Yamaha Makes Indonesia Its Manufacturing Base of R25 Sport Bike
Indonesia will become the manufacturing base for the Yamaha R25 sport bike after Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (YIMM) — which manufactures and markets Yamaha motorcycle in Indonesia — was appointed to handle its production. Production plant is capable of producing up to 2,000 units of the R25 per month.
Pulogadung. Indonesia will become the manufacturing base for the Yamaha R25 sport bike after Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (YIMM) — which manufactures and markets Yamaha motorcycle in Indonesia — was appointed to handle its production.
YIMM is a local subsidiary of Japanese motorcycle maker Yamaha Motor Company (YMC), which makes Yamaha — the most popular motorcycle brand in Indonesia. It operates a plant in Pulogadung, East Jakarta.
Hiroyuki Yanagi, the president and chief executive of YMC, said on Monday that the Yamaha R25 model that be produced by YIMM and exported to 14 different countries in Europe and Japan.
Yanagi said Indonesia was selected to kick start production as well as export the sport bike as YMC praised the quality of products manufactured by YMMI. He spoke in Jakarta during a celebration of Yamaha’s 40th year of operating in the country on Monday.
The R25 comes with six-speed transmission and produces 34 horsepower through its 250 cc engine that applies electronic fuel injection technology. The sport bike is 2,000 millimeters long and 720 mm wide. Its height at 1,140 millimeters is dubbed to rival with other premium sport bikes like the Honda CBR250R and the Kawasaki Ninja 300.
R25 inherits the features of Yamaha’s popular motor sport model YZR-M1.
Yanagi said YIMM’s Pulogadung plant is capable of producing up to 2,000 units of R25 per month.
Eko Prabowo, general manager for marketing and promotion at YIMM, said customers can get the R25 delivered to them by the end of the fourth quarter. Even though the sport bike will serve the overseas market, the company will also fulfill domestic demand, he said.
Around 10 percent of total production of the R25 may be exported, he said, adding that the final proportion will be decided by YMC.
In Indonesia, YIMM not only manufactures and markets Yamaha motorcycles. It also offers a training facility through its Global Training Center in West Java. This facility has trained Yamaha’s mechanics, not only from Indonesia, but also from other Southeast Asian countries like Thailand and Vietnam.
Dyonisius Beti, executive vice president of YIMM, said it had received positive response from the Indonesian market about the R25’s release. He said online orders from enthusiastic customers has reached in the thousands of units.