Yamaha's stunning offering in the 250 cc segment, YZF-R25 is unlikely to reach Indian market in 2014.
YZF-R25, an astonishing collection from Japanese sports bike maker Yamaha, was launched on 20 May in Indonesia, with a price tag of 53 Million Rupiah (roughly ₹2.70 lakh). The bike has been earning tremendous response from the two wheeler enthusiasts across the globe. Now, Yamaha has said that the company would first concentrate on meeting the demands for the bike in the local market before exporting it to other markets. This might push the launch of Yamaha R25 in other market by a year or so, as reported by Rushlane.
The company's Indonesia facility currently has the capacity to produce 2,000 units per month. The production of the new motorbike is scheduled to start in July 2014. 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.
YZF-R25 is powered by a 250 cc liquid-cooled, in-line, four-stroke, two-cylinder engine, and 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.
The bike has a wheelbase of 1,380 mm, 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 colours - Racing Blue, Diablo Red and Predator Black.
Currently, Yamaha's Indian portfolio includes Fazer, FZ-S, FZ, SZ-X, SZ-R, SZ-RR, YZF-R15 V 2.0, SS125, YBR 125, YBR 110, Crux, Ray, Ray Z and Alpha Scooters. Though there are no words on the launch of the R25 bike in India, emerging reports hint that the bike will reach Indian shores too. If reports are to believed, in India R25 will come 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 India.