Yamaha YZF-R25 Malaysian preview

HLYM previews all-new Yamaha YZF-R25 entry-level sport bike for the Malaysian market.


Malaysian Yamaha bikes distributor and assembler Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn Bhd (HLYM) today held an exclusive press preview of the all-new Yamaha YZF-R25 entry-level sports bike.


According to HLYM’s managing director C.H. Ng, HLYM plans to introduce the new model onto the Malaysian market sometime in April this year. He also confirmed that HLYM will assemble the new model locally in its Sungai Buloh CKD plant, where it will join alongside the XJ-6 series, and the MT-09.


Ng further added that HLYM has set a target to sell 300 units of the YZF-R25 monthly upon its introduction. HLYM management remain tight-lipped when it came to the R25’s pricing for Malaysia, but the model is expected to fetch a price tag between the RM20,000 and RM30,000 price bracket.


Here’s HLYM’s description of what we believe will become the next hottest bike to hit our shores very soon:

“Hong Leong Yamaha Motor is also proud to unveil this sports bike for its nimble and easy-to- use daily riding experience. 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.”

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Yamaha YZF-R25 specifications

Engine type 4-stroke, 8 Valve DOCH
Cylinder arrangement Up right two-cylinder
Displacement 249cc
Bore X stroke 60.0 x 44,1mm
Compression ratio 11,6 : 1
Maximum power 26.5kW (12,000 rpm)
Maximum torque 22.6N.m (10,000 rpm)
Lubrication system Wet sump
Starting system Electric Starter
Fuel supply Wet
Engine oil capacity 2.40liter
Fuel tank capacity 14.30 liters
Fuel admitting system type Fuel Injection
Ignition system TCI

Transmission type 6-speed /return type
Gear ratio 24.928 – 8.6
Clutch type Wet, Multiple

Frame type Diamond
Overall length 2,090mm
Overall width 720mm
Overall height 1,135mm
Seat height 780mm
Minimum ground clearance 160mm
Weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 166kg

Front suspension type Telescopic
Rear suspension type Monocross

Front brake Hydraulic disc, Dual Piston Floating
Rear brake Hydraulic disc, Single Piston
Front tyre 110/70 – 17
Rear tyre 140/70 – 17

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