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Twin cylinder 2020 Yamaha MT-03 announced

The A2 licence class just got a shot in the arm in the form of the Yamaha MT-03, with revised styling and a twin-cylinder engine

THE new 2020 Yamaha MT-03 has been announced, featuring an all-new engine, revised styling, and all-new USD forks and rear shock setup.

Slotting into the Yamaha naked bike lineup between the MT-125 and MT-07, the big news with the 2020 version of A2 licence friendly naked is that new, twin-cylinder engine.

The 321cc parallel-twin boasts a host of high-tech internals, including carburized rods, low-weight forged pistons and Yamaha’s special DiASil (Die-cast Aluminium Cylinder) which is claimed to provide 60% better cooling while being 30% cheaper to produce when compared to a convention item. The new engine produces 41bhp at a peaky 10,750rpm and 29.6Nm at 9000rpm. That means the new Yamaha loses out slightly to KTM’s 390 Duke (43hp) in terms of power, although the lure of a multi-cylinder machine may trump that for some people. For 2020 the new MT-03 also gets a set of sporty USD forks – non-adjustable – and revised rear shock absorber settings.

Other revisions with the Yamaha MT-03 is, of course, the new look that apes that of the bigger MT-09 and MT-10. The new front end features a triple headlight design, with two larger lights sitting either side of a small, centrally mounted LED that we’re assuming is a DRL. The family resemblance doesn’t end there, as the new MT-03 also features chunky side-mounted cool air intakes and can include the MT-09’s distinctive grey with red decals colour scheme.

With a super-low 780mm seat and an all-up weight (including fuel and oil) of just 168kg, the new 2020 Yamaha MT-03 is also a featherweight machine. Making it an ideal choice for new and aspiring riders alike.

The MT-03 will be available in Ice Fluo, Icon Blue, Midnight Black and will be available at Yamaha dealers starting in December 2019.

Pricing as yet is TBC.

Yamaha MT-03 (2020) specs

Engine

Engine type

 liquid-cooled;4-stroke;DOHC;4-valves

Displacement

 321 cm³

Bore x stroke

 68.0 mm x 44.1 mm

Compression ratio

 11.2;1

Maximum power

 30.9kW (42.0PS) @ 10750 rpm

Maximum Torque

 29.6Nm 3.0kgf+m) @ 9000 rpm

Lubrication system

 Wet sump

Clutch Type

 Wet Multiple Disc

Ignition system

 TCI

Starter system

 Electric

Transmission system

 Constant Mesh;6-speed

Final transmission

 Chain

Fuel consumption

 3.81l/100km

CO2 emission

 89g/km

Chassis

Frame Diamond

Front travel

 130 mm

Caster Angle

 25º

Trai

l 95mm

Front suspension system

 Telescopic forks, Ø41.0 mm inner tube

Rear suspension system

 Swingarm

Rear Travel

 125 mm

Front brake

 Hydraulic single disc, Ø298 mm

Rear brake

 Hydraulic single disc, Ø220 mm

Front tyre

 110/70-17M/C (54H) Tubeless

Rear tyre

 140/70-17M/C (66H) Tubeless

Remark

 EU4 compliant

Dimensions

Overall length

 2090 mm

Overall width

 755 mm

Overall height

 1070 mm

Seat height

 780 mm

Wheel base

 1380 mm

Minimum ground

 clearance 160 mm

Wet weight

 (including full oil and fuel tank) 168 kg

Fuel tank capacity

 14L

Oil tank capacity

 2.40L

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