More details on the Yamaha YZF R25 revealed

November 20, 2013 02:38 PM by BikeWale Team
More details on the Yamaha YZF R25 revealed

The YZF R25 seems to borrow its parts from the YZF R15 and the R125. So our team at BikeWale and PowerDrift decided to analyse the video frame by frame to gauge how close this motorcycle is to the production stage. The answer may not be what you want to hear, but here's the analysis bit by bit. 

The bike seems to be powered by an inline two-cylinder engine. Seen in this screengrab are two exhaust pipes which merge into one underbelly mid can before getting linked to the single akaprovich end can. The engine is seen mounted on a tubular diamond frame unlike the current R15's which uses a deltabox chassis. The front suspensions, however, are the traditional telescopic ones and are a little beefier than those on the R15.

The bike uses new 10 spoke rims and the design is similar to the one used by the Discover ST. The motorcycle has a semi-floating dual pot caliper and a closer inspection of the disc plate reveals lack of an ABS grid. Another feature it shares with the R15 is the dual cable throttle.  

As of now, the stickering job on the bike is all patchy! (Which we are sure and (are hoping that this) would not be the case with the bike on display. The bike mimics the RAM Air intake from the YZR M1, and thus reveals a super tiny instrumentation cluster which seems more like a data logger for a test bike.

So all in all, the bike looks too far from being production ready. Now that the event is live, we would wait for more pictures to know more about the machine. All we can hope for now is that the motorcycle is ready by 2014 Auto Expo. 


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