2017 Yamaha FZ25 Announced for India

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

While Americans are still waiting for Yamaha to grace our shores with its MT-03/FZ-03, customers in India have another new small-displacement FZ model coming their way. Introduced this week by India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd., the FZ25 is designed specifically for the Indian market as an upgrade over the existing 150cc FZ and FZ-S. Yamaha expects to sell 40,000 units at a price of 119,500 rupees (about $1,755 US), a competitive price for the 250cc segment in India.

“The FZ Series performed very well in India and crossed 1.3 million sales since its launch and has developed as a strong brand in the deluxe segment,” says Masaki Asano, managing director of India Yamaha Motor. “Now the deluxe segment customers can step up to a premium model and Yamaha is very happy to offer an option which is armed with more power, impressive new features, sporty look and aggressive styling.”

Visually, there’s a familial connection to the FZ-07, especially in the air scoops behind the fork legs and the 10-spoke wheel design. The headlight is an LED unit, which Yamaha claims is a first for a 250cc bike in India. Other features include an LCD instrument cluster, swingarm-mounted mudguard and moderately rear-set footpegs.

The FZ25’s engine appears to be based on the 249cc air-cooled Single powering the Yamaha XT250, with the same 74.0 mm bore and 58.0mm stroke. The engine is updated with Yamaha’s Blue Core technology, the company’s development philosophy aimed at improving combustion efficiency, cooling efficiency and a reduction in parasitic power losses. Compared to the XT250’s engine, Yamaha claims more power and torque on the FZ25, claiming peak figures of 20.6 hp at 8000 rpm and 14.8 lb-ft. at 6000 rpm. Fuel consumption is said to top 100 mpg, which would give the FZ25 a range of about 370 miles on a full 3.7 gallon tank. Yamaha says the FZ25 complies with India’s Bharat Stage IV, an emissions standard based on the European model that takes effect in April.

The 41mm telescopic fork offers a generous 5.1 inches of travel while the rear shock offers 4.7 inches of give. A two-piston caliper is paired with the 282mm front rotor while a single-piston caliper stops the 220mm rear disc. Both wheels come with tubeless tires.

The 2017 Yamaha FZ25 arrives in showrooms across India in February with three choices of colors: Ballistic Blue, Warrior White or Knight Black.

2017 Yamaha FZ25 Specifications

Engine typeAir cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Cylinder arrangementSingle cylinder
Bore & stroke74.0×58.0mm
Compression ratio9.8:1
Maximum horse power20.6 hp at 8000 rpm
Maximum torque14.8 lb-ft. at 6000 rpm
Starting system typeElectric starter
Lubrication systemWet sump
Engine oil capacity1.63 qt
Fuel tank capacity3.7usgal
Fuel supplyFuel injection
Ignition system typeTCI (transistor controlled ignition)
Spark plug modelDR8EA
Battery voltage/capacity12V, 6.0Ah(10HR)
Battery TypeETZ-7
Final driveChain
Primary reduction ratio3.083 (74/24)
Secondary reduction ratio3.067 (46/15)
Clutch typeWet, multiple-disc
Transmission typeConstant mesh, 5-speed
Frame typeDiamond
Caster angle24°30′
Trail3.9 inches
Steering AngleLeft:37°, Right:37°
Front tire size100/80-17M/C 52P Tubeless
Front tire size140/70-17M/C 66S Tubeless
Front wheel size17M/C × MT2.50
Rear wheel size17M/C × MT4.00
Front brakeHydraulic single 282mm disc brake
Rear brakeHydraulic single 220mm disc brake
Front suspension41mm telescopic fork, 5.1 in. travel
Rear suspensionSingle shock, 4.7 in. travel
Headlight bulb typeLED
Auxiliary light12V,5W×1
Brake/tail lightLED
Overall length79.3 in.
Overall width30.3 in.
Overall height42.3 in.
Seat height31.2 in.
Wheelbase53.5 in.
Minimum ground clearance6.3 in.
Wet weight326 pounds (claimed, with oil and a full fuel tank)
Minimum turning radius8.2 feet
Front turn signals12V,10W×2
Rear turn signals12V,10W×2
Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • John phyyt John phyyt on Jan 26, 2017

    $1,755 US buys into the "deluxe
    segment" !!

    Sort of makes Lower displacement euro motorcycles which may be subject to tariff seem way overpriced? Especially as they are manufactured in India .. USA is simply fertile ground to sell little bikes at huge mark-ups. Please look at entire story before making up your minds.

    • Karikor Karikor on Jan 27, 2017

      This is still considered a little pricier for its segment in India. Some of its competition sell for around 1500 USD.

  • Patricia Moore Patricia Moore on Jul 07, 2017

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