Yamaha MT 03 India Launch Could take Place in Early 2017! [Full Details]

Yamaha India has planned to launch a wide range of new motorcycles in near future. The list of upcoming Yamaha bikes in India includes both commuter and affordable performance bikes. One of the upcoming Yamaha bikes is the MT 03 naked streetfighter. The Yamaha MT 03 India launch could take place in 2017 and will sit under the R3. The MT 03 borrows in plenty from the R3. However, its muscular and streetnaked looks make the MT 03 a different beast. The MT 03 India prices could begin around 2.80 lakhs.

Yamaha MT 03 India Images

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The Yamaha MT 03, upon its launch, will rival models like the Kawasaki Z250, KTM 390 Duke and even the BMW G310 R. Powering the Yamaha MT 03 is the same engine that powers the fully-faired R3. Even some of the body panels are shared between the two bikes. The MT 03’s parallel-twin engine displaces 321cc and comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The engine generates 41.6 bhp and 29.6Nm. The MT 03 has a top speed of over 150 KMPH.

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Yamaha MT 03 India Launch Date

Expected Launch DateApril-May, 2017

The Yamaha MT 03 won’t be here before next year. Rumours abound that the Yamaha MT 03 India launch date will fall in Q2, 2017. We expect the bike to launch in April-May period of next year. Yamaha Motor India hasn’t yet announced the launch date of the bike. Although there are certain reports stating Yamaha will not bring the MT-03 to India. Recently, a mysterious Yamaha bike was caught on camera undergoing testing on Indian roads. However, it is NOT the MT-03. There is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding the MT03’s launch in India. We will update you as soon as we get word of any latest developments regarding the same.

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Yamaha MT 03 Price

ModelsPrice (Expected)
Base ModelRs. 2.80 Lakhs
Top ModelRs. 3.00 Lakhs

The MT 03 will be priced in the Rs. 2.80-3.00 Lakhs (ex-showroom) range. It will be available at all Yamaha dealerships across India. The bike will rival the likes of KTM 390 Duke, Kawasaki Z250 and upcoming BMW G310R. It will cost less than the Yamaha R3, which retails for Rs. 3.46 lakh (ex showroom Delhi).

Yamaha MT 03 Specifications

EngineDOHC, 321cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled
Max. Power41.6 BHP
Torque30 Nm
Transmission6-Speed Manual (One Up, Five Down)
BrakesDisc Brakes at Front and Rear

Yamaha MT 03 Images

Yamaha MT 03 Mileage

Yamaha MT 0325-30 KMPL

Powering the MT 03 is the same engine that powers the R3. This 321cc parallel twin cylinder petrol engine is likely to offer a mileage of 25-30 kmpl.

Yamaha MT 03 Top Speed

ModelTop Speed
Yamaha MT 03155 KMPH

Yamaha MT 03 Looks

The Yamaha MT 03 looks same as the MT 25. This is because the MT 03 borrows many design panels from the MT 25. This connections also leads to high similarity between the design of R3 and MT 03. The only points of difference is in the badges.Underpinning the MT 03 is a lightweight diamond steel chassis from the R3. We are pretty sure that the MT 03’s aggressive and dynamic styling will appeal to the young biking enthusiast.Yamaha MT 03 India Black Front ImagesHighlights of the design are-

  • Single headlamp
  • Air intakes near the fuel tank
  • Semi-digital instrument console
  • Clip-on handlebar
  • Split Seats
  • Engine Cowl
  • 10 Spoke 17 inch Alloy Wheels

Yamaha MT-03 Suspension, Engine & Transmission

Powering the MT 03 is a 321cc, parallel-twin liquid-cooled DOHC engine from the R3. This engine produces 41.6bhp @ 10,750rpm and 30 Nm @ 9,000rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed Manual Transmission. Hence, the MT 03 is sure to become of the most powerful bikes in its segment.

Yamaha MT 03 India Black Rear Images

Suspension duties are taken care by conventional telescopic forks at front and a mono-suspension at the rear. The bike gets 10-spoke, 17-inch alloy wheels. These are shod with 110/10-17 tyre at front and 140/70-17 tyre at rear. Braking is courtesy of a 298mm Disc up front and a 220mm unit at rear. The top model of bike should offer a dual channel anti-lock braking system. The Yamaha MT 03 has a kerb weight of 165 KGs. This makes it 4 KGs lighter than R3. The MT 03 has a seat height of 780 mm.

Yamaha MT-03 Rivals

Competition for the Yamaha MT 03 will come from–

  • Kawasaki Z250
  • KTM 390 Duke
  • Benelli TNT 300
  • BMW G 310 R

Yamaha MT 03 Dimensions

DimensionsMT 03
Length2,090 mm
Width745 mm
Height1,035 mm
Seat Height780 mm
Wheelbase1,380 mm
Ground Clearance160mm
Fuel Tank Capacity14-litres
Oil Tank Capacity2.4-litres

Yamaha MT-03 Other Details

Tyre Size

  • Front – 110/10-17 tubeless type
  • Rear – 140/70-17 tubeless type
  • Wheels- 17-inch Alloys


  • Front Suspension – Telescopic forks
  • Rear – Monoshock

Braking System

  • Front Brakes– 298mm Disc
  • Rear Rear– 220mm Disc
  • Dual Channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

Yamaha MT 03 Important Details

  • Diamond steel frame
  • Semi-digital instrument console
  • Air intakes near the fuel tank
  • Clip-on handle bar
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Tubeless tyres
  • Split Seats
  • Engine Cowl
  • Maintenance Free Battery
  • ABS
  • DC Electricals

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