User Reviews of Yamaha FZ25

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Yamaha fz 250 abs 2019 full review

11 months ago by Pallab Mukherjee7,425 views

Bought the yamaha fz 25 abs model in february 2019. Considering the highly rated reviews on youtube and feedback given by other riders on various blogs about this particular motorcycle, my expectations were high however within 3 months of use i can safely conclude that the yamaha fz 25 is a piece of junk at rupees 1.55 lakh on road price. There was already a clicking sound from the tappets of the engine within 1 month of use. I assure readers of this review that i have been a rider for almost 25 years and well aware of the restrictions of the initial run in period. I have not exceeded the mandated speed limits during the first 1000 kms run-in period. My first experience of yamaha service center was pathetic since the (so claimed) well trained service engineers at the yamaha authorized centers were not even able to open the tappet covers on the engine and instead damaged them during the process by not using the correct t tools. After a third visit to the yamaha authorized service center the yamaha engineers claimed to have fixed the tappet sounds but it still exists. There is also a clunky cluttering sound which starts emanating from the engine once you have reached the 45 - 60 kmph which is completely unexpected from a brand new bike. As per yamaha authorized service engineers this sound of clanking and clicking is a natural sound of the engine and they actually made me drive another very old rickety fz 25 just to prove their point. (honestly this is a nightmare and a pathetic joke). I read articles where people claim a top speed of 130 -- 140 kmph on this bike but i have my doubts since the engine on this bike starts rattling and their are serious vibrations once you reach 80 - 90 kmph. A new problem which started recently was the ignition key getting stuck when you try to withdraw it after locking the bike. Again yamaha engineers said it will be fine if we put some oil in it which did not happen. Since the bike is under warranty i asked them to replace the ignition lock set which they flatly refused. Overall if you can live with clattering and clicking highly irritating sound coming from the engine everyday that you this bike then go ahead and buy this motorcycle. The gear shifts during downshifting are inaccurate, hard and a real pain due to lack of a slipper clutch which is expected from a motorcycle in this price range. The front headlights which are led are an absolute joke and visibility is extremely poor (god knows what yamaha designers were thinking when designing this motorcycle). Good powerful headlights are extremely crucial on a motorcycle for riders overall safety specially at night. The only positive about this motorcycle is the amazing torque which comes at just 6000 rpm and gives you that sheer adrenaline rush which i understand is the top selling point of this motorcycle. A water cooled engine would have been an icing on the cake but as of now you have a air-cooled engine thanks to the cost cutting techniques from yamaha. The dual abs in the new 2019 model does a fantastic job at braking but the rear wheel braking definitely needs more more teeth and aggression. In terms of colour options you just get a very limited choice out of which the 2 matt finish are definitely not appealing and feels very cheap due to the all round matt finish plastic. When buying a new fz 25 abs you just don't get the feel of taking home a spanking shiny brand new bike if you have chosen the matt finish colour option. I think yamaha is trying to cut cost in the paint division too by restricting the colour options. Both the riding position,rider seat and also the pillion seat is broad and very comfortable unlike many other bikes and job well done by yamaha. The instrument cluster is basic and outdated and shows limited options on screen, you need to make multiple clicks on the switch to get additional information. It also does not have a gear indicator on the instrument console and with just 5 gears it may not be too confusing but definitely would have been more easier for riders when driving in heavy traffic. If you look around and understand the term value for money, then there are definitely other better options available in the market. You just need to do some r&d and maybe shell out some more cash but in the long run you won't regret your decision and the riding pleasure will nullify your pain of spending the extra... Ride safe and always wear your helmet..

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  • Ridden for

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  • Got mileage of

    36 kmpl

Yamaha FZ25

Yamaha FZ25

  • Displacement249 cc
  • Mileage - ARAI39 kmpl
  • Max Power(bhp)20.3 bhp
  • Kerb Weight148 kg
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  •  4Lord of the mountains 1 week ago by Khalid Saif
    After using the bike for around 6 months on hilly terrains of kashmir i will list out the pros and cons of the bike.Pros: refinement of yamaha engine its butter smooth. Good power at low end good for driving in the hills.Dual channel abs for better safety. Mileage of 36...
    After using the bike for around 6 months on hilly terrains of kashmir i will list out the pros and cons of the bike.Pros: refinement of yamaha engine its butter smooth. Good power at low end good for driving in the hills.Dual channel abs for better safety. Mileage of 36 to 40 km depending on your riding style. Most comfortable seat among all 250cc bikes next to honda cbr 250.Pillion seat is comfortable too. Handling is great and looks too.Now coming to the cons.The shifting of gears is a bit difficult sometimes as shifting is not smooth sometimes.The headlights are just terrible at night. Instrument cluster not feature loaded atleast should have a gear shift indicator. Side view mirrors not wide enough.Being light in weight bike is not stable after crossing 100km/hr speed.
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      6 months-1 yr

