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This Indian source seems to think that the R3 will be launched before the R25, although Indian sites do have a spotty reputation with truth telling!

Yamaha has confirmed to OVERDRIVE that the R25 production motorcycle is not slotted for Indian launch within this calendar year and other rumours say that it isn't even in the plan through most of 2015. This is obviously speculation but it ties neatly in with the notion of Yamaha being hard at work on an India-specific (with applications in other emerging and cost-sensitive markets) engine for the R3
 

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Thats what I also noticed with those Indian website, it seems like they'll just make up some stuff just to get attention, not the best thing to do. Best to check multiple sources.
 

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Whether its the R25 or the $3, either bike would sell well in India. It may make more sense to release the R3 first since they can charge a bit more for it. If people don't have the choice of something cheaper than they will just put up for the R3.
 

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Whether its the R25 or the $3, either bike would sell well in India. It may make more sense to release the R3 first since they can charge a bit more for it. If people don't have the choice of something cheaper than they will just put up for the R3.
while true about the cost aspect, one thing to consider is that many parts of asia where these low displacement bikes are favored have special tax incentives and insurance rates for 250cc and below bikes. Not to mention they have staggered motorcycle licencing systems which sees you become certified for a certain class of bike if I'm remembering correctly...
 

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Whether its the R25 or the $3, either bike would sell well in India. It may make more sense to release the R3 first since they can charge a bit more for it. If people don't have the choice of something cheaper than they will just put up for the R3.
That is true, releasing the R3 first secure's it's sales, R25 after will either way get people that would have wanted it originally
 

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while true about the cost aspect, one thing to consider is that many parts of asia where these low displacement bikes are favored have special tax incentives and insurance rates for 250cc and below bikes. Not to mention they have staggered motorcycle licencing systems which sees you become certified for a certain class of bike if I'm remembering correctly...
That would just suck if you stop riding for a while. Just glad it is like that in the U.S. unless you plan to stick with lower displacements forever!
 

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I believe it's within a year before we see it in the dealers.
 

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and nothing with remotely the same performance cred Yamaha is promising r3 and 25 to offer...
 

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the daytona and RC390 also seem to have high promises for performance so it'll be good to see who comes out on top
 

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the daytona and RC390 also seem to have high promises for performance so it'll be good to see who comes out on top
Yup, on paper they both look great and it's really tough to say which will do better but so far i think i'll put my money on the KTM.
 
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