Air tight competition between Yamaha R25 and its rivals on track was well known, R25 beat Kawasaki Ninja 250 FI and Honda CBR 250R and 300R. Now, data from Indonesian Motorcycle Industry Association (AISI) proves Yamaha R25 has taken out its adversaries in terms of monthly sales volume.
In August 2014, 2,202 units of Yamaha R25 were sold while Kawasaki Ninja Ninja 250R did only 2,159 units. Honda CBR 250R is no longer a threat as only 152 units were delivered in the month. Yamaha R25 has only one variant. Kawasaki Ninja 250R and Honda CBR 250R come in two variants, ABS equipped and non-ABS versions. 1,714 units of Ninja 250R ABS variant were sold and non-ABS accounts to 445 only. CBR 250R ABS model did 116 sales and non-ABS trim only 36.
Overall motorcycle sales in Indonesia has reached 7,56,979 units in first eight months of 2014. Out of which only 27,706 units belong to 250 cc sports bike segment and 7,16,333 units belong to 150 cc class. Former amounts to only 3.3 percent while later dominates the market with 94.6 percent. With increasing popularity and contenders in 250 cc performance bike segment, will 150 cc bikes be soon forgotten by enthusiasts?
Speaking about India launch, Castrol Biking has revealed that the R25 will be launched in India later this year. In India, R25 is expected to be brought in as a CKD, in order to keep the price down. The assembly operations will mostly take place at Yamaha India’s new facility in Chennai, which is set to commence production later this year. Price is expected to be in Rs 2.5-3 lakh range.
Via – Kompas