Yamaha pulled the wraps off its 'YZR - M1'-based 'R25 Concept 2014' sports bike at the Tokyo Motor Show on Wednesday.
The 250CC sports bike is powered by liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, in-line, two-cylinder engine and features split-riding seat. At the Tokyo motor show, the company unveiled only the concept bike; hence not many details are available. The specifications would be known once the company starts the production of the new bike. It comes with light-weight chassis.
According to various reports, Yamaha is likely to introduce the latest bike in India. Although nothing concrete has been said till now, the bike may make its debut in 2014. In India, the R25 bike will compete with Honda CBR 250 and Kawasaki Ninja 300. Yamaha, which labelled the bike "a superbike you can ride everyday", will also launch it in Japan and Europe.
"A super bike you can ride every day is the development concept behind the R25, a 250 CC sport bike mounting a newly developed in line 2 cylinder engine on a light weight, slim and compact chassis that shares its look with the YZR M1 Moto GR machine. It boasts a powerful and sporty ride in high rpm range while being easy to handle. The R25 is positioned and offered as an entry model in the sport bike category for developed markets like Japan and Europe, and as a top performance sport bike for emerging markets, primarily throughout Asia," said Yamaha.