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:
- 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
- No fairing on the MT-25
- Sculpted tank & floating side cowls for the MT-25
- Exposed chassis, painted in combination with the wheel rim stripe on the MT-25
- Chunky pillion grab rail on the MT-25
- Headlamp get LED DRLs on the MT-25
- Handlebar similar to the Yamaha FZ on the MT-25
- Rear view mirrors mounted on handlebar on the MT-25
- Engine underbelly on the MT-25
- Relaxed riding position on the MT-25
- Small wind deflector on the MT-25
- 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.