Yamaha R25 India launch may be delayed to 2015
Yamaha YZF R25 was launched in Indonesia on 20th May 2014 and created an online portal for fans to pre-book their rides. Yamaha recorded over 2,800 booking orders in 25 hours, exceeding the anticipation of Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (YIMM).
The Japanese sports bike major planned to produce only 12,000 units of Yamaha R25 in Indonesian plant, but about quarter of the year’s sales target is already booked (in 25 hours!). The company intends to satisfy local fans before exporting the R25 to neighbouring markets. Hence, export plans may be pushed by a year (2015).
Production of 2,000 bikes per month will commence in July 2014, out of which 1,000 is planned to be exported to Japan, Europe and nearby developing countries. Export of Yamaha R25 was scheduled to begin in August 2014, but owing to unforeseen local demand, export activity may be pushed to 2015. The Yamaha R25 will be produced with 94 percent of local content (Indonesia), and YIMM claims that R25 meets international quality standards. Following Yamaha R25, bikes of other classes are in YIMM’s export cards, which may be played out soon after R25 plan takes final form.
The Yamaha YZF-R25 sits above R15, which received facelift in April and dubbed as version 2.0, exactly like in Indian market. The R25 houses a 249cc in-line two cylinder engine with DOHC direct drive camshaft. Max. power produced is 36 PS at 12,000 rpm and peak torque generated is 22.1 Nm at 10,000 rpm.
Check out price, specifications, features and pictures of Yamaha R25 here.
Check out on paper comparison review between Honda CBR 250R and Yamaha R25 here.
Via – Kompas