2020 Yamaha MT-03 Guide

2020 Yamaha MT-03

2020 Yamaha MT-03 2020 Yamaha MT-03 2020 Yamaha MT-03 2020 Yamaha MT-03 2020 Yamaha MT-03


2020 Yamaha MT-03:

Your entry to the dark side. Built to thrill with a twin‑cylinder engine and aggressive looks, it offers serious street presence.

The Dark Side of Japan

With the launch of the iconic MT-09 in 2013, Yamaha initiated a brand new era in the motorcycle world. Not only some of the recent best sellers in Europe belong to the Hyper standard segment, but the Dark Side of Japan philosophy is widely recognized and is a core of a growing community of riders. It symbolizes the strong link with Yamaha’s Japanese origins, represents the brand’s inborn values of excitement and thrill related to outstanding performance and celebrates the unconventional attitude of the MT riders as true Masters of Torque (MT).

Hyper – the MT range 

With the introduction of MT Yamaha clearly showed the intention to create a new type of motorcycle aimed at riders looking for a new way to express themselves.

This was just the beginning, as the Hyper standard segment was quickly developed to grow in a range from 125cc through to 1000cc, offering riders the chance to step up in experience and performance through the complete MT line up. High spec models like the sporty SP versions on MT-09 and MT-10, and the MT-10 Tourer Edition, address specific niche customer needs and give further possibility to experience the world. In total, the MT range has sold over 241,000 units in Europe for the last 6 years.

Hyper standard is in constant evolution and this is evident in the new MT-03. With a radical and aggressive new look and benefitting from advanced new technology and a higher overall specification, it is more MT then ever!

New MT-03: Dark Lightning 

With its sophisticated engine, lightweight handling and true standard looks, the new MT-03 is fully in line with the signature MT family design.

Featuring a radical new look and feel, and equipped with a best in class 2-cylinder engine as well as state of the art suspension for precise handling and outstanding agility, the new MT-03 is the ultimate step-up model for those riders who are looking forward to joining the MT family – as well as being one of the most attractive motorcycles for male and female riders looking for their first full-sized machine.

Inspired by Yamaha’s larger Hyper Naked models, the aggressive new look is more MT than ever. Its predatory twin-eye face projects the moodiest stare, and new upside-down forks and a restyled wide-shouldered fuel tank underline the dynamic MT family look to make this the ultimate 300!

But what really makes this lightweight Hyper Naked so attractive and desirable is the fact that it’s built with pure MT DNA which means that every ride is a thrilling and addictive experience. You’ll want to get out and ride whenever you can. Because this bike just loves to be ridden.



2020 Yamaha MT-03 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Aggressive next-generation MT design
Dual slant-eye positions lights; LED headlight
Sophisticated 321cc 2-cylinder engine
New 37mm upside down front forks
Long swingarm with new shock settings
Lightweight diamond frame
Ergonomic riding position
High quality big-bike look and feel
New high-tech LCD instruments
New lightweight LED flashers
56 MPG


  • Smooth And Easy To Ride Power Delivery
    This 321cc liquid-cooled 2-cylinder engine features lightweight forged pistons and carburized connecting rods, delivering easy to manage power in the low rpm range with strong high rpm power. The extremely light clutch feeling makes the MT-03 even more fun in the city, while its offset cylinders and advanced fuel injection system ensures smooth throttle response.
  • Dual Position Lights with Singular LED Headlight
    The dynamic MT-03 looks cool with its dual angled position lights that emphasize its aggressive big-bike looks. A single compact and powerful LED headlight burns a hole through the darkness to light up the road ahead.
  • Aggressive Next-Gen MT Design
    There’s absolutely no mistaking that the new MT-03 is a member of Yamaha’s legendary Hyper Naked family. With its aggressive front light assembly as well as bold air scoops and a sculpted fuel tank, the MT-03 gives you the chance to become a true Master of Torque and experience the most dynamic ride in the class.
  • 37mm KYB Inverted Front Fork
    The MT-03’s serious big-bike specification is underlined with the addition of an inverted KYB front fork. Equipped with 37mm tubes and a cast aluminum upper triple clamp, the new front end reinforces the bike’s high-specification and delivers a confident and smooth ride during braking, acceleration and cornering.


