Indonesian motorcycle website Iwanbanaran seems to have published the images of the new Yamaha MT-25/MT-03. The spy image does not reveal a lot of details, but the person who captured the photograph said that the test mule was equipped with a Honda CBR2500RR-style swingarm and upside-down forks.
The fully-faired variants of the MT-25 and MT-03 received a facelift in October last year, but they are yet to. While the spy images do not reveal many details, the new MT-25 and new MT-03 are expected to look almost identical to the new MT-15. This would mean the smaller models featuring a projector-style headlight with LED DRLs.
The revised cockpit will include a fully digital instrument console that will be identical to the unit of the YZF-R25 and YZF-R3. Steering duties will be performed by a flat, single-piece handlebar that will provide upright ergonomics. The fuel tank design will be revised, while the radiator will receive shrouds for a premium looks.
The step-up seat will be traded for a flat, single-piece saddle. The rear section, like the YZF-R25 and YZF-R3, will most likely retain the tail light from the current model.
Hardware specifications will be revised, and the updated model will feature upside-down telescopic forks like the new YZF-R25 and new YZF-R3. The rear will continue to use a monoshock unit. Do note that the Euro-V norms will come into effect from April 2020, and we expect the new Yamaha MT-25/MT-03 to receive revisions to the engine to comply with the emission norms.
The current MT-25, for reference, uses a 249 cc liquid-cooled, 8-valve, DOHC, parallel-twin cylinder engine that delivers 35.5 bhp at 12,000 rpm and 22.6 Nm at 10,000 rpm. The MT-03 uses a 321 cc liquid-cooled, 8-valve, DOHC, parallel-twin cylinder motor that churns out 41 bhp at 10,750 rpm and 29.6 Nm of peak torque at 9,000 rpm. Both engines are paired with a 6-speed transmission.
India Yamaha Motor’s Chairman, Motofumi Shitara had said in the past that the company would focus on the premium segment, and so, we could see the next-generation MT-03 ride into the country. The MT-15 was launched in India just last month.
[Image source: Iwanbanaran.com]