When a person modifies a car or bike, it is to define that particular person, and we can be sure that, as and when a manufacturer launches a new vehicle, there is someone somewhere waiting to get their hands on it to modify it, to extract more out of it, in terms of aesthetics or dynamics and sometimes both. Here is an instance where a customer of the recently launched quarter-litre Yamaha YZF-R25 has modified it to suit his tastes more, and we must say that it looks rather good indeed.
The Yamaha YZF R25 has become quite a sensation in the international motorcycling scene, especially in the quarter litre segment and this could very well be seen in the demand for the motorcycle. Yamaha received 2800 orders for the motorcycle within the first 25 hours of the bookings being opened. This shows that motorcycle enthusiasts loved the bike, but this customer wanted more from his R25 and this is the result.
The most prominent modification seen is, the white, aftermarket 3-spoke alloy wheels with blue accents giving it a different tone while on the move and these aftermarket wheels have been shod with extra wide rubber. The stock 110/70 R17 sized tire up front has been replaced by a 120/60 R17 Pirelli Diablo and the stock 140/70 R17 tire on the rear wheel has now been replaced by a massive 180/55 R17 Pirelli Diablo. The 180 section tire will definitely multiply grip levels, but will also increase drag and might lead to a slight decrease in performance.
It seems as though the owner of the motorcycle had a superbike in mind while modifying it, because along with the wide superbike tires, he has also added twin disc brakes to aid braking at the front end, complete with Brembo calipers. The overall looks of the motorcycle has definitely improved and has ended with the bike looking meatier and almost like its elder siblings, the R6 and the R1.
This bike has received only cosmetic modifications and no technical or mechanical modifications. The bike is still powered by the 250cc parallel twin engine, with a max output of 36 PS and max torque of 22.6 NM. But these figures might change in the future as the owner is expecting to add some more aftermarket parts to the mix to increase power, maybe a performance exhaust and a racing ECU???
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