Yamaha YZF-R25 Debuts in Indonesia

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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.




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

Length x Width x Height 2,090mm x 720mm x 1,135mm
Seat Height 780mm
Weight 166kg
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, four-stroke, DOHC, four-valve
Cylinder Arrangement Inline two-cylinder
Total Displacement 249cm3
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 Capacity 14L
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
Suspension (Front/Rear) Telescopic/Swingarm

Source: Yamaha