Yamaha R25 Review
Yamaha R25 is one of those motorbikes, which was much longed for. It was first showcased at the Tokyo motor show in 2013. After that, it was caught being tested on the Indonesian roads a several times, and finally launched in mid of 2014.
Yamaha’s R25 is an entry level sports bike for the developing automobile market. It was also known as the big brother of the R15, and it comes with a 249cc liquid-cooled, four stroke, DOHC, four-valve engine, which is able to generate splendid torque and power.
The designing of the bike is inspired from the Yamaha sports bike, which is also a flagship vehicle of the brand.
Yamaha R25 certainly puts a smile on the face of a bike enthusiast as no one has ever seen Yamaha before in the quarter-litre bike segment. The bike looks bit more attractive than the brand R15, one may call it the most attractive bike of its segment due to its extraordinary styling and features.
In terms of technicality it is strong, and provide high-performance powertrain and considerable fuel economy.
Starting from the styling of the bike, it has been inspired from the big sports bike of Yamaha, and is also appreciated by the bike enthusiasts as it is a full-faired bike. The bike is neatly designed from front to the rear and did not disappoint rider from any angle.
From the front it has a sharply sculpted windscreen over the twin headlights; the lights are divided by a little duct to provide an aggressive look to the bike. The fuel tank carries the sharp cutting look, which offers pleasant knee support.
For the information purpose of the rider, it is fitted with an analog tachometer with an LCD screen, including speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge and some other details. Overall body dimensions of the bike measures around 2,090 mm X 720 mm X 1,135 mm (L X W X H) and minimum ground clearance of around 160 mm.
Engine, Economy & Performance
Coming over its powertrain, it is fitted with a 249 cc engine, which is capable of producing 36.0 PS of power at 12,000rpm and 22.6 Nm of peak torque at 10,000rpm. The engine unit is mated with a constant mesh six-speed gear box. Whole engine configuration is able to carry this bike from naught to 60 kmph in just 3.1 seconds. Overall it is a high-performance motorcycle providing fuel economy of 22 kmpl and able to hit the top speed of 179 kmph, magnificent enough for the engine of this capacity.
This is a sports bike from Yamaha, which has mainly gained fame from manufacturing riders oriented bikes. To provide maximum gripping the brand offers tyre size of 110/70-17 at the front and 140/70-17 at the rear portion.
For a highly comfortable ride, it is fitted with telescopic fork suspension at the front and swing arm at the rear portion of the motorcycle.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
For efficient braking and safety, this sports bike is equipped with a dual floating disc brake of size 298mm at front side and single piston disc brake of 220mm at the rear side. This bike provides highly efficient braking even at the time of immediate braking.
This bike can be considered as the best bike of its segment due to its performance, body language, handling and fuel efficiency. Overall this is one of the astonishing bikes from the Japanese manufacturer which is all ready to set fire on the road.