Compared to the MT-15 V2, the Yamaha FZ25 is among the bestselling Yamaha bikes in the country. The “V2” suffix translates into “version two,” meaning the second version of the Yamaha MT-15. The updated iteration of the MT-15 recently made a comeback in its segment. And the bike maker has positioned this bike above the Yamaha FZ25. Although the Yamaha FZ25 has better performance than the MT-15 V2.
There must be significant differences that are unknown, and that’s why this article will help you navigate the differences between these two bikes.
For your reference, the starting ex-showroom price of the Yamaha FZ25 is Rs 1.48 lakh. It makes the bike the most affordable 250cc bike in the country as of December 2022. You can check the Yamaha FZ25 price, especially the location-based on-road price, on autoX.
So, let’s begin weighing these two bikes and see how they stack up against each other. Let’s move on!
For starters, let’s discuss the powerful bike in this comparison. And that is the Yamaha FZ25. Under its chassis, it carries a 249cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine that produces 20.51 bhp at 8000 rpm and 20.1 Nm of torque at 6000 rpm. Its five-speed manual transmission draws power and transfers it to the rear wheel.
On the other hand, the Yamaha MT 15 V2 boasts a 155cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that churns out 18.1 bhp at 10,000 rpm and 14.1 bhp at 7500 rpm. Yes, there is a difference in the cooling technology between the MT-15 and the FZ25. In addition, liquid cooling is considered better than the air cooling system. That’s one of the reasons why the Yamaha MT-15’s price demands a premium.
Another difference includes the presence of a six-speed manual transmission on the MT-15.
Moreover, both engines’ fuel supply systems include the trending fuel injection technology. The existence of this technology has taken fuel efficiency to another level. This type of configuration is one of the contributing factors to engine refinement.
Speaking of fuel, the Yamaha MT-15 V2 has a fuel tank capacity of 10 litres, making it four litres less than the Yamaha FZ25’s capacity of 14 litres.
As for fuel economy, the Yamaha MT-15’s mileage is nearly 48 km/l, while the Yamaha FZ25 returns an average mileage of 39 km/l. Please note that these are owners’ reported figures on the autoX website. However, the mileage of 39 km/l is pretty good for a 250cc bike. Keeping the F25’s price in mind, its engine output is not bad.
In addition, it is worth noting that the real-world mileage may vary depending on the local traffic conditions and an individual’s riding style.
Both bikes have a respectable number of offerings as far as features are concerned. Identical offerings on these street bikes include a digital instrument cluster, LED DRLs, a digital fuel gauge, a low fuel indicator, a low oil indicator, a killswitch, a digital clock, etc. Last but not least, they both have a “pass” light.
Furthermore, they both get an LED light setup, which enhances the overall appearance of these two bikes. Their aggressive body designs, personifying a typical naked sports bike, blend well with the LED lights.
The main feature that makes the Yamaha MT-15 V2 stand out is its phone compatibility. And that feature further indicates the presence of Bluetooth connectivity. You can access several bike features and data on your phone by installing the Yamaha Motorcycle Connect application. This application shows relevant readings, such as the oil level, battery life, kilometres travelled, last parked location, live location, etc. Furthermore, both Japanese bikes get the electric start feature. But the top model of the Yamaha FZ25 and the base model of the Yamaha MT-15 V2 should have had a USB charging port, at least.
Considering the prices of these two bikes, they should have had a few more features.
Suspension and Brake Setups
Braking duties on the Yamaha MT-15 V2 are taken care of by the dual disc, which is standard across its variants. The same braking setup is present on the Yamaha FZ25. The bike maker has also made the dual-disc arrangement standard on this bike. Moreover, the disc sizes are also the same. The front disc brake measures 282 mm, while the rear disc brake is 220 mm. Both disc brakes are present on the alloy wheels of these two bikes.
As for the suspension setup, the Yamaha FZ25 gets a front telescopic fork with seven-step adjustable monocross suspension at the rear.
On the contrary, the Yamaha MT-15 V2 gets a better arrangement, as it sports an inverted telescopic fork at the front and a linked-type monocross suspension at the rear. Both setups work well in their own ways. However, the MT-15 V2’s rideability might be on the stiffer side, which is best suited for high-speed cornering.
The Yamaha FZ25, on the other hand, has a soft suspension, which results in it absorbing the bumps with ease.
Overall, these bikes are made as per the conditions of Indian roads. Even on long journeys, they won’t let you complain about their ride quality.
Strangely, the Yamaha MT-15 V2 doesn’t offer a dual-channel ABS as an option. Yes, you read that right. It gets a standard single-channel ABS across all its variants.
However, the Yamaha FZ25 gets a standard dual-channel ABS. From a safety point of view, the FZ25 model makes much more sense as it boasts better safety features than the MT-15 V2.
Remember, the combination of dual discs with dual-channel ABS increases safety to another level. That is why bikes with these features have a lesser rate of accidents.
Prices and Variants
The Japanese bike manufacturer sells the Yamaha FZ25 in only one variant, the Standard. It has an ex-showroom price of Rs 1.48 lakh. Furthermore, the Yamaha MT-15 V2 is available in two variants: standard and MotoGP Edition. The MT-15 price starts at Rs 1.65 lakh for the base model, the Standard, and goes up to Rs 1.66 lakh for the top-of-the-line, the MotoGP Edition.
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