Ahead of its global launch, the 2019 Yamaha R25 (new Yamaha R3) has been rendered in multiple colours by Japanese magazine Young Machine.
The latest 2019 Yamaha R25 (new Yamaha R3) rendering is based on the patent images that were leaked in September. According to the digital render, the new R25 features a redesigned front fascia with revised twin-LED headlights and a faux RAM air-intake. Another highlight is USD forks setup at front.
In the side profile, the revised fuel tank and side fairing are inspired by the Yamaha R1. Apart from these, the rest of the design, including the tail section, wheels and exhaust remain unchanged. All these updates should eventually make their way to the 2019 Yamaha R3. The new Yamaha R25 (YZF-R3) is expected to make its global debut in November.
While we are unsure if the motorcycle will get any mechanical updates, it is safe to expect that the engine could receive Euro V compliance. Yamaha could also offer VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) tech and a slipper clutch, similar to the 2019 Yamaha R15 V3.0.
Powering the 2019 Yamaha R25 will be a 248 cc, parallel-twin cylinder, eight-valve, liquid-cooled engine with fuel injection. The 4-stroke motor is capable of producing 36 PS of maximum power at 12,000 rpm and 22.6 Nm of peak torque at 10,000 rpm. It will come mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
On the other hand, the 2019 Yamaha R3 will use a 321 cc, parallel-twin cylinder, 8-valve, DOHC, liquid-cooled engine. The fuel-injected mill produces 42 PS of maximum power at 10,750 rpm while developing a peak torque of 29.6 Nm at 9,000 rpm. The motor features the same 6-speed transmission.
The current generation Yamaha R25 features 298 mm and 220 mm disc brakes at front and rear respectively. Dual-channel ABS is a standard offering. The new model is likely to use the same braking setup. The 2019 Yamaha R25 will compete with the Kawasaki Ninja 250 and the Honda CBR250RR. On the other hand, new the Yamaha R3 will rival the KTM RC 390, Kawasaki Ninja 300, and the TVS Apache RR310 among others.
[Source: Young Machine]