Last month Yamaha Motors India launched their most awaited YZF-R3 in India and MT03 is the naked version of the same. The video highlights the premium naked styling of the MT03. The UK based publication, Motorcyclenews has reviewed MT03 to be “Visually stunning and mechanically sound, Yamaha’s trick new “roadster motard” creates its own little niche in the market. Ideally an urban/commuter tool, the Yamaha MT-03 gives you more than enough fun if you want some bendy weekend scratching too. Handling is superb but just a little more horsepower would’ve really broadened the Yamaha MT-03's appeal”
According to the past reports, Yamaha Motors India might be looking forward to introduce the same to the Indian market, as being a naked, MT03 will be lighter, faster and cheaper than YZF-R3 and that makes it a perfect package for Indian market. MT-03 utilizes a twin cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves engine that churns out 41.4bhp of raw power at 10750rpm and 29.6Nm of torque at 9000rpm. MT03 does have cool power figures that makes it a direct competitor to the KTM Duke 390. But being a twin cylinder MT-03 will surely be costlier in price than the orange monster. The faired YZF-R3 was launched at a price of INR 3,25000 lakh so we hope the naked version of the same will be available at near INR 2,8000 lakh.