Indonesia – Yamaha YZF-R25 to get ABS from next year
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Japan-bound model is already equipped with ABS.
The Yamaha YZF-R25 which was launched in Indonesia amidst an unprecedented response is all set to receive an update in the domestic market next year.
Otonity reports that, according to Mr. Mohammad Masykur, Assistant General, marketing, PT Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (YIMM), the Indonesia-spec model will be offered with ABS starting from the first half of 2015.
YIMM, the sole manufacturer of the quarter litre sportsbike has been exporting the ABS equipped model to Japan. Due to the huge demand in the Indonesian market for the R25, the company has drastically scaled down its original export plans.
To recap, the R25 is powered by a 249 cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine which is mated to a 6-speed gearbox to deliver 36 PS (35.28 bhp) and 22.6 Nm of torque. The motorcycle has a top speed of over 173 km/h.
Yamaha has recently unveiled the new R3 which is essentially a bigger engined variant of the R25. The 321 cc parallel-twin unit develops 42 PS (41.4 bhp) and 29.6 Nm of torque.
While Indian enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for the arrival of a compact supersport bike from Yamaha, it’s not clear as to which one these two motorcycles will make it to our shores.
Competitors: KTM RC200, Honda CBR250R, Kawasaki Ninja 250
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