Last week, alleged photos of the much-anticipated Yamaha YZF-R25 made their rounds on the internet. The shots in question were really just of a tail light and tail section, which honestly could have been of anything — so, we passed on running them.
We get it, it had been a slow news week in the motorcycle world…but the photos had no substance, and we really just don’t go for the whole linkbait thing here. We’d make you a Top 10 list as to why, but you wouldn’t believe what we’d type next (did you see what we did there?).
Anyhoo…today we have something of some real substance: our first proper shots of the Yamaha R25, courtesy of our Indonesian friends over at TMC Blog. Giving us a proper view of the R25’s profile and front fairings, we know that this is the R25 because of the teaser film released during Yamaha’s RevStation site.
The mini-site may have removed the “R25” tag out of its metadata, after we published our article about it, but the tuning fork brand is holding strong on its second model to be released via the website.
Built in Indonesia, and geared towards the Southeast Asian market, it’s not clear if/when/how the Yamaha YZF-R25 will come to Europe and North America.
We do know that Yamaha trademarked “R3” and “YZF-R3” in a variety of markets, both here in the United States and in Europe, which makes for some interesting speculation regarding a displacement bump into the 300cc range.
Time will tell on that model of course, but until then, it looks like we are getting closer to a proper launch of Yamaha YZR-R25. Just do it already Yamaha, we can’t take it anymore!
UPDATE: We’ve added another photo from Pertamax7.com to the post as well.