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Yamaha R15 dan Yamaha R25 Motor Sport Racing
Yamaha R15 dan Yamaha R25 Motor Sport Racing dan Kencang The Yamaha R25 has been one of those bikes that has generated lot of interest from the word go itself, when the R25 concept was showcased for the first time at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. It was the same scenario at the 2014 Auto Expo as the Yamaha stall was swarmed by Indian two-wheeler enthusiasts and now finally the production spec version has been unveiled in Indonesia. Yamaha hasn’t confirmed about its plan of launching the new 250cc bike in our market but ZigWheels has learnt that a pre-production model of the Yamaha YZF-R25 has already landed on our shores for testing and R & D purpose. So let’s take close a look at the Yamaha YZF-R25 and what it has on offer.
Let’s start with styling, one of the main reasons for the inquisitiveness about the R25 was its M1 inspired styling, the concept bike possessed. The Indian biker has a soft spot for a full-faired motorcycle and the R25 wouldn’t disappoint them on this front. The bike sports a neatly sculpted windscreen below which sits the twin lamp headlight. The lamps are divided by a small duct that gives the front an aggressive look. The fuel tank carries forward the edgy design language with subtle knee recess.
In profile, the bike looks bulkier than what it is in reality and can be easily passed off as a 600cc, supersport offering. The tail section is very minimalistic and sharp with the LED taillight being neatly integrated into it The Yamaha R25 gets equipped with a part-analogue-part-digital instrument console; it sports an analogue tachometer and a LCD screen that houses the speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge and other details. The instrument cluster also features a revv limiter light. The R25 employs a two-into-one exhaust system with a R6 inspired stubby muffler and Y-spoke wheels. Overall design of the Yamaha R25 is pleasing and though the lines aren’t as sharp as the concept bike, it holds its own amongst the company of its quarter-litre rivals.