Yamaha FZ

2017 Yamaha FZ25

2017 Yamaha FZ25 Exterior
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Yamaha FZ25
  • Year: 2017
  • Make: Yamaha
  • Model: FZ
  • Engine: inline-1
  • Displacement: 249 cc
  • Top Speed: 99 mph (Est.)
  • Price: INR 119000
  • Price: Premium

The Super Streetfighter is a new homegrown breed of metal

Yamaha India has officially taken the wraps off the FZ25 in New Delhi and doing so, they have now officially entered the quarter-litre naked motorcycle segment in the country. This is Japanese’s answer to the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, the KTM Duke 200 and the Pulsar 200 range of motorcycles and sits neatly in between its siblings, the YZF-R15 and the YZF R3.

Launched in 2008, Yamaha’s FZ series of motorcycles had created a new meaning to the streetfighter nemesis. The DNA embedded had street characteristics that made the FZ the number one in the segment pretty fast. The engineers at Yamaha had a new challenge ahead of them: to create the new generation of street rumblers with a bigger engine and better dynamics. This led to the birth of the FZ25 and here is our attempt to declassify it.

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Feature – List of 15 bikes which got discontinued due to BS-III shutdown.

Feature – List of 15 bikes which got discontinued due to BS-III shutdown.

Manufacturers took them off the shelves to make way for new models.

As you all know, starting from April 1st, 2017, the Supreme Court has ordered all manufacturers to stop registering and selling vehicles still running on BS-III engines. To clear them before the deadline all dealers who had stock started levying massive discounts on their products, and some even lost money in this process. The industry took a ₹ 600 crore hit due to the three-day discount fest.

Then there were few motorcycles that just did not sell despite the discounts. This was the cue for the manufacturers to take them off the shelves completely and get a new replacement machine for the same ones. While some of them have been replaced, few others just could not manage to burn the midnight oil and live up to expectation. They were just phased out of the assembly lines. Here is a list of those who couldn’t make it to the party this year:-

May 18, 2017 08:30
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The battle of the new quarter-litre nakeds. KTM Duke 250 vs Yamaha FZ25

The battle of the new quarter-litre nakeds. KTM Duke 250 vs Yamaha FZ25

Which should you bet your money on? The Austrian Orange or the Japanese Blue?

A match between the Austrian Orange and the Japanese Blue team was never on the cards. But with KTM launching the surprise wildcard Duke 250, the entire notion has changed.

It all started when Yamaha India launched the naked version of their quarter-litre Fazer motorcycle last month. Doing so, they have officially entered the segment of quarter-litres in India, surpassing the Yamaha R15.

Then came a surprise from KTM when they launched the Duke 250. Another naked that sits between the 200 and the mighty 390 Duke. Although KTM had once rubbished news about the brand planning to get the Duke 250 to India, this launch has been a wild card. Meant only for Indonesia and Thailand, the 250 makes a scene on Indian roads too.

This, folks, gives us the official rivalry of the segment that starts to take the business seriously. Although both the bikes are made for different purposes, they run similar capacity engines, thereby pitting them against each other in a bitter rivalry that can take the other down not to be able to rise again. Read below and catch the action.

February 28, 2017 03:00
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The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?

The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?

Bajaj Pulsar NS 150 vs Honda CB Hornet 160 R vs Suzuki Gixxer vs Yamaha FZ-S FI. Choose your weapon of choice to ride the streets

The segment of 150cc motorcycles has been completely revived after a very long time, as we can see a prominent presence of almost all the major players of Indian two wheeler motoring in this category of motorcycles. From a segment which was earlier, in initial stages, was believed to have a very niche audience which values performance more over the commonly perceived notions of low maintenance and high fuel economy, the 150cc segment has now spawned into a number of categories within itself. However, the most of the volumes of this segment come out of premium 150cc commuter streetfighters, which are perfectly well spaced between the entry level 150cc commuters as well as 150cc sports tourers and super sports.

