FIRST LOOK. THIS is the 2020 MT-03 from Yamaha.


Yamaha’s just unveiled its new MT-03 for 2020 to some markets – and here’s (almost) everything you need to know about the new A2 licence machine.

Based around the Japanese factories YZF-R3, the new MT shares the same motor and frame as its sportier sibling – but there are a few key differences, including its aggressive streetfighter styling to help the MT stand apart.

There’s a few subtle styling tweaks including a new front LED headlight, a new LCD dash, and a larger, beefier 14 litre fuel tank – but technically speaking, the MT-03 isn’t dramatically different to the outgoing machine. It does get some new inverted 37mm front forks, and the monoshock at the rear’s been revised too, and comes with ability for riders to set preload and compression.

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HERE ARE THE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS;

Engine: 321cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves

Maximum Power: 30.9kW (42.0PS) @ 10750 rpm

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Maximum Torque: 29.6Nm (3.0kgf+m) @ 9000 rpm

Fuel consumption: 3.81l/100km

Suspension: (F)Telescopic forks, Ø41.0 mm inner tube (R) Swingarm

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Brakes: (F) Hydraulic single disc, Ø298 mm (R) Hydraulic single disc, Ø220 mm

Tyres (F) 110/70-17M/C (54H) Tubeless (R) 140/70-17M/C (66H) Tubeless

Seat height: 780mm

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Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank): 168 kg

Fuel tank capacity: 14 litres

Although there’s been no official information released in the UK just yet, our Italian cousins have confirmed that the new MT-03 will be available in Yamaha dealers from December 2019 at a price of 5,740 euros + OTR charges (which works out at £5,105).

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