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Yamaha Confirms 250cc Bike Launch In 2014


2013 Yamaha YZF-R250

Just a few days ago, Yamaha had confirmed its plans to focus on the scooter segment. Everyone was disappointed with the company not planning an entry into the 250cc motorcycle segment. However the Japanese automaker has now confirmed its plans to launch a 250cc motorcycle in India in 2014. Details on this upcoming quarter-litre machine from Yamaha remain sketchy, but we can expect Yamaha to unveil the 250cc motorcycle at the 12th Auto Expo in February 2014. Sales are expected to start sometime later in the same year.

Yamaha currently plans to focus on scooters and will not launch any new motorcycles. The company’s next motorcycle launch will be the 250cc motorcycle in 2014. Yamaha will launch more scooters, including a 125cc scooter targeted at male riders. The company will also update its current motorcycle line-up by giving it refreshments over the next year.

“We will focus on the scooters category for next two years, but in 2014 we will launch powerful sporty 250cc bike in the Indian market. There is a good market for this premium segment which we would like to tap,” Hiroyuki Suzuki, MD and CEO, Yamaha India, said.

Details about the 250cc bike are still sketchy, whether it will be a 250cc Fazer or an all new 250cc motorcycle on the lines of the R15. Since Yamaha is delaying the launch, we expect the 250cc motorcycle from Yamaha to be similar to the R15 in styling, being more of a sport bike than a tourer. The Yamaha R250 will be a twin-cylinder machine, belting out close to 30 BHP of power and should be priced around Rs. 2 lakhs.

Incidentally Yamaha is not the only manufacturer which will launch a 250cc motorcycle in 2014. Hero MotoCorp plans to launch its own 250cc motorcycle, which it is developing with the help of EBR of the USA. Chennai based TVS Motor is also working on a 200cc+ motorcycle, which they expect to launch in 2014. Piaggio too could launch the Aprilia RS200 motorcycle in the same year. Thus we can safely call 2014 the year of quarter-litre motorcycles.

Source – MyDigitalFC

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  • Abhishek December 12, 2012, 11:43 am

    Faisal,
    Will yamaha make cosmetic changes/new colour for 2013 yamaha r15?????Because i have planned to buy yamaha r15 v2.0 on my birthday in may 2013.

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    • Faisal Khan December 12, 2012, 8:54 pm

      Abhisek, can’t be said, although I suspect they will launch a limited edition version of the R15 next year.

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  • No One December 12, 2012, 12:08 pm

    Suzuki knows everything about Yamaha :D :D

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  • neel December 12, 2012, 3:12 pm

    hoping that this time Yamaha will really launch a 250cc bike in yzf series…

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  • aditya December 13, 2012, 8:32 am

    did you mean to say that the R15 is more of a tourer than a sport-bike ? i hope not… neither yamaha nor any R15 rider is going to agree with you on that :) if it’s a tourer then it’s got the least possible characteristics and ergonomics for a tourer.

    in any case, according to asphalt and rubber, it’s certainly a yzf r250 and nothing else :D

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    • Faisal Khan December 13, 2012, 1:52 pm

      Aditya, you took it the other way round. What we meant is R15 is a more of sports bike and not a tourer.

      Yamaha could launch the Fazer 250 too, so there is no confirmation on which bike they will get.

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  • sudhin December 15, 2012, 4:14 pm

    i would like if yamaha offers a new 250 cc machine which is similar to r 1 family but not always consider to introduce a track racing bike like r15 v 2.r 15 v 2 is meant for single riding and no one can take high speed with a passenger on its pillion seat

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  • sudhin December 15, 2012, 4:19 pm

    the expected bike can be designed with a lower pillion seat like in high end models and not any way as in r15 v2

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  • abhi January 29, 2013, 6:15 pm

    pls do improve in look wise Tht similars to R1
    Tht would be very helpful to yamaha riders!

