New Yamaha YZF R25 will get slipper clutch and USD forks

If launched in India, the Yamaha YZF R25 will compete with likes of the KTM RC200 and Honda CBR 250R

By: | Published: February 20, 2017 1:26 PM

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Yamaha introduced the YZF R25 in 2014 in the international markets and the company is planning to give an another facelift to it. According to the report by Iwanbanaram, the motorcycle will get major updates which includes a slipper clutch and USD (Upside-Down) front forks, while Ride-by-Wire will be given amiss.The facelifted YZF R25 may feature a LED headlamp similar to the upcoming Yamaha R15 Version 3.0.  Although, there is no confirmation from the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer, the YZF R25 may also be introduced in India this year.

The 2017 YZF R25 is powered by a 249 cc, parallel-twin liquid cooled motor that produces 35.5 hp of power and 22.1 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed gearbox. If launched in India, the engine may be retuned to produce more power in order to compete with the Honda CBR250RR in the quarter-litre motorcycle segment. Along with the USD forks, the Yamaha YZF R25 will get a mono shock at rear. Kerb weight of the motorcycle, in its current version, is 166 kg, which is likely to remain same. In terms of dimensions, the YZF R25 measures 2,090 mm in length, 720 mm in width, 1,135 mm in height and has a seat height of 780 mm.
Recently, Yamaha revealed the new version of R15 Version 3.0 in Indonesia, followed by their MotoGP team launch. The new version is more powerful and equipped with electronic rider aids compared to the R15 Version 2.0 which is currently on sale in India. The manufacturer has equipped the new version of R15 Version 3.0 with slipper clutch technology and it also gets LED headlamps as well as a redesigned fairing.