Yamaha Fazer 25 launched – No R15 V3 for India?
The Yamaha Fazer 25 has been launched in India for a price of Rs. 1.29 lakhs (Ex-showroom, Delhi). It is based on the recently launched FZ25 and shares most the latter’s parts.
|Price in India||₹ 1,29,335 lakh|
|Launch in India||August 21, 2017|
|Power||20 bhp at 8,000 rpm|
|Torque||20 Nm at 6,000 rpm|
What does this mean for the R15 V3?
In an interview with Powerdrift, Mr Roy Kurian, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing, Yamaha India said:
“We launch over 150 motorcycles every year around the globe. This does not mean that we have to bring all the motorcycles to India. We will follow a country-specific strategy and in India we already have the R15 and R15 S on sale in India (which has been updated to BS4 norms). We do not know if there is a requirement for R15 V3 in India.”
This comes as a nail in the coffin for many people waiting for the R15 V3 in India. When he mentioned ‘a country-specific strategy’ it must have meant the Fazer 250. We can also rule out earlier rumours of the V3 reaching dealerships as the both V2 and S have been updated to BS-IV.
With launch of the more powerful Fazer 250 there will not be space for the R15 V3 in India. The FZ 25 already occupies the R15’s price segment and the Fazer is slotted at Rs. 10-15,000 over this range.
Yamaha Fazer 25 design
The new Yamaha Fazer 25 has a respectable design and it does give off a bigger bike feel. Its sides looks good and the rear, being similar to the FZ25, is nice too. Where the bike loses its plot is at the front. The single headlamp set-up isn’t ‘Yamaha’ level and we’d have loved it if the manufacturer put some extra effort.
Changes from the FZ25 include new dual horns, different seat material and new position for the pilot lamps, apart from the obvios addition of fairing.
Let us know what you feel about the Fazer 25 in the comment section below.
Yamaha Fazer 250 (Fazer 25) engine, specification
The Fazer 250 will come powered by a 249cc air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve, fuel injected engine producing 20.9 PS of power @ 8,000 rpm and 20 Nm @ 6000 rpm. The engine is mated to only a 5-speed transmission.
Braking duties will be done by 282 mm and 220 mm disc brakes at front and rear respectively. Front telescopic suspension and rear monoshock is provided.
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