Yamaha Brazil has introcucted the new Flex Fuel version of the YS250 Fazer for the Brazilian market. The new version runs on regular gasoline, ethanol fuel, or a mix of both. When it arrives in Brazilian dealerships this month, the YS250 Fazer BlueFlex will be Yamaha’s first flex-fuel model.
One of the reasons Yamaha launches the YS250 Fazer BlueFlex in Brazil is because Brazil is the world’s second largest ethanol fuel producer and the most successful biofuel-based economy. There’s about 90% of all new cars sold in Brazil are running on ethanol. But at the moment, Yamaha only targets annual sales of 5,000 units for the Flex Fuel version of the YS250 Fazer, which compared to 25,000 units for the regular Yamaha YS250 Fazer.
The Yamaha YS250 Fazer BlueFlex has 5 gallon fuel tanks and weighs 339.5 pounds, which is 2.2 pounds heavier than the YS250 Fazer. The Flex Fuel version is still powered by the same 249cc single-cylinder engine as the gas-powered version. The engine is mated to five speed transmissions.
The Yamaha YS250 Fazer BlueFlex also has the same telescopic forks and a rear monoshock with 120mm of travel, front and rear disc brakes, as well as rides on 17-inch wheels.
The 2013 Yamaha YS250 Fazer BlueFlex will be priced at 11,690 Brazilian reals (US$5,770), compared to the 11,279 real (US$5,567) price of the original YS250 Fazer.