The updated 2019 Yamaha MT-03 received subtle cosmetic updates and new color option which will attract more A2 license holders of Europe
Yamaha launched the MT-03 in Europe recently which is basically the naked Roadster based on the YZF-R3. The motorcycle is priced at EUR 4,995 (Rs 3.78 lakh) in Germany making it almost 39, 000 cheaper than the R3. The updated motorcycle gets three colour options for European markets including Black, Blue and new Ice Fluo which is basically a grey shade.
The Yamaha MT-03 is an ideal motorcycle for the A2 license holders in the European market. The MT03 is built around a diamond type steel chassis and is also powered by the same 321cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves engine of the YZF-R3.
The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox and has been tuned to deliver around 41.4 hp of maximum power at 10,750 rpm and 29.6 Nm of peak torque at 9,000 rpm. The 2019 Yamaha MT03 also shares some of its other components including the suspension and brakes with the faired sibling.
The naked Roadster uses 298 mm hydraulic single disc at the front and 220 mm hydraulic single disc at the rear which now comes fitted with ABS as standard. Suspension duties, on the other hand, are taken care by a 41 mm, conventional telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear.
The naked Roadster is also four kilograms lighter than the fully faired R3. Apart from the new colours, the updated motorcycle hasn’t received any major upgrades to it the Blue MT-03 in particular, gets its fuel tank and wheels too painted in the same colour scheme which adds a fresh appeal to the motorcycle.
Although there are no details available whether Yamaha wants to launch the MT-03 in India or not but if they do launch it here then it will compete directly against the likes of the BMW G 310 R and the KTM Duke 390. Yamaha is also currently working on a refreshed YZF-R3. The leaked patent image of the motorcycle went viral online recently and it gave us a sneak peek of what we could expect from the new motorcycle which will launch sometime in 2019.