Yamaha MT-03 For Sale

Yamaha MT-03
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New Price At Launch: £4,800

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Current Prices: £3,500–£1,950

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Power: 45 bhp

Engine: 659 cc, 8,000 rpm red line, 100 mph top speed

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Economy: 60 mpg

Range: 200 miles from the 15.0 litre tank

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Seat Height: 805 mm

Weight: 192 kg (wet), 175 kg (dry)

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Overall Score: 6 of 10

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What Is It?

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

Features include:

  • Steel tubular frame with Aluminium swingarm
  • Dual 298mm discs up front with 2 piston calipers
  • Rear 245mm disc with Brembo single piston caliper
  • 43mm fork with 130mm travel
  • Side mounted shock with 120mm 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.

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2006 £2,450 £1,950 £1,750 19,900
2007 £2,550 £2,050 £1,800 18,700
2008 £2,650 £2,150 £1,850 17,500
2009 £2,800 £2,250 £1,950 16,200
2010 £2,900 £2,350 £2,050 14,800
2011 £3,100 £2,500 £2,150 13,300
2012 £3,300 £2,650 £2,300 11,800
2013 £3,500 £2,800 £2,450 10,300

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Popularity / How Many Left

Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
2006 97 65 162 30 / month
2007 153 93 246 37 / month
2008 124 85 209 91 / month
2009 64 38 102 8 / month
2010 58 23 81 49 / month
2011 37 14 51 40 / month
2012 27 5 32 Rarely
2013 14 5 19 Rarely

Stats include those licenced for use on the road and those off the road with a SORN, by year of production. Source: DVLA

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