Report – Yamaha R25 gets pimped up in Indonesia
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The bikes gets beefy Pirelli Diablo tyres and dual front discs.
While majority of the 2,800 customers in Indonesia who ordered the Yamaha R25 online in the first 25 hours of bookings are eagerly waiting for the motorcycle, the first few owners have already started modifying their rides.
Seen here is an after-market modification on the new Yamaha R25 whose reception in the domestic market has overwhelmed PT Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (YIMM). The company had predicted sales of 12,000 units in the first year but about a quarter of that volume was taken on the launch day itself, putting Yamaha Indonesia’s export plans to the back burner.
The modification job is by a Banten province-based specialist named Berkat Motor. Claimed to be in the initial stage of modification, the red R25 has been bestowed with wider three-spoke alloy wheels painted in white. The front wheel is wrapped in 120/60-17 (110/70-17 stock) rubber while the rear comes shod with a humongous 180/55-17 (140/70 – 17 stock) tyre, both Pirelli Diablos.
To enhance stopping power, the quarter litre sportsbike has been fitted with dual discs upfront with Brembo brake calipers. The rest of the bike stays untouched, for now, but the owner says that more custom parts are on their way.
The R25 is yet to receive output upgrades. It is powered by a 250 cc parallel-twin engine pushing out 36 PS and 22.6 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed gearbox.
Competitors: Kawasaki Ninja 300
Expected Price: INR 2.75 – 3.75 lakhs, ex-showroom (depending on whether it is a CKD or a CBU)
Launch Date: 2015 in India (unofficial)
Modified Yamaha R25 – Image Gallery
[Images from Motorexpertz.com]