India Yamaha Motor recently launched a naked-street motorcycle, the FZ25. At the launch event, a senior official from the company has revealed that Fazer 250 will be the next 'logical' product to be launched in India, which will be based on the FZ25. Some reports have also emerged stating that Yamaha will launch the Fazer 250 by the end of 2017.
Now, IndianAutosBlog has uploaded a couple of possible rendering image of the upcoming touring motorcycle from Yamaha. The images reveal a semi-faired motorcycle with twin headlights and a RAM air intake in between, along with touring windshield and new mirrors.
Add to that, there is an extended luggage rack, which will be very helpful for travellers. The rest of the design is similar to the naked version. Up front, the motorcycle is equipped with telescopic forks and mono-shock at the rear. Stopping power comes from disc brakes mounted on both ends.
The upcoming touring machine from Yamaha will also borrow the fully digital instrument console from its naked-street sibling. The new model will also borrow the muscular design language with some added chunkiness.
The Yamaha Fazer 250 will draw power from the same 249cc single-cylinder engine that powers the FZ25. The SOHC, 2-valve motor delivers 20.5bhp of power at 8,000rpm and 20Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. The engine will also come mated to a 5-speed transmission.
Once launched, the Yamaha Fazer 250 will take on the Honda CBR250R and Benelli TNT 250 in the Indian two-wheeler market. We can expect Yamaha to price the Fazer 250 at around Rs 1.3 lakh ex-showroom.