CONFIRMED: Yamaha YZF R25 to make its public debut in late 2013

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We have reported enough about the upcoming 250cc performance bike from Japanese bike maker giant Yamaha.

Now, Yamaha Indonesia have once again confirmed the development of the Yamaha 250 aka Yamaha R25 (as we have been calling it since long). According to Yamaha Indonesia’s Executive Vice President, Dyonisius Beti, the new 250cc performance bike will be launched later this year.

It may be noted that a few year back, the Indian subsidiary of Japanese bike maker made a comeback in Indian bike market with the launch of R15, which is among 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.

Yamaha’s upcoming 250cc warrior will battle it out against the Honda CBR 250R. From what the first reports suggest, the new bike is based on the India specific Yamaha YZF R15. The same reports also tell us that Yamaha India will localize the new bike heavily when it launches the new 250cc baby in our country. This would enable it 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. While it will be wishing for too much to look at this bike as a baby Ninja contender, the Yamaha YZF R25 might have to lock horns with the upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 375.

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