2020 Yamaha MT-03 : Image Gallery
We break down the new MT-03 via detailed images
Yamaha has taken the motorcycling world by surprise with the recent introduction of a new MT-03. Since this bike is expected to make its way to India, we delve into the details and decipher it via detailed images.
The styling of the MT-03 has been reworked to more closely resemble its larger MT siblings. The new headlight unit and bodywork give the updated 03 a sharper, more aggressive design that is more befitting of the MT lineup’s 'Dark Side of Japan' tagline.
The previous version’s single headlight unit has been replaced with a new design that features two position lamps and a single LED headlight. This gives the new MT a mean frown that is sure to turn heads at traffic lights.
Lighting at the rear looks crisp too, with a smart-looking tail lamp coupled with new LED turn indicators.
Also new on the 2020 MT-03 is a fully digital LCD instrument cluster, replacing the digi-analogue unit seen on its predecessor.
The 37mm upside-down front fork is provided by KYB, and is all new on the 2020 bike. The previous version featured a 41mm conventional telescopic fork. Suspension at the rear is new as well, in the form of a seven-step preload-adjustable monoshock.
While the tank itself is unchanged, the extensions, side panels and belly cowl have been redesigned, refreshing the overall appearance of the MT-03.
The engine is carried over from the R3, which means a 321cc parallel-twin motor paired with a 6-speed gearbox. We expect the MT-03 to get the same output as the R3, which currently stands at 42PS and 29.6Nm. However, we are not yet sure whether this bike meets Euro5/BS6 emission norms. There is a possibility that the output could change after the engine has been reworked to meet these norms.
The braking setup on the MT-03 is identical to that deployed on the R3, with a 298mm disc up front and a 220mm disc at the rear. Dual-channel ABS is standard.
Colour options for the new MT-03 are Ice Fluo (the white bike seen in the first image), Icon Blue (the blue bike in the image above) and Raven Black (the black bike in the image below).