Yamaha is all set to launch the R25 in India by early 2014. The 250cc R25 concept with a twin-cylinder engine was recently unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show. The bike gets most of it’s styling from the YZR-M1. For quite a while now, Honda CBR 250, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and KTM Duke 390 have been reigning over the superbike market in India, and this might make things a bit tougher for the new Yamaha R25
Although the concept featured a twin-cylinder engine, Yamaha may come up with a single-cylinder variant for the Indian market to make it a bit more budget friendly. But, that shouldn’t be a problem. With that being said, let’s move on to the most crucial part – the performance. Fuel economy definitely isn’t a point of focus for a bike like this one. To be honest, it won’t be wise to expect anything above 25kmpl.
Not too much is yet known about the technical features. But, according to a few leaked specs, the R25 will feature front and rear disc brakes, a digital speedometer and an analogue tachometer.
Though a price tag has not yet been set, you can surely expect the R25 to cost you somewhere around Rs. 3 lacs, which sounds a bit too expensive. But, if you are truly looking out for something really stylish and fast, let not the price push you on the backseat.