Yamaha MT-03 For Sale

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Yamaha MT-03
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Current Prices: £3,750–£2,100
Insurance Costs: 5 of 10

What Is It?

The Yamaha MT-03 is a funky naked bike with quite a following and is powered by a liquid cooled 659 cc single cylinder engine, producing 45 bhp at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque at 5,250 rpm.

Features include:

  • Steel tubular frame with Aluminium swingarm
  • Dual 298 mm discs up front with two piston calipers
  • Rear 245 mm disc with Brembo single piston caliper
  • 43 mm fork with 130 mm travel
  • Side mounted shock with 120 mm travel
  • Unique 1->2 exhaust system
  • 5 speed gearbox

The engine is also found in the XT660 off-road adventure models and offers immediate throttle response throughout the rev range. As a rather high capacity single cylinder design it's often called a Thumper. The brakes and fork are from the FZ6

The brightly coloured side mounted shock of the lateral suspension system really stands out, giving the bike a unique image. It also shares some design elements with the larger MT-01, most notably the twin under seat pipes and angular bodywork while the twin mufflers on both bikes are surrounded by resin heat shields to protect the rider.

Yamaha engineered a weight distribution of 52% front to 48% rear, resulting in more front end feel. The weight distribution and focused centre of gravity both contribute to the agile handling of the bike. The 5-spoke 17" wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and 160/60 at the rear.

  • 2004: Light blue
  • 2006: White, blue and black
  • 2007-2008: Red, white and black
  • 2009: Yellow, red and black
  • 2010: Yellow, black
  • 2011-2013: White, black
Did You Know?

Yamaha's Kodo design philosophy is at work in the MT-03. In Japanese Kodo means heartbeat or rhythm of the soul. The concept is probably best described if you imagine the feeling created by the Kodo drumming group.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Stands out from the crowd
  • Handling
  • Economy

Any Downsides?

  • Poor range
  • Reliability
  • Hard seat

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Specs

Launch RRP: £4,800

Capacity: 659 cc (average)

Power: 45 bhp / 34 kW (average)

Red Line: 8,000 rpm (average)

Top Speed: 100 mph / 161 km/h (average)

Economy: 60 mpg / 4.7 L/100km (good)

Range: 200 miles / 322 km (high)

Fuel Capacity: 15.0 litres / 3.3 gallons (average)

Seat Height: 805 mm / 31.7 inches (average)

Wet Weight: 192 kg / 423 pounds (average)

Dry Weight: 175 kg / 386 pounds

Power to Weight: 0.234 bhp/kg / 0.175 kW/kg

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2006
£2,700
£2,150
£1,900
22,400
2007
£2,650
£2,100
£1,850
21,400
2008
£2,700
£2,150
£1,900
20,200
2009
£2,800
£2,250
£2,000
18,900
2010
£3,000
£2,400
£2,100
17,500
2011
£3,200
£2,550
£2,250
16,000
2012
£3,450
£2,750
£2,450
14,300
2013
£3,750
£3,000
£2,650
12,400
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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
2006
97
65
162
Rarely
2007
153
93
246
34 / month
2008
124
85
209
23 / month
2009
64
38
102
16 / month
2010
58
23
81
65 / month
2011
37
14
51
Rarely
2012
27
5
32
41 / month
2013
14
5
19
Rarely

Source: DVLA