The Yamaha Fazer 25 is a bike that is based on the Yamaha FZ 25. This bike has the 250cc engine which is the only engine that is in the Yamaha lineup which has not got a BS6 update. Here is why we think why Yamaha would put an axe to the Yamaha Fazer 25.
Yamaha Fazer 25 Overview
The Yamaha Fazer 25 is a semi faired bike which is if marketed well would have made for a good budget touring machine. The bike uses a 250cc oil-cooled engine. The engine does not make frantic power and the power delivery is linear. The bike has a bulbous design from the front and looks like a high end touring machine. The only thing holding back was the power. Although it is a 250cc bike it makes the only 20bhp of power. The engine is SOHC layout and it does not get liquid cooling. All this makes it a slow revving motorcycle. The price of Rs 1.44 lakhs is also not justified as the naked version of the bike which is lighter too is priced at Rs 1.34 lakhs.
The Yamaha FZ 25 offers dual-channel ABS as standard and it also gets LED auxiliary lights. The seat is comfortable and the bike has good ergonomics which make it a great tourer on paper. Out on the road, this bike lacks the punch while on the highway.
Why would it discontinue?
Yamaha has updated its complete lineup to BS6 except for this engine. The BS6 norms will come into effect from 1st April this year. This leaves very less time for Yamaha to update this vehicle to BS6 norms. Also, the sales for this vehicle are not promising they have a much powerful 150cc engine doing its duty on the Yamaha R15. The company also has plans to launch the Yamaha XSR 150 soon in the market which might replace the FZ 25. As a complete package, the bike lacks its most important aspect of the power and this has resulted in poor sales.
Yamaha Other plans
Yamaha has plans to get the other bikes like the Yamaha R25 and XSR 155 to India by this year. The brand is known for its performance segment bike and the FZ 15 is a great commuter bike. Also they have given a massive update to their scooter lineup and made them BS6 compliant. The Yamaha R15 and the MT-15 also got a BS6 update along with some new colours and coloured rims. The company is also expanding its showroom and introducing a Blue Square showroom system across cities. We have done a complete walkaround of the Yamaha MT 15 which was launch as a BS6 bike along with a new colour.