The wait is finally over (okay only partially), Yamaha has launched its first quarter litre YZF R25 in Indonesia. The bike has been designed primarily for the ASEAN countries and will be retailed elsewhere as well.
After the numerous spy shots which kept flooding through all channels, the bike in its actual form looks brilliant and is sure to blow your minds away, not just with its looks but with its specs as well.
Yamaha R25 Engine
R25 is powered by an 8 valve, liquid cooled, fuel injected, in-line two cylinder 249cc engine which has been made of die cast aluminium-silicon cylinder which makes it lightweight and is also great in heat dissipation.
A vertical whirl of air fuel mixture in the combustion chamber helps in maintaining an optimal flow rate allowing the engine to produce a segment leading power and at the same time allowing it to be used as an everyday motorcycle. This is the first time Yamaha is introducing this in a twin cylinder engine in its motorcycles. It produces 36PS of raw power at 12000rpm and 22.6Nm of torque at 10000rpm. Transmission duties are fulfilled by a constant mesh 6 speed gearbox.
A lightweight steel frame and monocross rear suspension contribute to mass centralisation, making the R25 a nimble monster. The bike weighs just 166kgs and has an excellent weight distribution regime. The seat height has been kept at 780mm so it should also suit riders with lesser heights!
Yamaha R25 Colours
The bike has been released in three colour options:
- Racing Blue,
- Predator Black,
- Diablo Red.
R25 will be available online at this link from tomorrow and as a promotional strategy the first 5,000 customers will get an exclusive AGV Valentino Rossi VR46 helmet complementary. 5 lucky people will also get a Dainese VR46 leather jacket, imported directly from Italy.
Yamaha R25 Price:
The bike has been priced at 53 million Indonesian Rupiah (ex-showroom, Jakarta) which is somewhere around Rs 2.7 lac in India and Yamaha has plans to sell 12,000 units in the first full year of sales in Indonesia which is equivalent to an average of 1000 units per month.
Yamaha R25 Spec Sheet:
|Engine||249cc, in-line, 2 cylinder, liquid cooled, 4 stroke, DOHC|
|Max Power||36PS @12000rpm|
|Peak torque||22.6Nm @10000rpm|
|Transmission||Constant mesh 6 speed/Return type|
|Tire Size||110/70 R17, 140/70 R17|
|Brake type (front, rear)||298mm dual piston disc in front, 220mm single piston in rear.|
|Suspension (front, rear)||Telescopic, Swingarm.|
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