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    Default Visordown Release picture of YZF R250 . . . is it Speculated New R15 ?



    THIS photocopied picture shows a new Yamaha sports bike that's never been seen in public before – and it could be the firm's response to the Honda CBR250R.

    The new bike's design appears to be based on that of the existing Yamaha R15, a 150cc machine that's effectively the firm's range-topping bike in the massive Indian market. Locally built to keep costs down, it's seen as a real superbike in India, but the launch of Honda's more powerful CBR250R is a threat to its position. Yamaha has long been rumoured to be developing a 250cc single-cylinder sports bike based on the R15, and this could be it.

    Unlike the existing R15, the new design has a sportier fairing and seat design, with a marked step between the rider and pillion seats, plus a much more elegant and stronger-looking swingarm, which appears to have been borrowed from the European-market R125.

    Although this is the first picture showing the bike in its finished state, the same machine was spotted testing on the road in India in December. At the time, Indian sources suggested it was a new R15 due to be revealed as 2011 model in January this year, but that unveiling never happened. Were Yamaha's plans for a revamped R15 revised when the Honda CBR250R arrived? Or is this a separate model?

    If, as the Indian press suggests, this is merely an updated R15 then it's unlikely ever to make an appearance in the European market. But should it turn out to be a rival to the CBR250R then there's a much stronger chance a similar bike could be offered over here.



    Read more: YZF-R250, Yamaha's CBR250R rival - Motorcycle news: New bikes - Visordown

    UPDATE :

    MCN says :

    New Yamaha? In this economic climate? And a ‘super sport urban bike’ at that? Yep, you read it right (Looking for a 125? Find a Yamaha YZF-R125 for sale). Unfortunately, the svelte new R6-alike 150cc machine isn’t destined for a showroom near you, unless you live in Pune, Hyderabad or Mumbai.

    It’s an India-only evolution of the original YZF-R15, the most extreme performance machine to debut in the sub-continent at its launch in 2008.

    These leaked images of the new version – Indian Bike of the Year in 2009 – show a more aggressive take on the YZF theme than the original, which Yamaha India says was ‘developed in the same modeling room where YZF-R1 designers worked’.

    The four-stroke single has a top speed of around 85mph, weighs 120kg and features, without doubt, the world’s greatest hugger.



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    news approved.
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    WOOOOW!! Now this is some NEWS!!!

    Speculation will again start floating around about this bike, is it a new R15 or R250.... (some people will say that it is a R125 )

    The wait continues

    My personal opinion is still the same that it is a revamped R15, lets see what future holds for us but one thing is there for sure... The future looks bright

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadabk01 View Post
    My personal opinion is still the same that it is a revamped R15
    I think so too. and if its true, this bike would be one of the best looking 150cc in the world.

    C'mon Yamaha, be my genie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulsater View Post
    I think so too. and if its true, this bike would be one of the best looking 150cc in the world.

    C'mon Yamaha, be my genie.
    +1, The rear is looking awesome man, i am loving the split seat . Pray that Yamaha does not delay the launch any further and launch the bike asap (need to select one between CBR and R15 and I am running out of time and patience).

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    pricing will be the most important factor if its R25.. and my instinct's telling me that it will not be anything less then 2lk..
    i doubt they can come anything close to cbr's pricing and if they do they would indirectly kill R15's sale which i doubt is what they want..

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    Would be really great if Yamaha brings the R250.
    I'm sure, all the manufactures now understand that there is a good market for 250cc bikes.
    We should be Thanking Bajaj for bringing the Ninja and now Honda for the CBR.
    Hope a day will come when there will be a lot of Superbikes and Mini Superbikes on Indian roads. Ah, what a beautiful sight it would be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sudeepnbr View Post
    Would be really great if Yamaha brings the R250.
    I'm sure, all the manufactures now understand that there is a good market for 250cc bikes.
    We should be Thanking Bajaj for bringing the Ninja and now Honda for the CBR.
    Hope a day will come when there will be a lot of Superbikes and Mini Superbikes on Indian roads. Ah, what a beautiful sight it would be.
    I hope you are not changing your mind...Remember CBR CBR...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vijaydutt View Post
    I hope you are not changing your mind...Remember CBR CBR...
    Hahaha... Not changing my mind. But I'm just loving this trend. Good for Indian Biking Scene.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sudeepnbr View Post
    Would be really great if Yamaha brings the R250.
    I'm sure, all the manufactures now understand that there is a good market for 250cc bikes.
    We should be Thanking Bajaj for bringing the Ninja and now Honda for the CBR.
    Hope a day will come when there will be a lot of Superbikes and Mini Superbikes on Indian roads. Ah, what a beautiful sight it would be.
    Amen!!!!!!

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