Yamaha YZF-R25 launch in Indian market
As there is a very tough competition for 200cc bikes in the Indian Market, Yamaha is all set to launch its new Yamaha YZF-R25 which is the upgraded version of Yamaha R15. The all new Yamaha YZF-R25 was revealed by Yamaha in 2013 at the Tokyo Motor Show, and is the most awaited bike in Indian market. This bike will be launched in the Indian Market at the end of the year 2015 and will be a tough competition for other bikes like Honda CBR 250R, Pulsar RS 200, Pulsar AS 200, KTM duke, KTM RC 200. As we have seen the success of Yamaha R15, we can say that the bike will be a mega hit in the Indian subcontinent.
Major Features of Yamaha YZF-R 25
Engine of YZF-R 25
The Engine type is DOHC (Double Overhead Camshaft) and has a 250cc liquid cooled four stroke, 4 valve Engine with a maximum power of 35.5 BHP @ 12000 rpm and a maximum torque of 22.1 Nm @ 10000 rpm.
Gearbox of YZF-R 25
The gearbox is a six speed manual transmission.
Other Features of YZF-R 25
The seat height of this bike is 780mm and the ground clearance is 160 mm which makes this bike perfectly fit for the bumpy roads of India. The net weight of the bike is 166kg. The top speed of the bike is 173 km/h and the fuel tank capacity is 14.3 litres.
Comparison with other major competitors
With RS 200
Yamaha YZF-R25 Vs Bajaj Pulsar RS 200
The engine of Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 is a 200cc SOHC (Single Overhead Camshaft) engine, it has a 4 valve, liquid cooled engine. The maximum power of RS 200 is 24.16 BHP @ 9750 rpm and the maximum torque of RS 200 is 18.6 Nm @ 8000 rpm. As we can clearly see that the all new Yamaha YZF-R25 is far ahead than RS 200 in terms of power and torque. The gearbox of Bajaj RS 200 is 6 speed manual transmission gearbox. This will surely be a tough competition for Bajaj. The top speed of RS 200 is 150 km/h which is less than the YZF-R25. Also the fuel tank capacity of RS 200 is less than YZF-R25 which is 13 litres. The net weight of the bike is 147 kg which is a plus point because the weight of YZF-R25 is more than RS 200.
Now the Yamaha YZF-R25 is far ahead of Bajaj Pulsar RS 200
With KTM 200
Yamaha YZF-R25 Vs KTM 200
Now coming to KTM 200. The engine of KTM RC 200 is a 199.5 cc engine. The maximum power of RC 200 is 24.65 BHP @ 10000 rpm and the maximum torque of RC 200 is 19.2 Nm @ 8000 rpm. The fuel tank capacity of RC 200 is 9.5 litres. The Gearbox is 6 speed transmission gearbox. The top speed of KTM RC 200 is 140 km/h which is less than Bajaj RS 200. The seat height and the ground clearance is 834 mm and 157mm respectively. The net weight of the bike is 154 kg.
With Honda CBR 250R
Yamaha YZF-R25 Vs Honda CBR 250R
The engine of Honda CBR 250R is a 250 cc engine. The maximum power of 250R is 25 BHP @ 8500 rpm and the maximum torque of 250R is 23 Nm @ 7000 rpm. The fuel tank capacity of 250R is 13 litres. The Gearbox is 6 speed transmission gearbox. The top speed of 250R is 147 km/h which is less than Bajaj RS 200 as well as Yamaha YZF-R25. The seat height and the ground clearance is 1127 mm and 145 mm respectively. The net weight of the bike is 167 kg.
We have compared all the aspects of Yamaha YZF-R25 with its competitors and it is clear that Yamaha is clear winner.
The expected price of the Yamaha YZF-R25 is 2, 75,000 INR which will be a major concern for Yamaha but this is the expected price it may come down. All we have to do is to wait for its launch.
Article by: Suraj (SITS)