Is MT-03 allowed in expressway?
Though it is short of the 400cc expressway minimum requirement, this perceived handicap has not detered Yamaha to offer products in this displacement category as there are customers who want the extra power and not necessarily use it for expressway duties alone.
Do R3 and MT-03 have the same engine?
We have the Yamaha MT-03 priced at ₱254,000 , while Yamaha YZF-R3 is priced at ₱259,000 . If we compare the technical specifications, Yamaha MT-03 houses 321 engine whereas Yamaha YZF-R3 engine displacement stands at 321.
Is the MT-03 a sports bike?
Accessible, inexpensive, cool looking and, of course, fun, the littlest member of Yamaha’s MT lineup of “hyper naked” sport bikes has a lot going for it.
Are Yamaha MT-03’s reliable?
The Yamaha MT-03 is well finished with excellent attention to detail: just look at that beautiful alloy swingarm. The engine’s tried and tested (so should be reliable) and the whole Yamaha MT-03 has been put together with originality, flair and, by the looks of things, without stinting too much on quality. Early days though…
What else is out there for the MT-03?
So what else is out there? Yamaha sees the MT-03 as a competitor to the Kawi Z400, the Honda CB300R, the KTM 390 Duke, and the BMW G 310 R. Suzuki gave up on the class back in 2018 when they discontinued the GW250. I suppose the Husqvarna 401s could play with this crew, too, although I’d position that as a premium alternative to the cheaper Duke.
What year did the Yamaha MT-03 come out?
2006: Yamaha MT-03 launched, following the 2005 introduction of its (very) big brother: the Yamaha MT-01. The new, little bike is described by Yamaha as a “roadster motard”. MCN spent 12 months living with Yamaha’s A2 licence-friendly MT-03 to see what this ‘small big bike’ is really like to live with.
What is the most annoying thing about the MT-03?
The last most annoying thing was overtaking on the MT-03. with the red line at 7.5k rpm you will more often than not have to change up a gear while overtaking. I constantly had to abort overtakes as the gear change would slow me down too much.