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I currently don't own a bike or ride one, although I have some experience riding before. I'll be getting my license next year (Feb or March) and I'm seriously considering the R3 as my first bike. I was thinking of getting the old cbr250rr (love, love, loveee the sound of that inline 4 screaming its head off at 19k rmp's) but considering that its really old, its more than likely that almost all of them have been trashed, dropped and abused by a lot of learner riders. Both the new cbr250's, 300's and the kawasaki ninjas 250 and 300 are awsome bikes, but they seem to be just lacking something in them. Plus I love Yamaha more out of the Jap's big 4. So I'm hoping that the R3 will be more captivating than the rest of the competition.

I'm not particularly impressed with how the R25 when it was launched (looks-wise). It looked nowhere close to the concept they released in public. IMO the R125 resembles the the concept much more closer than the R25. I was expecting the R25 to be a meaner and bigger looking machine. To me its almost like just a bigger version of the R15 which is quite disappointing.

R15 and R25



Here's a photo of the r125 and the r25 concept



and here's a photo of the r125 compared to the r15. The R125 looks so much meaner and bigger, its almost an R6 if you look at it from a distance!



I know I'm rambling about the bike's looks here, but I am impressed with the performance figures of the R25, considering that its a 250, it comes pretty close to with the ninja 300's performance numbers and I can't help but look forward to how much the R3's performance will stack up with the ninja 300 and the new cbr300. Here in australia, the minimum amount of time you'll need to spend in your learner license is 3 years and 3 months, unless you're over 25, which I'm definitely not lol. That's a pretty long time if you ask me, so I'd want to purchase a bike that I'll be completely happy with in the next 3 to 4 years, heck if the the R3 turns out to be that good I might keep it even after getting a 600 supersport or a litre bike after getting my full license just for the fun of it. So I'm really hoping that the R3 will turn out to be a beast performance wise as well as in looks.

I have a couple of questions here,

Is the R3's production going to be in Indonesia as well?

Does anyone have the dimensions and measurements for the R25?

and.. Does anyone know the estimated release date for the R3?
 

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looking at the r25 concept and seeing how good it looks, i would consider trying to replicate it's color scheme to an r25.
 

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Kinda disappointed that they dubbed it as the baby m1, the production version doesn't look anywhere like the m1. Great bike tho, id pick it over the ninja and cbr 250's anyday.
 

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Welcome to the site, but I really wish people would stop with the it doesn't look like the concept bit. R25 was NEVER ever going to look like the M1, nor the concept.

There are functional aspects of the bike that had to added that compromised the GP bike look. Things like headlamps, and indicators and passenger pillion and pegs.

Besides beign a baby M1 has much more to it than simply looking like Vale's bike. Baby M1 means performance, serious performance. We've seen spec wise that R25 wipes the floor with rivals, so in comparison the R25 is an M1 compared to a CBR300 ;)
 

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It's not that i don't like that it doesn't look like the concept, it's just that i like the concepts color scheme and would like to try making a production version closer to it.
 

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Welcome to the forum Rid. I would estimate that the bike would be release before next spring so 2015 May - August. Also barett is correct I don't think they will make the R3 like the M1 because it gear toward sport bike beginners (so it's going to have some thing it lacks seating position, looks, and high end parts.)
 

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Oh and another thing, If you can pick up an old I4 CBR250, DO IT JUST BECAUSE!!!!!!!!

250 I4's are not going to make a comeback, thats the type of thing you buy and keep FOREVER :D;)
 

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I'd love to get one but they're pretty old now, you never know what has been done to them. Atm its either a reliable and new bike or an I4 cbr250, i'll go for the R3 or equivalent but if i can find a cheap cbr250rr in good condition somewhere down the road ill defenately going to consider getting one.
 

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I'd love to get one but they're pretty old now, you never know what has been done to them. Atm its either a reliable and new bike or an I4 cbr250, i'll go for the R3 or equivalent but if i can find a cheap cbr250rr in good condition somewhere down the road ill defenately going to consider getting one.
good choice, have you already started looking around for a CBR?
 

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There are tons of cheap used CBR and ninja. I just don't like to have a common bike lol.
 
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good choice, have you already started looking around for a CBR?
Yes, I've looked around the net for cbr's around my area. Theres a few good ones. Im still saving up atm and I won't be buying my bike untill next year. I just dont have that confidence that these bikes are really in good condition as the owners make it seem to be. Like i said before, these I4 cbr's have been abused by learner riders heres in aus, so yea, im more inclined in buying a new bike.
 

