The special edition models carry the logos from Yamaha’s title MotoGP sponsors including Tech3 and Movistar.
While India still awaits the arrival of the R25 that is expected to create quite a stir in the quarter-litre space, Yamaha continues to offer special edition models with new paint schemes on the full-faired motorcycle in its home market Indonesia. Brought to our attention by Goozir.com, the Japanese two-wheeler giant has updated the YZF-R25 with two new special editions models that are based on Yamaha’s MotoGP livery that will be limited to only 500 units. The special editions are also available on the R15 and are limited to 3000 units in the South East Asian country.
The Yamaha R25 special edition model gets finished in a shade of racing blue that extends to the alloy wheels as well and is covered with stickers from the brand’s title MotoGP sponsors. Most noticeable of all is the Movistar logo on the side fairing that grabs maximum attention while logos from Yamaha Factory Racing and YamaLube can also be found on the special edition R25. Yamaha has also added the tag Semakin Di Depan on the engine cowl which translates to ‘One Step Ahead’.
In addition to the MotoGP special edition R25, Yamaha has also introduced the R25 with Tech3 sponsor badges along with Monster Energy, Motul, DeWalt, and Stanley logos. The bike gets finished in an all black paint job with neon green stripes taking inspiration from MotoGP while the wheels are finished in black giving that stealth look. Mechanically, the special edition R25 gets no changes with the 249cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, two-cylinder engine equipped with a fuel injection system producing 36 PS at 12,000 RPM and 22.6 Nm of torque at 10,000 RPM, paired to a 6-speed gearbox.
The Yamaha R25 gets telescopic front forks and a monocross suspension set-up at the rear, while stopping power comes from disc brakes at the front and rear. In India, Yamaha has been concentrating on the mass market segment at present and launched the Saluto 125 and Fascino automatic scooter most recently. The R25 though is what the enthusiasts await and is most likely to hit the market just before the festive season. To compete against a slew of offerings in the quarter-litre space, expect a price tag of around Rs. 2.80 lakhs (ex-showroom) on the R25 in India. The MotoGP special editions will be highly appreciated in India too. Yamaha, hope you are listening.