Yamaha recently updated the MT-03 for international markets. While there is a slim chance of it being introduced in India, the motorcycle surely is an interesting proposition. So here we tell you all there is not know about the 2021 Yamaha MT-03.
The MT-03’s styling is a mix of Yamaha’s most popular brands- the MT and R series. From the front, the MT-03 sports an aggressive fascia amplified by the full-LED headlamp that features on the MT-07, MT-09, and even the MT-15 sold in India.
From the side, it is difficult not to take note of the muscular fuel tank shrouds- a styling update given to the MT-03 in 2020. And the rear end has been borrowed sans any change from its fully-faired sibling- the YZF-R3. Even the wheels and exhausts are shared between the two bikes.
New colours for 2021
The Yamaha MT-03 receives three new colour schemes for this model year. Doing away with the Ice Fluo and Midnight Black options for last year, the Japanese manufacturer has stayed true to its ‘Dark Side’ and introduced the Storm Fluo, Purple Blue Metallic and Matte Stealth Black.
Underneath the MT-03’s diamond-type frame is a 321cc, parallel-twin motor that churns out 42bhp and around 30Nm of torque. This engine comes paired with a six-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch.
Suspension and brakes
The motorcycle is suspended on 37mm upside-down forks for the front and a preload-adjustable monoshock at the rear. Meanwhile, braking duties are performed by a 298mm front disc and 220mm rear disc brake along with dual-channel ABS as standard.
Besides the full-LED lighting for the headlamp, taillamp, and turn signals and the dual-channel ABS, the Yamaha MT-03 comes with a fully digital LCD instrument cluster that shows vital information like fuel consumption, gear position indicator as well as coolant temperature.