The second generation R25 comes with lots of changes compared to current model, which starts with design as the new model takes inspiration from R1
Yamaha officially introduced current generation YZF R25 in 2014. Since then the bike had received new colours only, while competitors have moved forward. The Japanese manufacturer is working on next generation of R25 and some reports indicate that the company is going to introduce new model at Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS).
The Japanese manufacturer is planning to reveal new R25 alongside XMAX 250, which is confirmed for debut at GIIAS. The second generation R25 comes with lots of changes compared to current model, which starts with design as the new model design takes inspiration from company’s flagship bike R1.
The front gets dual headlamps and they are LED’s like R1 along with faux air-intakes to complete the R1 design theme. Current generation R25 comes with telescopic forks, but the new one will get upside down forks along with some changes for fairing also. The rear is also expected to get a new design and LED tail lamp.
The split seats will continue with new model and instrument cluster is expected to be completely digital as current model has a combination of analog and digital. The R25 comes with clip on handle bar and rear set foot pegs to continue the sporty riding position. The mono suspension at rear will be carried forward to new model also.
Yamaha is also expected to give new chassis for R25 to improve handling. The engine will also get Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) as it is available on most of the new products from Yamaha. The current model is powered by 249 cc twin cylinder, liquid cooled, fuel injected engine producing 36 PS of power at 12,000 rpm and 22.6 Nm of torque at 10,000 rpm.
The engine might be tuned to produce more power in the new model and it will be paired with 6 speed gearbox. All these changes will be carried forward to next generation R3 also as Yamaha is selling R25 in limited Asian markets only. We can expect the Japanese manufacturer to reveal new R3 by the end of 2018 or early 2019.