After the launch of the Yamaha MT15 now we can expect the launch of the elder sibling of the same power train. The Yamaha MT-25 is a bike that will be a naked version of the R25 bike. This bike will be a very risky step because it is a direct rival to the Kawasaki Z250. The Kawasaki Z250 has already not done well as a twin cylinder 250 cc bike plus the perception of a quarter-litre bike to be a twin cylinder is not very firmly accepted by the Indian customers. So to solve this problem read ahead to see what steps Yamaha will take…

Yamaha MT-15 engine

Yamaha MT-25 Launch

There is no news on the launch of this bike as there is no R25 in the Indian market. The chances of this bike getting replaced by an MT06 is very high. This is because bike R3 already exists in the market. The launch of the bike is speculated to be in late 2020 or 2021.

Yamaha MT-25 Price

At a price of Rs. 2,50,000 if Yamaha offers a twin cylinder bike then it is surely gonna be hit. But for now, the price of the bike is not sure and might be in the range of Kawasaki Z250. Even the engine of the bike is not yet confirmed whether it’s yet to be twin cylinder. The bike if it’s a single cylinder bike at this price then it will rival its own bike the FZ25 which is already a hit in the naked segment. The FZ25 is a successful bike, discontinuing this bike will be a mistake. Yamaha might launch the MT-25 as a premium bike.

Yamaha MT-25 Specifications

The specifications of the international model of the MT25 is given below. The chances of these specifications of the bike to remain the same are highly unlikely to keep the prices in check.

Engine DescriptionLiquid-cooled, four-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve
Fuel SystemFuel Injection
CoolingLiquid Cooling
Displacement249 cc
Maximum Power35.5 BHP @ 12000 rpm
Maximum Torque22.6 NM @ 10000 rpm
Number of Cylinders2
IgnitionTCI (Transistorised Ignition Control)
Compression Ratio11.6: 1
Bore60 mm
Stroke44.1 mm
Spark Plug Model TypeNGK / CR9E
Number of Gears6
ClutchWet, manual clutch, Multiplat
Gear Pattern1-N-2-3-4-5-6


Front BrakeFloating Single Disc Ø 298mm
Rear BrakeSingle Disc Ø 220mm
Front Tyre110/70-17M/C (54S)
Rear Tyre140/70 – 17M/C (66S)
Wheel TypeAlloy Wheels
Tubeless Tyresyes
Alloy Wheelsyes

Front SuspensionTelescopic Fork 41 mm
Rear SuspensionSuspension Monocross


Overall Length2090 mm
Overall Width745 mm
Overall Height1035 mm
Seat Height780 mm
Ground Clearance160 mm
Wheelbase1380 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight165 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity14 litres
Oil tank capacity2.4 litres

Yamaha MT-25 Engine

The international spec of the Yamaha MT-25 is the street fighter version of R25, which further ends the chances of its arrival on the Indian shores. Yamaha would consider bringing MT-03 in place so that the amount of localisation could increase in the coming years. Yamaha MT-25 is powered by a 249 cc, twin cylinder engine producing 35.5 BHP at 12000 rpm and 22.6 Nm at 10,000 rpm. It weighs just 165 kg, performing exceptionally well in its class. The top speed is 170 km/hr while the fuel tank measures 14 litres for the motorcycle. It rivals none other than Kawasaki Z250 in its engine segment.

There is also recent news that the ECU used in this bike which is way sophisticated than the one used on R3. therefore the performance of this bike will be much linear and wil create a mark. A high tech ECU means that BS6 compliance won’t be an issue for this bike in any way.

Yamaha MT-25 Engine Indian spec

The Indian spec of the MT-25 might get a new powertrain that will comprise of a single cylinder engine. This will be a 250 cc engine. To add to this the bike will get VVA (Variable Valve Actuation). This gives the bike a change in the valve actuation which keeps the power linear in the mid-range. This engine will be same to the on that serves duty on the MT-15. The bike will carry the same frame as on the MT-15


Yamaha MT-25 Competition

The biggest rival to the MT25 is the Z250. This bike is the only quarter litre twin cylinder bike which is also naked. The price of the bike will decide its rivals but mostly it will be 300 cc single cylinder bike which will come close to this bikes pricing. For now, there is not much to say about the competition but if the bike comes in a single cylinder variant then it will get a good competition from the other 300 cc bikes


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  • Yamaha is bringing twin cylinder bikes when the market is going to dead in a few years…so instead they should try to bring a proper Electric bike like Zero and sell it at 3 to 4 lakhs. Bringing the polluting ICE is so lame now