Yamaha R25 spotted in India, but launch plans unclear
India Yamaha Motor will bracket the Yamaha R25 for now and launch the R3 instead. Both import and export records, along with spyshots, confirm that it is the R3 that will hit the Indian markets, reportedly in September 2015. India Yamaha Motor has not confirmed either of the two launches in India.
The R25 is a smaller bike with a 2-cylinder 249 cc liquid cooled engine that produces a healthy 36 PS at 12,000 rpm. Peak torque for the motor rests at 22.1 Nm at 10,000 rpm. Mounted on to a diamond frame, the bike gets a 6-speed manual transmission box and electronic fuel injection. Tipping the scales at 166 kg, the R25 has a ground clearance of 160 mm and a wheelbase of 1,380 mm.
The R3, on the other hand, gets a 2-cylinder liquid-cooled 321 cc engine that produces 42 PS at 10,750 rpm. Peak torque stands at 29.6 Nm at 9,000 rpm. The bike rests on the same diamond frame that houses the R25. Weighing a tad heavier at 169 kg, the R3 gets a 6-speed gearbox as well.
While the R25 made its debut in Indonesia earlier last year, the R3 has been on sale in the European market and the American market. It is still unclear as to what model will be launched in India come September, though the latter looks the more certain candidate. Yamaha R25 reportedly spotted in India, but plans unclear