05 Feb HLYM Launches the Sporty YZF-R25
Sepang, 5th February 2015 – Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn. Bhd (HLYM) launched its latest pride, the Yamaha YZF-R25 in conjunction with the Yamaha Motor Co, Ltd Japan’s Motorsports Media Conference at Sepang today. The resilient Yamaha YZF-R25 carries all the accumulated Yamaha DNAs from years of passion, knowledge and experience. This combined DNA presents an unparalleled sports bike feel and sensation which the company is excited to present to the Malaysian motorcycle market.
The R-series sports bikes have been exemplary and the YZF-R25 takes it a notch up with its 2-inline Diasil cylinders, DOHC, 8-valves liquid-cooled 250cc, forged piston and downdraft induction fuel injection system combined with a lightweight body design with a perfect centre of gravity. The power and weight ratio is at its stellar best in this model as well. The dual predator headlights speak volumes of the kind of detailed thought put into the YZF-R25. Its unique angular design offers a “predator look” but also functions brighter, sharper and has focussed lighting.
During the launch, Mr. C.H. Ng, Managing Director of Hong Leong Yamaha Motor said, “We are thrilled to present to you the YZF-R25 for so many reasons. There is no doubt we have always been proud of the Yamaha R Series. The YZF-R25 is sporty, lightweight and stylish. Its sleek design is only rivalled by its superb functionality and this is why we are certain it is a model that will be sought after by superbike enthusiasts.”
Hong Leong Yamaha Motor is also proud to unveil this sports bike for its nimble and easy-to- use daily riding experience. The YZF-R25 has a super sport split seat, super sport speedometer, super sport led tail light, aluminium cast wide wheel and wide tyre. Its asymmetric swing arm is strong and solid for a more stable ride with a Monocross Twin-tube rear suspension for sure-handling at sharp corners during high-speed. The YZF-R25 is also agile for its diamond-type frame which is compact and lightweight. Made of steel tubing that offers optimum balance of strength and stability, this superbike is set to take its riders on a speedy yet safe and bump-free ride. Its mid ship sporty muffler also makes for a more exciting ride as it projects a sexy masculine sporty sound.
“Yamaha earned widespread acclaim in 1998 when Yamaha released the “YZF-R1” into the European and North American markets. It was dubbed as a model that offered “unsurpassed excitement” on winding roads. This model raised the bar in sport bikes and enthusiasts waxed lyrical about it, earning widespread acclaim,” said Mr. C.H. Ng. “We take great pride in the YZF –R25 as it uses the R-Series technology and know-how Yamaha has accumulated since the original YZF-R1. Now, we present the “YZF” lineup to the 250cc displacement class. This high level of riding performance and styling DNA which is inherited is worthy of an R-Series model, yet it gives sports bike buffs easy handling for day to day use. We are certain the YZF-R25 uses its full potential of a 250cc sport model and is apt for a global market.”
The YZF-R5 is set to take the market by storm with all its offerings. Hong Leong Yamaha Motor is confident this model, with its agile handling, inimitable super sport design and balance of high performance and fuel efficiency, will supersede all expectations. More importantly, it will also meet all requirements enthusiasts have for any superbike and offer an exhilarating ride.