Yamaha Entry-Level Sportbike Teaser VideoAt the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show last November, Yamaha debuted its R25 concept bike – an entry-level sportbike donning YZR-M1 styling (think Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo) directly aimed at the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Honda CBR250R.And this R25 is likely the concept version of what will be unveiled in six days. Yes, six days from the time of this writing, according to Yamaha’s latest teaser site, Rev STATION. Along with the site arrives the teaser video attached above.
The 250cc-powered entry-level R25 Concept sportbike will likely be marketed as the YZR-R25 in Japan and Europe, and the Yamaha YZF-R3 in America.In January, Yamaha filed for to trademark the YZR-R3 and R3 names in America, pushing speculation towards the model arriving stateside. As for the engine, it may arrive with either the 250cc featured in the concept R25, or maybe a 300cc.Besides the entry-level sportbike teased in the video, Yamaha also flashes what appears to be a new maxi scooter.With competition from other entry-level sportbikes, and maxi scooters such as the BMW C 600, Yamaha needed to debut something. And it appears we will see both in six days and counting…according to the teaser site.
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In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams takes the smallest BMW ADV bike on an urban adventure in Los Angeles. The BMW G 310 GS is a full size motorcycle with a modest engine, so of course we wonder if it is a little too underpowered and might struggle. Don put it through its paces and gives us his take.
In the second segment, Neale Bayly and Kiran Ridley have returned from the Ukraine to Paris where Kiran is based.
Kiran is an award winning photojournalist, and as an accomplished documentarian, he has covered stories as diverse as drug smuggling around the Mexican border, to the devastation of the Australian Bush Fires, to the tragedy of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Neale and Kiran reminisce about their motorcycle adventure in the Ukraine, and their observations and experiences with the incredibly resilient people of Ukraine, who have been put through such brutal hardship.