More than 13,000 motorcycles have been recalled by Yamaha in India. A total of 13,348 FZ 25 & Fazer 25 units have been recalled to fix an issue with the faulty head cover bolt. Yamaha will fix the problem for free of cost, and customers will be contacted by their nearest dealership to have their bike inspected.
The motorcycle engine has this head cover bold which is loose, and hence can result in an engine seize. This could severely damage the 250cc, single-cylinder engine and motorcycles which have been built since June 2018 are subject to this recall. A total of 12,620 FZ 25 models and 728 units of the Fazer 25 are considered to have this problem with the head cover bolt. The fix might take a day, so it is advised to take prior appointment before going ahead and submitting your motorcycle. Yamaha will not charge customers for fixing this issue, but if you have other services availed along with this, that is billable to you.
Yamaha still hasn’t updated the FZ 25 & Fazer 25 motorcycles with a BS6 engine. The smaller FZS-FI & FZ-FI have already received a BSVI engine and the power figures have dropped making the motorcycle even lesser exciting.
The BS4 motor on the FZ 25 & Fazer 25 is a 249cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC 2-valve block which produces 20.9 PS of power @ 8000 RPM and 20 Nm of torque @ 6000 RPM matched to a 5-speed gearbox. Both motorcycles come with a dual-channel ABS and get LED headlamp, LED tail lamp, digital speedometer cluster, midship exhaust, rear monoshock, etc.
The Yamaha FZ 25 rivals the likes of TVS Apache RTR 200 4V & the Hero MotoCorp Xtreme 200R.