Yamaha MT-03 Launch is all set to finally happen. Yamaha finally confirms that the bike is all set to be launched in the country post Auto Expo 2016.
Yamaha has priced the YZF- R3 as aggressively as they could and hence it is cheaper than its key rival, the Ninja 300 but still far away from the KTM RC 390.
Yamaha MT-03 Design
Yamaha is finally getting serious about competition and launching their sporty motorcycles into the market. MT-03 does look like scaled down MT series motorcycle for sure the way the front bikini fairing, headlight design, engine cowl and sharp tail piece along with a sporty rear-end thanks too tail tidy of number plate holder. Key Features of Yamaha MT03 will incluse the wide handlebars, fully digital LCD speedo, dual disc brakes and radial tyres.
Racing blue, red and black are colors available but Racing Blue and Black will mostly make it to our Indian market.
Engine & Gearbox
Mechanically, the Yamaha MT-03 uses the same 321cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine which makes 42 PS at a high 10,750 RPM and 29.6 Nm of torque at 9,000 RPM. The engine is matched to a 6-speed gearbox. The MT-03 weighs at 165 kgs and that makes it 4 kgs lighter than the YZF-R3.
Yamaha MT-03 Specification and Dimensions
|Yamaha MT-03 Specification|
|Maximum Power||42 PS @ 10750 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||29.6 Nm @ 9000 rpm|
|Seat Height||780 mm|
|Ground Clearance||160 mm|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||165 kg|
Yamaha MT-03 Launch Date
There were confirmed reports before as well that the Yamaha MT-03 Launch launch is set to happen in April 2016 as confirmed by official source.
We expect the Yamaha MT-03 to be priced below the R3 which starts at 3.25 lakhs by atleast Rs.30,000 or more and could start at 2.85 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi.
Yamaha MT-03 Mileage
Expect the bike to deliver around 25-30 km/l in the city and 35 km/l on the highway given its lighter.
Yamaha MT-03 Image Gallery
Yamaha MT-03 Key Rivals
Kawasaki Z250, BMW G310R and KTM Duke 390
MT-03 makes things more accessible for performance enthusiast and naked motorcycle lovers. Meanwhile, thanks to R3 there is still room left for a 200-250cc single cylinder motorcycle that can make into the Indian market.
Clearly then, naked MT-03 makes a lot of sense in our country and it will sell quite well and bring volumes to the company. This is indeed great news and we shall all wait on how Yamaha get’s it right.