Exclusive!! Yamaha MT-03 launch in India by this Diwali..

The Yamaha MT-03 which is  a naked streetbike version of the R3 is reported to be gearing up for a festive season(divali) launch in India. The compact sportsbike was reported to make its Indian debut at Auto Expo 2016 but that never happened. 

Yamaha MT-03 twinkle torque
Yamaha MT-03
Yamaha will ride in the new MT-03  during the festive season with an expected price of around Rs 2.75 lakh, ex-showroom.which is being exported from Indonesia via CKD.
The Yamaha MT-03 is powered by the same cc twin-cylinder liquid-cooled motor that powers the R3. Mated to a 6-speed gearbox, the engine pumps out 42 PS and 29.6 Nm of torque.
The street fighter gets rid of the clip-on handlebars in favor of a relaxed riding position. It also features new fuel tank pods and a minimal headlamp.
Yamaha MT-03 twinkle torque
Yamaha MT-03 side view

 Eye catchy features:

  • The beefy tank.
  • Petite tail lamp.
  • Exposed frame along with sharp and edgy lines endow the bike with an imposing stance. 
  • The riding position of the bike is more upright and comfortable with a flat.
  • Wide handle bar replacing the clip-on bars.
  • Regular telescopic front fork and a mono-shock rear suspension.  
Yamaha MT-03 twinkle torque
Yamaha MT-03 

Although the motorcycle is based on the YAMAHA R3,  
The Yamaha MT-03 is powered by the same parallel-twin motor as seen on the Yamaha R3, pumping out 42PS at 10,750rpm and 29.6Nm at 9,000rpm,The bike has been mated to a 6-speed transmission.
Braking is done by disc brake at both ends while ABS will be given a miss on the India-spec model to keep cost low.  The MT-03 employs 17-inch cast aluminium alloy wheels with a 110/70 front & 140/70 rear tyre.but we miss ABS variant in Indian market just because to reduce the cost of the bike.

Rivals:

The Yamaha MT-03 will be locking horns with the likes of Benelli TNT300, Kawasaki Z250, KTM Duke 390 and the upcoming BMW G 301 R etc.

Yamaha MT-03 twinkle torque
Yamaha MT-03
Yamaha MT-03 twinkle torque
Yamaha MT-03

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