Yamaha has been literally teasing us with test mules of its latest quarter liter motorcycle Yamaha Fazer 250 which had even made rounds in Instagram. Now, the latest entrant to the quarter liter sports tourer category has been spied once again in India. Credits to Wheels World which has managed to take a walk around video of the bike and there are some interesting features which are revealed in the video.
The first thing you would notice on watching the video is that huge body hugging fairing and the uniquely styled headlights. Looks like, Yamaha has borrowed the LED headlamp from the naked street bike FZ 25. Stylish air intakes can be found on the either side of the headlamp. The bike’s front also gets LED pilot lamps which seem to connect between the headlamp and the fairing.
The fairing extends to the top of the headlamp into a big fly screen. This unique shape and design should help the Yamaha Fazer 250 reduce wind buffeting and enhance the aerodynamic nature of the motorcycle. Needless to say, it will also help the rider to do long distance riding without worrying much about the fatigue. Also, it is very clear that Yamaha has visited the parts bin of the FZ to borrow the instrument cluster, handlebars and the switchgear for its 250cc sports tourer and we are not complaining as all these parts feel durable and off very good quality.
The fairing does not cover the engine fully and ends with a differently coloured engine cowl. Going by the looks, the foot peg position seems to be the same as the one found in the FZ25 and so is the design of the tail-section, rear wheel and exhaust. The rear tyre hugger and saree guard have also been borrowed from its naked version.
The 249cc SOHC engine found in the FZ 25 powers the Fazer 250 too. The fuel injected engine develops 20.9 PS of power at 8000 rpm and 20 Nm of torque at 6000 rpm. Transmission is handled by a 5-speed manual gearbox while the fuel tank is good enough to hold 14 L. While the test mule was conspicuous by the absence of ABS, we hope Yamaha manages to add that critical safety feature. Expect the bike to be wee bit heavier than the naked cousin because of the fairing.
You can watch the walkaround video here: