Yamaha has been in news for its new YZF series motorcycles, YZF-R25 and YZF-R3. But the Japanese two-wheeler major has more tricks up its sleeves. Yamaha is expanding its product line up and one of the products to make an entry next year is the MT-25. Leaked documents from Indonesia reveal that that Yamaha is likely to produce a new motorcycle codenamed ‘MTN250’ from the middle of next year and we feel that it is the new MT-25.
The MT-25 will essentially be a naked motorcycle with Yamaha R25’s power mill. So the MT-25 will receive a 249cc, parallel-twin, 8-valve, liquid-cooled engine that would churn out 36PS of power and 22.5Nm of torque. The engine will be mated to a six speed gearbox which will be re-tuned to match the character of a street motorcycle. In terms of design, the MT-25 will shed off the clip on bar for a naked motorcycle style wide handlebar. The MT-25 is expected to be lighter in weight as compared to the R25. The MT-25 would help Yamaha compete against the Kawasaki Z250 and KTM Duke 390 motorcycles.
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Note: Image of Yamaha R125 is for representation purpose only. The MT-25 will be designed on similar lines but will be more muscular than the MT-125.