There is only a week until Yamaha reveals its 250cc sport bike, the Yamaha YZF-R25, but glimpses of the machine continue to make their way onto the internet. We skipped the completely unidentifiable tail light photos, but have already brought you some good looks at the YZF-R25’s front-end.
Today, we bring you an unfortunately low-resolution look at the R25’s profile, in its entirety. How will this Indonesian-made parallel-twin compare to bikes like of the Honda CBR250R and Kawasaki Ninja 250R? Only time will tell.
Though, we suspect that like the R125 that’s already popular in emerging markets, the R25 will draw heavily upon the popularity of MotoGP and Valentino Rossi in Southeast Asia, while being a fairly cheap machine to build and be a fairly reliable means of transportation in the aforementioned markets.
What perhaps will be most interesting is whether the news that Yamaha has been trademarking “R3” & “YZF-R3” in North America and Europe will mean a slightly bigger displacement machine for these markets.
Having to compete against the Honda CBR300R and Kawasaki Ninja 300 — not to mention the KTM RC390, if it ever arrives in the USA — Yamaha will need the extra cubic centimeters to stand a chance with this small-displacement warfare. May 20th, get here already!
Source: TMC Blog