Yamaha MT-03 Coming to India or Not? - Here's What We Know

Yamaha MT-03 Coming to India or Not? - Here's What We Know

Back in October 2019, Yamaha revealed the next-gen model of MT-03 for the international markets. As per the latest details available, Yamaha recently announced that they have no immediate plans to launch any new 250cc+ premium motorcycle in India though, it is being rumoured that the new-gen 300cc MT-series motorcycle will be launched in India after 6-8 months. The brand is expected to launch the new R3 sportbike first and then the new model of MT-03. It would be competing with the likes of the BMW G310R, Honda CB300R, and the Benelli TNT 300.

New Yamaha MT-03 India Launch
New Yamaha MT-03 India Launch: Here's What We Know So Far

The 2022 model of the Yamaha MT-03 shares most of its parts with the YZF-R3 while the changes include a single headlight unit as well as a relaxed bar-type handlebar for better street control. Just like the new model of the YZF-R3, the MT-03 now also comes equipped with 37mm Upside Down (USD) telescopic forks at the front while the rear features a monoshock unit.

The bike is powered by the same 321cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, twin-cylinder engine producing a maximum power of 42HP @ 10,750 rpm and a peak torque of 29.6Nm @ 9,000 rpm. The bike is equipped with a 6-speed gearbox and weighs just 168kgs, making it quick in terms of performance.

The India-spec model of the MT-03 will come equipped with 2-channel ABS as standard. The hyper-naked street motorcycle is expected to arrive in India with a price tag of around INR 3,30,000 (ex-showroom).

New Yamaha MT-03 Specs

  • Displacement - 321cc, Liquid-Cooled
  • Max. Power - 42 HP @ 10750 rpm
  • Max. Torque - 29.6 Nm @ 9000 rpm
  • No. of Cylinders - 2 Cylinder
  • No. of Gears - 6-Speed Gearbox
  • Seat Height - 780mm
  • Ground Clearance - 160mm
  • Kerb/Wet Weight - 168kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity - 14-litres
  • Top Speed - 170+ kmph (Approx.)

New Yamaha MT-03 Colors

New Yamaha MT-03 Key Facts

  • Lightweight LED flashers
  • Ergonomic & Agile Riding Position
  • High-Quality Look and Authentic MT Feel
  • Long Swingarm with New Shock Settings
  • Aggressive Next-Generation MT design
  • 37mm Upside-Down Front Forks
  • High-Tech LCD Instrument Console
  • Dual Slant-Eye Positions Lights; LED Headlight
  • Dynamic Mass-Forward Body Design
  • Lightweight Diamond Frame