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Yamaha YZF-R250 Headed For EICMA 2012


2013 Yamaha YZF-R250

A 250cc motorcycle is every enthusiasts wet dream today, which quite a few automakers are trying to fulfill. However there is one motorcycle maker, who is yet to enter this space in India. But this could change soon as Yamaha is all set to unveil the YZF-R250 at the upcoming EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan, which takes place between 15-18 November, 2012. This motorcycle has been codenamed ‘Project 1W’ and could shake up the entire quarter-litre segment, specially the Honda CBR250R and Kawasaki Ninja 250R.

The Yamaha R250 is expected to draw styling inspiration from the Yamaha R6. It will be showcased in concept form, with the production version arriving in early-2013 and sales starting later next year. The Yamaha R250 is touted to be a sub-$4000 (Rs. 2 lakhs) machine and ABS is going to be offered as an optional extra. Yamaha will locally produce the bike in India, in order to lower costs of this performance motorcycle.

Details about the specifications of the Yamaha R250 are still sketchy but we expect Yamaha to offer the motorcycle with a twin-cylinder engine. A power output of around 35 BHP will be enough to propel the R250 to 100 km/hr from standstill in less than 7 seconds. The Japanese automaker can share parts with the R15 to reduce costs further and a Rs. 2 lakh price in India can help the R250 to become an instant success. Competition in the performance bike segment is only heating up with Bajaj Auto planning to bring in the Pulsar 375, KTM Duke 390 and Kawasaki Ninja 300R next year.

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  • Arjun

    Whn is the beast ariving in india

    • http://www.motorbeam.com/ Faisal Khan

      Arjun, 2014!

  • Prasadh

    2 cylinders for a 250CC engine? I dont think so…

    • http://www.motorbeam.com/ Faisal Khan

      Prasadh, what is the Ninja 250R?

  • No One

    This would be the most waited bike since the day Ninja was launched in India.

    R25 / R250 what ever you want to call it is undoubtedly the most waited bike of INDIA

  • No One

    I wish to see INDIA as export hub for this machine, just like what Bajaj has done for KTM lower cc products.

    This will keep the quality at par with abroad market though it may keep the price little higher but that’s worth it for Yamaha products.

    R15 has really set a bench mark for all bike makers with its quality and reliability in India road for a new segment creator !

  • Ankit verma

    Looks almost similar to R6. Finally Ninja 250 will have a good competitor in market!

  • Shiva

    @FAISAL KHAN:

    It looks like the name of the bike should be R4, right?

    R1, R6, R15, R125 & finally R4 ..!!

    • http://www.motorbeam.com/ Faisal Khan

      Shiva, not really. Because they are also considering a 400cc bike, which will be called R4.

  • haba haba

    Whats the source of this information?

    • http://www.motorbeam.com/ Faisal Khan

      Haba, grapevine.

  • Crazywheels

    Its confirmed it will cost about 2.5 lakh

  • saurav verma

    It has been relly long since yamaha which gave us the king of racetracks years back as the r15,that we needed it!!!!With the competition so high now,a bit late but perfect move.And with its sub 2 lakh price bracket,yamaha might hit the bull’s eye.Competition be ready–R series is back to haunt you!!!Do we hear King of Racetracks???Keeping ma fingers crossed..

  • haba haba

    what do u mean its confirmed? Who has confirmed it? What is the source of this information?

  • haba haba

    Also, if the EICMA show has the concept varient of the bike, the production model won’t release till about 2014.

    • http://www.motorbeam.com/ Faisal Khan

      Haba, yes production version not coming before 2014. 2013-end at best.

  • Ninu

    Dear Fas, what i believe is that this is going to be an Inline-4 engine just like old CBR250RR, thats why its having a sticker of R-4. Even the exhaust pipes seems to be of 4 into 2 into 1 configuration. USD shocks & twin discs at front also confirms of it being a Race Riplica just as classic CBR250RR. Keeping my fingers crossed.

    • No One

      There goes any chance of getting the product @ 2L :(

    • http://www.motorbeam.com/ Faisal Khan

      Ninu, in-line 4 would result in a price of close to Rs. 4 lakhs. Not happening at all.

  • Thomas. V. A.

    Yamaha should go in for an unfaired version of R250. Most people like naked street bikes to faired ones. For convenience of commuting, daily domestic use, and outing naked street fighters are more suitable than the faired ones.

    • http://www.motorbeam.com/ Faisal Khan

      Thomas, they already have the Fazer 250 for that.

      • No One

        When that will hit Indian Roads ?

        • http://www.motorbeam.com/ Faisal Khan

          No One, expect the R250 to be launched in India in 2014.

  • tejas

    will it launch in india till 2013 half

  • Cherish

    Hey fazal
    I was planing to buy a 250cc or 300cc bike. ..
    What could it be the best a ninja 300 , cbr 250 or this yamaha r25
    I love the ninja but it costs too high n cbr fits perfectly
    But now i want to wait for this beast (r25)
    Please suggest !!

  • Saurabh

    I am not able to digest the fact that it may give a power output of 35bhp. even if they go for 2 r125 engines they will end up at only 30bhp ( 15bhp each). from where did u get the details about their spec?

  • grrrrrr

    today is 15th Nov and no news about yamaha R25, come on..!! WHy to spread wrong news unless you have concrete information..

    • http://www.motorbeam.com/ Faisal Khan

      This news was based on grapevine. It was not speculation or wrong news.

  • http://fbhvvbjk ramanan

    when…………..what will be the on road prise. . any inf……
    tell me faisal

  • http://tecgossip.com Amit

    Yamaha bikes really awesome….they are the King of bikes kingdom

  • taeyang

    Yo yamaha india what’s up with u ol camom make it change wat i was takin abt is r125 man when it relesin?cnt wait for tht man plz before i died let me too brive r125 for once lik tht kind of cool bike ever in india!!
    Fightin india ol the bst for r125!!

  • avishek06

    do you know that R250 (R4) is launching in India & when it will be launch i mean expected date of release?i m a big fan of yamaha R category, i think the price will be expected around 180000 Rs.

  • imran

    I want to purcse r4 plz tell me the date

  • ARUN

    i’m a big fan of yamaha,,,,,i’m waitng for launging the new yamaha yzf r4 250cc,,,,,,the new legand is born to win the rides………………………

  • DC

    is the pic real……. i doubt it….. looks too good to be true

    • http://www.motorbeam.com/ Faisal Khan

      DC, it’s not a real pic, its a rendering.

      • DC

        faisal in your opinion how close will the actual launched model be to the rendered pic

        • http://www.motorbeam.com/ Faisal Khan

          DC, it should be very close.

          • DC

            Faisal whats the approximate price of this bike ( i live in delhi )

          • http://www.motorbeam.com/ Faisal Khan

            DC, its not yet launched, hence no price info revealed.

  • hari

    full specification….????

  • dayanand.gimbhal@gmail.com

    wows I like this bike r4 250cc

  • Mabruk khan

    Go for zx2r, Four inline!! Better bhp and sound!!!

  • Aarav Verma

    what is real price and when r4 launched in india plz tell me…………. Faisal

  • suvro sarkar

    Faisal could you please tell me if the r4 250 has headlights like the round led types found on bmw cars …. i think they are called angel type headlights or something because it would be really cool if it did

    • http://www.motorbeam.com/ Faisal Khan

      Suvro, no it doesn’t.

  • Gautam chaudhary

    R15 good bike