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.

Features include:

  • 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.

Available colours:

  • 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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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2006 £2,650 £2,100 £1,850 21,100
2007 £2,600 £2,100 £1,850 19,900
2008 £2,650 £2,100 £1,850 18,600
2009 £2,750 £2,200 £1,900 17,200
2010 £2,900 £2,300 £2,050 15,700
2011 £3,100 £2,500 £2,200 14,100
2012 £3,400 £2,750 £2,400 12,500
2013 £3,750 £3,000 £2,650 10,700

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How many bikes like this are around, by year of production, including those licensed for use on the road and those off the road with a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN).

Year On The Road Off The Road Total Around We Monitor
2006 133 51 184 Rarely for sale
2007 197 67 264 Rarely for sale
2008 184 41 225 Rarely for sale
2009 92 23 115 Rarely for sale
2010 77 13 90 Rarely for sale
2011 51 5 56 Rarely for sale
2012 29 5 34 Rarely for sale
2013 19 0 19 Rarely for sale


RM/2007/047, issued 17/01/2008, affected 153 bikes

It has been identified that under certain circumstances, the clearance between the exhaust muffler and it's left hand protector may not be sufficient, resulting in it becoming unduly hot. In rare cases, this may result in the protector starting to melt, and in the extreme, emitting smoke, causing concern to the rider and the pillion passenger.

Build Dates: 01/01/2007 to 31/12/2007 

Vehicle Ids: 

RM024-0000301 to RM024-0006814
RM024-0008001 to RM024-0009153