Yamaha India is developing FZ 250 which is based on the famous FZ series. It will be equipped with a single cylinder motor which will boast four valves, fuel injection and a liquid cooling system. The single cylinder motor will be capable of producing a peak power in access of 24bhp and torque figures upwards of 20Nm. With the help of six gears the bike will be easily able to attain a top whack of 160+ kmph and would easily be able to cruise at the speeds of 140kmph. In addition to the power its highlights will be its traffic carving capabilities and its brilliant low end torque will make it a fantastic tool for city riding and also for highway stints. Just like all the bikes in FZ series, it will be a brilliant handler as well which will have the potential to tackle the battering offered by the Indian roads.
It will be one of the best looking bikes in the country sporting a designing theme which will emit boldness, with sharp lines and curves it will be an eye magnet. Bigger and fatter front shocks and better rear set up will make it a delight to ride even in the bad patches. Fatter tyres will aid to the grip and control as well, sporting bigger front and rear disc it will be a quick stopping machine as well. The fuel capacity on this bike will be increased probably to 18 liters in order to increase the riding range, which will be a very welcome feature on the bike for commuters and tourers as well. It will be equipped with a multi information speedometer which will display time, range, fuel efficiency, service interval, service due lights and the normal speed and tachometer as well.
The FZ250 will be offered between a price range of 1.4-2 lakh INR which will put it in competition with the KTM Duke200, Honda CBR250R and the Kawasaki Ninja 250. The FZ 250 should be launched by the third quarter of this year. We have our eyes on the development of the bike and will be the first to let you know about any updates.