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First Shots of the Yamaha MT-25

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If you like your small displacement machines sans fairings, then this might be the bike for you, as the first clear photos of the Yamaha MT-25 are hitting the internet, courtesy of Indonesian blog TMCblog.

Based around the same 249cc parallel-twin engine as the Yamaha R25, the MT-25 will go up against the other quarter-liter naked bikes on the market, like the Honda CB300 and KTM 200 Duke.

As we can see from the photos, the MT-25 shares many of the same parts with the R25 — most notably the chassis, suspension, exhaust, seat, and engine. Added is a new headlight, fairing chin, and air intake tubes.

One would expect that the MT-25 will get a displacement bump for the Western markets, and thus become the MT-03 in Europe and FZ-03 in the USA, though Yamaha hasn’t made any clear signs of that just yet.

Given that Honda and KTM are already selling small-displacement nakeds in these markets though, one would expect Yamaha to follow suit.

Leaked pricing from Indonesia shows the MT-25 getting a modest price reduction compared to the R25. How that will translate in other markets remains to be seen though.

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Source: TMCblog

Jensen Beeler

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