The wait is finally getting over. After tons of spy shots of test mules and production ready versions, Yamaha has finally and officially decided to launch the YZF R25 in Indonesia. The company has put up a web page which reads loud and clear that the baby YZR M1 will be born on 20.05.2014 which is merely 10 days away!
So, Indonesia will become the first country in the world to get the first R25. Considering that Yamaha showcased the R25 concept at the Delhi Auto Show in February, Indian launch should not be too far away.
This is a breaking news for all you Yamaha aficionados who have been waiting to get a glimpse of the new motorcycle for a long time now, right since the day Yamaha showcased it in the Tokyo Motor Show. Yamaha has been promoting the motorcycle as a very sporty race-bred M1 based motorcycle and had in fact roped in Rossi to take the word around. Contrary to the low slung handlebars and depicted aggressive riding posture on the concept models, the test mules that have been spotted so far did not have such back-bending riding stance.
*Yamaha R25 Concept at the Delhi Auto Expo. Click for more images
It seems Yamaha will promote the R25 as a baby M1 as they have hinted in the latest teasers as well. What the Indonesian launch will do is provide us pricing details along with the more important official specifications including its engine, power and torque. Yamaha has very recently launched the R15 in Indonesia and the price difference there may signify an approximate differentiation here in India as well.
Yamaha is also giving away AGV VR46 helmet to the first owner of R25 in Indonesia. So, all our Indonesian readers, how many of you have this baby R25 in sights…?