Yamaha has launched the much anticipated R25 bike in Indonesia. However, there are no confirmed reports yet about when the bike would reach our shores.
The styling cues seem to be derived from its elder cousin the Yamaha R6S. The R25 gets dual headlights with a pilot lamp sitting on top, and mirrors mounted onto the fairing. The instrument cluster comprises both analogue and digital information for the rider. The 14.3-litre fuel tank gets a black strip in the centre tapering down into the splits on offer for the rider and pillion. A stubby exhaust canister makes way on this new machine for better weight distribution.
The R25 houses a 250cc, liquid-cooled, in-line, four-stroke, two-cylinder powerhouse that is mated to a six-speed gearbox. The eight-valve DOHC motor produces maximum power of 35.5bhp at 12000rpm while peak torque of 2.25kgm is made at 10000 revs.
The R25's 166 kg kerb weight is supported by telescopic front forks and a monoshock rear suspension. Stopping power is managed by a single front and rear disc brake, which are mounted onto smart looking ten-spoke alloys finished in black.
The R25 is available in three colour options – blue, black and red.