The new motorcycle is the fourth member of MT family of street fighters, other three being MT-09, MT-07 and MT-125. In terms of styling, Yamaha has decided to take advantage of economies of scale by simply carrying forward majority of design elements from its fully faired sibling.
Fuel tank with air intake pods, simple halogen headlamp with LED pilot strips above, and a conventional handlebar are the only new items on MT-25. Riding posture is upright and more relaxed when compared to its trackbred brethren.
Yamaha MT-25 employs the same 249 cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine from YZF-R25. The fuel-injected motor sports DiASil coated cylinders to produce 36 PS and 22.6 Nm of torque. A 6-speed transmission transfers power via chain drive.
To be manufactured alongside R25 and R3 at Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing’s (YIMM) plant in East Java, MT-25 has initial production capacity of 1,000 units per month which will be entirely allotted to domestic market. Once exports commence at a later stage, production capacity would be increased.
With a price tag of IDR 46 million (INR 2.2 lakhs), Yamaha MT-25 will go head on against Kawasaki Z250. Introduction of MT-3 derivative with YZF-R3’s 321 cc parallel-twin engine appears to be just a matter of time. Such a variant will focus on export markets like Europe.
Yamaha YZF-R3 has just started testing in India and so we need to wait longer for the naked version.
Techspecs of Yamaha MT-25
Dimensions – 2090 x 745 x 1035 (L x W x H) mm
Wheelbase – 1380 mm
Kerb Weight – 165 kgs
Fuel tank – 14 litres
Transmission – 6 MT (1 down, 5 up)
Tyres – 110/70-17 (F), 140/70-17 (R)
Brakes – Single disc (Front and Rear)
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