Yamaha R25 is quick on track, on sales and guess what, it’s even quicker on the assembly line. Jakarta’s Tribune News reported that Yamaha’s quarter-litre takes just about three minutes (yes,MINUTES) to assemble.
Eko Prabowo, GM Marketing Communications & Community Development PT Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (YIMM) claimed that he has received the information from the special assembly of the Yamaha R25. The Yamaha R25 which will be exported to several countries from Indonesia is manufactured at PT Yamaha’s Pulogadung plant in East Jakarta.
The Yamaha R25 is the latest addition to the Japanese manufacturer’s sports class YZF family. It will be powered by a new 249cc twin-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that would produce 35 bhp and 22.6Nm of torque. Power would be transferred to the tarmac through a six-speed gearbox. The bike comes with new high-compression (11.6:1) engine which uses Yamaha’s DiASil (Die casting Aluminum-Silicon) cylinders for better heat dissipation and lighter weight.
The exports of Yamaha were postponed due to high demand in Indonesia as 2,800 units were booked within 25 hours of the launch.
Yamaha will have to place R25 at a competitive price as it will face stiff competition from KTM’s RC390 and Honda CBR250R. Also, local manufacturers like Bajaj and Hero MotoCorp are on the verge of introducing their 400cc and 250cc motorcycles respectively who will also have a home ground advantage as their cost is limited whereas Yamaha will have to face import duties.
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Source: Tribune News