Yamaha MT-03 review

Details
Manufacturer:
Yamaha
Category:
Naked
Price:
£ 4499
Overall
Not rated
Who needs big bikes?

SO many bikes make so much power that you have to ration it on the road. What happened to machines that were fun because you could spend an entire afternoon thrashing one without going to jail? I don't mean bikes that are just slow. I mean machines with an engaging engine and good handling, small motorcycles to desire and treasure.

They're still with us, and Yamaha's MT-03 is the latest.

A new model in name, it's actually an R3 with higher bars and no fairing. Obviously it's had a restyling, with some new bodywork, a headlight unit and handle-bar mounted mirrors. But it remains essentially a naked R3, nothing more nor less. The brakes, suspension, ‘diamond-type’ steel frame and 321cc parallel-twin engine are all unchanged.

Click here to read the rest of our Yamaha MT-03 review.

SO many bikes make so much power that you have to ration it on the road. What happened to machines that were fun because you could spend an entire afternoon thrashing one without going to jail? I don't mean bikes that are just slow. I mean machines with an engaging engine and good handling, small motorcycles to desire and treasure.

They're still with us, and Yamaha's MT-03 is the latest.

A new model in name, it's actually an R3 with higher bars and no fairing. Obviously it's had a restyling, with some new bodywork, a headlight unit and handle-bar mounted mirrors. But it remains essentially a naked R3, nothing more nor less. The brakes, suspension, ‘diamond-type’ steel frame and 321cc parallel-twin engine are all unchanged.

Click here to read the rest of our Yamaha MT-03 review.