Yamaha to Kick Start R25 Export Soon; India Launch Next Year
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Yamaha Motor is reportedly planning to start exporting Indonesia-made R25 motorbikes to other countries next week.

The emerging reports from Indonesia suggest that the company which is celebrating its 40th year in Indonesia on 7 July 2014 would begin its export on the same day and the motorbikes would be shipped to 16 countries, including Europe, Brazil and Asian countries. A report of Rushlane also stated that the home country of Yamaha, Japan will also be receiving Indonesia-made R25 motorbikes.

Yamaha R25, a bike which made debut on 20 May in Indonesia, with a price tag of 53 Million Rupiah (roughly ₹2.70 lakh) has been earning accolades from two wheeler enthusiasts across the world for its style and performance.

It comes loaded with a 250 cc liquid-cooled, in-line, four-stroke, two-cylinder engine which can churn out a power of 36 bhp, 12,000 rpm and a peak torque of 22.1 Nm at 10,000 rpm. Built on Tubular Diamond chassis, latest in the R-series line up comes with Telescopic suspension at the front and monocross suspension at the rear. It measures 2,090 mm in length, 720 mm in width, 1,135 mm in height and has a seat height of 780 mm.

Seated on a wheelbase of 1,380 mm, the bike weighs 166 kgs and has a fuel tank capacity of 14.3 liters. It comes with the features like fuel consumption indicator, oil change indicator, trip and odo-meter and engine temperature warning. It will be available in three colors - Racing Blue, Diablo Red and Predator Black.

The bike received a warm welcome in Indonesia, forcing the makers to extend the bookings. Yamaha Indonesia, which opened the online bookings for the YZF-R25 on 22 May 2014, had plans to sell only 500 bikes online, but the booking crossed 2,800 within 25 hours.

Earlier last week, Yamaha released a video showing the making of Yamaha R25 250cc motorcycle at the company's Indonesia plant, indicating that the R25 is ready for delivery.

In India, the bike is expected to debut next year with single cylinder 250 cc motor, which would make the bike affordable for the Indian two-wheeler aficionados. When launched, Yamaha R25 will be pegged against the Hyosung GT250R Kawasaki Ninja 250 Mono and Honda CBR250R in the domestic market.