A couple of days ago, Yamaha finally revealed prices for the BS6-compliant FZ 25 and newly-introduced FZS 25. The bike has witnessed a substantial Rs 15,000 hike in price with the transition to BS6, putting it on par with other quarter-litre nakeds like the Bajaj Dominar 250 and the Suzuki Gixxer 250. Here’s how the three stack up against each other on paper.

Powertrain

The Bajaj Dominar 250 is the most powerful bike here, but by an almost negligible margin over the Suzuki Gixxer 250. It borrows its 248.8cc engine from the 250 Duke but considering that the bike hasn’t been designed to be as performance-oriented as the KTM, it makes less peak power and torque – 27hp at 8,500rpm and 23.5Nm at 6,500rpm. The higher-revving Gixxer 250, meanwhile, makes 26.5hp at 9,300rpm and 22.2Nm at 7,300rpm. However, with a kerb weight of 184kg, the Dominar 250 is a substantial 24kg heavier…

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