Last week, the 2019 Yamaha R25 and 2019 Yamaha R3 were spied testing in Indonesia. Indonesian publication MotoBlast has now come up with a new rendering of the new Yamaha YZF-R25.
The rendered Yamaha R25 incorporates changes spotted in the test mule spied last week, as clearly visible with the Yamaha R1-inspired design philosophy. As compared to the old model, it features a faux RAM air intake that separates the twin LED headlamps. It also features upside-down front forks in place of the conventional telescopic unit on the current-generation model.
The fairing on the rendered Yamaha R25 (Yamaha R3) is stacked inadvertently upright, and it also has an aggressively designed tank and a sleek tail section. The motorcycle carries forward the diamond-type chassis, swingarm, and wheels. That said, the production-spec R25 is likely to receive mechanical upgrades in the form of VVA (variable valve actuation) technology and possibly a slipper clutch as well. All the cosmetic and mechanical upgrades are likely to make way onto the 2019 Yamaha R3.
The 2019 Yamaha R3 is likely to come with an all-digital instrument cluster and new colour options and graphics. Braking hardware will include disc brakes at both the ends with standard dual-channel ABS.
The current Yamaha R25 employs a 249 cc twin-cylinder liquid-cooled FI engine that produces 36 PS of maximum power at 12,000 rpm and a peak torque of 22.6 Nm at 10,000 rpm. The Yamaha R3 uses a bored-out 321 cc twin-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that is capable of churning out 42 PS of maximum power along with 29.6 Nm of peak torque. Both engines are paired with a six-speed transmission.
The 2019 Yamaha R25 will rival the Honda CBR250RR and the Kawasaki Ninja 250. The 2019 Yamaha R3 will compete with the likes of KTM RC 390, Kawasaki Ninja 300, TVS Apache RR310 and the Benelli 302R. The new Yamaha R25 should make its debut in Indonesia by the end of this year.