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Man if I could get me hands on one of those I4 CBR's I would in a HEARTBEAT. The only ones here are imports and RARE. If you can find one cheap why not have both ;) Keep the CBR as a cheap project/track play thing :D
 

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Man if I could get me hands on one of those I4 CBR's I would in a HEARTBEAT. The only ones here are imports and RARE. If you can find one cheap why not have both ;) Keep the CBR as a cheap project/track play thing :D
That would be awesome
 

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Man if I could get me hands on one of those I4 CBR's I would in a HEARTBEAT. The only ones here are imports and RARE. If you can find one cheap why not have both ;) Keep the CBR as a cheap project/track play thing :D
I already have my dream plan out. R3 as starter then move to 675R in 2 - 3 years and make R3 a track bike. Considering a S1000RR HP4, but dont need that much power.
 

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I already have my dream plan out. R3 as starter then move to 675R in 2 - 3 years and make R3 a track bike. Considering a S1000RR HP4, but dont need that much power.

@u3c307 what's after the S1000RR HP4? a supersonic flying bike that uses the wind to rip your face off?

 

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@u3c307 what's after the S1000RR HP4? a supersonic flying bike that uses the wind to rip your face off?


LOL. I am a techy guy so I love all the electronic stuff on the HP4 such as the DDC, ABS Pro, and all the modes. Although, I am smart enough to not go 1000cc probably in the long long future lol after I get my 300cc and my 600cc. (Probably, rent one for a week to test it out.)
 

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I currently don't own a bike or ride one, although I have some experience riding before. I'll be getting my license next year (Feb or March) and I'm seriously considering the R3 as my first bike. I was thinking of getting the old cbr250rr (love, love, loveee the sound of that inline 4 screaming its head off at 19k rmp's) but considering that its really old, its more than likely that almost all of them have been trashed, dropped and abused by a lot of learner riders. Both the new cbr250's, 300's and the kawasaki ninjas 250 and 300 are awsome bikes, but they seem to be just lacking something in them. Plus I love Yamaha more out of the Jap's big 4. So I'm hoping that the R3 will be more captivating than the rest of the competition.

I'm not particularly impressed with how the R25 when it was launched (looks-wise). It looked nowhere close to the concept they released in public. IMO the R125 resembles the the concept much more closer than the R25. I was expecting the R25 to be a meaner and bigger looking machine. To me its almost like just a bigger version of the R15 which is quite disappointing.

R15 and R25



Here's a photo of the r125 and the r25 concept



and here's a photo of the r125 compared to the r15. The R125 looks so much meaner and bigger, its almost an R6 if you look at it from a distance!



I know I'm rambling about the bike's looks here, but I am impressed with the performance figures of the R25, considering that its a 250, it comes pretty close to with the ninja 300's performance numbers and I can't help but look forward to how much the R3's performance will stack up with the ninja 300 and the new cbr300. Here in australia, the minimum amount of time you'll need to spend in your learner license is 3 years and 3 months, unless you're over 25, which I'm definitely not lol. That's a pretty long time if you ask me, so I'd want to purchase a bike that I'll be completely happy with in the next 3 to 4 years, heck if the the R3 turns out to be that good I might keep it even after getting a 600 supersport or a litre bike after getting my full license just for the fun of it. So I'm really hoping that the R3 will turn out to be a beast performance wise as well as in looks.

I have a couple of questions here,

Is the R3's production going to be in Indonesia as well?

Does anyone have the dimensions and measurements for the R25?

and.. Does anyone know the estimated release date for the R3?
Hi, the dimensions of R25 are
Lenght 2090mm
Width 720mm
Height 1135mm
Weight 166kg
Fuel tank capacity 14.3Litres
I've ridden the R25 for daily commute to office and to be honest, it feels great. You won't feel that 166kg and it kinda feels like riding a naked bike. Don't take my word for it until you test ride it yourself. It's agile, handles great, and the fuel economy is good for 250cc class ��
 

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I presently own a CB300f and have owned a 2013 and a 2014 Ninja 300, along with a 2012 Ninja 250r. The Ninja 300 is a much better bike of course than the 250r in the States at least...slipper clutch, abs option, FI, more power. The 300 also hold the highway much better than the Ninja 250r and isn't straining at highway speeds due to the additional ccs and long 6th gear. Ninja 300 is the bike to beat here. I think the Yamaha r3 may do it. Pros include a lower seat (30.7 vs. 30.9) which may not be much of an advantage, but it could be, more power, better color selection....the Ninja 300 comes in green or white only for 2015, and WEIGHT. The Ninja 300 weighs in at 384 lbs., the R3 wet weight is 368 lbs. The R3 is priced $300 cheaper too. Cons would include no abs or slipper clutch, and the R3 may not be quite as good looking as the Ninja 300...opinions may vary. Let's say the bikes may be very close and a hard decision to make. I'm going with the R3 though. Should be out any time now. I'm ready! I can't really comment on the CBR250r or the R25, but my CB300r is a fantastic bike at 348 lbs. wet and a low seat of 30.7 inches...I'm 5'7".
 
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