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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 November 2, 2012, 6:25 pm

    Whn is the beast ariving in india

  • Prasadh November 2, 2012, 7:48 pm

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

  • No One November 2, 2012, 9:40 pm

    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 November 2, 2012, 9:44 pm

    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 November 3, 2012, 12:13 am

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

  • Shiva November 3, 2012, 1:26 am


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

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

    • Faisal Khan November 4, 2012, 3:52 pm

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

  • haba haba November 3, 2012, 10:06 am

    Whats the source of this information?

  • Crazywheels November 3, 2012, 11:32 am

    Its confirmed it will cost about 2.5 lakh

  • saurav verma November 3, 2012, 12:45 pm

    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 November 3, 2012, 12:46 pm

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

  • haba haba November 3, 2012, 12:47 pm

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

    • Faisal Khan November 4, 2012, 3:54 pm

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

  • Ninu November 3, 2012, 5:32 pm

    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 November 3, 2012, 5:58 pm

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

    • Faisal Khan November 4, 2012, 3:56 pm

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

  • Thomas. V. A. November 4, 2012, 12:26 pm

    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.

    • Faisal Khan November 4, 2012, 4:02 pm

      Thomas, they already have the Fazer 250 for that.

      • No One November 5, 2012, 12:30 am

        When that will hit Indian Roads ?

        • Faisal Khan November 5, 2012, 2:11 am

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

  • tejas November 5, 2012, 6:02 pm

    will it launch in india till 2013 half

  • Cherish November 7, 2012, 9:01 am

    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 November 10, 2012, 2:19 am

    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 November 15, 2012, 11:03 pm

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

    • Faisal Khan November 15, 2012, 11:14 pm

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

  • ramanan December 18, 2012, 11:11 pm

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

  • Amit December 31, 2012, 8:30 pm

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

  • taeyang January 7, 2013, 11:29 pm

    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 January 21, 2013, 5:50 am

    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 January 23, 2013, 6:23 pm

    I want to purcse r4 plz tell me the date

  • ARUN January 28, 2013, 4:58 am

    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 February 17, 2013, 4:52 pm

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

    • Faisal Khan February 17, 2013, 8:15 pm

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

      • DC February 18, 2013, 8:33 pm

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

        • Faisal Khan February 18, 2013, 11:48 pm

          DC, it should be very close.

          • DC March 3, 2013, 9:42 pm

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

          • Faisal Khan March 3, 2013, 11:48 pm

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

  • hari February 20, 2013, 8:43 am

    full specification….????

  • February 27, 2013, 3:30 pm

    wows I like this bike r4 250cc

  • Mabruk khan March 21, 2013, 1:11 am

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

  • Aarav Verma May 25, 2013, 3:25 pm

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

  • suvro sarkar July 16, 2013, 12:10 am

    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

  • Gautam chaudhary December 17, 2013, 3:58 pm

    R15 good bike


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