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  • Sarfraj February 6, 2013, 4:36 pm

    Dear faisal,
    i wish to have yamaha r125 will yamaha launch it in india,or can we order it from yamaha india plz tell me

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  • TSERING LAMA yamaha group of NEPAL March 1, 2013, 8:24 am

    dear sir ,
    yamaha r4 if will be product in white and red colours much better . because you know already before yamaha yzf r15 v2 much more demand from NEPAL .

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  • muralidharan April 4, 2013, 10:03 am

    i love yamaha R425Occ

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    • gogo July 15, 2013, 6:03 pm

      u wll never get t

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  • Jones May 5, 2013, 11:49 am

    I Request that Yamaha can launch the 250cc bike in YZF series.I Love Yamaha very much.I won’t buy any other company bikes till my death.

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  • khader May 17, 2013, 3:42 pm

    i like yamaha so much b coz of rx100 rx135 5 speed i love thos biks when yamaha lunch r15 i try really i love that style and parformens good bik v 2 also good. but please lunch a power full bik in india 250cc yamaha i love that bik b coz of speed. i m working with HARLEY DAVIDSON as a ticnition but my heart ste likel to yamaha i want to ride 250cc in india when….? palseur,karezma have 250cc but no power i want yamaha if yamaha dont want to lunch 250cc i shur i will buy a HARLEY DAVIDSON….!!!

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  • sriram May 22, 2013, 10:08 pm

    plz reduce back seat height, create yamaha r15 version 1 is amazing nice handling power also plz create 250 reduce back seat height

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  • manju May 25, 2013, 3:47 pm

    super

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  • BIKI May 30, 2013, 10:41 am

    I like these bike plz lunch agn

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  • salman June 23, 2013, 11:26 pm

    I like r15 v2 for thats seat hight and fantastic look . . . . . . . . . . Ummmmmaaaaa. . .
    . . . . . . . . . . . .

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  • vishnu patel June 30, 2013, 10:04 pm

    esh bik ki avereg 25 35 to hogi

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  • manish July 24, 2013, 10:49 am

    i love yamaha bikes n r15 n r4 also plz launche man i ll defenatli purchasr r4 in any situtation..amazing bike n too sexy n too fast…bikes yamaha yes yamaha..

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  • tajdeen August 13, 2013, 9:45 am

    i am having already r15 version2.0…………it is alsovery fast and smooth compared ro apache 180………i am very much interested to drive yamaha bikes…if yamaha launches 250 cc…i will definetly buy next day…….i am waiting to buy fazer 250……………

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  • Vivek Singh August 22, 2013, 5:52 pm

    Currently have R15 V2 and eagerly waiting for Yamaha next 250 CC plus launch for upgrade… Yes Yamaha..

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  • hari August 27, 2013, 9:54 pm

    yo bro I m planning to buy a new bike next year. my budget is 3 lakhs. want a sport model.

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    • Faisal Khan August 28, 2013, 11:41 am

      Hari, wait for next year. Many new bikes coming in that range.

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  • korlum September 3, 2013, 8:01 am

    Come on yamaha …. I currently have r 15 v2.0 … im satisfied with this bike . Handling on bands are perfect .. looks perfect … fuel economy perfect .. performance perfect … no engine complains … topspeed good … but lacks power .. whenever I race wit other bikes like 200 ns .. cbr 250 r .. pulsar 220 .. .. I keep loosing .in drag . I want the 250 beast plzz .. launch launch launch … do it quick

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  • MICHAEL DIESTP September 8, 2013, 8:08 am

    how much is the price of yamaha R250

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    • Faisal Khan September 8, 2013, 8:38 pm

      It’s not launched yet so no details on price available yet.

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      • michael diesto September 22, 2013, 10:44 am

        just email me if this model is out in the market.thanks a lot.

