India Yamaha Motor Private Limited (IYM), the Indian subsidiary of Japan’s Yamaha Motor Company had imported one single unit of the new R25 back in April 2014. As per Zauba.com, this unit was imported for R&D purpose. Most likely, it is the same unit which you see in the image below.
Imported from Indonesia, the first country where the new R25 was launched, it came with a declared value of Rs 2.16 lakhs. Just after the launch of R25 in Indonesia, reports were doing rounds that the R25 will be launched in India, probably by Diwali 2014. The same was confirmed by some of the Yamaha India dealers. But that never happened.
Speaking about the Yamaha R25, it is powered by a 250cc liquid cooled, in line, four stroke, two cylinder engine offering 36 bhp power at 12,000 rpm and 22.1 Nm torque at 10,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6 speed gearbox. Built on a tubular diamond chassis with telescopic suspension in the front and monocross suspension at the rear, Yamaha R25 measures 2,090mm in length, 720mm in width, 1,135mm in height with seat height at 780mm. It has ground clearance of 160mm and total weight of 166 kgs while fuel tank capacity stands at 14.3 liters.
With such specs, there were many waiting in queue to book the R25 in India, even before the launch. But, the launch project is mostly canned. Here’s why – insider reveals that the R&D to localize components of R25 to expected levels failed. This means, the company will not be able to price the R25 competitively and the project to launch R25 in India has thus suffered a major setback.
Also See – Yamaha R3 spied in India
Instead, Yamaha India has shifted their focus to an even powerful, and updated machine – Yamaha R3. This was spied on test in India recently. The two units of R3 which were spied, featured India-spec accessory (read as saree guard), which pretty much confirms that the R3 has a better chance of getting launched in India, as compared to the R25.
Spy Shot – Motoroids.com