While we still await the YZF-R25/R3, the Indonesian blokes have already been introduced with the newest product from Yamaha’s factory, the MT-25 naked roadster. As anticipated earlier, Yamaha has introduced the MT-25 at the Biker Street Night Party organised in Indonesia and is a part of the NakedVolution strategy of the Japanese two-wheeler major. Similar to the YZF-R25, MT-25 will also be produced and exported from Indonesia to several countries, including Yamaha’s home ground, Japan. Launched with a tagline “It’s the Lord of the Way”, the MT-25 is the fourth product in Yamaha’s MT Series, after the introduction of the MT-09 and MT-07 in 2013, and the MT-125 in 2014.
The MT-25 draws its design from its MT series siblings. The power is provided by the same motor that is found on the Yamaha YZF-R25. The 249cc, parallel-twin, 8-valve, liquid-cooled engine delivers 36PS of power @ 12,000 rpm and 22.6Nm of torque @ 10,000 rpm and comes mated to a six speed gearbox. The motorcycle will be equipped with 110/70-17M/C (54S) at the front and 140/70-17M/C (66S) tyres at the rear. The MT-25 receives a 14 litre fuel tank which should offer a decent range to the motorcycle and weighs about 165 kgs (wet).
Illumination duties would be performed by a Halogen H4 12V 60/55 headlamp with and LED positioning light. The headlight design is defined by Yamaha’s MT Series of motorcycles. The MT-25 receives diamond-type frame which is claimed to offer rigidity to the motorcycle. The motorcycle also shares components such as the split set, exhaust and tail light with the YZF-R25.
The instrument cluster displays all the necessary information to the rider including shift light, gear position, clock, odometer, analog meter, trip meter, fuel trip meter, instant fuel economy, average fuel economy, oil change indicator, oil pressure, temperature meter, neutral indicator and engine warning light. The motorcycle will be available in Black Strike, Silver Blue and Red Rage colour options and has been priced at about 46 million Indonesian Rupiah which works out to little over Rs 2.20 lakh
Few blokes from Indonesia have managed to lay their hands on this latest quarter-litre from Yamaha for a quick spin. The video showcases the rider taking the MT-25 out for a spin in the parking and try to pop a few wheelies. The footage also reveals finer details about this new naked roadster but only if you can understand the language.
Here is the video:
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