Yamaha YZF R25 - Key highlights
Motorcycles in the 250 cc segment are considered to be a great platform for aspiring riders. These machines are not too intimidating but powerful enough to get you acquainted with the term ‘speed’. Also, they are easy on the pocket to buy and maintain. One such motorcycle is the Yamaha YZF R25. In its latest avatar, the R25 appears to be a complete package - sporty looks, twin-cylinder engine, fully-digital dash, etc. And all that is available under 20,000 Malaysian ringgits. In this article, we will be telling you about some of the Yamaha YZF R25 key highlights so that you get more familiar with the bike.
The R25 might just be a quarter-litre motorcycle but it has got big-bike looks and style. Its front end is inspired by the mighty Yamaha YZF R1. The sharp pair of LED headlights and the new front fairing looks phenomenal. Also, the addition of a central air duct adds that bit of more sportiness. It isn’t just for show though. It channels air towards the engine to maximise the cooling effect. The rear end of the R25 has taken inspiration from the Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP race machine. So overall, the Yamaha YZF R25 is one good-looking motorcycle.
The attractive fairing of the R25 isn’t just for the aesthetics, it also serves another very significant purpose and that is aerodynamics. The bodywork of the R25 has been designed in such a way that it provides a high aerodynamic efficiency which results in quick acceleration, higher top speed, and better high-speed stability.
In its latest version, the R25 comes with a fully-digital dash. It is an LCD unit which shows a plethora of information like gear position indicator, fuel capacity, real-time and average fuel consumption, water temp, clock, oil change trip meter, and whatnot. Although this dash is certainly more advanced than what we used to have in the previous generation R25, we do miss the old-school tachometer.
Smooth and powerful engine
Coming to the heart of the matter, Yamaha YZF R25 specs. It is powered by a 249 cc, twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. This engine is tuned to churn out a max power of 36 PS at 12,000 rpm and 22.6 Nm of peak torque at 10,500 rpm. Clearly, it is a high-revving engine. Yamaha has also added its Valve Actuation technology which ensures that there is ample amount of torque available for the rider to exploit throughout the rev range.
Another reason why the R25 is considered to be one of the best learner’s bike is the fact that it weighs less - 166 kg. And consequently, it handles very well. Apart from the weight, the bike’s chassis also plays a significant role in its phenomenal handling. Yamaha has also slapped on wider section tyres - 110/70-17 front and 140/70-17 rear. In terms of suspension setup, the R25 gets USD forks at the front and a monoshock unit at the rear. In the latest model of the R25, Yamaha also revised the riding position making it a bit more aggressive, dedicated and demanding. This should be an advantage for track riding but would take a toll on the rider during daily commuting.
The braking duties in the R25 are handled by a 300 mm dual-piston floating setup at the front and a 220 mm single-piston setup at the rear. This combination is good enough to bring the bike to a halt very quickly, however, things could have been even better if Yamaha had added a provision for ABS even as optional.
So there you have it guys. These were some of the key highlights of the R25. We hope now you know the bike better than before. If you have any other points in mind that you think should have made to our list, feel free to let us know about them in the comments. As for the Yamaha YZF R25 price is concerned, it retails at RM 19,464 and is available in two paint options - blue and red.