Do we see a three-cylinder 250cc cross-plane from Yamaha?

 Do we see a three-cylinder 250cc cross-plane from Yamaha?

The segment from 250cc and 400cc is getting more competitive day by day. We already know Kawasaki has ZX-25R, Honda is trying to come up with the four cylinders CBR250RR.

The Competition

Italians and Americans both are not behind as we have already know M V Agusta has partnered with China-based Loncin. The objective is to bring lower displacement motorcycles.

Harley is working on a 338cc motorcycle.

Last to last year, in May 2018, we heard about Yamaha is building a 250cc 3 cylinder (cross-plane) engine in Japan.

  • At that time, there was no specific information available on Yamaha’s 250cc three-cylinder engine.
  • If a Kawasaki 250cc 4-cylinder motorcycle comes out, Yamaha may also launch a 250cc 3-cylinder motorcycle.

It was a rumor around May 2018, when a spy shot of the new YZF-R25 is already present.

Is this new YZF-R25 a three-cylinder? The rumor started in Indonesia. As you know, the new YZF-R25 is a model with the engine as it is. 

What’s going on with a 250cc 3-cylinder engine? We thought that it was still under development.

250 CC, Three Cylinder, Cross Plane

Yamaha’s 250cc three-cylinder engine hasis rumored in Indonesia since 2018.

According to the usual information.Yamaha is developing a 250cc three-cylinder engine, but we need to hear the details of commercialization.

The fact that you do not hear the details of commercialization .Now this also meant that it is a very early stage, at the stage of the advanced development engine, or another story is Yamaha researching it.

But we don’t feel that as the rumors started back in 2012 and Yamaha, we feel well prepared for the competition.

We heard it at the Tokyo Motor Show 2019, and we understand that Yamaha may not want to lose the bus and will join the competition.


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