The new R25 design takes inspiration from R1 like most of the new products from Yamaha and it will be introduced by the middle of 2019
Yamaha is currently working on next generation of R25 and the test mule has been spotted for first time in Indonesia. The prototype is heavily camouflaged but it carries forward some design elements from current generation model. The new 2019 Yamaha YZF R25 design takes inspiration from R1 like most of the new products from the brand.
The company has given twin LED headlamps with faux air-intake, whether it is functional like litre class bikes or not is unknown. The biggest update on 2019 Yamaha YZF R25 is in its suspension as the Japanese manufacturer will finally introduce upside down forks replacing telescopic suspension of current R25 and it is finished in golden colour.
Yamaha has given an update design for faring and front disc appears to be slightly bigger in size. The R25 will continue to offer clip on handle bars, which is positioned low along with rear set foot pegs for sporty ride position. The new generation R25 comes with fully digital instrument cluster and the design will be similar to R15 Version 3.0.
The pillion seat continues the current design theme and it ends on a high note. The LED tail lamp will get a new design and indicators will switch to LEDs from standard bulb. Yamaha will continue with mono suspension set up at rear and it will be tuned for handling.
The Japanese manufacturer will offer same 250 cc parallel twin cylinder engine from current model, but it will come with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) for better refinement and improved performance. We can expect the power output to increase slightly from current 36 PS.
The updated engine will be mated to new 6 speed gearbox with different ratios and slipper clutch will be offered as standard. The R25 also comes with dual channel ABS. We can expect the Japanese manufacturer to introduce new R25 by the middle of next year followed by new R3 by the end of 2019.