2021 Yamaha MT-03 : DARK LIGHTNING.
Introducing the new 2021 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.
With its sophisticated engine, lightweight handling and naked styling, the Yamaha MT-03 brings the signature MT family design to the small-displacement category. Featuring a radical new look and feel, a best-in-class two-cylinder engine and state-of-the-art suspension for precise handling and outstanding agility, the new MT-03 is the ultimate entry-level ride for anyone looking to join the MT family.
Yamaha’s Hyper Naked bikes are built to thrill. With their muscular styling and adrenaline charged performance, the top-selling MT models have stolen the hearts and minds of riders all over Europe. And there’s the MT-03 that comes with a high specification and serious street presence.
Build your dream MT-03
Inspired by Yamaha’s larger Hyper Nakeds, the aggressive look is more MT than ever. Its predatory twin-eye face projects the moodiest stare, and upside-down forks and a 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 that just loves to be ridden.
With their naked bodywork, agile handling and exciting torque-rich performance, Yamaha’s Hyper Naked models give you aggressive looks with a thrilling ride.
Featuring forceful styling with performance focused technology, the MT-03 combines big bike status with lightweight versatility.
The radical face features dual slant-eye position lights and a compact LED headlight that make this one of the coolest looking bikes in its category – and with its massforward bodywork and ghter-jet style air scoops, this high-tech 300 is ready to punch above its weight.
A wide tank cover and optimal ergonomics enable you to t snugly into the bike for a superbly comfortable ride – and to reinforce the big bike look and feel, the MT-03 is equipped with 37mm upside-down forks for outstanding handling performance. Never before has a 300 offered you so much.
2021 Yamaha MT-03 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
- 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 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 front end reinforces the bike’s high-specification and delivers a confident and smooth ride during braking, acceleration and cornering.
2021 Yamaha MT-03 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
- Potent Twin-Cylinder Powerplant
Yamaha’s 321cc liquid-cooled, inline 2-cylinder engine delivers excellent power and performance throughout the rpm range. With a 180-degree crank design and integrated counterbalancer, the layout minimizes vibrations for a smooth, refined engine character.
- Smooth and Useable Power
With double overhead cams (DOHC) and four-valve cylinder heads, the MT-03 engine provides easy-to-manage power at low rpms with strong rpm power—ultimately delivering an exciting ride with a broad spread of power.
- Six-Speed Transmission
A smooth-shifting six-speed gearbox ensures the rider always has the right ratio, whether riding through tight city streets or on the open highway.
- Modern Fuel Injection
Downdraft induction fuel injection system provides easy starting, excellent fuel economy, and responsive performance in all conditions.
- Advanced Cylinder Construction
Yamaha’s unique DiASil—a high-silicon aluminum alloy—is used in the cylinders to ensure excellent heat dissipation. An innovative offset cylinder design helps reduce friction and provides better efficiency, quicker response and great overall engine performance.
- Strong and Lightweight Forged Pistons
Forged aluminum pistons—the same technology in the MT-10—contributes to reduced power loss and lower vibration levels. This design results in minimized vibrations and smooth running, even at high rpm.
- Compact Exhaust System
The short muffler design features modern styling and helps to centralize mass, improving agility for ultra-responsive handling.
- Inverted KYB Front Fork
The MT-03 features an inverted KYB fork with optimized spring and damping settings, delivering more solid handling when compared to motorcycles using conventional front forks.
- Monocross Rear Shock
The seven-step preload adjustable single-shock design is tuned to strike a balance between ride comfort and sporty performance with capability across a wide range of uses, from urban commuting to extended rides into the twisty canyons.
- Long Swingarm
The MT-03 is equipped with a 22.6″ long asymmetrical swingarm that provides a planted ride during braking, cornering and acceleration.
- Potent Braking with Standard ABS
The 298mm floating-mount front disc brake ensures excellent stopping power, supported by a 220mm rear disc. The MT-03 ABS model also features an anti-lock braking system to boost rider confidence and prevent wheel lock-ups in reduced-traction conditions.
- Lightweight Diamond Frame
The compact diamond-type tubular frame’s combination of low weight and immense strength gives you neutral handling and easy maneuverability in traffic. With its inverted front fork and rear shock with complimenting settings, the MT-03 is ready to carve through the twisties and get your adrenaline flowing!
- Stylish LED Turn Signals
Light-Emitting Diode (LED) elements are used for both the front and rear turn signals. Not only do LEDs offer long life with minimal power draw, they provide brilliant illumination for confidence and visibility, during the day or night. The MT-03’s dynamic appearance is reinforced by the LED signals that perfectly complement the bike’s aggressive looks.
- Dynamic Mass Forward Design
Yamaha’s Hyper Naked bikes are instantly recognizable thanks to their aggressive and powerful design. A sculpted fuel tank cover is designed to fit snugly with the rider while the lightweight air scoops enhance the look and feel of the mass-forward body design and highlight the dynamic MT family look.
- Ergonomic Riding Position
With its compact body and low 30.7″ seat height, the MT-03 is a joy to ride whether you’re escaping traffic or having a blast out on the open road. Behind the aggressive bodywork, a specially sculpted knee area and fuel tank cover work with the high-mounted handlebars to provide an agile and ergonomic riding position.
- Digital LCD Instrumentation
To match the MT-03 Hyper Naked’s radical looks, Yamaha has fitted a stylish LCD meter that provides easy-to-absorb information.
2021 Yamaha MT-03 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4599 USD
Canada MSRP Price: Starting at $5899 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ 5198 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 110/70R17
Tires / Rear 140/70R17
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
Fuel Capacity 3.7 gal
Fuel Economy** 56 mpg
Wet Weight*** 373 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Storm Fluo; Matte Stealth Black
2021 Yamaha MT-03 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
ENGINE Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8 valves (4 valves/cyl.), inline twin
DISPLACEMENT 321 cc
BORE AND STROKE 68 x 44.1 mm
COMPRESSION RATIO 11.2:1
FUEL DELIVERY 32 mm throttle body F.I.
ESTIMATED FUEL CONSUMPTION± 23.5 kpl / 66 mpg (Imp.)
LUBRICATION Wet sump
IGNITION / STARTING TCI / Electric
FINAL DRIVE O-ring chain
SUSPENSION (FRONT) 37 mm upside-down fork / 130 mm (5.1″) wheel travel
SUSPENSION (REAR) Adjustable Monocross / 125 mm (4.9″) wheel travel
BRAKES (FRONT) 298 mm floating disc / twin-piston caliper / ABS equipped
BRAKES (REAR) 220 mm disc / single-piston caliper / ABS equipped
TIRES (FRONT) 110/70-17
TIRES (REAR) 140/70-17
LENGTH 2,090 mm (82.3″)
WIDTH 755 mm (29.7″)
HEIGHT 1,070 mm (42.1″)
WHEELBASE 1,380 mm (54.3″)
RAKE / TRAIL 25 degrees / 95 mm (3.7″)
GROUND CLEARANCE 160 mm (6.3″)
SEAT HEIGHT 780 mm (30.7″)
FUEL CAPACITY 14 litres (3.1 Imp. gal.)
WET WEIGHT 168 kg (370 lb)
COLOUR(S) Yamaha Racing Blue
2021 Yamaha MT-03 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Engine type Liquid-cooled;4-stroke;DOHC;4-valves
Displacement 321 cc
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
Caster Angle 25º
Front suspension system Telescopic forks, Ø37.0 mminner tube
Rear suspension system Swingarm
Front travel 130 mm
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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