The MT-25 is packed with a 249cc, 2-cylinder engine with a fuel injection system.
Introduction to Yamaha MT-25
The lightweight hyper naked sports bike Yamaha MT-25 is launched in a newly updated avatar. The new design language is derived from the flagship models of the MT-Series. The MT-25 is equipped with a sophisticated 249cc, 2-cylinder engine with a 6-Speed wet clutch gearbox. The design is quite unique in the segment, the headlight is a Double slant eye signal lamp and LED turn signals.
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Yamaha MT-25 Price in India and Launch Date
|Model Name||Yamaha MT-25|
|Body Type||Hyper Naked|
|Price||Rs 2,60,000 (Expected)|
Yamaha has launched the lightweight naked bike in certain countries and planning for others too. The Indian market is still not on Yamaha’s list and yet no official announcements have been given by the brand. Recently, the Yamaha MT-125 was launched in the Indian market, hence we can expect the launch of this elder sibling at the end of this year.
The Yamaha MT-25 is not launched in the Indian market as of now. But when the bike will launch in near future, we are expecting the Yamaha MT-25 Price in India would be starting from Rs 2,60,000. This price would be the same for Yamaha MT-25 Price in Kerala or MT price in Kerala.
This would be launched with 2-3 variants the price depends may vary. The MT 25 will compete with BMW GS310R, KTM Duke 250, and Honda CB300R. We’ll cover this part later in the article.
Yamaha MT-25 History
First-ever the MT-25 was introduced by the brand in 2015 as a naked version of the Yamaha YZF-R25. Initially, the bike was launched with a constant mesh gearbox that was later replaced with a wet multi-plate clutch. The bike got updated regularly in 2017, 18, and 19. While in 2020, it was blessed with a complete makeover and the new alien-inspired headlamps are some key changes.
Yamaha MT-25 Colours
The bike is available in three colour options:
- Storm Fluo
- Icon Blue
- Midnight Black
Yamaha MT 250 Key Specifications
- Sophisticated EURO5 high torque 249cc 2-cylinder engine
- Double slant eye signal lamps; LED headlight
- Checkered type light chassis
- Aggressive MT design
- 37mm upside-down front forks
- High-tech LCD displays
- Light LED signals
- The dynamic mass-front body design
- Ergonomic and agile riding position
- The quality looks and genuine MT feel
- Long fork with optimum damper settings
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Yamaha MT-25 Bike Overview
The MT-Series design looks interesting and unique from the competition. The front has a round projector headlamp with vertical DRLs. While the illumination is white and the turn indicators are LED too. Despite being a naked bike, the burly fuel tank, and tapered wide handlebar, give the bike a muscular stance.
The MT-25 Bike is available in three colour options along with a new piston dark grey. The rear pillion seat is set up at a raised height and can use as a document storage compartment. Because it has some space below the seat to accommodate some papers.
In terms of seating, it has a split one and the seat height is 780mm. Where the other dimensions are as follows:
|Ground Clearance||160 mm|
|Seat Height||780 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||14 liters|
“Unique styling and premium details”
Yamaha always makes their bike features rich. So the MT-25 is packed with a fully digital LCD instrument cluster. This cluster is quite advanced and has details in white colour, while the background is dark blue and above 10k rpm the tachometer gets red. The display has enough brightness and the variables can easily be visible even on sunny days. The LCD display features:
- Trip Meter
- Fuel Guage
- Gear Positioning Indicator
- Engine Temperature
- Low Fuel Warning
- ABS Warning Light
“The LCD panel is crisp and has a bunch of features”
Engine and Gearbox
The little beast Yamaha MT-25 is powered by a 249cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves, Twin-cylinder engine impaired to a 6-Speed gearbox. Whereas, the power and torque figures are 35.5 bhp at 12,000 rpm and 23.6 nm at 10,000 respectively. The MT-Series bike loves to rev, thus most of the power is implanted above 6,000 rpm. Once its hits that mark, the power from the engine is insane and, it just pulls and pulls.
