Looking very much like an early stages production model, the Yamaha R25 concept is on display at the Tokyo Motor Show. With Kawasaki, Honda and Suzuki all playing in the 250 cc Sport market (the Kawasaki now punched out to 300 cc), it is now time for Yamaha to join the battle.
Like Kawasaki and Suzuki, Yamaha has chosen a parallel twin engine configuration. Fuel injected and with a six-speed transmission, Yamaha is revealing no other detailed specifications at this point. Naturally, it is using Valentino Rossi and MotoGP to sell the concept (see the video below), which will likely see production in the latter part of 2014. We don’t see why Yamaha won’t eventually bring this model to the U.S. market.