Yamaha has launched 2018 FZ25 (Fazer 250) in Brazil with dual channel ABS; expected to make India debut at 2018 Auto Expo
Yamaha is expected to launch ABS variant of the FZ25 in India in 2018. The Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer has launched the new Yamaha Fazer 250 ABS in Brazil fueling speculation of the launch of FZ25 ABS in India next year. The Fazer 250 sold in Brazilian market is christened as Yamaha FZ25 in our country. We can expect it to arrive here during 2018 New Delhi Auto Expo.
The ABS variant of the bike is going to be priced bit higher compared to the current non-ABS model that comes available at Rs. 1.20 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The Brazilian-spec Fazer 250 gets twin-channel ABS combined with 285 mm front disc brake and a 220 mm rear disc brake. Current India-spec FZ25 comes equipped with 282 mm front disc brake and a 220 mm rear disc brake.
We can expect the India-spec FZ25 to retain its current disc brakes. But, it is not sure, if we will see the arrival of twin-channel ABS here or a single channel ABS only. The bike is built on a diamond type chassis and for suspension duty, it relies on 41 mm telescopic front fork and a rear monoshock absorber. It runs on 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped with Pirelli Sport Demon tyres.
Speaking about the engine of the India-spec FZ25, it comes with a 249 cc air-cooled, four-stroke engine that is capable of churning out 20.9 PS of peak power at 8,000 rpm and 20 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. The Brazilian-market-spec model is slightly more powerful than the India-spec FZ25.
Yamaha is aiming to boost its sales here with the new sporty and attractive models and the FZ25 is one of the quarter-litre offering from the Japanese brand that has been able to garner positive response from the buyers. Launching an ABS variant is going to boost its appeal further.