Launched in 2003, the 11th chapter of the Yamaha ASEAN Cup Race 2014 was recently concluded on 7th December at the Sentul International Circuit (overall length: approx. 3.96 km) in West Java, Indonesia. Hosted by Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing, this year saw Indonesia again defend their title again as the overall champion in the event, following last year’s triumph. Here are the results of the participating countries overall points: 1. Indonesia- 188 points 2. Thailand- 162 points 3. Malaysia- 134 points 4. The Philippines- 44 points 5. Japan- 16 points 6. India- 13 points.
For 2014, the YAMAHA ASEAN CUP RACE, an event that aims to promote the sporty image of the Yamaha brand throughout the ASEAN region, the event opened a new class that is ST250, using the Yamaha YZF-R25 quarter liter that we’ll never get in India (or will we?). “Yes, this year there are three classes, one of which is for the Yamaha R25,” explained M Abidin GM Service & Motorsport PT Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (YIMM) found in circuit Sentul, Bogor.
Here’s a closer look at the race-spec Yamaha R25 for Yamaha ASEAN Cup Race 2014:
With no re-boring, the 250cc motor packs the same dimensions, while the Pistons have been kept stock too. However, there’s a tweaked ECU and software upgrade developed by Daytona ECU that can open up the motor till a shrieking 13,500 rpm. The tweaked ECU and software package is sold freely and can be purchased by a racing team or privater.
The custom radiator cooling system is designed and manufactured in Indonesia by the ADR Group.
Custom exhaust by Sakura, a local brand that was re-known as the Yamaha exhaust vendors in Indonesia.
The stock frame of the R25 has been retained (sadly no Deltabox here), while there’s a locally made Sakura after-market air filter.
New Motobatt battery which has two pairs of poles, thus simplifying the preparation of custom wiring in a concept of motor racing
The race-spec R25 uses DID racing chains for YACR 2014.
Custom, Indonesian-made handlebar
Front and rear suspension aftermarket, race-spec suspension supplied by KYB, brakes by Nissin
Re-designed, made in Indonesia foot-peg is adjustable too.
For YACR, the R25 uses IRC Fasti slicks all around
Sudarmono, the fastest racer in training and recorded an exactly 1 minute, 45-second lap across the Sentul International Circuit. The ASEAN Cup Race also saw Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd running the top 4 performing riders from the final round of the National level R15 One Make Race Championship 2014 that was recently concluded at the Madras Motor Race Track in Chennai.
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