It’s official – Yamaha R25 is expected to be announced towards the end of this month or early next month. In markets like Indonesia and India, the R25 will be sold as a high-performance sportsbike, while in developed markets like in Europe and Japan, the R25 will become Yamaha’s entry-level sportsbike. The R25 is expected to be launch sooner than expected in all the important markets including India as well.
Production-spec Yamaha R25 doesn’t resemble the concept model, showcased at 2013 Tokyo Motor Show and at 2014 Delhi Auto Expo earlier this-year. Although some components like wheels, handlebars, suspensions and disc brakes remains unchanged. The R25 looks quite different from the YZF-R15 and seems based on the YZF-R1. It gets Yamaha’s conventional split styled headlamp on its new full size fairing and other parts including the fuel tank and rear panels have also been redesigned.
The R25 is expected to be powered by newly-developed, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 250cc, in-line two-cylinder, fuel-injected engine mated to a 6-speed transmission. Information regarding power and torque has not yet been disclosed by the company.
Yamaha might keep the price range maintained under Rs. 2 lakh in India. The R25 will surely increase the competition in the 250cc segment and compete with the likes of Honda CBR250R, KTM Duke 390 and Suzuki Inazuma 250, while the upcoming rivals will be KTM RC 390, Bajaj Pulsar SS400 and Hero MotoCorp HX250R. Yamaha bike enthusiasts can expect to find the R25 in showrooms by second half of this year.
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