After being spotted testing near it’s plant at Surajpur, India, Yamaha India has launched the 2017 Yamaha Fazer 25 at a price of 1.28 lakh rupees (RM8,548). Based on the naked sports Yamaha FZ25 launched earlier this year, the full-fairing Fazer 25 shares the same engine, chassis and components as the FZ25.

Carrying the 249 cc, air-cooled, four-stroke, two-valve, single-cylinder power taken from the FZ25, the Fazer 25 is claimed to pump out 20 hp at 8,000 rpm and 20 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. Power gets to the ground via a five-speed gearbox, and the thumper is fed by EFI, with an oil-cooler fitted to increase durability.

Suspension on the Fazer 25 is with conventional 41 mm diameter telescopic forks up front, while a single shock absorber does duties in the rear. According to reports, the Fazer 25’s suspension remains unchanged from the FZ25, despite the addition of a full-fairing.

Weight for the Fazer 25 is 154 kg, while the naked FZ25 clocks in at 148 kg. Fuel is carried in a 14-litre tank, and seat height is set at 785 mm, with two colour choices – Soulful Cyan and Rhythmic Red.

Of note on the Fazer 25, which is targetted at the budget commuter and touring market, is full LED lighting, front and rear, while turn signals use traditional bulbs. Braking is done with a single disc, front and rear, and omitted from the 2017 Yamaha Fazer 250 is ABS, which is reported to be mandatory in India for motorcycles only in 2019.

There is little chance Yamaha Malaysia would bring in the 2017 Yamaha Fazer 25, considering the specification level, and unlikely demand for an air-cooled, budget level 250 cc motorcycle. Locally, the Modenas Pulsar RS 200 – made by Bajaj of India – is close competition for the Fazer 250, based on engine configuration, and retails for RM11,432, along with the Naza N5R at RM13,888.