Yamaha’s just unveiled R25 Concept bike has gripped fanboys and fanatics in a feverish frenzy. And people are now more interested on how the actual production version bike will look like. Barely a few of days later, a rendering has cropped up on the web which does give an insight into the possible outcomes for the road-legal production version courtesy TMC Blog.
The originally unveiled bike is just a concept, and is not a streetable version too. It lacks headlamps, turn indicators, rear view mirrors and a registration plate holder at the rear. The speculative rendering shown above has menacing dual headlamps flanking the ram-air intake faux pas. Amber-coloured turn indicators have been bolted on to the fairing, and so have been the mirrors. Don’t you feel rear view mirrors with integrated turn indicators would have done a better job?
*This is the original prototype R25
Other than that, we can spot a registration plate holder in true-blue sporty style with attached turn indicators and a tail-lamp. There is a shiny foot peg jutting out from the tail cowl, and it is a tad too shiny. Seasoned eyes would have realized that the Akrapovic exhaust seen on the concept will never really make to the road legal version, and hence here we have a more conventional end can with a glitzy heat shield.
The production version might come out very different from the above rendering, but will you buy the Yamaha R25 if it assumes this avatar??