Yamaha is known worldwide for producing enthusiast motorcycles, right from the flagship YZF-R1 till the YZF-R125, all of Yamaha’s bikes are performance machines and place performance above all else. In India too, Yamaha has been thrilling the young enthusiast right from the beginning with all the RD’s and RX’s until the latest R-15, so it was no surprise that there was excitement and joy all around when Yamaha announced that they would be making a 250cc sports bike.
Indian are already very much attracted toward the low capacity, high performance motorcycles, and this is the fastest growing two-wheeler segment right now, and if it is a Yamaha, and that too a 250cc, people expect a lot from it, and one of those expectations is that it should be fast, and Yamaha is known to deliver on this front.
When the Yamaha YZF-R25 concept was revealed a few weeks ago, everyone were thrilled with the way the bike looked, all so aggressive and mean, and the whole atmosphere of the launch was filled with talks about how the motorcycle will perform. But these looks and performance would be of no use if they could not get it to the public. To be ridden on public roads, the motorcycle must have indicators, powerful headlamps and rear view mirrors, among a few other things. Until now, No one had any idea s to how the bike would look with the addition of these accessories, but now a Japanese magazine has published a few pictures and has claimed it to be the production ready YZF-R25.
The picture published in the magazine shows the YZF-R25 in the red and white color scheme that we have seen on the R15 V2.0. All the necessary changes have been made to make it production ready, with mirrors fitted, turn indicators and registration plate holder installed. The picture also shows that the front visor is similar to the R15, the headlamp design, the fairing design and the rear portion’s design seems to have been inspired by its elder sibling, the YZF-R6. Another change noticed is the OEM exhaust system has been fitted, as the concept version had an Akrapovic exhaust system. It would be nice if we got that performance exhaust system, at least as an option.
The YZF-R25 will be powered by an all new, parallel twin, liquid cooled 250cc engine which will produce around 27 to 30 BHP and will be mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The braking duties, like the R15, will be handled by disc brakes on both the wheels, but the size of the Disc rotors will definitely be larger in size. Yamaha might also bring in ABS to fend off competition from its rivals.
Check out another leaked picture, after a jump.
Also see – Upcoming Yamaha YZF-R25 Rendered
Image Credit – Dapur Pacu