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.
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.