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Yamaha YZF-R25 spotted internationally, India launch in 2018

The Financial Express logo The Financial Express 17-07-2017 FE Online

Yamaha YZF R25

We reported earlier that Yamaha has introduced the new YZF R25 internationally and the motorcycle is expected to be launched in India by next year. Yamaha already sells the motorcycle internationally and this is the facelift version that is expected to be sold in India after the new YZF R15 Version 3.0 (V3.0).

According to the latest report by Iwanbanaran, the new Yamaha YZF R25 has been spotted testing in Indonesia, however, there are no images of the upcoming motorcycle. It is expected to be based on the diamond frame opposed to the perimeter frame seen on other Yamaha models, along with some cosmetic updates. The motorcycle is likely to get a slipper clutch, USD (Upside-Down) front forks and mono-shock at the rear. The company will not offer the new YZF R25 with Ride-by-Wire technology.

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The motorcycle will take its design cues from the R15 V3.0 that was showcased at the 2017 Bangkok International Motor Show. It will be equipped with features such as split LED headlamp similar to the upcoming Yamaha R15 Version 3.0, sharper body design and creases as well as the R3 inspired air-vent in the centre.

The new Yamaha YZF R25 will be powered by a 249cc, parallel-twin liquid cooled engine that will produce 35.5 hp of maximum power and 22.1 Nm of peak torque. The engine will be paired to a 6-speed transmission. It is expected that the engine of the India-bound YZF R25 will get re-tuned in order to deliver more in terms of power figures.

The Yamaha YZF R25 will have a kerb weight of 166 kg, which will remain unchanged as that of the current model in international markets. It will measure 2,090 mm in length, 720 mm in width, 1,135 mm in height and has a seat height of 780 mm. The information about the upcoming Yamaha YZF R25 is little and we expected the motorcycle to also receive a fully digital instrument cluster and a hazard lamp. When launched in India, it will compete with the likes of the Honda CBR250RR and the Ninja 250 in the quarter-litre motorcycle segment.

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