Speaking of this segment in particular, it all started when Yamaha launched the very macho looking and attractive FZ-16 back in 2008, which, at the time of its launch, became an instant success, for the motorcycle brought some international levels of design traits, build quality and features, some things which made it look like a scaled-down version of the liter class roadster from Yamaha, the FZ1.

Today, this segment has become more of a single player territory, as almost all the biggies of this industry now have a presence. However, speaking of the favourites, the trio of Japanese makes – Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki – are ruling the roosts with their respective offerings, the CB Hornet 160 R, FZ-S FI Version 2.0 and Gixxer. With their brawny styling, typical Japanese build quality and refinement and adequate performance, all these three motorcycles are the most prominent and one of the best-selling motorcycles for their respective parent manufacturers.

Seeing the success of the Japanese motorcycles, how can Bajaj, the pioneer of the 150cc segment, can be left behind? After having a glorious journey of the very popular Pulsar brand, the manufacturer is all set to unleash its offering in the premium 150cc streetfighter category with the all-new Pulsar NS 150. A lesser powerful and lesser equipped version of the Pulsar NS 200, the Pulsar NS 150 will be positioned above the Pulsar 150 to take on the competition from Japanese rivals.

Now which one emerges to be a winner out of this tough battle? Let’s find out:-

February 14, 2017 07:02
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How about a Yamaha Fazer 250?

How about a Yamaha Fazer 250?

Yamaha might launch this semi faired FZ25 later this year

Launched in 2008, Yamaha’s FZ series of motorcycles had created a new meaning to the streetfighter nemesis. The DNA embedded had street characteristics that made the FZ the number one in the segment pretty fast. Then, Yamaha had launched Fazer In the year 2008 under the FZ series, the Japanese Blue’s wonderful semi-faired sports tourers. It provided a perfect balance between the aggressive of Yamaha’s true-blue super sports and the very practical naked roadsters termed under the brand ‘FZ’.

Recently, Yamaha added a new boy to the FZ lineup, the FZ25. This is their official entry to the quarter-litre naked motorcycle segment in the country. Like history repeating itself, we believe Yamaha will launch another semi-faired tourer and call it the Fazer 250.

February 10, 2017 06:37
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OVERVIEW 2017 Yamaha FZ25

2017 Yamaha FZ25

The Super Streetfighter is a new homegrown breed of metal

Yamaha India has officially taken the wraps off the FZ25 in New Delhi and doing so, they have now officially entered the quarter-litre naked motorcycle segment in the country. This is Japanese’s answer to the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, the KTM Duke 200 and the Pulsar 200 range of motorcycles and sits neatly in between its siblings, the YZF-R15 and the YZF R3.

Launched in 2008, Yamaha’s FZ series of motorcycles had created a new meaning to the streetfighter nemesis. The DNA embedded had street characteristics that made the FZ the number one in the segment pretty fast. The engineers at Yamaha had a new challenge ahead of them: to create the new generation of street rumblers with a bigger engine and better dynamics. This led to the birth of the FZ25 and here is our attempt to declassify it.

February 2, 2017 06:45
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Watch the official promo of the FZ25

Watch the official promo of the FZ25

Learn more about the technology that comes on this naked streetfighter

In a grand event held last week, we saw Yamaha India organising a global debut for the FZ25, new breed of homegrown metal. Doing so, they have now officially entered the quarter-litre naked motorcycle segment in the country. This is Japanese’s answer to the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, the KTM Duke 200 and the Pulsar 200 range of motorcycles and sits neatly in between its siblings, the YZF-R15 and the YZF R3.

January 30, 2017 03:55
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Yamaha launched the FZ25

Yamaha launched the FZ25

A new breed of home grown metal

Yamaha India has officially taken the wraps off the FZ25 in New Delhi and doing so, they have now officially entered the quarter-litre naked motorcycle segment in the country. This is Japanese’s answer to the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, the KTM Duke 200 and the Pulsar 200 range of motorcycles and sits neatly in between its siblings, the YZF-R15 and the YZF R3.

