Yamaha R25 prototype breaks cover!


Japanese power brand Yamaha have unveiled its highly anticipated Yamaha R25 (250cc) concept at the ongoing 43rd Tokyo Motor Show in Japan. The R25 prototype is based on the DNA of its elder siblings the Yamaha YZF R1 and R6 and the track-focused MotoGP spec M1. Officials present at the event gave out quite a few pointers on this new prototype like – the R25 will sport a parallel 250cc twin cylinder engine. What’s also new on the R25 prototype is an all new frame which features tubular elements rather than the R15 style steel spars.

Although the R25 is still in its concept stage, a lot of details in the official pictures like the light rear end-panel, race style air intake on the fairing and stunning primary drive cover may not make it through to the production version. Instead what we might see is a rear-end quite similar to the standard R15, twin Yamaha style headlamps, more basic instrument clusters and perhaps a small air intake.

Yamaha have not yet revealed any technical details about the R25 prototype or when the production-ready version will go on sale. We expect to see the R25 prototype on display at the upcoming 2014 Auto Expo in New Delhi. We keep our fingers crossed.

Story: Sayem Parvez Syed


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