In India, the buying trend is slowly shifting towards the touring side. Buyers have been trying to find the ultimate touring machined. This first led to a lot of motorcycle manufacturers to enter the ADV segment.and now slowly they are offering mildly styled ADV bikes which do some offroad duties but can spend a long time on highways. Yamaha doesn’t want to miss out on this and the company has decided to make the most out of what they already have. The Yamaha FZS 25 got a massive cosmetic update which completely changes how people look at this bike now. The Yamaha FZS 25 is now a mild adventure bike but we think that it has the capability of becoming a tourer.
Yamaha FZS 25 Design
Mechanically speaking the only major changes on the design is in terms of the new headlight design. The front gets a bi-LED projector headlamp which has been borrowed from the MT-15. This LED is decent for highway duties but the spread is a bit narrow and latitudinal. This problem is there on all Projector LEDs but on high beams, it can suffice well.
There is also a new daytime running LED which makes the bike a bit more modern looking. There is a windshield on offer but the actual usage of that windshield appears to be very less. The design on the alloys remains the same but it gets a new golden paint scheme. The visor is an optional addon and one can skip it and get an aftermarket which will be more functional. But this might void the warranty. Rest of the bike is the same in terms of design.
Yamaha FZS 25 Colours
The bike is available in 6 colours. The Yamaha blue and the black are on the FZ25. This does not get the golden wheels option nor the additional addon of the Adventure series. The FZS 25 is offered with 3 colours. The most interesting of all is the new Patina green. This as a stand-alone is a unique colour on the bike, but it does not go well with the golden coloured wheels. Also the golden coloured wheels might go well with the plain black but that too is not available on the FZS 25. The other two colours that the FZS gets are Icy Vermillion and the dark matte blue. This blue is different from the one seen on the MT-15.
Yamaha FZS 25 Engine
If you compare this engine with the other adventure bikes then it is one of the most optimum engines. It is not underpowered like the Xpulse 200. It is a smooth engine and this is where it beats the Royal Enfield Himalayan Engine. And although the KTM is not a price-wise competitor to this bike, there is low-end torque on this motor. The only place where it might lack is the amount of torque. The torque does come early but it is quite low for a 250cc motor. But there were no heating issues on the FZ25 earlier and with the new Fi revised engine we expect it to run even smoother. A sprocket upgrade on the bike from the company would have compromised some of the highway top Speed for some low-end punch.
Also read: Yamaha R15 – Beginner track machine?
Features and Technology
There is basic technology on this bike. The Negative LCD display looks modern but is the same as the old bike. It gets disc brakes as a safety mechanism on the bike, they are paired with dual-channel ABS which is not that intrusive. The Suspension also gets 7 step adjustability which might offer the perfect balance between off-road and tarmac. So if we take a look overall this FZS 25 is a bike that makes for a good touring vehicle because of its reliable engine, upright ergonomics and the new updates. Let’s see what the bike does in the real-life test conditions.