Indian FZ 25 Launched in Brazil as Fazer 250 with STANDARD ABS!

Brazilian Fazer 250 also produces more power and torque…

In order to be competitive, Yamaha is cross-working with different subsidiaries to keep the cost advantage. First, they lifted the Fazer 250’s engine from Brazil and launched it in India in two motorcycles – FZ 25 and Fazer 25. Now that both of them have settled here, Yamaha Brazil has taken the design of the Indian FZ and launched it there as a 2018 model Fazer.

Yamaha has been selling a naked bike named Fazer 250 in Brazil since the last decade or so, also pictured on this page. After seven odd years they have introduced a new (third) generation model which carries over the design of the Indian model which was launched here earlier this year.

Fazer 250 Specs

The Brazilian-spec Fazer 250 uses the same 249.5 cc single cylinder motor which produces 21.6 PS of peak power at 8000 rpm and 20.6 Nm of maximum torque at 6500 rpm. In comparison, our India-spec 250 cc FZ churns out slightly lower 20.9 PS @ 8000 rpm and 20 Nm at 6000 rpm. So, expect the new FZ to get this tune when Yamaha considers an update for our market.

Older Fazer 250 in Brazil

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But the biggest bit of the story is this – Like India, Yamaha did NOT offer ABS in the older Fazer even as option. However, this new 2018 version comes with standard ABS (yes, standard!). On the other hand, in India, Yamaha has directly hinted that they have no plans to offer ABS on either FZ 25 or the Fazer 25; they will consider adding the must-have safety tech only when it becomes mandatory (in 2019)! Read more details here.

Our Indian FZ 25

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Yamaha has priced the 2108 Fazer 250 in Brazil at 14,990 Brazilian Real which roughly equates to 2.99 Lakhs in INR.