Yamaha R25 250cc Sportbike Prototype

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I’ve always been a fan of fast and nimble small capacity motorcycles. At the 43rd annual Tokyo Motor Show in Japan, Yamaha revealed the prototype for the Yamaha R25 250cc Sportbike. This is still just a prototype, meaning we should expect to see the production model for 2015.

The Yamaha R25 is powered by a liquid-cooled parallel-Twin engine, displacing 249cc. No performance figures were released however, but Yamaha does say the R25 “boasts a powerful and sporty ride in the high rpm range while being easy to handle”.

As per anything Yamaha related, they employed the services of Valentino Rossi to ride it for the promo video.


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Buks has had a passion for two-wheels since childhood. After his first motorcycle, a fire-breathing two-stroke Yamaha TZR250, he realized he was hooked. When Buks isn't writing for UltimateVelocity he enjoys practicing martial arts, gardening and spending time with his family.