You may recall that Yamaha used ‘FZ’ tag for naked motorcycles, but now they have reserved the ‘MT’ tag for that. Still, the ‘FZ’ name is going strong, especially in Asia – where the Yamaha FZ25 is rocking in sales figures!
Even though the 249cc engine of the FZ25 produces only 21 horsepower, it is quite enough for the Asian market, where small displacement bikes are the most popular. These bikes rely on high volume sales, and it shows.
Due to the popularity of the FZ25, we suspect that the ‘FZ-X’ trademark may indicate a ADV or off-road variant of the FZ25. This move would make sense as seen with examples from the competitors.
Some examples include off-road and small to mid displacement bikes that had awesome sales results, such as BMW G310 GS, KTM 390 Adventure and Royal Enfield Himalayan. We are certainly hyped up to see into what this trademark will evolve!
Source: Web Bike World