Just a few weeks ago, Yamaha had revealed the Yamaha YZF-R25 concept and also promised to unveil the production ready model in a few months time, but in today’s age, the world wants everything fast at their fingertips. So, right After the reveal, all automobile freaks and designers got to work in order to render how the YZF-R25 would look when ready for production, and just few days after the reveal, many renderings of the upcoming motorcycle started appearing online, but only a few of them looked believable.
Now though a proper looking computerised rendering has found its way onto the web, which was done by Motocross Magazine which is a very reliable source of information to begin with, and then the official Yamaha R25 Facebook page shared the picture which shows that this rendering is very close to how the production version will really look. The rendering shows that the production version will look really close to the concept version.
The differences are few, and some of them are, turn-indicators have been mounted on the fairings, it now has twin projector headlamps up front and the rear view mirrors too have been added. At the rear, the big difference is the number plate and turn indicators clamp which has been mounted to the body and the entire rear portion looks dangerously close to its elder sibling, the YZF-R6. Another obvious difference is the exhaust system, which on the concept was a race-ready Akrapovič full exhaust system, but on the production version, it will be a milder, quieter exhaust system with a classy looking exhaust cap.
The YZF-R25 will be built on an all-new tubular frame and not the steel spar frame as on the R15 and It will be powered by an all new 250cc, fuel-injected, parallel twin motor with a maximum power output of around 35 PS and will be mated to a 6-speed sequential gearbox. In India, Yamaha will mostly probably produce the R25 locally in order to keep costs low and to price the motorcycle at a competitive price. If they manage to price it well, the R25 can obliterate the competition, more specifically the Kawasaki Ninja 300R and the Hyosung GT250R and maybe even the upcoming Honda CBR300R. Yamaha will display the YZF-R25 concept at the fast approaching Indian Auto Expo.
Source – Yamaha R25 (on Facebook)