January 25, 2017 02:10
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Yamaha's Upcoming Entry Level Performance Motorcycle Spotted: Walkaround Video

Yamaha’s Upcoming Entry Level Performance Motorcycle Spotted: Walkaround Video

could this be the more powerful FZ or a completely new motorcycle

Yamaha’s upcoming mystery motorcycle is making rounds on the internet for quite some time now. We all are quite excited to know that atleast this won’t be another commuter from the Japanese two wheeler brand but an entry level performance motorcycle instead which will be positioned below the R3 and will be priced aggressively.

This is the first walkaround video of the test mule which was spied during testing on India road. Now whether this is the more powerful FZ or a completely different motorcycle is still unknown. However Yamaha has announced that they will be launching a new motorcycle on January 24th 2017. So we all can assume that this is perhaps the more powerful FZ variant that we all have been eagerly waiting for. The motorcycle shares some of its parts from Yamaha’s existing lineup take the disc brakes or the foot pegs for example but the powertrain seems to be an all new oil cooled unit. Now sharing parts with other existing Yamaha products means that Yamaha will definitely price the motorcycle aggressively.

When launched the all new Yamaha FZ200/250 will take on the Duke 200, Bajaj Dominar 400, Bajaj Pulsar AS200, RS200 and also the TVS ApacheRTR 200.

The spy video quite clearly shows that the new Yamaha motorcycle gets sleek and sharp looking headlamps cluster towards the front which also gets integrated LED daytime running lamps, while it also features a chiselled fuel tank with extended cowl, full digital instrument cluster, split seats and fatter rear tyres. The motorcycle gets disc brake towards both front and rear wheels and we are still not sure whether this motorcycle will come fitted with ABS or not.

December 26, 2016 05:41
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2017 Yamaha FZ 250

2017 Yamaha FZ 250

The newest motorcycle will be positioned in between the R3 and the R15

The entry level performance motorcycle segment of India is getting crowded and fast. We now have plenty of worthy motorcycles in this segment from different Home grown as well as Indian two wheeler manufacturers flooding this segment which ranges from INR. 1 to 3 Lakhs. Recently Bajaj too introduced their new power Cruiser as well which is powered by a 373 cc single cylinder engine which definitely has attracted plenty of attention amongst those who wants something little more exciting than their daily commuters. The one and only popular two wheeler manufacturer who was not into this game was Yamaha. Although they have launched the YZF R3 here in India last year but this was way above the reach of many because of its steep pricing. But with that said Yamaha soon will change all that because they are all set to introduce a more powerful FZ variant in India.

Now according to the recent report Yamaha is going to launch a new product in India on January 24th 2017. Now if we are not too wrong could this be the new and more powerful FZ variant which was caught testing couple of times on the Indian roads.

Yamaha introduced the second generation FZ in India in 2014 and although the motorcycle was equipped with fuel injection technology the motorcycles overall power output was reduced because the overall displacement of the engine was reduced as well to make it more fuel efficient. Now that hurt the sentiments of many because although this was a 150 cc motorcycle still the overall power output was way lower than its potential rivals. But now Yamaha definitely has a solution for those who wants a more powerful motorcycle within their budget

Click past jump to read more about the soon to be launched Yamaha FZ250

December 23, 2016 10:33
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Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160

Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160

Find out which one stays on top of the list

In the recent years, the segment of 150cc motorcycles has seen a lot action. Thanks to the constant growth in the industry, the 150cc segment has gradually become the segment which attracts as the starting commuter range for most of the buyers, especially in urban areas and Tier-I cities, thus surpassing 100-125cc class by being the first motorcycle for majority of them. It is due to the substantial growth in the 150cc segment, that this particular class of motorcycles is now filled up with various kinds and types of motorcycles.

On closely inspecting this segment, we do find that the motorcycles of the higher and premium end of this segment, which comprises of motorcycles like the CB Hornet 160R, Yamaha FZ-S FI and Suzuki Gixxer, are now churning up impressive numbers. But then, it is the lower end of the segment which is forming up the biggest chunk of this segment, as far as volume is concerned. Thanks to the Bajaj Pulsar 150, which single handedly is ruling this end of the 150cc segment by a huge margin. Being a segment initiator, the Pulsar brought many segment-firsts like digital speedometer, LED tail lamps, backlit switchgear, et al, but then, it was the power-packed performance of the Pulsar, which positioned it above the sea of usual lower-powered commuters.

