Yamaha R25 concept bike unveiled at Tokyo

Autocar India
First Published: 17:01 IST(20/11/2013)
Last Updated: 17:41 IST(21/11/2013)
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Yamaha’s 250cc sportsbike has finally broken cover today at the ongoing Tokyo Motor Show. Yamaha has known to be working on a quarter litre motorcycle for a while, with little information available. From the images now emerging however, it is clear Yamaha’s 250cc bike will be a faired sportsbike. The 250cc bikes sleekly styled body panels, tank and alloy wheels are immediately reminiscent of the famous Japanese manufacturers other track focused motorcycles. The R25 comes with a split riding seat, which ends in an attractive, edgy tail.

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The R25 showcased here is still in concept form, hence detailed specifications including power and torque outputs remain unknown. What is known is the new quarter litre sportsbike will house a four-stroke, 250cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine with fuel-injection. Typical to the YZF series, the R25 leans its rider into the handlebars in an aggressive, weight forward riding position. The R25 uses telescopic fork suspension in front and a monoshock at the rear. There’s a single disc brake front and rear.

Considering the growing tribe of 250 to 300cc motorcycles in India today, we expect Yamaha to bring the new 250cc sportsbike to our two-wheeler arena sometime in 2014.   


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