The Yamaha R25 is among the most anticipated motorcycle launches in India. However, the bike has already been launched in Indonesia. Now the Japanese manufacturer has begun exporting the motorcycle to Vietnam, prior to its India launch.
Yamaha has not yet launched the quarter-litre motorcycle in Vietnam. It has only began exporting the R25 and an official launch could be held soon. India has a huge following of Yamaha motorcycles and it is surprising that the Japanese manufacturer is delaying the launch of its product in India.
One of the main reasons being rumoured for the delay of R25 launching in India is, the Japanese manufacturer is planning to provide a single cylinder 250cc mill. This will help achieving a highly competitive price and will make it more accessible to many motorcycling enthusiasts.
Currently the Yamaha R25 sports a 249cc liquid cooled, in-line two engine. The quarter-litre engine produces a maximum power output of 36 bhp, along with 22.1 Nm of peak torque. The motorcycle is on the heavier side and weighs 166 kilograms.
Yamaha has priced its R25 at INR 2,77,530 in Indonesia and will try replicating the aggressive pricing in India as well. The Japanese manufacturer plans to launch its R25 in several markets and India is on its list, however, it is uncertain when they plan to get it.
The R25 is available in three distinct colours Diablo Red, Predator Black and Racing Blue. When launched in India it is most likely to compete with Honda CBR 250R, Kawasaki Ninja 300, Suzuki Inazuma and Hyosung GT250R. It will face future competition from Mahindra Mojo, KTM RC200 as well as Bajaj SS200. We expect Yamaha to get the R25 to India by mid 2015.
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