Yamaha Motor Indonesia revealed the new MT-25, a naked version of the company’s YZF-R25 sportbike offered in Asian markets. There’s no word yet on whether the MT-25 will be brought over to North America, but if it does, it’ll likely see a displacement boost to 321cc matching the YZF-R3, and go by the name FZ-03.
The MT-25, meanwhile, uses the same 249cc Twin powering the R25, claiming 35.5 hp at 12,000 rpm and 16.7 lb-ft. at 10,000 rpm. The brakes are the same as the R25 and R3 with a single 298mm disc up front with a two-piston caliper while a 220mm rear disc is paired with a single-piston caliper. The suspension system is likewise similar with a 41mm telescopic fork and single monoshock. While the sportbikes use clip-ons, the MT-25 has a more upright handlebar for more upright riding posture.
Visually, the MT-25 resemble the MT-09 and MT-07 (a.k.a. the FZ-09 and FZ-07 in North America), especially the twin-cylinder 07. The single halogen headlight is topped by a small wind deflector. The engine is shown in all its naked glory but for the chin fairing.
Recall last year, when Yamaha revealed the YZF-R25, also in Indonesia, in the spring but the R3 wasn’t revealed until the autumn. We expect Yamaha will follow the same pattern come out with an MT-03/FZ-03 in the fall.
|2016 Yamaha MT-25 Specifications|
|Engine Type||4-stroke liquid-cooled DOHC parallel-Twin|
|Bore x Stroke||60.0 x 44.1 mm|
|Maximum Power (Claimed)||26.5 kW (35.5 hp) @ 12,000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque (Claimed)||22.6 Nm (16.7 lb-ft.) @ 10,000 rpm|
|Engine oil capacity||2.4L|
|Fuel system||Fuel Injection|
|Type clutch||wet, manual clutch, multi-plate|
|Rear suspension||swing arm|
|Front brake||Two-piston caliper, 298mm disc brake|
|Rear brakes||Single-piston 220mm disc brake|
|Length||2090 mm (82.3 in.)|
|Width||745 mm (29.3 in.)|
|Height||1,035 mm (40.7 in)|
|Wheelbase||1,380 mm (54.3 in.)|
|Ground Clearance||160 mm (6.3 in.)|
|Seat Height||780 mm (30.7 in.)|
|Curb Weight (Claimed)||165 kg (363.8 lbs.)|
|Fuel Capacity||14 L (3.7 gallons)|