2014 Yamaha YZF-R25 has been unveiled officially in Indonesia for its world premiere. It is a very interesting bike and focuses on the performance which is exactly what Yamaha should do and they do deliver. It comes in 3 colour choices that is Diablo Red, Racing Blue and Predator Black. That Racing Blue version really reminds me of the livery of the YZR-M1 that is being used currently in MotoGP 2014.
As I told you earlier this is an interesting bike. I love this bike as soon as I know the official specs. It delivers 36PS (35.5hp, 26.5kW) at 12,000RPM with torque rated at 22.1Nm at 10,000RPM. This is definitely one of the highest power rating for a 250cc bike compared to currently available in the market. As a comparison, look at these numbers: 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250 2-cylinder is at 32hp, 2011 Naza Blade 250 V-Twin 2-cylinder at 28.8hp and YZF-R25 only lower than 1998 Kawasaki ZX250R 4-inline at 45hp (this one higher la cause 4-inline, I put here to compare only la bro).
The engine is the highlight of the bike as it is equipped with 4-stroke DOHC 8-valve (4-valve per cylinder) 2-cylinder inline liquid-cooled configuration. It is definitely fuel injection type with TCI (Transistorized Control Ignition) ignition system. One thing to note is that this engine is tuned to handle a high compression ratio at 11.6:1 that provide better ‘kick’ for each power stroke of the bike engine. The bore and stroke dimension of YZF-R25 are overbore at 60.0 x 44.1mm which shows the high-revving-happy of the engine.
Transmission fitted for this YZF-R25 is the sweet 6-speed gearbox with multiplate wet manual clutch system. 6-speed gearbox will enable you to play nicely with the engine high RPM to maxes out the 36PS from it.
Braking system is handled by disc brake system for both front and rear tyre. The front brake system features 298mm floating disc(two-piece type) 2-piston caliper. The rear brake system is handled by 220mm one piece disc with 1-piston caliper.
Suspension are also given special treatment by Yamaha as the front telescopic fork are now 41mm which can be considered big in its class. For comparison, the other bike that use big front fork diameter is the KTM Duke 200. Rear suspension is the usual monocross suspension that provides great handling.
Yamaha favourite frame type is the diamond-type and it is again being used in this YZF-R25 as it offers high stiffness and low weight for that easy handling especially when taking corners.
The one question that you’ll want to ask is whether this will come to Malaysia or not. Well, please be happy as the YZF-R25 are reported by Sinar Harian that it is now on the list of bike that will come to Malaysia, but don’t know when.
2014 Yamaha YZF-R25 price in Indonesia is Rp 53million (OTR) (RM14,893.00 direct conversion, or with 30% excise tax and 5%
sales tax import duty at RM20,105.55)
Yamaha YZF-R25 Technical Specs/Specification
Type : 4-stroke, 8-valve DOHC liquid-cooled motomalaya.net
Cylinder/position : 2/inlinemotomalaya.net
Bore X Stoke : 60,0 X 44,1 mmmotomalaya.net
Compression ratio : 11,6 : 1motomalaya.net
Fuel System : Fuel Injectionmotomalaya.net
Ignition system : TCI (Transistorized Control Ignition)motomalaya.net
Spark type : CR9Emotomalaya.net
Battery : GTZ8V (MF Battery 7.4 Ah)motomalaya.net
Starter : Electric Startermotomalaya.net
Engine oil capacity: Total = 2,40 L ; Servis = 1,80 L ; Oil filter change = 2,10 L
Length x Width x Height : 2.090 mm X 720 mm X 1.135 mm
Seat height : 780 mm
Ground clearance : 160 mmmotomalaya.net
Wheel base : 1380 mm
Caster angle : 25 degree
Trail : 95 mmmotomalaya.net
Maximum output : 26,5 KW(36 PS) @ 12.000 rpmmotomalaya.net
Maximum torque : 22,1N.m @ 10.000 rpmmotomalaya.net
Curb mass: 166 kgmotomalaya.net
Fuel tank capacity : 14,3 L (Res : 3 L)
Chassis type: Diamondmotomalaya.net
Transmission: Manual, 6-speedmotomalaya.net
Clutch : Wet, Manual clutch , Multiplatemotomalaya.net
Front & Rear tyre : Tubeless 110/70-17M/C(54S) & 140/70 – 17M/C(66S)
Front and rear brake : Floating Ø 298mm, 2-Piston & Disc Ø 220mm 1-Pistonmotomalaya.net
Front suspension : Telescopic Fork (diameter 41 mm)
Rear suspension : Monocross Suspension
Front lamp : DC Halogen 12V,55W (H7)
Rear lamp: LED
Image and info credit to: http://tmcblog.com/2014/05/20/yamaha-indonesia-resmi-rilis-sportbike-yamaha-yzf-r25/ and https://www.facebook.com/Yamaholigan?fref=photo