Yamaha is going to surprise all of us by launching a 250cc bike on R1 platform at the upcoming Delhi Auto Expo if we believe the photograph. To our surprise the bike is called R4 with 250cc engine though ideally it should be R2 or R250 but in any case if it is true that Yamaha is ready to compete (and probably going to win) with Kawasaki in 250cc true sports class, then it really doesn’t matter by what name it is going to be launched, isn’t it?
However Yamaha India have not commented on this but we can expect some surprise as committed earlier by the company’s top officials. Coming to the bike it looks like it is a combination of R1 and R6 and I have a gut feeling that if this bike is ever launched in India it will certainly take lead over Kawasaki Ninja 250R, if priced prudently by Yamaha. What are your opinion guys?