Indonesian website TMCblog has gotten hold of both the first clear photo and even a video of the final production version of the Yamaha MT-25. The MT-25 is effectively the naked version of the Yamaha R25 available in South-East Asia which was increased in displacement to 321cc and called the R3 for the west.
Mechanically, the MT-25 carries over the suspension, exhaust and frame and of course the engine of the R25. Riding position looks to be more upright and the clip-ons have been replaced with a handlebar. Visually, it has clearly taken inspiration from the MT-09 and MT-07 (known as the FZ-09 and FZ-07 in the USA) naked bikes which have proved to be a huge success for Yamaha.
The bike will be launched in Indonesia and Malaysia later this year. There’s no official word from Yamaha yet as to the timing or release of the bike (which we’d expect to receive the displacement bump as the R3 did) but from what we’ve heard, Yamaha intends to bring it to western markets by late late next year.