VIDEO: The Yamaha MT-03 commercial will make you crave to ride one

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Yamaha MT-03, the roadster version of the recently launched YZF-R3, was officially unveiled back in August this year. The MT-03 is a cosmetically stripped down version of the new YZF-R3 that stands apart from its faired sibling with the absence of the front fairing, a single-pod headlight versus the twin setup on the faired version, and a roadster motorcycle-style single-piece handlebar instead of a clip-on unit. We have seen the motorcycle through official images but this time around, we came across a promotional video, uploaded on the Yamaha Society YouTube channel, that captures the MT-03 in a action.

Here is the video:

The Yamaha MT-03 shares the 321cc, 4-stroke liquid-cooled DOHC parallel-Twin engine with the YZF-R3. Hence, the MT-03 also draws 41.6 hp of power and 30Nm of torque from the 321cc motor and comes mated to a six-speed transmission. Rest of the technical specifications remain absolutely similar but the MT-03, with the absence of fairing and few other bits, tips the weighing scale at 165 kg, about four kilograms less than the YZF-R3 which should give the roaster a slight power-to-weight advantage over the faired version.

Click here to check out the leaked patent images of the Yamaha MT-03

While Yamaha has not confirmed the India launch of the MT-03, we expect to see this motorcycle in the sub-continent in the near future. When it does arrive in India, expect the MT-03 to undercut the YZF-R3 by about Rs 20,000-30,000. Meanwhile, you can check out the motorcycle in details through the image gallery, along with the complete technical specifications below. Do share your views about the MT-03 through the comments section or via our social networking pages.

Engine Type4-stroke liquid-cooled DOHC parallel-Twin
Bore x Stroke68.0 x 44.1 mm
Compression ratio11.2:1
Maximum Power (Claimed)31 kW (41.6 hp) @ 10,750 rpm
Maximum Torque (Claimed)30 Nm (22.1 lb-ft.) @ 9,000 rpm
Lubrication systemWet
Engine oil capacity2.4L
Fuel systemFuel Injection
Type clutchwet, multi-plate
FrameDiamond-type steel frame
Rake/Trail25°/ 3.7 inches
Front suspensionTelescopic
Rear suspensionswing arm
Front tire110/70-17, tubeless
Rear tires140/70-17, tubeless
Front brakeTwo-piston caliper, 298mm disc brake
Rear brakesSingle-piston 220mm disc brake
Length2090 mm (82.3 in.)
Width745 mm (29.3 in.)
Height1,035 mm (40.7 in)
Wheelbase1,380 mm (54.3 in.)
Ground Clearance160 mm (6.3 in.)
Seat Height780 mm (30.7 in.)
Curb Weight (Claimed)165 kg (363.8 lbs.)
Fuel Capacity14 L (3.7 gallons)
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