Yamaha Launches The 2023 YZF-R25 With Fashionable New Purple Livery In Japan

Attributable to stricter licensing rules pertaining to bikes in Japan, small displacement machines beneath 400cc are extremely widespread amongst each learners and veteran riders alike. Extra particularly, fashions within the 250cc vary, significantly sportbikes, are favored by performance-oriented aficionados. 

All 4 of the massive Japanese producers have their very own 250cc sportbikes. Suzuki has the GSX-R250, whereas Honda markets the sporty-looking CBR250R. After all, the Ninja 250 has been round for fairly a while now, and so, too, has the Yamaha YZF-R25. Within the U.S. market, the YZF-R3 takes the place of the R25 as Yamaha’s entry-level providing within the sportbike phase. 

Yamaha Launches The 2023 YZF-R25 With Trendy New Purple Livery In Japan
Yamaha Launches The 2023 YZF-R25 With Trendy New Purple Livery In Japan

Transferring again to Japan, nonetheless, Yamaha has up to date the YZF-R25 for the 2023 mannequin yr with a brand new colorway known as Darkish Blueish Purple Metallic 3—just like the just lately launched colorway within the U.S.-market YZF-R3. The purple colorway is smooth and chic, whereas on the similar time giving the bike a throwback aesthetic—kinda just like the previous colorways of sportbikes from the ’90s. Take a look at the 1994 Yamaha FZR1000 beneath, fairly cool, proper?

1994 Yamaha FZR1000

Along with the brand new purple colorway, these of you with extra subdued tastes can nonetheless go for the Deep Purplish Blue Metallic and Black Metallic colorways. In the meantime, the Vivid Orange Metallic colorway has been retired. Model-wise, the YZF-R25’s bodywork and underpinnings stay unchanged, and are an identical to that of the YZF-R3 bought stateside. 

On the efficiency aspect of the equation, the Yamaha YZF-R25 employs a 249cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, parallel-twin engine. It cranks out 35.5 horsepower and 19 lb-ft of torque, giving it pretty first rate efficiency in each the town and on twisty roads. Yamaha markets it in Japan as a “superbike you could trip on a regular basis,” and it is fairly clear to see why that is the case. Other than the pretty docile engine, the bike’s rearsets aren’t as aggressive, and the clip-ons aren’t that low, both. 

When it comes to pricing, the 2023 Yamaha YZF-R25 retails for 690,800 Yen, or the equal of $5,246 USD. For reference, the YZF-R3 retails for $5,499 USD stateside.