Few eagle-eyed enthusiasts have captured an undisguised test mule of the upcoming Yamaha Fazer 250 (faired version of the FZ25). The test mule wore a rather catchy colour scheme of red and gold and sports a full-fairing instead of a half-fairing that other Yamaha Fazer models sport internationally. The first thing that strikes you is the front-end which gets the same headlamp as the FZ25 but shrouded within the fairing and gets two LED strips beneath it. The fitment itself looks to be done well, but the overall design doesn't quite gel well. That of course, is our opinion completely. The fairing sure adds muscle to the overall look of the bike. One could also see two air intakes on either side of the fairing, but their value looks to be only aesthetic and not functional.
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The other cycle parts such as tyres, wheels, disc brake and design of the fuel tank are the same as the FZ25. The instrument cluster too seems to be same unit as on the FZ25. The exhaust unit too looks to be direct lift from the FZ25. The components have been shared to keep the costs in check and we believe there will be no ABS on offer either.
We believe that the Fazer 250 will use the same 249 cc single-cylinder engine that makes 20 bhp and 20 Nm of peak torque. Without any re-tuning, expect the performance to be affected as well, thanks to the additional weight of the fairing. We are expecting Yamaha to launch the Fazer 250 in the festive season (Also Read: Yamaha Fazer 250 To Be Launched In Festive Season) this year. Also, the prices will be at a slight premium when compared to the FZ25.
The Fazer 250 will be going up against the likes of the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 and the Honda CBR250R.