Yamaha has already launched the YZF-R25 sportsbike in the international markets. For European sector, the Japanese two wheeler giant came out with a slightly bigger capacity YZF-R3. If this wasn’t confusing enough, Yamaha has now announced that the R25 will get ABS in Indonesia starting from 2015.
So which model will we get here in India? The R25 with ABS, R25 without ABS or the R3?
The R25 is powered by a 249cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, in-line twin-cylinder petrol motor producing 36 PS of power and 22.6 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The R3 is powered by a 321cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, in-line twin-cylinder petrol motor producing 42 PS of power @ 10,750 RPM and 29.6 Nm torque @ 9,000 RPM. Engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
Except for the engine, both the YZF-R25 and the YZF-R3 are identical apart from ABS which is standard on the R3.
Yamaha has already imported the R25 motorcycle here in India for R&D, but the company hasn’t revealed any launch plans yet.