Yamaha YZF-R25 unveil on 20th May, India launch by Q4 2014
Facebook page of Yamaha Indonesia posted the above picture today indicating the launch date. The online flyer also carries a website name “iwantyamahar25”, which says ‘Be the exclusive owner of the world’s first YZF R25 on 20.05.2014 and get a premium helmet – AGV VR46’.
First unveiled at EICMA last year, Yamaha unveiled R25 Concept in Delhi Auto Expo earlier this year. Further, several spy shots of R25 being tested in Indonesia were seen with those trims and appliques of R25 showcased in Auto Expo. Thus hinting us that production version is almost ready, also because test mules gradually became more revealing with less camouflage.
Yamaha expects Indonesia to become a hotspot for entry level sports bikes, just like India where R15 is very well received. Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing expects to sell 50,000 units of R15 in just 12 months from its release date, at Rs. 1,45,600 each (28 million Indonesian Rupiah).
The baby M1, which R25 is also known as, will ride through curtain in few days, with armed with binary headlamps, sizeable visor, athletic front fairing, sporty digital instrument console, and natty LED tail lamps. Meanwhile, power-train specifications remain tight-lipped, yet we envision the R25 to host a parallel twin 250cc fuel-injected mill mated to a 6-speed gearbox, for Indonesia.
But for India, same displacement might be tapped from a single cylinder. Peak power is also speculative at this point, at around 35 PS. This will help the R25 to compete against Kawasaki Ninja 300, Honda CBR250R and impending KTM RC 390. R25 will have a skeleton made of tubular steel, and will measure 2000 x 720 x 1140 mm in length, width and height respectively.
For Indian fans eagerly waiting for R25 to be launched here, a dealer confirmed its arrival on last quarter of 2014.
Image via iotomotif