Off the back of a successful YZF-R3 launch in India, Yamaha have now unveiled the MT-03 in Japan.
The Japanese marque have taken the wraps off the MT-03, officially listing the bike on the company’s website along with pictures. The MT-03 is a naked street motorcycle and weighs about four kg lesser than the YZF-R3. Making 41.6 Psat 10,750 RPM and 30 Nm at 9,000 RPM, the MT-03 engine seems to have been the recipient of some mid-range tuning to better suit its street-friendly nature, rather than the track-focused YZF-R3.
Yamaha created a buzz in the Indian market with the launch of the YZF-R3, and to keep the buzz alive, we hope the company brings the MT-03 to Indian shores sooner rather than later. If Yamaha do bring the bike to India, it will go up against the likes of the Benelli TnT 300 and the Kawasaki Z250, we will have to wait and find out which of these entry muscle-twins tops its class.