Updated Yamaha MT-25 To Feature More Advanced ECU Than 2019 YZF-R3

The new Yamaha MT-25 will feature an upgraded ECU, improved suspension setup and an updated full LED headlamp unit

The upcoming Yamaha MT-25 will feature a more advanced ECU than its faired sibling the R25 and the R3 says a new report. For those of you who are not aware, an ECU (engine control unit) basically controls all the electronic functionality of a bike. The ECU also helps in determining the fuel and air mixtures, especially in fuel injected motorcycle.

Although the report does not mention how exactly will the upgraded ECU will help in improving the performances of the motorcycle, we believe that it will definitely help extract some more power from the existing 250cc, twin cylinder mill.

Besides updating the ECU there is a fair chance that Yamaha might also introduce Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) to actually help the new ECU to perform better. The VVA technology is also used in the current generation R15 and it helps in providing a balanced power across the rev range.

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The Yamaha MT-25 is powered by a 250 cc, twin-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled unit. This unit paired with a 6-speed gearbox produces about 36 PS of peak power and 22.6 Nm of peak torque. The current MT-25 relies on a telescopic suspension setup at the front and a monoshock unit at the rear.

The anchorage duties of the motorcycle are performed by a disc brake on both ends. A dual channel ABS is also offered as standard with the motorcycle for the safety of the rider. There is a fair chance that the upcoming motorcycle will use an upside-down suspension setup towards the front that will replace the current telescopic units.

Apart from these mechanical changes, the updated MT-25 will also feature a full LED headlamp setup which will most probably take its styling inspiration from the recently introduced MT-15. The updated motorcycle will also feature a fully digital instrument console as seen on the current R3 that will replace the existing semi-digital instrument cluster.

There is no official confirmation whether Yamaha has any plans of launching the MT-25 in India anytime soon or not.