The wait is finally over, as the Yamaha YZF-R25 has been revealed to the world, at a press launch in Indonesia. Based aroun a fuel-injected 249cc parallel-twin engine, which makes 35.5hp and 16.7 lbs•ft of torque, the YZF-R25 is Yamaha’s response to the newly revived 250cc sport bike category, which Honda and Kawasaki have been dominating, as of late.
Built in Indonesia, and being released into that market in July of this year, Yamaha sees 12,000 units being sold worldwide in the next 12 months for the R25 — a number we suspect will grow as more markets added.
Yamaha says that the YZF-R25 was designed specifically with the ASEAN (Southeast Asia) and emerging markets (India) in mind, which only piques our interest further about a 300cc model for the North American and European markets at a later date.
Amongst the features boasted on the Yamaha YZF-R25 is a combustion chamber design that “generates a tumble” of the air-fuel mixture, which helps mix the air and fuel for a better combustion result. The YZF-R25’s cylinders (like all Yamaha two-cylinder engines) are built from DiASil (Die casting Aluminum-Silicon) construction, which help in weight and heat dissipation.
Creating the YZF-R25 with a steel frame, which incorporates minimal bends and welds, Yamaha has ensured that building a YZF-R25 is an easy and affordable affair. As such, the R25 is priced at 53 million rupiah in Indonesia (Jakarta retail price).
In terms of US dollars, on a pure currency conversion, the Yamaha YZF-R25 is going for about $4,600. Cheap to us westerners, but a healthy sum for Indonesian riders.
Technical Specifications of the 2014 Yamaha YZF-R25 (Indonesia Model):
|Length x Width x Height||2,090mm x 720mm x 1,135mm|
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled, four-stroke, DOHC, four-valve|
|Cylinder Arrangement||Inline two-cylinder|
|Bore x Stroke||60.0mm x 44.1mm|
|Maximum Output||26.5kW (36.0PS)/12,000rpm|
|Maximum Torque||22.6N･m (2.30kgf･m)/10,000rpm|
|Fuel Delivery||Fuel Injection|
|Transmission Type/Shift Method||Constant mesh 6-speed/Return type|
|Tire Size (Front/Rear)||110/70-17 / 140/70-17|
|Brake Type (Front/Rear)||Hydraulic disc/Hydraulic disc|