With its sophisticated engine, lightweight handling and true naked looks, the new MT-03 is fully in line with the signature MT family design.

Featuring a radical new look and feel, and equipped with a best in class 2-cylinder engine as well as state of the art suspension for precise handling and outstanding agility, the new MT-03 is the ultimate step-up model for those riders who are looking forward to joining the MT family – as well as being one of the most attractive motorcycles for male and female riders looking for their first full-sized machine.



2020 Yamaha MT-03 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Aggressive next-generation MT design 

MT-09 brought a radical and dynamic look to the streets of Europe. With its standard bodywork, mass-forward design, thrilling linear torque and outstanding agility, the first Yamaha Hyper standard was an overnight success that proved to be the start of a whole new movement.

Created using the same athletic DNA that has made its 847cc 3-cylinder sibling one of the best-selling Yamaha models of all time, the new MT-03’s aggressive next-generation design strengthens its iconic MT looks.

Dynamic new mass-forward body design

With a unique design that features a ‘tightly-packed’ look around the engine area, Yamaha’s MT models project a forceful and predatory character that marks them out from other models. This mass-forward look is taken to the next level on the new model with the new 14-litre wide-shouldered fuel tank cover and lightweight air scoops that reinforce the strong family links.

Dual slant-eye positions lights; LED headlight

The 2020 MT-03 is more MT than ever thanks to its aggressive new face featuring dual slant-eye position lights that convey a predatory look and underline the pure MT DNA running through its veins.

While the new dual slant-eye position lights are the main focus of attention and give the new MT-03 a dramatic and menacing stare, the small but powerful LED headlight is positioned centrally and inconspicuously beneath the front cowl assembly. Projecting a brilliant beam of light, this minimalist design gives the new model a unique and charismatic look that reinforces the bike’s bold and futuristic style.

Slim and light new LED flashers perfectly complement the position lights and headlight and integrate well in the MT-03’s aggressive new style.

Sophisticated 321cc 2-cylinder engine

At the heart of this next-generation Hyper standard is one of the most sophisticated powerplants in the class, featuring a balanced 2-cylinder configuration that delivers a much smoother feeling at lower rpm compared to some single-cylinder models.

Its high-tech internals include carburized con rods and lightweight heat-resistant forged pistons whose low reciprocating weight reduces vibration and enhances throttle response – and the all-aluminium DiASil cylinders offer excellent heat dissipation properties for reduced horsepower losses.

New 37mm upside down front forks

One of the most significant technical upgrades for 2020 is the fitment of new high-specification upside down forks that deliver enhanced handling performance during braking, acceleration and cornering, to make the new MT-03 one of the strongest and most exciting performers in the A2 class. Featuring gold-coloured outer tubes and 37mm inner tubes, these new forks – together with the aggressive new front cowl and dual position lights – give this premium lightweight all of the presence and stature of a much larger capacity MT.

Long swingarm with new shock settings

Yamaha first introduced the concept of the extended swingarm on its YZF-R1 Supersport machinery, and the same technology is used to good effect on the new MT-03. Pivoting closer to the machine’s midway point, the 573mm long asymmetrical swingarm reduces the variance in the bike’s angle with the road surface to give a high level of controllability during braking, cornering and acceleration – and the shock’s revised pre-load and damping settings and the stiffer rear spring further refine the bike’s overall handling performance.

Lightweight and compact diamond frame

The MT-03’s lightweight diamond-type tubular steel frame is constructed to give the optimum balance of rigidity which contributes towards the bike’s agile handling and lightweight feel. By mounting the engine as a stressed member, Yamaha’s designers are able to keep chassis weight to a minimum, and with the fitment of the new 37mm upside down forks as well as uprated rear suspension, the 2020 model is built to deliver the most thrilling and sporty ride.