But going for the Pulsar was not so easy, the motorcycle did found an apt competitor in the form of Honda CB Unicorn almost a decade ago. And now, given the fact that the competition and generation has moved forward, Honda has given the customers an option of an all new Honda CB Unicorn 160, a spiritual successor of the 150cc Honda Unicorn (which though is still available), which comes with modern styling and gadgetry and bigger heart.

Then, there is the TVS Apache RTR 160, the first proper competitor to the ‘then-sporty’ Bajaj Pulsar 150, which comes with a punchy engine and an impressive list of features, giving the customers an option of a value for money package. And at last, we should not forget the Yamaha FZ, which truly re-wrote the rules in the 150cc segment, with its brawny design inspired from the international lineup of Yamaha and a marvelous combination of torquey engine and best-in-class dynamics.

Except the Honda CB Unicorn 160, all these motorcycles belong to one generation before with their new generation models on sale as more premium offerings. In this story, we are going to compare all these four motorcycles which form the executive category of the 150cc commuter segment, to find out which one fits the tag of the segment leader in actual sense.

October 3, 2016 03:45
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Yamaha refurbishes its Indian portfolio, discontinues 10 models

Yamaha refurbishes its Indian portfolio, discontinues 10 models

The India Yamaha Motor, the Indian arm of the Japanese giant Yamaha, is on a roll. From being a motorcycle only maker which restricted itself to only 110-125cc commuters to having a comprehensive portfolio ranging from a 113cc scooter to the mighty VMax, Yamaha now has many models to cater to different segments.

Though in order to refresh its image among the Indian audience as a growing auto maker, Yamaha has refurbished its lineup for the Indian market, by pulling the plug out of 10 of its models. Yes, you read that right – 10 models. These models were either slow sellers in their respective segments, or they have made way for better replacements.

Following is a list of those ten different models from India Yamaha Motor, which will no longer be available in the Indian market.

March 8, 2016 05:52
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Yamaha Launches FZ And FZS Version 2.0 in India Today

Yamaha Launches FZ And FZS Version 2.0 in India Today

First introduced back in 2008 the FZ series did not received any major updates since then except the color updates. Fast forward to year 2014, Yamaha displayed the almost production ready concept FZ Version 2.0 at the 2014 Auto Expo Delhi and after that we all have seen couple of spy images on the internet of the FZ version 2.0 being tested on the Indian roads which indicated to only one thing that the launch date was not far away. Yamaha today finally launched the FZ and FZS Version 2.0 in India priced at INR 76,250 for the FZ while the FZS has been priced at INR 78,250 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The refreshed version of the FZ and FZS received significant styling upgrades which will help differentiate the updated motorcycles from its predecessors. The styling upgrades includes a new headlamp design (the headlamp looks much slicker now), new instrument cluster (which now includes a new Eco Indicator), a tank extension, sporty split seats, new tail lights which also comes with a license plate holder and a new exhaust. Take a look at the new FZ and FZS Version 2.0 and they look much slim and slick now both these motorcycles also has lost 3 kilograms, however you still get the fat rear tyres which was the main highlight of this motorcycle.

Engine wise Yamaha has made some changes to their FZ lineup, the updated Version 2.0 gets a new ‘Blue Core technology’ and thus it has been provided to extract the maximum performance from the engine while returning an amazing fuel efficiency at the same time. Yamaha claims that the new FZ and FZS Version 2.0 will now deliver an improved fuel efficiency figures. However the new FZS and the FZ now has a air-cooled 149cc 4-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder fuel-injected engine instead of a 153 cc which also delivers lesser power than the existing motorcycles. The new engine produces 13.1 PS of peak power at 8000 RPM and 12.8 Nm of peak torque at 6000 RPM, while the earlier motorcycle used t return 14 PS at 7500 RPM and 13.6 Nm at 6000 RPM. On the brighter side both the FZ and FZS Version 2.0 now comes with a fuel injected engine.

June 30, 2014 11:10
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