The 2016 Yamaha YZF-R25 is now in the Malaysian market with two new colours – blue and matte grey, with the 2015 red discontinued – and retailing at RM20,630, including GST, excluding road tax, insurance and number plates. Availability is immediate, and the old colours and graphics are no longer in production.

Using a liquid-cooled parallel-twin with four-valves per cylinder, displacing 249 cc, the R25 produces 35.5 hp at 12,000 rpm and 22.6 Nm of torque at 10,000 rpm. With EFI feeding the engine, power gets to the 140/70-17 rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox. Braking is a single-disc in front grabbed by a dual-piston caliper while a single-piston caliper is installed at the rear.

Wet weight for the 2016 Yamaha YZF-R25 is 166 kg, and fuel is stored in the 14.3 litre fuel tank. Seat height is a rider friendly 780 mm. Rivals to the Yamaha YZF-R25 locally include the Kawasaki Ninja 250 which retails for approximately RM22,000 excluding GST and the KTM RC250, which goes for RM21,081 with GST.