Yamaha confirms 250cc sports bike (again)

No details yet, though

Posted: 1 March 2013
by Visordown News

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YAMAHA Indonesia has confirmed it is working on a 250cc sports bike – rivalling Honda's CBR250R and Kawasaki's Ninja 300 – for launch later this year.

In a press conference yesterday, relating to Yamaha Indonesia's racing plans for 2013, the firm's Executive Vice President, Dyonisius Beti, told the local media to expect an invitation to the bike's launch.

Details haven't been forthcoming, but we're expecting the bike to follow the CBR250R route, with a single-cylinder engine and YZF-R125-alike styling.

Late last year, Yamaha’s Indian arm also confirmed it would have a 250-class sports bike as part of its 2014 model range. Honda too are ramping up their smaller-motorcycle offering with the announcement of the 2013 VTR250F.

Will the YZF-R250 come to Europe? It’s got to be on the cards.

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250 3 cylinder.... dreamsss

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 14:29

Why would they bring it to Europe? There will be no market for it.

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 18:15

Because there obviously IS a market for it! Why do you think Honda, Suzuki and Kawasaki have similar models?

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 22:02

"Why would they bring it to Europe? There will be no market for it."

The EU safety nazi's new A2 class is the reason that the big 4 are bringing these types of bike out. There's no more direct access at 21, they've upped the age on that to 24.

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 23:01

there is a market for it? possibly?

but there is a bigger market for a bike that does more miles per gallon than my ford galaxy diesel people carrier and doesnt go through tires as if they are free. where is that bike????

my 1954 BSA does over 60mpg and the avon deathmaster (mk11)tires seem to be wearing a rut in the tarmac to work rather than wearing out themselves. i have a large suzuki sports bike too but if i go to whitby for a bag o chips one summers evening i am looking for petrol before i get there and the edges of the tires are wearing off. if i take it steady the tires square off. i cannot win.

where is the progress, by now we should have eyebursting accelleration and milli-loads of miles per gallon! now there is a market for that!

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 11:00

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