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
Displacement 249cc
Bore x Stroke 60.0 x 44.1 mm
Compression ratio 11.6:1
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
Starter Electric
Lubrication system Wet
Engine oil capacity 2.4L
Fuel system Fuel Injection
Type clutch wet, manual clutch, multi-plate
Transmission Six-speed
Frame Diamond-type steel frame
Front suspension Telescopic
Rear suspension swing arm
Front tire 110/70-17
Rear tires 140/70-17
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)