Yamaha YZF-R25 bike: A detailed review


Want to know the review of Yamaha R25 250cc bike? Please read further to get details about the R5 concept and features of Yamaha YZF-R25 bike along with its likely competition. Here, I have even shared the on-road price of Yamaha R25 bike.

Just like when the Yamaha R15 was launched, the Yamaha R25 has got our pulses racing. The 250cc bike is by far a stunner by all standards. As expected, the Yamaha YZF-R25 looks very sharp and lives up to the R-15 design. Showcased in the 2014 Auto Expo, the bike is very similar in design to the M1. In this article, we shall try and have a detailed look at the specifications of YZF-R25 bike.

Design and looks


The bike has not been confirmed with a launch date in India but the launch in Indonesia is already in progress and has been closing on bookings. The exquisitely designed windscreen is the first thing you would notice on the R25 and rightly so too. It is placed perfectly above the twin lamp headlights that make it look extremely sporty and aggressive. It could easily pass off as a superbike that has 600 - 800 cc in power. The pin point feature though according to us would be the LED taillight that looks nothing short of amazing. The R25 has an analogue tachometer that could have been made better really. The LCD screen has the speedometer, odometer, fuel readings and so on. All in all, it gets thumbs up on design and is bound to get heads turning. The exhaust sported is a single system, much like the earlier R6 and helps maintain a very nice finish to the overall design.

Engine and performance


One of the power features of Yamaha R25 would be the engine being used. Many users complained of a weaker engine in the R15 and quite rightly so. Here, Yamaha gives you a liquid cooled, 4 stroke, in – line, 2- cylinder fuel injected engine powers up a 250CC engine. The power is generated using a 6 speed transmission that does justice to the overall system. No complaints here to be frank. The gear shifting is almost effortless and gives good power through the lower gears. It gives you 36 Ps of power at 12,000 rpm which is definitely sufficient on Indian roads. Another highlight of the Yamaha R25 is the twin cylinder offering that are made from the DiASil or Die casting Aluminium & Silicon formation. This is a massive benefit in the construction of the bike as it makes it a lot lighter than the earlier version and also helps in heat dissipation.

Another big factor that goes in the favour of Yamaha R25 is the ground clearance. Standing at 160mm of ground clearance, it does give that extra height for Indian roads. When you look at the fuel tank capacity, it holds just below 15 litres of fuel which is better than other bikes in the same segment. Apart from the good riding performances that have been reviewed on its auto expo launch, it also has got raves for its handling and braking system. With a dual piston disc in the front and a single disc in the back, it does its bit for good braking on the bike.

Pricing


The ex-showroom price of the Yamaha YZF R25 is at INR 2.71 Lacs and is quite a decent buy. It does have competition from the Honda CBR 300R but the Yamaha might get the nod from buyers because of the sheer beauty it brings to the table. Let's not forget that there would be plenty other bikes pushing for that number 1 spot in this segment and the R25 is a top contender.

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