Yamaha has announced the launch of its updated FZ 25 motorcycle. The same press statement also revealed the prices of the premium variant of the FZ 25 series, the FZS 25. The premium version of the quarter-litre motorcycle is priced at Rs 1,57,100, which is Rs 5,000 more than the standard model. Before we list the alternatives, let us give you a quick recap about the motorcycle.
Over and above the equipment that it shares with the FZ 25, the FZS 25 also gets long visor, brush guards on the handle grips and golden alloy wheels. Mechanical specifications include a 249cc, air-cooled, SOHC, single-cylinder engine that produces 20.5bhp at 8,000rpm and 20.1Nm of peak torque at 6,000rpm.
Below are the alternatives that potential buyers can consider in a similar price range.
For Rs 5,000 less, buyers can opt for the standard version of the quarter-litre motorcycle. The standard motorcycle misses out on additional hardware like a long visor, brush guards on the handle grips and golden alloy wheels. The rest of the specifications and features, however, are identical on both variants. The FZ 25 is available in two colour choices – Metallic Black and Racing Blue.
For a premium of approximately Rs 3,000, buyers can consider Bajaj Auto’s newest product in the Indian market, the Dominar 250. The Dominar 250 is loaded with premium hardware such as full-LED lighting (indicators, headlight and taillight), liquid-cooling system and upside-down telescopic front forks. The quarter-litre Dominar uses a 248.8cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that makes a healthy 26.6bhp at 8,500rpm and 23.5Nm of torque at 6,500rpm.
For a premium of about Rs 8,300, buyers can get the more powerful Suzuki Gixxer 250. The 249cc, single-cylinder engine that packs an oil-cooled setup and makes 26.1bhp of power at 9,300rpm and 22.2Nm of torque at 7,300rpm. The feature list is similar to the FZS 25, and the Gixxer 250 comes equipped with a negative LCD screen and an LED headlight.
Classic Legend’s Jawa 42 is an appealing choice for buyers who are looking for a retro-style motorcycle with good power output numbers. The 293cc, single-cylinder engine features a liquid-cooled setup. Linked to a six-speed gearbox, the motor is tuned to produce 27bhp of power and 28Nm of peak torque. The feature list, however, isn’t as advanced as the products listed above. The Jawa 42 uses a halogen headlight and a semi-digital instrument cluster. The 42 carries a premium of approximately Rs 8,100 over the Yamaha FZS 25.
The KTM RC 125 retails at a marginal premium over the FZS 25. While the Austrian motorcycle doesn’t pack as much power and torque as the FZS 25, it features premium hardware and a sporty riding position that will appeal to young buyers. The motorcycle comes equipped with projector-style headlights, an LED taillight, LED indicators, digital instrument cluster and upside-down forks. The motorcycle is powered by a 125cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces 14.5bhp and 12Nm of torque.