Yamaha MT-03 For Sale
The 2006 Yamaha MT-03 is a funky naked bike with the rear shock unusually placed on the side. It's powered by a 659cc single cylinder engine which puts out 45bhp.
What Is It?
- Great handling, economical, stands out from the crowd
- Reliability, poor range, hard seat
The MT-03 is powered by a liquid cooled single cylinder, four valve, high torque 659cc engine, which is also found in the XT660 models. It produces 45bhp at 6,000rpm and maximum torque at 5,250rpm and the highly compact engine offers immediate throttle response throughout the rev range.
- Steel tubular frame with Aluminium swingarm
- Twin 298mm discs up front with 2 piston calipers
- Rear 245mm disc with single piston Brembo caliper
- 43mm fork has 130mm travel
- Side mounted shock with 120mm travel
- Unique exhaust routing
- Fuel injection
- 5 speed gearbox
The brakes and forks are from the FZ6/Fazer6. The brightly coloured side mounted shock of the lateral suspension system really stands out, giving the bike a unique image.
The MT-03 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. The twin exhausts are actually fed from just one exhaust pipe though so it looks beefier than it actually is.
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. Riding position is upright and close to the handlebars, supermoto style.
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 pulse, heartbeat or rhythm of the soul. The concept is probably best described if you imagine the feeling created by the Kodo drumming group.
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