Yamaha MT-03 For Sale
The 2006 Yamaha MT-03 is a funky naked bike and is powered by a 659cc single cylinder engine which puts out 45bhp. It has quite a following.
- Handling, economy, stands out from the crowd
- Reliability, poor range, hard seat
What Is It?
It's powered by a liquid cooled 659cc single cylinder engine, producing 45bhp at 6,000rpm and maximum torque at 5,250rpm.
- 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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