kuala-lumpur

Yamaha YZF-R25

Change Motorcycle
RM19,464
OTR Price in Kuala Lumpur
YZF-R25 Specs
Engine 249 cc
Power 35.5 hp
Start Option Electric
ABS No
Pass Switch Yes
Ignition System TCI
Odometer Digital

YZF-R25 Pros & Cons

Things We Like in YZF-R25

Good handling characteristics

Race bike styling

Things We Dont Like in YZF-R25

Absent ABS

Unreachable power band

Recent Updates of Yamaha YZF-R25

The Yamaha YZF-R25 is the answer to the growing competition in the quarter-litre learner friendly bike segment in the country. First launched in 2014, it is now in its second generation and competes against the Honda CBR 250R and the Kawasaki Ninja 250.

It is powered by a liquid cooled and fuel injected inline twin unit that produces 26.5 kW and 22.6 Nm of torque. It uses Yamaha’s race honed diamond chassis to provide agile performance. The styling is also inspired from Yamaha’s bigger racing bikes. Available in two color options – black and blue – with body colored wheels, the Yamaha YZF R25 is on sale for RM 20600.

YZF-R25 price in Malaysia

Variant Price Specifications  
Standard RM19,464 *
OTR Price
249 cc, 35.5 hp, Electric, Petrol

Colors of YZF-R25

YZF-R25 is available in 2 different colors - Blue and Black.

  • Blue

  • Black

Pictures of YZF-R25

YZF-R25 Review

  • Overview
  • Design
  • Ride & Handling
  • Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Braking & Safety
  • Verdict

Overview

Quarter-litre bikes are nothing new now. These bikes are supposed to introduce riders to bigger two-wheels versions. The 250 cc is just the right amount of displacement for someone who has just moved up from 150 cc and onto bigger bikes. After taming this, riders would seek more power and shift to 600 cc bikes before moving to litre class bikes. This gradual progression eases the rider into playing around with more power without endangering themselves. These bikes have big (for Asian markets) 250 cc engines but commuter or tourer like riding characteristics. Launched in 2014, Yamaha’s YZF R25 is a very good example of this concept. Presently in its second generation, it’s a fierce contender to Honda’s CBR 250R. Yamaha sells the YZF R25 here for a little over RM 20,000. Here is a detailed look at the bike.

Design

In a nutshell, the styling for the YZF R25 comes courtesy of the R1. But it’s not all aggression either. The design is restrained while taking inspiration from some of the most aggressive bikes in Yamaha’s stable. The front gets a dual headlight setup which is called the “Predator Look” by the company but looks almost friendly. The front end is wide with a narrower windshield. There is also a triangular pilot light right below it. Behind it is a combination digital analogue display with all the usual instruments including two trip meters, fuel consumption calculator, and a gear indicator. There is a large analogue tachometer that along with a gear shift lamp indicator, helps the rider move transmission lever in the most optimum manner. Moving to the side, we find the bike has flat panels without any sharp intakes or vents. A surprisingly restrained approach for a fully faired Yamaha bike. There is a large and sporty mid ship mounted exhaust with a silver end that gives it some muscle. There is a split seat that comes with an anti-slip feature. The pillion seat is there but will need someone really brave to use it. The taillight is a striking trapezoidal piece that uses LEDs and looks like it is inspired from the R1. At 2090 mm long, 720 mm wide and 1135 mm high with a ground clearance of 160 mm this bike does a good job of hiding its largish proportions. It rides on 17-inch cast aluminium alloy 10 spoke wheels shod with 110/70 tires in the front and 140/70 tires in the rear. On the whole, it does a good job of looking like the R1 which is probably what they were aiming for.

Ride & Handling

The front has nonadjustable conventional telescopic forks while the rear gets a monocross twin-tube unit adjustable for preload. The suspension handles all kinds of road conditions with ease. The rear should be set on a tighter setting for more spirited driving. The rider does ride with a forward lean but nothing too extreme. This is not an out and out sports bike.  The 166 kg bike is easy to lean around corners. The seat allows the rider to move around and really use the bike’s grip. Yamaha is known for good handling chassis and this is no exception with its stiff diamond frame chassis.

