Last November, Yamaha R25 “concept” was displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show. The bike looked production ready, and Yamaha even produced a video of Valentino Rossi riding it. Yesterday, Yamaha finally launched the production of YZF-R25 version, in Indonesia.
The bike features a 249 cc, parallel-twin, 8-valve, liquid cooled engine putting out a claimed 36 hp at 12,000 rpm and it runs a six-speed gearbox. IT comes with an all new high-compression engine which uses Yamaha’s unique DiASil (Die casting Aluminum-Silicon) cylinders for excellent heat dissipation and lighter weight. This is the first time Yamaha has implemented this technology in a two-cylinder engined motorcycle.
A short wheelbase and a claimed curb weight of almost 345 pounds, promises lively handling. The bike also gets a mid-ship end can which helps keep its weight distribution at a perfect 50:50, to make the YZF-R25 easy to ride.
It is said that the Indonesian-built R25 will go on sale in Asia in July and A 300cc R3 version is expected to follow for Europe and United States market.