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      < 5000 kms

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  •  4Beast on city roads. 1 week ago by Arun
    Best for daily commute. very comfortable while riding. great looks, easy to maintain, good mileage. but sometimes feels lack of power comparing to other 250cc bikes. Legs starts feeling heat in traffic. Lack of proper engine guard which makes your bike dirty in rain or ...
    Best for daily commute. very comfortable while riding. great looks, easy to maintain, good mileage. but sometimes feels lack of power comparing to other 250cc bikes. Legs starts feeling heat in traffic. Lack of proper engine guard which makes your bike dirty in rain or mud. Headlights are not too strong which makes you little scary while riding at night.
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      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

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      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

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  •  2World stupid company and service center yamaha 1 week ago by Sanjay Yadav
    I bought this bike its going to be 3 yrs and i am doing service of bike in service center only. When i bought this bike, after 1 year it started producing sound from engine ,i requested them to check what is the problem that bike is making more noise. And irritating. Th...
    I bought this bike its going to be 3 yrs and i am doing service of bike in service center only. When i bought this bike, after 1 year it started producing sound from engine ,i requested them to check what is the problem that bike is making more noise. And irritating. They told it will be coming it is normal but after that sound increase day by day . Finally after 2.5 yr again it started producing more sound than earlier, they are saying it has engine problem. It asked them this problem is from starting but they are saying no,I want to say to yamaha to not to sell this type of bike that customer has to pay penalty for buying this type of bike. I bought this bike in emi but before finishing the emi . My bike is finished . And they have not maintained the bills of my service. They have only four bill of my service.So they are saying now they have only four bill on my bike. So service will not be provided from yamaha. I have to pay it from my side. I told the i have all the bills more that 10 bills . Now they are saying i am not responsible for that. I have to pay money for all the things. They spoke on shouting voice. Stupid service center. What shall i do yamaha?Service center is located at . Srijaya motors yehalanka old town.
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  •  4My fz25 experience  3 weeks ago by Muthumanickam V
    Bought the fz25 abs 2019 model in perfect riders bangalore. The purchase and delivery of the bike was on time and the rc book was shipped to my home within the specified time frame.After test riding multiple bikes like fz25, duke 200, 250, royal enfield himalayan, mt15,...
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  •  5Excellent Commuter 1 month ago by Imran
    This bike is a absolute commuter.So ergonomically designed and also looks very sporty. gives you feel of a big bike. Power delivery is smooth and linear. you can use it for daily purpose or long rides this bike never disappoints you and Yamaha has very good build qualit...
    This bike is a absolute commuter.So ergonomically designed and also looks very sporty. gives you feel of a big bike. Power delivery is smooth and linear. you can use it for daily purpose or long rides this bike never disappoints you and Yamaha has very good build quality compare to other manufacturers in this segment.
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      > 1 yr

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  •  4Review 1 month ago by Bhuchitra Neog
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      3-6 months

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  •  3Need few Upgrades 1 month ago by Anwar
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  •  4Bike review 1 month ago by Aquib
    It is very very smart bike i ever seen, because its price is too low and its engine its too good, yamaha is the best, i like its body structure, its look, its style everything is good in this bike . Fz has many version but the oldest version is the best ever I've seen,b...
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      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

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      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

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  •  4Good bike but pricey 1 month ago by Shashidhar
    This bike is excellent in terms of comfort,and has a pretty good riding experience.Looks stunning but performance is not up to the mark for 250cc standards. Maintenance costs you 1000 rs per service. Only buy when you have a yamaha service center near you.It has excelle...
    This bike is excellent in terms of comfort,and has a pretty good riding experience.Looks stunning but performance is not up to the mark for 250cc standards. Maintenance costs you 1000 rs per service. Only buy when you have a yamaha service center near you.It has excellent handling and good revv happy engine,bike has good maneuverability and is easy to ride in the city.You can go for this bike if you are ok with the price.
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      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

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  •  5Fz25 one of the bike u won’t regret 2 months ago by Sushil
    I was searching for a bike for long ride purpose. I had a list of bike in my mind for 250-300cc and i final cbr 250. However by mid year yamaha came with fz25. It was eye catching bike and first in 250cc naked by yamaha. And after all vr|46 fan turned my mind to yamaha....
    I was searching for a bike for long ride purpose. I had a list of bike in my mind for 250-300cc and i final cbr 250. However by mid year yamaha came with fz25. It was eye catching bike and first in 250cc naked by yamaha. And after all vr|46 fan turned my mind to yamaha. Got the bike after a month it was launched. I had my first ride to charoti ahura, it was unforgettable journey. I was happy because i was riding on 35kmpl smooth ride. Never got complaints from service and maintenance part. Apart from the service center that’s a different story.As per company claims no need abs for fz25 but i believe they don’t know about Indian roads where people walk on road as they walk in garden.The bike need abs. The bike need 6th gear. On empty straight line road u will feel the need of it Headlight not enough powerful.
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      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      32 kmpl

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