The 2020 Yamaha MT-25 has been launched in Malaysia priced at 21,500 Indonesian Rupiah (approx. Rs. 3.80 lakh). The updated offering retains its quarter-litre heart but now comes with all-new bodywork that brings the bike in line with the larger MT range of naked motorcycles in terms of design. The new Yamaha MT-25 wears the alien face now with the split LED daytime running lights with the projector lens headlamp, while the fuel tank gets sharper styling and incorporates air intakes on the sides.
The 2020 Yamaha MT-25 also debuted in the new Ice Fluo and Yamaha Blu paint schemes for Malaysia. In case that colour sounded familiar, the Ice Fluo shade is also offered on the BS6 Yamaha MT-15 that went on sale earlier this year. Apart from the visual highlights, the quarter-litre naked motorcycle also comes with the new digital instrument cluster that gets larger fonts and a gear-shift light.
Mechanically, the 2020 Yamaha MT-25 for Malaysia continues to draw power from the 250 cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine that develops 35.5PS at 12,000RPM and 23.6Nm of peak torque at 10,000RPM. The bike is supported by a Tubular Diamond frame and uses 37 mm USD forks at the front with KYB monoshock at the rear. Disc brakes handle the stopping power at either hand with dual-channel ABS as standard. The bike has a kerb weight of 165 kg.
The power figures are indeed delectable once you consider that the KTM 250 Duke competing in the same segment makes 30PS at 9000RPM and 24Nm of peak torque at 7500RPM. It also competes against the Honda CB300R, Bajaj Dominar 400 and the likes.
Sadly, Yamaha Motor India has no plans to bring the MT-25 to the country, for now. In fact, 2020 Yamaha MT-25 be the larger MT-03 with the same design and the larger 321 cc parallel-twin engine that we will get. The company discontinued the Yamaha R3 earlier this year since the bike wasn’t updated to meet the BS6 norms and it will be while before the MT-03 and the R3 make their way to the Indian market.