yamaha has given its quarter-litre offerings a dual-channel ABS unit
- Yamaha has priced the ABS-equipped FZ25 and Fazer 25 at a premium of Rs 14,000 over their non-ABS variants.
- The non-ABS variants will continue to be sold till stocks last.
- Mechanically, the FZ25 and Fazer 25 remain the same as before.
Yamaha has launched the FZ25 and Fazer 25 with ABS in India. While the spotlight was squarely focussed on the new FZ Fi Version 3.0’s official unveil, the company also used the platform to debut the ABS variants of its quarter-litre offerings. And in a welcome move, both the FZ25 and the Fazer 25 get a dual-channel ABS unit. Yamaha has priced the updated bikes at a premium of Rs 14,000 over their older non-ABS variants. So while the 2019 FZ25 ABS sports a price tag of Rs 1.33 lakh, the 2019 Fazer 25 ABS will retail for Rs. 1.43 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom Delhi).
Apart from the inclusion of dual-channel ABS and new colour options, the mechanicals of the FZ25 and the Fazer 25 remain the same. Both bikes are powered by the same 249cc single-cylinder, air- and oil-cooled, two-valve engine that churns out 20.9PS of power and 20Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed transmission. Although the engine is a tad underpowered for a 250cc, it does offer an excellent low- and mid-range. The dual-channel ABS should help in bringing both bikes to a stop in a safer and more controlled manner.
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The non-ABS variants of the two bikes will continue to be sold for now. However, that’s expected to be the case only till stocks last. With the update, Yamaha has made the FZ25 and Fazer 25 compliant with the new safety regulations that mandate ABS for all two-wheelers above 125cc from 1 April, 2019. To note, we were the first to report that Yamaha is likely to offer its 250cc bikes with dual-channel ABS. Interestingly, today’s events also leave the SZ-RR Version 2.0 as the only Yamaha product to not receive ABS in any form. While there has been no official word from the company about the same, the lack of an ABS update could signal the end of the SZ-RR in India.
In addition to ABS, Yamaha has given both bikes new colour options. While the FZ25 ABS is available in dark matte blue, matte black and cyan blue, the Fazer 25 ABS gets dark matte blue and metallic black colour options.