Yamaha’s entry-level MT-03 hyper naked is back for 2020 with an aggressive new look. New-look MT-03 darker than ever. Aggressive styling and technical upgrades headline MY2020.
The eye-catching new styling features dual-eye position lights that convey a predatory look. A small, powerful LED headlight is positioned inconspicuously beneath the front cowl, and slim new LED flashers have been integrated into the MT-03’s racy lines.
The striking next-generation design has been dubbed Dark Lightning, and flows across the motorcycle from headlight to tail light. Mass-forward body styling features a tightly-packed appearance around the engine area, and a new wide-shouldered fuel tank cover and lightweight air scoops reinforce the strong MT family links. Topping off the eye-catching changes is a new-look state-of-the-art dashboard featuring an LCD display with attractive multi-function design and layout.
Updates for 2020 are not confined to styling, technical advancements aimed at keeping the MT-03 at the head of the entry-level pack have also been incorporated. Sportsbike-style upside-down forks deliver enhanced handling performance during braking, acceleration, and cornering. The rear suspension has also been upgraded with revised pre-load and damping settings, along with a stiffer spring. The technical layout of the proven 321cc two-cylinder engine has been retained.
2021 Yamaha MT-03
MT-03 is a beautifully balanced 321cc parallel twin with agile handling and spirited engine performance that makes even traffic riding fun.
Based on the popular YZF-R3, MT-03 features a more upright riding position and trick MT styling complete with distinctive air scoop. And like its race derived cousin, MT-03 has a low seat height to suit a wide variety of riders plus standard ABS fitment to instil rider confidence.
MT-03’s blend of light weight and punchy twin power will appeal to riders no matter what level.
321cc parallel twin
Equipped with lightweight forged pistons and carburised con rods, this compact and lightweight engine produces plenty of mid to high rpm torque for enjoyable riding in a range of conditions.
Agile and lightweight
Manufactured from 35mm steel tubing and featuring widely spaced top rails, the MT-03’s compact frame mounts the engine at four points to create a strong and lightweight structure.
For strong and predictable stopping power, together with plenty of feel, the MT-03 is equipped with a large diameter 298mm front disc brake featuring a floating 2-piston caliper, while the rear wheel is fitted with a 220mm disc. ABS is fitted as standard.
Multi function instrumentation
The stylish multi function instrument panel features an easy to read display with an analogue tachometer on the left side with a digital speedometer on the right, next to the gear position indicator.
The MT-03’s ergonomic handlebar / seat / footrest layout is designed to give an upright riding position that makes this one of the most comfortable and versatile bikes in its class