This is IT! Japanese bike maker giant Yamaha has finally unveiled the highly anticipated R25 250cc sportsbike at the ongoing 2013 Tokyo Auto Show.
Unveiled in its concept avatar, the new bike seems to have borrowed plenty of design details from the mighty M1- Yamaha’s MotoGP contender.
If the design study is anything to go by, the production spec Yamaha R25 will be a hardcore sportsbike and won’t look out of place on a race track. Powering the bike will be a 250cc parallel twin motor that could offer as much as 45bhp of max power. Unlike what was being speculated, the R25 doesn’t share its chassis with the R15 and instead, boasts of an all new frame that features tubular elements rather than R15-like steel spars.
Visually, the production spec bike is very likely to get a smaller air intake and twin headlights. The concept R25’s LED tail lamp though, has good chances of making it to the production model.
It is being expected that the production spec Yamaha R25 would make it to India soon after its International debut. The Yamaha R25, when it comes to India, would battle it out against both the Honda CBR250R and the mightier Kawasaki Ninja 300. It is very much for sure that Yamaha India motors would locally produce the R25 to keep the costs under check. We feel that the production spec R25 would have a price tag that would be competitive enough to scare the makers of both the CBR250 and the Ninja300.
The new 2014 Yamaha R25 Concept would greet us at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo in February next year and we just can’t wait to sample the production spec model, probably on some winding road.
Stay tuned for more details on the new Yamaha R25.
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