Yamaha R25 continues to be promoted, again with Valentino Rossi. Last time, about 8 months back during 43rd Tokyo Motor Show, Rossi walked past Yamaha M1 and admired new R25 on a race track. After a brief test ride, he said ‘This bike really packs a punch!’.
Yamaha R25 thus far is known to reach 173 kmph top speed via speedo pictures and blog reports. Here is a video of R25 bikes charging and leaning on Sentul International Circuit, Indonesia, where speedo indicating highest velocity is zoomed in to prove.
Yamaha R25 was earlier spied with Akrapovic exhaust fitted in place of stock. In addition, it had MotoGP livery similar to R25 concept showcased at 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. It appeared as if Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing ganged up with Candra Custom Knalpot (Candra Custom Exhaust, motorcycle performance tuning specialist) to launch Yamaha R25 MotoGP edition.
Yamaha R25 launch has made the segment more interesting and competitive. Circuit runs, dyno tests and isolated performance photos & videos have put Yamaha R25 at the top. This kicked off rumours that competing motorcycle makers are developing meaner machines to take down R25.
Yamaha R25 is being assembled at Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing plant at Pulogadung, East Jakarta. 2,000 units of YZF R25 is planned to be produced from the plant every month. Ever wondered how long it takes to assemble one?
Yamaha FZ & FZ-S fuel injected version 2.0 bookings are open at Rs. 5,000 advance. Price of new FZ FI is Rs. 86,000 and new FZ-S FI is Rs. 88,847, on-road Pune. Carbureted version 1.0 Yamaha FZ continues sale, at price of Rs. 80,000 and old FZ-S costs Rs. 82,000. Deliveries to begin from 25th or 26th July 2014.
New manufacturing unit in Chennai, boost in scooter sales by 20% and rising demand for motorcycles besides exciting new launches of two new motorcycles in its FZ series â€” VER 2.0 of FZ and FZ-S, priced at INR 76,250 and INR 78,250 (ex-showroom, Delhi), respectively, India Yamaha Motors Pvt. Ltd is entering a new phase where their growth strategy for the country is concerned.
Yamaha Motor India launched version 2.0 fuel injected FZ and FZ-S just a few days back, maintaining tight lip on logically upcoming Fazer FI. Now that it is spied testing, we can be sure that Fazer upgrade is coming soon. As Yamaha Fazer was not showcased at 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, could the Japanese motorcycle maker have something more special than FZ V2.0 to add to new Fazer?