Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn. Bhd (HLYM) held a glittering event to launch the eagerly-awaited Yamaha YZF-R25 in conjunction with the Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd.’s Motorsports Media Conference. The Yamaha YZF-R25 is a twin-cylinder 250cc 4-stroke motorcycle, and carries all the accumulated Yamaha DNAs from years of passion, knowledge and experience in motorcycling sport. This combined DNA presents an unparalleled sports bike feel and sensation which HLYM hopes to revive the Yamaha brand’s popularity in local sportsbike segment, which used to be dominated by the 2-stroke RX-Z 135 and TZM 150 bikes in the Malaysian motorcycle market.
The YZF-R25 takes it up a notch with its 2-inline Diasil cylinders, DOHC, 8-valves liquid-cooled 250cc, forged piston and downdraft induction fuel injection system, combined with a lightweight body design with a perfect centre of gravity. The power to weight ratio is at its stellar best in this model as well. The dual predator headlights speak volumes of the kind of detailed thought put into the YZF-R25. Its unique angular design offers a “predator look” but also has a brighter, sharper and more focussed lighting illumination.
During the launch, C.H. Ng, Managing Director of HLYM said, “We are thrilled to present to you the YZF-R25 for so many reasons. There is no doubt we have always been proud of the Yamaha R Series. The YZF-R25 is sporty, lightweight and stylish. Its sleek design is only rivalled by its superb functionality and this is why we are certain it is a model that will be sought after by superbike enthusiasts.”
The YZF-R25 has a super sport split seat, super sport speedometer, super sport LED tail light, aluminium cast wide wheel and wide tyre. Its asymmetric swing arm is strong and solid for a more stable ride with a Monocross Twin-tube rear suspension for sure handling at sharp corners at high-speeds. The YZF-R25 is also agile for its diamond-type frame which is compact and lightweight. Made of steel tubing that offers optimum balance of strength and stability, this superbike is set to take its riders on a speedy yet safe and bump-free ride. Its mid ship sporty muffler also makes for a more exciting ride as it projects a sexy masculine sporty sound.
Production of the locally-assembled YZF-R25 at HLYM’s plant in Sungai Buloh is 300 units per month, and the quantity will be increased if the demand is higher. The sales price is yet to be finalised but HLYM say it will be less than RM20,000. The YZF-R25 is scheduled to be available from HLYM’s authorised dealers from April onwards.
The Yamaha YZF-R25 is available in two colours – Blue/White and Red/White.