Engine & Fuel Consumption

The R25 is powered by a water-cooled and fuel injected inline twin with 4 valves per cylinder. This is good for 26.5 kW at 12000 rpm and 22.6 Nm of torque at 10000 rpm. As can be seen, the power resides in the top of the rev range which is not the easiest to reach. The bike has to be driven like a madman to get the most of its engine. Power delivery is not the fastest. This puts a big damper on the issue of spirited driving.  Lack of quick acceleration does not make for easy overtaking. Normal city driving is not a problem, however. The high power band also means that newer riders can use this bike on a daily basis without endangering themselves. Perhaps this will also cause the rider to have an itch for more power earlier on this than on other bikes. The 6-speed transmission, however, works really well with quick and smooth shifts. The mileage is a low 15-20 kmpl which is natural for a bike with a redline of 14000 rpm.

Braking & Safety

There is a 300 mm floating disc in the front with a twin-piston calliper setup. The rear gets a 220 mm disc with a single piston setup. The brakes are sufficient for most conditions but there is no option for ABS.

Verdict

The Yamaha YZF R25 is a good learner bike for its price. It has a commuter like riding and engine characteristics that does deliver some spirited performance when pushed really hard. Yamaha seems to know what it is doing in this increasingly competitive market.

User Reviews of Yamaha YZF-R25

5
Based on 1 Review(s)
  • 5 1
  • 4 0
  • 3 0
  • 2 0
  • 1 0
Tell us your motorcycles story

Your review will give better insights of motorcycles

Popular Reviews
  • I
    Imen Jun 26, 2018
    Yamaha YZF-R25 Sporty Outlook and Topnotch Performance

    I always had serious affair with rides with sporty outlook and my Yamaha YZF-R25 is the one of my prized possessions undoubtedly. This bike looks really stunning and puts up a good show on the road with its topnotch performance. The model i have is current and is said to be in its second generation. The bike is heavy and Read More

Frequently asked questions about YZF-R25

Compare Yamaha YZF-R25 With Similar Motorcycles

Nearest Yamaha Dealers

  • AH HONG MOTOR SDN. BHD

    621-623, JLN SENTUL, 51000, KUALA LUMPUR, WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN, Kuala Lumpur

    Contact Dealer
  • AH HONG MOTOR SDN. BHD

    621-623, JLN SENTUL, 51000, KUALA LUMPUR, WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN., Kuala Lumpur, 51000

    Contact Dealer
  • DARMA MOTOR SDN BHD

    16, JALAN DAMAI PERDANA 5/1, BANDAR DAMAI PERDANA, CHERAS, 56000, KUALA LUMPUR, WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN., Kuala...

    Contact Dealer
  • GT MOTORCYCLE SDN. BHD. (FORMERLY GUAN THYE MOTOR CO.)

    216, BATU 2 1/2JLN.PAHANG53000 WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN, Kuala Lumpur, 53000

    Contact Dealer
  • HOE HIN & SONS CO.

    159, MAIN STREETKEPONG52000 WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN, Kuala Lumpur, 52000

    Contact Dealer
  • KIAN HUAT MOTOR

    NO.23, JALAN 45,SELAYANG BARU68100 WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN, Kuala Lumpur, 68100

    Contact Dealer
  • KIEN HING MOTOR COMPANY

    1-C & 308, JLN PAHANGSETAPAK 53000 WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN, Kuala Lumpur, 53000

    Contact Dealer
  • KOK MOTOR SDN BHD

    500-0-9,10 & 11,WISMA INDAH, JLN TUN RAZAK,50400 WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN, Kuala Lumpur, 50400

    Contact Dealer
  • M.H. CHUA & SONS SDN. BHD.

