Already news about Yamaha developing a quarter liter bike has been available over the cyberspace since a couple of months. The latest report from Yamaha Indonesia had confirmed that Yamaha was already developing the quarter liter bike whose launch is expected to take place before the end of 2013. Now Yamaha has finally unveiled the R25 at the Tokyo Motor Show whose looks are based on Valentino Rossi’s M1.
Surprisingly, the MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi has been featured in the video who unveils the bike on a race track. In the words of Yamaha, ‘A superbike you can ride every day is the development concept behind the R25, a 250cc sport bike mounting a newly developed in-line 2-cylinder engine on a lightweight, slim and compact chassis that shares its look with the YZR-M1 MotoGP machine. It boasts a powerful and sporty ride in the high rpm range while being easy to handle. The R25 is positioned and offered as an entry-model in the sport bike category for developed markets like Japan and Europe, and as a top performance sport bike for emerging markets, primarily throughout Asia.’
Coming to the technical specifications, Yamaha R25 is equipped with a 250cc engine which produces power ranging between 25 to 30 BHP. It also features fat tyres, front and rear discs, shorter wheelbase, tubular frame and right side up forks. Yamaha R25 is expected to compete KTM Duke 390, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and the upcoming Honda CBR300R. Reports also suggest that Yamaha R25 would be Indian-bound and expected to hit our shores by late-2014 or early-2015.
Check out more pictures and a video, after a jump.
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