Despite being a 250cc lightweight the power ratio from the motor is more than the competition. The top speed of Yamaha MT-25 is 170 km/h. while the 0-60 km/h and 0-100 km/h run can be achieved in under 3.5 seconds and 8 seconds respectively.
It featured an upside-down shock absorber at the front and a mono-shock suspension at the rear. The suspension does work great and offers a peaceful as well as aggressive ride quality. With the great suspension, it becomes easy to lean on the corner and return to the road back.
In terms of driveability, the MT-25 naked bike body ratio is neatly managed and distributed. That feels on sharp turns and aggressive maneuvering. Stopping can be harder than speeding, So here, the dual-channel ABS does the job neatly and stops the bike in seconds. while keeping under rider control.
“The engine is punchy and has a comfortable rider quality”
Chassis and Braking
The Yamaha MT-25 has a checkered type light diamond frame chassis. It is lightweight and helps the bike to accelerate faster. It also helps to take sharp turns and lean on the corner. The diamond frame light chassis does make a difference and offers ergonomic and agile handling in the segment.
The USD forks and Linkless Monshock suspension partnership is supreme indeed. The amount of shock-absorbing they offer is commendable. Whereas, the front and rear travel are 130 mm and 114 mm respectively.
The Yamaha MT-250cc bike has a dual-channel ABS braking system with a 298 mm Disc plate at the front and a 220 mm Disc plate at the rear. The bite of the Disc pads is crisp and performs well. Both the tyres are here tubeless and the section is 110/70-17M/C at the front and 140/70-17M/C at the rear.
“The Dual Channel ABS works well and the Chassis supports well”
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Yamaha MT-25 Full Specifications
Engine and Performance
|Engine||In-Line Two-Cylinder, DOHC, 4-Stroke, 8-Valves|
|No. Of Cylinders||2|
|Valves Per Cylinder||4|
|Maximum Power||35.5 HP @ 12,000 rpm|
|Peak Torque||23.6 Nm @ 10,000 rpm|
|Bore x Stroke||60.0 x 44.1 mm|
|Fuel Supply||Electronic Fuel-Injection|
|Cooling System||Liquid Cooling|
|0-100 km/h||Under 8 Seconds|
|0-60 km/h||Under 4 Seconds|
|Top Speed||170 km/h|
Chassis and Suspension
|Chassis Type||Checkered Type Light Chassis|
|Front Suspension||USD Telescopic Forks|
|Rear Suspension||Linkless Mono-Shock|
|Front Wheel Travel||130 mm|
|Rear Wheel Travel||114 mm|
Brakes and Tyres
|Front Brakes||Single 298 mm Disc Brake|
|Rear Brakes||Single 220 mm Disc Brake|
|Front Wheel Size||17-Inch|
|Rear Wheel Size||17-Inch|
Battery and Lighting
|Battery Type||12V, 7.0Ah (10HR) / GTZ8V|
|Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)||LED|
|AHO (Auto Headlamps On)||Yes|
Comfort and Convenience
|Type Of Seat||Strep-Up Seat|
|Engine Kill Switch||Y|
|Display Type||Fully Digital LCD|
|Low Fuel Warning||Y|
|Gear Position Indicator||Y|
|Gear Shift Light||Y|
|ABS Warning Light||Y|
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Pros and Cons
- Punchy 249cc Engine
- Aggressive Styling
- Light Weight Chassis
- LCD Instrument Panel
- Dual-Channel ABS
- Decent Fuel Economy
- Uncomfortable for Pillion
- Not Available in India
- Stability could be a concern
These are some competitors of Yamaha MT-25:
- KTM Duke 250
- BMW GS310R
- Honda CB300R
KTM Duke 250
The KTM Duke 250 is also one of the most aggressive designed bikes in the segment. It has sharp details and lightweight chassis, that helps it in ergonomics and agile handling. It comes equipped with a 248.8cc, Single-Cylinder, liquid-cooled engine paired to a 6-Speed PASC anti-hopping clutch gearbox with 1 down and 5 up mechanism.