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  • vikas yogi September 11, 2013, 2:21 pm

    i like it r15

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  • Renjith September 16, 2013, 2:26 pm

    Super

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  • Nivas October 5, 2013, 7:15 pm

    i am egarly waiting for yamaha R4…..
    pls lanch in INDIA— Tamil Nadu

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  • Solomon October 8, 2013, 5:55 pm

    How mach price we expect .pleas tell me

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  • Vijay October 9, 2013, 12:09 am

    Yamaha r15 new model bike 250cc too late ,I am waiting

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  • vaishakh October 15, 2013, 10:59 pm

    guys interested to buy bike wen do v get updated r15

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  • khalid October 19, 2013, 5:05 pm

    Eagerly waiting for d launch of R250

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  • Abeid Rider October 21, 2013, 8:28 pm

    I love R15 v2 but not its back seat………

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  • Abeid Rider October 21, 2013, 8:29 pm

    I love yamahar15 v2 but not its back seat…………

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  • shreya October 26, 2013, 12:19 am

    whers d main manufacturing unit of yamaha vehicles in India??

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  • shreya October 26, 2013, 12:25 am

    faisal can u plzzzz confirm 4m d sources available abt d bike release??

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  • Akram Shaikh October 26, 2013, 8:08 pm

    its a realy sporty New look i want to buy this bike so plz tell me
    what is the lunching date with price

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  • mridul November 9, 2013, 7:05 am

    dear sir,r15 v2.0 50th anny white ,now avlbl or not ? Because Im a new lover of r15! Pls help!!

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    • Amjath November 9, 2013, 1:29 pm

      Buddy… The era of r15 is over! Try KTM!

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    • Faisal Khan November 11, 2013, 1:19 am

      No, white is not available.

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  • Bubul November 11, 2013, 8:32 pm

    i love yamaha r4.this is drem bikes..plz r4 ka all black bikes me thora red vi dal digiye..tab ye bike ekdm zakas lag jayegi.

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  • Mridul November 12, 2013, 9:40 pm

    Thank You Sir !!

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  • sandeep shandil November 17, 2013, 10:56 am

    i m planning to buy a bike next year in the month of aug, my budget is 2 lakh, wants a sport model, my choice is r4 if it is launched in ind, plz tell me if there is any other better option.

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    • Faisal Khan November 17, 2013, 11:54 pm

      Sandeep, long time to go, many bikes coming next year.

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  • dyuman November 18, 2013, 10:47 pm

    Granted ,the ktm duke is a fabulous bike I myself am a big fan ,but there is no other bike quite like the r15 which tugs at your heartstrings. Yes its got less ccs,but the it is its very nature that makes it more than just another machine . And this is why the r15s era will never be over .
    And given that its made by Yamaha the power behind the performance will come in ,its just that they take time to get things right and when they do ,they bloody well nail it !!

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    • Faisal Khan November 19, 2013, 12:02 am

      Nail it when? Once competition is established?

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  • Shahrul Khan November 23, 2013, 10:25 pm

    hey guyz I wnt to buy any bike nxt year but I m confused coz the cbr 250r is changing nxt year n thatz a very bad design. now I am conf that I should buy bajaj 220 or r15 v2.??

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  • Jai soni November 28, 2013, 12:04 pm

    yes yamaha

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  • nooralam January 19, 2014, 10:19 pm

    i m nt satiecfid for this becaues this bike colour is not gud n some other thing. i’ll suggest tht ur r15 version 2 is best because everything is perfect in r15ver 2……………………………………………………………. n as u wish

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  • pramod kumar January 23, 2014, 11:30 pm

    I am very excited to buy r15 by this march . I want to know whether any new colours are getting relrased or not? Plz

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  • Madheswaran March 9, 2014, 4:24 pm

    Sir I want Buy Yemaha R15 But i dont like back seat so please tell me can i alter back seat please replay as soon as possible………..

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  • ganesh April 15, 2014, 11:13 am

    super yamaha 250cc

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