Yamaha YZF R25 Might be Unveiled at EICMA 2012

| November 2, 2012 | 55 Comments

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Regulars here might remember that we reported about Yamaha confirming that it now intends to shift its focus on soon launching 150cc+ products in Indian bike market. It may be noted that the Japanese bike maker made a comeback in Indian bike market with the launch of R15, which is arguably the most popular Indian bike among Indian biking enthusiasts.

However, with the launch of Honda CBR250R, KTM 200 Duke and Bajaj Pulsar 200NS, the 150cc sportsbike from Yamaha has started getting a bit dated. Yamaha surely needs to come up with a quarter litre bike to capture the Indian performance biking segment.

Our sources are telling us that Yamaha is busy working on a 250cc warrior to counter Honda CBR 250R. From what the first reports suggest, the new bike is based on the India specific Yamaha YZF R15, which means that the bike has the highest probability of being launched in the country before anywhere else. The same reports also tell  that Yamaha India have localized the new bike heavily to keep the costs low and put the new Yammy across as a genuine pound-for-pound contender for the competitively priced baby CBR.

The Yamaha YZF R25 will be a liquid cooled single, just like its R15 sibling, primarily to avoid the higher costs of a twin. The design of the new bike will be sportier too, with a more aggressive front, new alloys and a racy split seat. The swing-arm on the new bike will be new and stronger as well, which apparently has been derived from the R125. Rumours are doing rounds that the new bike will be named YZF R25. While it will be wishing for too much to look at this bike as a baby Ninja contender, the Yamaha YZF R25 will surely lock horns with the upcoming KTM Duke 390 and Bajaj Pulsar 375.

It is being said all over the web world that Yamaha will unveil a new 250cc bike at the upcoming EICMA Motorcycle Show, Milan which will be held from 15-18 November, 2012. There are high chances (and even higher hopes) of Yamaha introducing the much awaited R25 to the bike aficionados by unveiling their new baby at EICMA 2012.

We are waiting for the new bike with high hopes and dreams of unmatched handling prowess.

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  1. That's another good news after the CBR500 disclosure.

  2. Souvik Chatterjee says:

    lets see how it comes into reality.

  3. Rudronil Nightfury Chaudhuri says:

    trust me.. I m waiting for these to happen.. sold my v1.. but culdnt leave yamaha.. so now a v2.. but now a days I am desperately in need of something bigger! gt 250 is big! new ninja sate of the art (i feel a bit like r15 too in looks)..but seriously don't want to switch to any other brand! please YUMMY make this dream come true before 2013!

  4. Dipyaman Santra says:

    jodi sotti sotti ashe then amio bhabbbo . ami emniteo bhabchilam CBR 250 nebo

  5. Manoj Jk says:

    If they that will be the sweetest and most awaited one for the bikers….

  6. Somebody woke up from their sleep I guess.. Well better late then never..

  7. Arnob Gupta says:

    By which time, of course the opposition will have launched bikes with twice the displacement and power…..

  8. Sunil Sunny says:

    I heard They will launch FZ250 1st.,R15V2 itself was a stunner in looks,hope R25 wil b better than that.I never expected international bike companies wil launch so many superbikes in india.After the launch of Cbr 250,ktm 200,bajaj pulsar 200ns n R15v2,india is slowly gearing itself for big displacement bikes,now we are craving for more power and performance.

  9. same here Rudronil Nightfury Chaudhuri

  10. Finally… just waitng 4 it…

  11. Radzif Omar says:

    YAMAHA YZF R25? WOW! (0.0)

  12. Oshi Moshi says:

    sumpah lawoo

  13. Radzif Omar says:

    taw xpe T.T

  14. Mohd Adib says:

    The Yamaha 250 will be a liquid cooled single, just like its R15 sibling, primarily to avoid the higher costs of a twin. The design of the new bike will be sportier too, with a more aggressive front, new alloys and a racy split seat. The swing-arm on the new bike will be new and stronger as well, which apparently has been derived from the R125. Rumours are doing rounds that the new bike will be named YZF R25.

    *Ayat "Liquid Cooled Single" & "Primarily to avoid the higher costs of a twin" yang aku xbekenan tu…Hehehe apa2 pun rumours…Tunggu je la Yamaha India launch~~~~

  15. Radzif Omar says:

    liquid single cool tu pon dr td aku dok pkiaq gak dib..single ape?? single liquid tu atau single cylinder..xlama dah tu..wait n c :)

  16. Iqbal Khazmi says:

    single cylinder. masuk malaysia ni, kompen aku menabung.

  17. man even if its an inline for costin around 3lakhs plus its worth it YES YAMAHA!

  18. ade ke single liquid? =.='

  19. Radzif Omar says:

    Aquè Rushydöne- samada dia salah type..atau aku yg xtaw psl sgle liquid~

  20. Mohd Adib says:

    Aku rasa dia maksudkan 'Single Cylinder Liquid Cooled' kot…

  21. spnjg aq idup xpnah lg jmpe moto ade double,triple,inline liquid..xtaw la yamaha ni thinking outbox sgt..kikiki

  22. anda mmg oshem adib..double liquid cooled like utk anda..hehe

  23. Naqib Shamshudin says:

    Masuk mesia ke? R15 pon xmsuk

  24. the sketch was made by one Indonesian blogger, as far as I know, you can find on the link below for clarification.

    http://areeya2.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/yamaha-r25-1-ii/

    so for the sake of copyright, please remove the watermark indicating it is you, guys in Motoroids, that made the sketch.

  25. Of course it is man…its so obvious ;)

  26. they should also bring in a FZ26 for the regular bikers.

  27. Kawnga says:

    Still a single cylinder, thought it would beat the ninja250r

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