Ergonomic riding position

The fitment of a new wide-shouldered fuel tank and revised bodywork has enabled Yamaha’s designers to achieve the optimum riding position that enables MT-03 riders to experience the highest levels of comfort and control in different situations. The slim centre section allows the rider to mould their body closer to the bike, and the low seat height as well as higher-mounted handlebars and a compact frame guarantee a natural and ergonomic riding position that creates a special feeling of rider/machine unity.

New high-tech LCD instruments

The next generation MT-03 also benefits from new high-tech instruments that convey the feeling of quality that characterizes this lightweight Hyper standard. The state-of-the-art meter panel features a negative LCD display with new attractive multi-function design is also more convenient to operate.

Signature MT family look and high quality finish

With its dramatic new looks, redesigned mass-forward bodywork and new 37mm upside down forks, the MT-03 has the look and feel of Yamaha’s larger capacity MT models. From the aggressive new dual-eye face through to the LCD instruments, LED flashers and cast aluminium upper triple clamp, this dynamic lightweight is packed with premium features and advanced Yamaha technology, making it the one of the most sophisticated models in the important A2 licence category.

Price and availability 

The MT-03 will be available at Yamaha dealers starting in December 2019. Please contact your national Yamaha press officer for more detailed information on the local price.


The MT-03 will be available in Ice Fluo, Icon Blue, Midnight Black

Yamaha Genuine Accessories 

Yamaha has developed a wide range of Genuine Accessories for the Hyper standard models, including performance, comfort and stylistic parts that enable every owner to create their very own unique MT-03. Customers can purchase each part individually, or they can save time and money by opting for one of Yamaha’s specially created Pack that are designed to suit differing requirements.

There’s also a range of MT branded apparel including jackets, T shirts, caps, hoodies and more. The Genuine Accessories and apparel range is constantly evolving, and full information can be seen at www.yamaha-motor.eu

MyGarage app 

MyGarage is the quick and easy way to create a personalized Yamaha, enabling customers to experiment with and compare different combinations of Genuine Accessories and see which components work best for them. Using the MyGarage app anyone can instantly create their dream version of the MT-03 and view it in from any angle in high definition. This app takes the guesswork out of choosing the right parts, and the final list can be emailed to a Yamaha dealer who will supply and fit the selected Genuine Accessories.


The MyRide app enables Yamaha riders to track every ride and record a variety of data including lean angle, acceleration, top speed, elevation changes and distance covered. Images can be added to the trip data and shared on social media, and information can be saved and stored under the customer’s own account. It’s the best way to add another dimension to every ride, and allows riders to rediscover their favourite journeys.






2020 Yamaha MT-03 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4599 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £See dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine Type 321cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke; 4 valves
Bore x Stroke 68.0mm × 44.1mm
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel injection
Transmission Constant mesh 6-speed; wet multiplate clutch
Final Drive Chain
Suspension / Front 37mm KYB® inverted fork; 5.1-in travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock; 7-step preload adjustable, 4.9-in
Brakes / Front Hydraulic single disc brake, 298mm; ABS
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic single disc brake, 220mm; ABS
Tires / Front 110/70-17
Tires / Rear 140/70-17
L x W x H 82.3 in x 29.7 in x 42.1 in
Seat Height 30.7 in
Wheelbase 54.3 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 25°
Trail 3.7 in
Maximum Ground
6.3 in
Fuel Capacity 3.7 gal
Fuel Economy** 56 mpg
Wet Weight*** 373 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Ice Fluo; Matte Raven Black



2020 Yamaha MT-03 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details




2020 Yamaha MT-03 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

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
Frame Diamond
Front travel 130 mm
Caster Angle 25º
Trail 95mm
Front suspension system Telescopic forks, Ø41.0 mminner 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
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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