    NO.31 & 33, JLN. DWITASIK 1, DTR DWITASIK, BDR SRI PERMAISURI, CHERAS, 56000, KUALA LUMPUR WILAYAH...

    Contact Dealer
  • MOTOMATE (M) SDN BHD

    13,15 & 17 JALAN PINGGIROFF JALAN IPOH51200 WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN, Kuala Lumpur, 51200

    Contact Dealer
  • MOTOSING CREDIT SDN BHD

    187, PUDU ROAD55100 WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN, Kuala Lumpur, 55100

    Contact Dealer
  • P & U CYCLE (M) SDN.BHD.

    NO. 2-G, JALAN JELATEK SATU,PUSAT PERNIAGAAN JELATEK,54200 WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN, Kuala Lumpur, 54200

    Contact Dealer
  • SIN HOONG HIN MOTOSIKAL SDN BHD

    NO 2 JALAN 2/23A, TAMAN DANAU KOTA, OFF JLN GENTING KLANG, 53300, KUALA LUMPUR, WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN., Kuala...

    Contact Dealer
  • SOON LIAN MODERN BIKERS SDN. BHD. (FORMERLY SOON LIAN MOTOR TRADING)

    NO. 338 JALAN PAHANGSETAPAK 53000WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN, Kuala Lumpur, 53000

    Contact Dealer
  • SOON WENG TRADING(M) SDN BHD

    NO. 21 & 23, JALAN DANG WANGI50100 WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN, Kuala Lumpur, 50100

    Contact Dealer
  • SOUTH EAST ASIA AUTO PARTS

    NO.256A & 256B, BATU 2,JALAN IPOH,51200 WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN, Kuala Lumpur, 51200

    Contact Dealer
  • SUPER RACING MOTORCYCLE PARTS SDN BHD

    NO 20 GROUND FLR TMN CITY, JLN KUCHING, 51200, KUALA LUMPUR, WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN., Kuala Lumpur, 51200

    Contact Dealer
  • SYARIKAT INTERNATIONAL MOTORS

    11, JLN TRAVERS OFF JLN TUN SAMBATHAN50470 WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN, Kuala Lumpur, 50470

    Contact Dealer
  • SYARIKAT KEAN NAM

    155 & 157, JLN PASAR, 55100, WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN, Kuala Lumpur, 55100

    Contact Dealer
  • SYARIKAT MOTOR & KREDIT K.F. SDN BHD

    LOT 32713, BATU 6 1/2JALAN KEPONG52000 WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN, Kuala Lumpur, 52000

    Contact Dealer
  • TAI HIN ONM MOTOR SDN BHD

    GROUND FLOOR, BANGUNAN TAN KIM ONM50,JALAN SUNGAI BESI57100 WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN, Kuala Lumpur, 57100

    Contact Dealer
  • TAKONG SDN BHD

    67, 69 & 71 JALAN 2/90,TAMAN PERTAMA, 56100, KUALA LUMPUR, WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN., Kuala Lumpur, 56100

    Contact Dealer
  • THONG YOONG MOTOR & CREDITS

    53, JLN SUNGEI BESI57100 WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN, Kuala Lumpur, 57100

    Contact Dealer
  • TIGA-S MOTORSIKAL SDN BHD

    7.7A.7B PERSIARAN PERMATA, TAMAN PERMATA ULU KELANG, 53300, KUALA LUMPUR, WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN., Kuala Lumpur,...

    Contact Dealer
  • TWOWAY MOTOR SDN BHD

    NO.2 , JALAN 20C/146, DESA TASIK SG. BESI, 57000, KUALA LUMPUR, WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN., Kuala Lumpur, 57000

    Contact Dealer

Yamaha YZF-R25 News

Yamaha YZF-R25: What are its alternatives?
Yamaha YZF-R25: What are its alternatives?

KUALA LUMPUR: Since its launch, the Yamaha YZF-R25 has been climbing the popularity charts in Malaysia and was recently introduced in two new colours- blue and black for its 2018 edition. It is a perf

Yamaha Featured Motorcycles