The Japanese bikemaker has revealed the 2020 Yamaha YZF-R25 for the Malaysian market. Priced at RM 19,998, the bike’s new model has been offered in two new colour schemes – Matte Blue and Matte Silver. While the Blue shade variant gets silver treatment on the front fender, side fairing and tail section, the Silver colour version has subtle red and black highlights. Read – Yamaha XSR 155 India Launch Likely This Year
The new bodywork looks similar to the Yamaha YZF-R1 superbike. The 2020 Yamaha R25 gets LED lighting at the front and back and inside the cockpit. The LCD instrument panel has a shift light and shows all important information.
No changes have been made to its engine. The 2020 Yamaha YZF-R25 uses the same 249cc, twin-cylinder DOHC engine paired to a 6-speed gearbox. This liquid-cooled motor pushes out a maximum power of 35.5bhp at 12,00rpm and 22.6Nm of torque at 10,000rpm. It’s claimed to be faster by 8kmph than the previous model. Read – Yamaha Likely To Develop FZ25-based Adventure Bike
Suspension setup of the 2020 Yamaha R25 includes the upside-down forks with gold anodized fork tubes and a preload adjustable monoshock unit at the rear. The braking duties are done by dual-piston calipers on a single disc and a single-piston caliper on the front and rear wheel respectively. The new model offers a seat height of 758mm, which is 22mm less than the old model. It has a fuel tank capacity of 14-litres.
In India, the Japanese bikemaker will bring in the 2020 Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycle by the end of 2020 or early 2021. Powering the bike is a 321cc, parallel-twin cylinder engine that’s good enough for 41bhp and 29.6Nm. Unlike the global model that misses out on ABS (anti-lock braking system), the India-spec version will come with a dual-channel ABS.
The 2020 Yamaha YZF-R3 will be equipped with inverted forks upfront and a monoshock rear suspension unit. There will be disc brakes at both ends. The bike’s new model will be put up against the TVS Apache RR 310, KTM RC390 and Kawasaki Ninja 400.