Yamaha YZF-R25 Vs. MT-25 : Differences

Yamaha YZF-R25 Vs. MT-25 : Differences
Written by Parichay Malvankar

There’s still plenty of confusion if India will get the YZF-R25 or the YZF-R3. However, that’s not the case in the naked avatar as Yamaha has readied only the MT-25 which has been spotted testing multiple times, and also, revealing its production-spec livery.

Recently, an R3 was spotted at a dealership in Mumbai hinting that it is indeed the 321cc model which has better chances of an Indian debut. The MT-25 on the other hand could be seen in the Indian showrooms either late in 2015 or by early 2016.

But what are the basic differences between the YZF-R25 & MT-25? Here’s a list:

  1. Both powered by a 249cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, in-line twin-cylinder petrol motor producing 36 PS of power and 22.6 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed gearbox, but gear ratios will be different on the MT-25
  2. No fairing on the MT-25
  3. Sculpted tank & floating side cowls for the MT-25
  4. Exposed chassis, painted in combination with the wheel rim stripe on the MT-25
  5. Chunky pillion grab rail on the MT-25
  6. Headlamp get LED  DRLs on the MT-25
  7. Handlebar similar to the Yamaha FZ on the MT-25
  8. Rear view mirrors mounted on handlebar on the MT-25
  9. Engine underbelly on the MT-25
  10. Relaxed riding position on the MT-25
  11. Small wind deflector on the MT-25
  12. Yamaha MT logo on the fuel tank

The MT-25 is expected to be revealed in the Indonesian market today.

Rumours suggest that the bike could be made available in ABS as well as Non-ABS variants.