Yamaha just introduced the refreshed 2020 Yamaha MT-03 to their line-up and it’s looks nothing but a straight descendent of the MT-09. The bike was sold as a 660cc model, from 2006 to 2014 and two years after that, in 2016 it was introduced as a small displacement bike. Yamaha sold the MT-03 globally except a few markets. 2020 Yamaha MT-03 India launch could be on the cards. Talking about the revamped looks, the bike carries a much aggressive front, thanks to the twin pilot headlights with a central LED underneath. Adding to the stance is the new cowl and redesigned side panels.
The power plant for the MT-03 is derived from the Yamaha YZF-R3. It’s a 321cc parallel-twin mated to a 6-speed gearbox churning out 42 bhp of power and 29.6 nm of torque. Front suspension set up comes as a pair of 370mm USD forks from KYB and the mono-shock with adjustable preload at the rear. Braking duties are done by a 298mm disc at the front and a 220mm disc at the rear with ABS as standard.
The bike is lighter than the YZF-R3 but not by a large margin. Considering the power outputs, the bike should feel nothing like a small bike even after shredding off so much weight.
The Yamaha MT-03 will host an LCD instrument cluster and offer quite some data on the go. The bike will soon make its way to the American market and will retail for $4599 (Rs.3.27 lakhs, all prices ex-showroom), that’s $700 cheaper than the Yamaha YZF-R3 which wears a sticker of $5299(Rs. 3.77 lakhs).
With all of the said things, Yamaha has made no concrete statements of MT-03 coming to India. The bike will be BS6 compliant and will wear a price tag of more than Rs. 3.27 lakhs.
2020 Yamaha MT-03 India launch could happen next year in the Indian market. We will confirm this as soon as we can, stay tuned.