Yamaha R25 vs Ninja 250 will prove which one is the Best to Buy

The launch of Yamaha R25 becomes interesting, because it proves to be a great threat to its competitors, including the Ninja 250. People are often seen having comparable Yamaha R25 vs. Ninja 250, because some segments are quite proportional. Ninja 250R has been replaced by its 298 cc Variant Ninja 300 in some markets, while some other are selling them alongside each other. Since, Yamaha R25 is the latest competitor in the market, and it is directly compared with the Kawasaki Ninja 250R. Although, various quarter liter bikes are available in India, but the Yamaha R25 and Ninja 250 are the most comparable bikes. The Yamaha is designed with parallel setup during the other features V-Twin set-up.

Yamaha YZF R25 V/S Ninja 250 FI

Yamaha R25 V/S Ninja 250 dimensions

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Market Share of Kawasaki Ninja 250R

If you talk about appearance, then the both bikes look almost similar to lots of complimenting features. Although, the Ninja 250R is available at a higher price, but still it has a great market share over a few years in India. Now the people find it important to think about Yamaha R25 and Ninja 250 before taking any decision for the purchase of a bike.

Specifications Compared:

Yamaha R25

  • Engine: 249 cc fuel injected parallel twin cylinder
  • Power: 35.5 BHP power @ 12000 RPM
  • Torque: 22.1 NM @ 10000 RPM
  • Transmission: Constant Mesh 6-Speed
  • Looks: Quality Build Yamaha Fairing
  • Price: Lesser as compared to Ninja 250

Ninja 250 FI

  • 248 cc 4-stroke DOHC 4-valve per cylinder
  • 32 BHP @ 10000 RPM
  • Torque: 22 NM @ 8000 RPM

Operations of Yamaha R25 and Ninja 250R

There are lots of comparison between Yamaha R25 and Ninja 250R, such as the Yamaha R25 uses 249 cc parallel twin cylinder as a power source with a fuel injected engine, while on the other hand the power source of Ninja 250R is 249 cc four-stroke, DOHC and fluid-cooled locomotive. While considering Yamaha R25 vs. Ninja 250 at this point, the Yamaha R25 can be superior to Kawasaki Ninja 250R because the Yamaha has potential to roil 36 PS of power from 250 cc locomotive and 22.1 Nm of torque. The bike can generate maximum BHP of power, and the capacity of Kawasaki to generate power is 32 BHP. The power generating capacity of Yamaha is four units more than the Ninja.

Although, the Ninja 250R is not available in India, but still it is considered as a good ride. The situation can be changed in the near future because the features of R25 force you to have a look at Yamaha R25 vs Ninja 250. The R25 is quite better in terms of 4 PS and 0.6 Nm power and torque. It is excited to see the features of Yamaha R25 because it has various modern instruments for efficient riding. Dimensions of the Ninja 250R are 2085 mm L x 715 mm W x 1115 mm H. Total weight of the bike is 172 kg with the 1400 mm wheelbase and 13 mm ground clearance. External dimensions of the Yamaha R25 are 2000 mm L x 720 mm W x 1140 mm H.

Latest Technology and Features

The Yamaha R25 is equipped with latest technology and features, and this is the reason the bike becomes a serious threat for the lots of available and upcoming models of the bikes in the market. The latest features of Yamaha R25 include, trip indicator, timer, multi-function indicator, indicator for gear location, oil alteration meter, engine temperature, shift timing pointer light and FI indicative, while all these features are not available in the Kawasaki Ninja 250R. This is the reason for the superiority of the Yamaha R25 in the market.

Although, the new Ninja 300 R is available in the market, but still the Yamaha R25 vs. Ninja 250 is quite obvious, because the comparison is very important. Both bikes have same compression ratio that is equal to 11:6:1. The revitalized model of Kawasaki Ninja 300 can generate more power, but still it can’t beat Yamaha R25, because it generates only 3 PS less power in comparison and the torque is 5 Nm less.

Rear View of Ninja 250R and Yamaha R25

The price of Ninja 250R is more as compared to Yamaha R25 because all bikes of Kawasaki are imported through CKD routes. Therefore, the additional costs are automatically added to the original price of the bikes. The Yamaha charges the lowest price, but it can reduce more if the Yamaha starts preparing its bikes on a local level. It will be best for buyers in the quarter-liter segment because, in this way, the Yamaha can give a huge margin shock to the Kawasaki Ninja in cost.
Yamaha is all set to break the monopoly of Kawasaki Ninjas in India, and the Yamaha R25 is the first step in this regard, because the bike will be launched in India with the same specifications. It will be an alarming sign for the Kawasaki to do something to save their market share. Otherwise, they may have to face major losses in the Indian market.


Yamaha R25 is an entry level sports bike, and its expected price range is INR 2, 00,000 to 2, 50,000. The well-equipped pioneering chassis and abundance of breathtaking features, therefore, it is expected to be ranked as the best sports bike in terms of performance. The bike looks very stylish with sleek and compact body and twin headlamps for clear vision while riding even at night time. Engine is the focal point of the Yamaha R25, and it can generate 35.5 bhp @ 12000 rpm, and the torque is 2.25 kgm @ 10000 rpm. It uses ten-spoke Alloy wheels, and the specific output rate is 142.57 per liter. The Yamaha is highly fueled efficient as compared to the Ninja 250R.

On the other hand, the Ninja 250R can generate 24 KW power at 11000 rpm. The torque is 22.0 NM at 8200 rpm. Ninja 250R uses the alloy type wheels and the front tyre is 110 / 70 – 17 M/C (54S) and the rear is 130 / 70 – 17. In short, the Yamaha R25 vs Ninja 250 prove that the Yamaha R25 has a cluster of features that are not present in Ninja 250. The price of R25 is expected to be low as compared to Ninja 250; therefore the R25 is a serious threat for all its competitors.


  1. Atheeq June 23, 2016
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