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 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 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.
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.
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.