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:

Specification Data
Length×width× height 2090mm×720mm×1135mm.
Seat height 780mm
Weight 166kg
Engine 249cc, in-line, 2 cylinder, liquid cooled, 4 stroke, DOHC
Max Power 36PS @12000rpm
Peak torque 22.6Nm @10000rpm
Fuel capacity 14L
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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    • Please dont compare ktm with yamaha. Yamaha’s technology is more advanced and reliable compared to ktm. Also RC200 and 390 will be single cylinde bikes whereas R25 is a parallel twin. See where the complete torque is delivered (10000 RPM), one hell of a screamer it is.

      • The very fact that the max torque figure is at an astronomical 10k RPM is a major deterrent factor on Indian roads. Our road conditions and traffic density favors max torque at a lower RPM. The R25 is gonna be a high revving machine but it may be painful to ride in city traffic. Just because its a twin-cylinder, doesn’t make it superior in any way as compared to the RC390. Also the RC is going to be a much faster machine than the R25, add to that the incremental benefit of a subtle pricing on the RC makes it comfortably pip the R25 as a better buy. In India, the R25 is not going to retail below 3 lakh…….which is a lot of money considering the intensity of competition in this market segment.

  1. They killed it, Saad! Kick my posterior for saying so, but it just doesn’t look good.
    sob, sob…That prototype looked infinitely better. What for you did this Yamaha!!? Disappointed.

  2. it wont be priced 2.7lac, indonesias bikes are quite expensive,nd yamaha will definitely price it according to india(maybe around 2.5lac or 2.3) and its worth it.

    • Yup, maybe if this bikz enter Indian market, the price ‘ll down, look at FZ16, in Indonesia it’s priced at 1.02 lac, but in india it just 0.7lac. it bcoz indonesian labour salary is higher than in india


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