Yamaha MT-03

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Yamaha MT-03
YAMAHA MT-03 at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015.jpg
ManufacturerYamaha Motor Company
Parent companyYamaha Corporation
Production2006–2014
2016–present
ClassStandard

The Yamaha MT-03 is a MT series single-cylinder, later twin-cylinder motorcycle produced by Yamaha Motor Company since 2006–2014, and 2016–present. It is available in Australia, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, North America, Singapore and Thailand.

2006–2014[edit]

2006–2014
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Engine660 cc (40.3 cu in) liquid-cooled 4-stroke SOHC single-cylinder
Bore / stroke100.0 mm × 84.0 mm (3.9 in × 3.3 in)
Compression ratio10.0:1
Top speed160 km/h (100 mph)[1]
Power34 kW (45 hp) @ 6,000 rpm.[2]
Torque56 N⋅m (41 lb⋅ft) @ 5,250 rpm[2]
Transmission5-speed, wet clutch, multiple-disc
SuspensionFront: Telescopic fork
Rear: Swingarm (link type)
BrakesFront: Dual 298 mm hydraulic discs
Rear: Single 245 mm hydraulic disc
TiresFront: 120/70-17
Rear: 160/60-17
Rake, trail26°, 97 mm (3.8 in)
Wheelbase1,420 mm (56 in)
DimensionsL: 2,070 mm (81 in)
W: 860 mm (34 in)
H: 1,115 mm (43.9 in)
Seat height805 mm (31.7 in)
Fuel capacity15 L (3.3 imp gal; 4.0 US gal)
Oil capacity5 L (5.3 US qt)
Turning radius2,225 mm (87.6 in)
RelatedYamaha MT-01

The first version of the MT-03 was produced from 2006-2014. Its engine which provides high-torque and unmistakable sound has been taken from the XT660R.[1]

2016–2019[edit]

2016–present
YAMAHA MT-03 at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015.jpg
AssemblyIndonesia: Karawang, West Java (Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing)
Engine321 cc (19.6 cu in) liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve DOHC inline-twin
Bore / stroke68.0 mm × 44.1 mm (2.7 in × 1.7 in)
Compression ratio11.2:1
Transmission6-speed constant mesh
Frame typeSteel diamond
SuspensionFront: 41 mm Telescopic fork
Rear: Swingarm
BrakesFront: Single 298 mm hydraulic disc
Rear: Single 220 mm hydraulic disc
TiresFront: 110/70-17
Rear: 140/70-17
Rake, trail25°, 95 mm (3.7 in)
Wheelbase1,380 mm (54 in)
DimensionsL: 2,090 mm (82 in)
W: 745 mm (29.3 in)
H: 1,035 mm (40.7 in)
Seat height780 mm (31 in)
Fuel capacity14 L (3.1 imp gal; 3.7 US gal)
Oil capacity2.4 L (2.5 US qt)
RelatedYamaha MT-25
Yamaha YZF-R3

In 2016, Yamaha reintroduced the MT-03[3], which is now based on the YZF-R3 sport bike.[4]

The MT-03 received an update in October 2019. This refresh marks the first MT-03 to be made available in the United States. [5]


2020–present[edit]

2016–present
YAMAHA MT-03 at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015.jpg
AssemblyIndonesia: Karawang, West Java (Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing)
Engine321 cc (19.6 cu in) liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve DOHC inline-twin
Bore / stroke68.0 mm × 44.1 mm (2.7 in × 1.7 in)
Compression ratio11.2:1
Transmission6-speed constant mesh
Frame typeSteel diamond
SuspensionFront: 41 mm Telescopic fork
Rear: Swingarm
BrakesFront: Single 298 mm hydraulic disc
Rear: Single 220 mm hydraulic disc
TiresFront: 110/70-17
Rear: 140/70-17
Rake, trail25°, 95 mm (3.7 in)
Wheelbase1,380 mm (54 in)
DimensionsL: 2,090 mm (82 in)
W: 745 mm (29.3 in)
H: 1,035 mm (40.7 in)
Seat height780 mm (31 in)
Fuel capacity14 L (3.1 imp gal; 3.7 US gal)
Oil capacity2.4 L (2.5 US qt)
RelatedYamaha MT-25
Yamaha YZF-R3

In 2019, Yamaha announced it's new 2020 MT-03 edition. The new 2020 model now comes with new rear suspension; an MT series exhaust; and an LED back-light. In addition to this, new items have been added to the multi-function panel making the upgraded dash more user-friendly. The bike also has an redesigned split seat. The model is expected to be available to purchase early 2020.[6]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Yamaha MT-03 review". MCN. November 23, 2006. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b Ash, Kevin (December 5, 2005). "Correcting our Yamahowlers". The Telegraph. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  3. ^ "YAMAHA MT-03 2018". www.bikebiz.com.au. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  4. ^ Farrell, Steve (February 26, 2016). "First ride: Yamaha MT-03 review". Visor Down. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  5. ^ https://www.cyclenews.com/2019/10/article/2020-yamaha-mt-03-first-look/
  6. ^ Sheriff, Saffron (2019-10-06). "A first look at the 2020 Yamaha MT-03". Rev and Go. Retrieved 2019-10-06.

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