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Yamaha MT-03 Review

Yamaha MT-03 Review
Written by Parichay Malvankar

Yamaha in December 2023, launched the new R3 sport bike along with its naked street fighter sibling the Yamaha MT-03. The Master of Torque is based on the venerable R3 but comes with a completely new front end and upright seating position. The motorcycle however comes with the same features as the R3 and the same underpinnings. This means you gets the smooth, crisp shifting engine and gearbox which not only delivers on-road performance but also offers very good fuel economy. How is the Yamaha MT-03 to ride and own? To find out do check our YouTube review embedded below.

How’s the Pricing?

However, the Yamaha MT-03 is imported to India via the CBU (Completely Built Unit) route, which means it attracts a lot of import duty and tax making it very expensive to own. The ex-showroom price for the Yamaha MT-03 is INR 4,60,639/- here in Mumbai. The indicative on-road price in Mumbai is close to INR 5.5 lakh and that is big money for the mid-spec street fighter. Its close competitor in the same engine segment, the Kawasaki Ninja comes with a price tag of INR 3.43 lakh ex-showroom. Even the premium Italian supersport, the Aprilia RS 457 comes with a price tag of INR 4.10 lakh ex-showroom.

Yamaha MT-03 – Technical Specifications

Powering the Yamaha MT-03 is a 321cc parallel-twin-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve engine. The engine produces 42 PS of power @10,750 rpm and 29.5 Nm of torque @9000 rpm. The motor comes with a constant mesh, 6-speed gearbox with a wet, multiple disc clutch, however, no back torque limiting slipper assist is on offer.

The Yamaha MT-03 is 2,090mm in length, 755mm in width, 1,070mm in height, and comes with a wheelbase of 1,380mm. The naked motorcycle weighs 167 kg at the kerb as well as as a 14-litre fuel tank. The MT-03 also gets a good 160mm of ground clearance and 780mm of seat height which is also very friendly to riders’ with inseam challenges.

Yamaha MT-03 – Features

While there aren’t many features, but the ones that Yamaha offers are very well made. The Yamaha MT-03 comes with features such as :-

  • Projector type Bi-functional LED Headlight
  • LED Position Lights and Turn Indicators
  • LED taillight
  • Full Digital Backlit Instruments Cluster
  • Fuel Consumption Indicator
  • 37mm Upside Down Front Fork with Aluminium Triple Clamps
  • Long Swingarm with optimised Rear Monoshock with Preload Adjustment
  • Midnight Cyan and Midnight Black Colour Options

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