2017 Yamaha R25 (facelift) may get slipper clutch and USD forks - Report

17/02/2017 - 09:00 | ,   | Neelanjan Chakraborty

Yamaha R25 is expected as the next 'R' series bike to be updated.

When it is its turn to receive a facelift, the Yamaha R25 might also gain premium features like an upside down front forks and slipper clutch revealed Mr Minoru Morimoto, President, Yamaha Indonesia in an interview to Iwanbanaran.

Yamaha YZF-R25 side low res official image
The Yamaha R25 facelift is expected to gain slipper clutch and upside down forks up front.

The report also reveals that the updated Yamaha R25 will not be getting Throttle by Wire, a feature which is available in the Honda CBR250RR.  Upside down front forks will help the bike register better handling while the slipper clutch will add directly on the performance front.

In comparison to the Honda CBR250RR, which is an all-out mini sports bike, the Yamaha R25 seems dated. The Honda, with 38.7 PS of output, is the most powerful quarter litre motorcycle.

The Yamaha's 249 cc in-line twin cylinder mill is coupled to a 6-speed gearbox. The engine is capable of 36 PS of maximum power at 12.000 rpm and 22.6 Nm of peak torque at 10,000 rpm. The bike tips the scales at 166 kg and gets telescopic springs up front and a monoshock in the rear.

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This development also fuels speculation that the next version of the Yamaha R3 may get these features as the R3 is essentially a rebored version of the R25. The quarter-litre is also expected to be gain LED headlamps.

Yamaha R3 blue motion front three quarter
A facelift to the Yamaha R25 may also lead to these features appearing on the facelifted Yamaha R3. Featured here is the 2017 Yamaha R3.

The Yamaha R25 facelift could be officially revealed in the second half of 2017.

[Source: Iwanbanaran]

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