The 248.8 cc motor produces around 29.6 bhp @ 9,000 rpm and 24 Nm @ 7,500 rpm. While the fuel economy is 30km/l and gives a full range from a tank is around 405 kms with 13.5 liters of fuel tank capacity.
The bike weighs 169 kgs and the chassis is a steel trellis frame, powder-coated. While in terms of dimensions, the length is 2072mm, the width is 831 mm and the height is 1109 mm. The KTM Duke 250 ground clearance is 151 mm and the seat height is 823mm.
Where the KTM Duke 250 and Yamaha MT-25 design is on the aggressive side. The BMW GS310R is more towards a muscular body shape. The golden finished USD forks look interesting and enhance the look. The GS310R comes powered by a 313cc, single-cylinder, water-cooled engine mated to a 6-speed gearbox with 1 down and 5 up mechanism.
The engine produces around 33.52 bhp @ 9,250 rpm and 28 Nm @ 7,500 rpm. While the fuel economy is 30 km/l and gives a full range from a tank is around 308 kms with 11 liters of fuel tank capacity.
The bike weighs 164 kgs and the chassis is a Tubular Space Frame. In terms of dimensions, the length is 2005mm, the width is 849 mm and the height is 1080 mm. The BMW GS310R’s ground clearance is around 142 mm and the seat height is 785 mm
Similar to the BMW GS310R, the Honda CB300R is a muscular bike and has retro touches too. The round headlight and tapered handlebars with sculpted fuel tank look scintillatingly awesome. The seating is slip up one and the footpegs are aggressively placed. The golden finish USD front forks enhance the overall look and do offer a great shock-absorbing experience.
It comes powered by a 286cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine and is impaired to a 6-Speed gearbox with 1 up and 6 down mechanism. While the power figures are 31.1 bhp @ 9,000 rpm and 27.5 Nm @ 7,500 rpm respectively. The CB300R fuel economy is around 30 km/l and gives a full range from a tank is around 290 kms with 9.7 liters of fuel tank capacity.
The bike weighs 146 kgs and the chassis is a Diamond Frame. In terms of dimensions, the length is 2017 mm, the width is 802 mm and the height is 1047 mm. The Honda CB300R’s ground clearance is around 157 mm and the seat height is 801 mm.
|Specifications||YAMAHA MT-25||KTM DUKE 250||BMW GS310R||HONDA CB300R|
|Power (in bhp.)||35.5 HP @ 12,000 rpm||29.6 bhp @ 9,000 rpm||33.52 bhp @ 9,250 rpm||31.1 bhp @ 9,000 rpm|
|Torque (in nm.)||23.6 Nm @ 10,000 rpm||24 Nm @ 7,500 rpm||28 Nm @ 7,500 rpm||27.5 Nm @ 7,500 rpm|
The Yamaha MT-25 is the most powerful bike in the segment or even in the 300cc segment in terms of BHP. The design of the bike is aggressive and chiseled. The alien-type headlight with a round projector with two vertical LED DRLs does outstand in the crowd. The tapered upraised handlebars and sculpted fuel with split-up seats are an addition to the maneuverability.
The USD front and Linkless-Monoshock are exceptionally tuned and work great with the aluminum swingarm. The overall body ratio and center gravity are neatly distributed which helps while cornering and taking sharp turns.
Features are fully emerged into the Yamaha MT-250cc bike, starring the LCD instrument panel that has plenty of details. All the lighting is LED and the turn indicators can be used as hazard lamps.
The Yamaha MT-25 is really a great pick at a price point of Rs 2,60,000 (Expected). As of now not been launched in India but could launch in near future.