After Japan, Indonesia is set to become the second global hub for exports for Yamaha. Celebrating their 40th year in Indonesia on 7th July 2014, Yamaha Indonesia will begin motorcycle exports to 16 countries which includes some in Europe and Asia. They will also export motorcycles to Brazil.
Apart from this, other big news is that Yamaha Indonesia has included Japan in their list of exports for the newly launched R25! Japan being Yamaha’s home country, this is a big achievement for Yamaha Indonesia. This is something like Tata manufacturing Nano in Indonesia and exporting it to India.
Yamaha R25 has had a sucessful launch in Indonesia. On launch of the R25, Yamaha Indonesia also opened for online bookings on 22nd May. The company expecting to see 500 bikes being sold, however in a matter of 25 hours, bookings were well over the 2,800 mark. Yamaha’s R25 is now set to make its entry into other Asian markets and the sports bike was put to the test across Circuit Sportsland Sugo in Japan to ensure that its performance catered to customer’s demands in the country.
Yamaha YZF-R25 is powered by a 250cc liquid cooled, in line, four stroke, two cylinder engine offering peak power of 36 bhp at 12000 rpm and peak torque of 22.1 No at 10000 rpm. R25 is based on a tubular diamond chassis with telescopic suspension at the fore and monocross suspension at the rear. Measuring a total of 2090mm in length and 270mm in width, R25 stands 1135mm in height and has seat height of 780mm. The bike weighs a total of 166 kgs and has a fuel tank capacity of 14.3 liters.
Available in three colours – Racing Blue, Diablo Red and Predator Black, Yamaha R25 could also make its way to India by next year when it will meet with competition in the form of the Hyosung GT250R, Kawasaki Ninja 250, and Honda CBR250R (or the 300R).