The Yamaha YZF-R25 has created quite a stir in the biking community around the world, a few loved it and there were a few who didn’t, but it did what Yamaha wanted it to, which was to draw the attention of people and it did it with gusto. Yamaha had been teasing biking enthusiasts across the world by releasing teasers and snap-shots of portions of the motorcycle, and then, they finally launched the R25 in the Indonesian market, last month!
The R25 had been displayed in its concept avatar at quite a few auto shows before this, and this had already drawn the biking community’s attention to the motorcycle and after the launch, it became the highest trending topic on all motorcycle forum’s across the world. After this, Yamaha released a promotional video in order to take the publicity levels to new heights. The video shows the motorcycle being ridden with the throttle wide open on a race track, while the narrator talks about all the features of the motorcycle and brings out the characteristics of the motorcycle very well indeed.
The video was released to increase publicity levels across the world before the export of the motorcycle from Indonesia will begin officially on 7th July, 2014. The Yamaha YZF-R25 will be produced at Yamaha’s manufacturing facility in Indonesia and will be exported to a list of 16 countries which include a few European countries and a few Asian countries like Japan and China, but as of now, India is not on the list.
It is quite surprising that Yamaha decided to leave India behind, because the R25 garnered a lot of attention from the Indian biking enthusiasts, and many were even ready to purchase the motorcycle even though it hadn’t been launched, and now many will be heartbroken by this move Yamaha has made. But it wont last long because, Yamaha has not canceled the launch of the R25 in India, but has only postponed it. It will now be launched next year, in the first quarter.
The R25 is powered by new 249cc, parallel-twin, high revving engine, which revs all the way to a glorious 14000 rpm, and will deliver best-in-class performance. It produces a maximum power of 35.5 BHP at 12000 rpm and a maximum torque of 22.6 NM at 10000 rpm, and this powerplant will help the R25 accelerate to a claimed top speed of around a 170 KMPH.
Other features include a 2-pot caliper, 298mm floating-mount front disc and 1-pot caliper, 220mm rear disc brake; diamond type steel frame, telescopic front suspension and monocross rear suspension. It also features equal weight distribution on both the wheels, and the Net, wet weight of the motorcycle is 166 kilos. Main competitors to the R25 will be the Honda CBR250R, Hyosung GT250R and Kawasaki Ninja 300, while the upcoming rivals are Hero HX250R, KTM RC 390 and Bajaj Pulsar SS400.
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