Yamaha YZF-R25 Debuts in Indonesia

05/19/2014 @ 11:42 pm, by Jensen Beeler24 COMMENTS

Yamaha YZF R25 Debuts in Indonesia Yamaha YZF R25

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).

This means that the Yamaha YZF-R25 is a bit pricier than the Honda CBR250R (~49 million rupiah), though it is also just a tad cheaper than the Kawasaki Ninja 250R (53.7 million rupiah).

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.

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Technical Specifications of the 2014 Yamaha YZF-R25 (Indonesia Model):

Length x Width x Height2,090mm x 720mm x 1,135mm
Seat Height780mm
Weight166kg
Engine TypeLiquid-cooled, four-stroke, DOHC, four-valve
Cylinder ArrangementInline two-cylinder
Total Displacement249cm3
Bore x Stroke60.0mm x 44.1mm
Maximum Output26.5kW (36.0PS)/12,000rpm
Maximum Torque22.6N・m (2.30kgf・m)/10,000rpm
Fuel Capacity14L
Fuel DeliveryFuel Injection
Transmission Type/Shift MethodConstant mesh 6-speed/Return type
Tire Size (Front/Rear)110/70-17 / 140/70-17
Brake Type (Front/Rear)Hydraulic disc/Hydraulic disc
Suspension (Front/Rear)Telescopic/Swingarm

Source: Yamaha

Comment:

  1. Dishedot Inul Uenakk says:

    good to know the power compare to kawasaki ninja N250 …..but imho, i prefer N250

  2. Don says:

    i was hoping it to be better exterior design than R125 (UE) or at least similar.
    this one is a step backwards.
    i hope they make the US bound more agressive design.

  3. majortom says:

    Indonesia?! Is the factory Sharia compliant? Is it for sale to infidels?

  4. BBQdog says:

    166 kg (366lbs) for a 250 is in the same league as the Ninja 250 and the CBR 250 R.
    Way too heavy i.m.o.

  5. Ricky says:

    majortom.

    you sir are plain textbook ignorant.

  6. Ian John says:

    Im not convinced. On paper its at least 120nm down in torque compared to the 1290r.
    :-)

  7. taikebo says:

    A little bit disappointed with the handle bar position. Yamaha should put better spec & design than R125.

    @majortom

    This has nothing to do with sharia. Don’t bring religion here.

  8. T says:

    And just like that, another dream is dead. Unless Yamaha adds upside forks (among other things, as in European 125), I’m not buying anything.

  9. Tom says:

    Totally agree with the above comments – so disappointed with this. I was SO in the market for one of these, but those handlebars need to be at least 2-3inches lower and USD forks attached to them. Going to be a touring seat position with squishy suspension like the Ninja 300. Shame, and a missed opportunity.

  10. Afletra says:

    do you guys even read the article before posting some comments??? oh…c’mon
    => “Yamaha says that the YZF-R25 was designed specifically with the ASEAN (Southeast Asia) and emerging markets (India) in mind…”
    I think this statements explain everything; ergonomic styling suspension etc…

  11. Ian john says:

    TM gents and the RC390.
    I ride an s1k and I’m thinking I might rock an RC for a calving commuter.
    Yep some these things here are just an example of the raging Asian market.
    Hence the 08 era litre bikes, the japs are just following the market dollars

  12. Roadrash says:

    OMG it is what it is, if ya want a sportbike then buy a sportbike lol. It is a commuter, what did you think they were going to build? a 250 racer? Of course they are going to put the handle bars in a comfortable position?
    I think it it’s awesome for what it is and what it is supposed to be. It has good looks and meets all other criteria for the class EXCEPT for a center stand? Again why would anyone want a commuter without a center-stand? and anyone who doesn’t ARE the problem. This is why factories are building bikes like this, market! dictated by consumers, YOU! LOL. Build me a 650 like this with a center stand and I’ll be happy. At least Honda built the 500 class AND one of them actually HAS a center stand, unfortunately only on the adventure bike?

  13. meatspin says:

    people on this board want real small displacement repli racers. They wont build it cause then it probably wouldnt be cheap enough. An r6 or an r1 would be a much more compelling value at just a couple thou more.

    Its not coming here to the US (the only country that matters ) so who cares?

  14. Roadrash says:

    “do you guys even read the article before posting some comments??? oh…c’mon
    => “Yamaha says that the YZF-R25 was designed specifically with the ASEAN (Southeast Asia) and emerging markets (India) in mind…”
    I think this statements explain everything; ergonomic styling suspension etc…

    I get where you are coming from but they make it look like a sportbike and most of the bike IS very sporty sans the a bit high bars, no big deal. If a bike is going to be mainly a commuter then at least make it a bit more functional, like mentioned a center-stand. The young cats that will buy this might not think they want a center stand but if it is an option the smart ones will add it, this is no track day ride.

    “meatspin says:
    May 21, 2014 at 6:28 PM
    people on this board want real small displacement repli racers. They wont build it cause then it probably wouldnt be cheap enough. An r6 or an r1 would be a much more compelling value at just a couple thou more.

    Its not coming here to the US (the only country that matters ) so who cares?”

    Yes, and Yes lol. I like the idea of a sporty commuter but lets not kid ourselves IT IS a commuter lol. I guess from my point of view (in the U.S.) it just needs to be more practical as motorcycles have moved away from the good ol days of sporty UJM’s

  15. BBQdog says:

    Let’s hope the standard exhaust weights 10+ kg so one can trim off some weight easily.

  16. febratha says:

    i’m from indonesia and i just curious what would u say about this video, n sorry about my english

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGd-5Mi0Z_M

  17. 4x3L says:

    What the hell r u talking about dudes..?? This bike is the best in 250 cc class on power and torque.., but not all package without banana arm, USD, monocross with link, etc..
    But the best on engine and speedometers and has a lot of fitur that Yamaha put many2 sensors on the engine..
    The most Fresh engine, technology, and brand new DESIGN is the best part… :D

    By The Way I’m Indonesian :D

  18. Roadrash says:

    Sounds great, looks great, thanks guys for the video!

  19. Chris says:

    All i hear is complaints. When KTM made the duke with USD forks , big grunt and light weight and a decent price, you complained it was made of plastic and made in India.
    Kawasaki gave you the ninja 300R with more bang for the buck, you say it doesn’t have USD forks and the brakes are not strong enough. Honda gives you the CBR250R, you say it’s too pedestrian. Now yamaha gives you this, you say it’s missing stuff. If they were all to build what you want, you’d still find something to complain about. probably that everything you wanted to be included put the price above a slightly used 600 Supersport.
    Pick the bike that has most of what you want and do the alterations that you still ‘require’ on your own.

    Side note, people have said the R25 looks like a CBR250 and a Panigale. Looks more like a 2003 R6 to me.

  20. john jenin says:

    its look like the new honda cbr600

  21. I confess that I’m somewhat surprised to not see this bike finding its way into the Yamaha Japan lineup. They’re conspicuously absent from the 250 road-sports segment.

  22. febratha says:

    Here some update about yzf r25

  23. it is just so surprising that there are lots of negative comments on R25. sad to hear all these things after all, efforts being made by Yamaha to upgrade their bikes landed to negative commentaries. if i were you “guys”, build/make your own motorbike. thus, following your fuc……, likings!!!