New Mt-03: Feel The Thrill As A True Master Of TorqueWith the launch of the iconic MT-09 in 2013, Yamaha initiated a brand new era in the motorcycle world. Some of the recent best sellers in Europe belong to the Hyper Naked segment and the Dark Side of Japan philosophy is now widely recognised and is the core of a growing community of riders. It symbolises the strong link with Yamaha’s Japanese origins, represents the brand’s inborn values of excitement and thrill related to outstanding performance and celebrates the unconventional attitude of the MT riders as true Masters of Torque (MT).

Hyper Naked and the MT range
With the introduction of MT Yamaha clearly showed the intention to create a new type of motorcycle aimed at riders looking for a new way to express themselves.

This was just the beginning, as the Hyper Naked segment was quickly developed to grow to become a range from 125cc through to 1000cc, offering riders the chance to step up in experience and performance through the complete MT line up. High spec models like the sporty SP versions on MT-09 and MT-10, and the MT-10 Tourer Edition, address specific niche customer needs and give further possibility to experience the world of MT. In total, the MT range has sold over 241,000 units in Europe during the last 6 years.

Hyper Naked design is in constant evolution and this is evident in the new MT-03. With a radical and aggressive new look and benefitting from advanced new technology and a higher overall specification, it is more MT then ever!

New Mt-03: Feel The Thrill As A True Master Of TorqueNew MT-03: Dark Lightning
With its sophisticated engine, lightweight handling and true naked looks, the new MT-03 is fully in line with the signature MT family design.

Featuring a radical new look and feel, and equipped with a best in class 2-cylinder engine as well as state of the art suspension for precise handling and outstanding agility, the new MT-03 is the ultimate step-up model for those riders who are looking forward to joining the MT family – as well as being one of the most attractive motorcycles for male and female riders looking for their first full-sized machine.

Aggressive next-generation MT design 
MT-09 brought a radical and dynamic look to the streets of Europe. With its naked bodywork, mass-forward design, thrilling linear torque and outstanding agility, the first Yamaha Hyper Naked was an overnight success that proved to be the start of a whole new movement.

Created using the same athletic DNA that has made its 847cc 3-cylinder sibling one of the best-selling Yamaha models of all time, the new MT-03’s aggressive next-generation design strengthens its iconic MT looks.

New Mt-03: Feel The Thrill As A True Master Of TorqueDynamic new mass-forward body design
With a unique design that features a ‘tightly-packed’ look around the engine area, Yamaha’s MT models project a forceful and predatory character that marks them out from other models. This mass-forward look is taken to the next level on the new model with the new 14-litre wide-shouldered fuel tank cover and lightweight air scoops that reinforce the strong family links.

Dual slant-eye positions lights; LED headlight
The 2020 MT-03 is more MT than ever thanks to its aggressive new face featuring dual slant-eye position lights that convey a predatory look and underline the pure MT DNA running through its veins.

While the new dual slant-eye position lights are the main focus of attention and give the new MT-03 a dramatic and menacing stare, the small but powerful LED headlight is positioned centrally and inconspicuously beneath the front cowl assembly. Projecting a brilliant beam of light, this minimalist design gives the new model a unique and charismatic look that reinforces the bike’s bold and futuristic style.

Slim and light new LED flashers perfectly complement the position lights and headlight and integrate well in the MT-03’s aggressive new style.

Sophisticated 321cc, 2-cylinder engine
At the heart of this next-generation Hyper Naked is one of the most sophisticated powerplants in the class, featuring a balanced 2-cylinder configuration that delivers a much smoother feeling at lower rpm compared to some single-cylinder models.

Its high-tech internals include carburized con rods and lightweight heat-resistant forged pistons whose low reciprocating weight reduces vibration and enhances throttle response – and the all-aluminium DiASil cylinders offer excellent heat dissipation properties for reduced horsepower losses.

37mm diameter upside down front forks
One of the most significant technical upgrades for 2020 is the fitment of new high-specification upside down forks that deliver enhanced handling performance during braking, acceleration and cornering, to make the new MT-03 one of the strongest and most exciting performers in the A2 class. Featuring gold-coloured outer tubes and 37mm inner tubes, these new forks – together with the aggressive new front look and dual position lights – give this premium lightweight all of the presence and stature of a much larger capacity MT.

Long swingarm with new shock settings
Yamaha first introduced the concept of the extended swingarm on its YZF-R1 Supersport machinery, and the same technology is used to good effect on the new MT-03. Pivoting closer to the machine’s midway point, the 573mm long asymmetrical swingarm reduces the variance in the bike’s angle with the road surface to give a high level of controllability during braking, cornering and acceleration – and the shock’s revised pre-load and damping settings and the stiffer rear spring further refine the bike’s overall handling performance.

New Mt-03: Feel The Thrill As A True Master Of TorqueLightweight and compact diamond frame
The MT-03’s lightweight diamond-type tubular steel frame is constructed to give the optimum balance of rigidity which contributes towards the bike’s agile handling and lightweight feel. By mounting the engine as a stressed member, Yamaha’s designers are able to keep chassis weight to a minimum, and with the fitment of the new 37mm upside down forks as well as uprated rear suspension, the 2020 model is built to deliver the most thrilling and sporty ride.

Ergonomic riding position
The fitment of a new wide-shouldered fuel tank and revised bodywork has enabled Yamaha’s designers to achieve the optimum riding position that enables MT-03 riders to experience the highest levels of comfort and control in different situations. The slim centre section allows the rider to mould their body closer to the bike, and the low seat height as well as higher-mounted handlebars and a compact frame guarantee a natural and ergonomic riding position that creates a special feeling of rider/machine unity.

New high-tech LCD instruments
The next generation MT-03 also benefits from new high-tech instruments that convey the feeling of quality that characterises this lightweight Hyper Naked. The state-of-the-art meter panel features a negative LCD display with all data displayed in white on a black background, and this new attractive multi-function design is also more convenient to operate.

Signature MT family look and high quality finish
With its dramatic new looks, redesigned mass-forward bodywork and new 37mm upside down forks, the MT-03 has the look and feel of Yamaha’s larger capacity MT models. From the aggressive new dual-eye face through to the LCD instruments, LED flashers and cast aluminium upper triple clamp, this dynamic lightweight is packed with premium features and advanced Yamaha technology, making it the one of the most sophisticated models in the important A2 licence category.

MT-03 Key Features
Aggressive next-generation MT design
Dual slant-eye positions lights; LED headlight
Sophisticated 321cc, 2-cylinder engine
37mm diameter upside down front forks
Long swingarm with new shock settings
Lightweight diamond frame
Ergonomic riding position
High quality big-bike look and feel
New high-tech LCD instruments
New lightweight LED flashers

Price and availability
The MT-03 will be available at Yamaha dealers late in December 2019. Please contact your national Yamaha press officer for more detailed information on the local price.

The MT-03 will be available in Ice Fluo, Icon Blue, Midnight Black

Yamaha Genuine Accessories
Yamaha has developed a wide range of Genuine Accessories for the Hyper Naked models, including performance, comfort and stylistic parts that enable every owner to create their very own unique MT-03. Customers can purchase each part individually, or they can save time and money by opting for one of Yamaha’s specially created Pack that are designed to suit differing requirements.

There’s also a range of MT branded apparel including jackets, T shirts, caps, hoodies and more. The Genuine Accessories and apparel range is constantly evolving, and full information can be seen at

MyGarage app
MyGarage is the quick and easy way to create a personalised Yamaha, enabling customers to experiment with and compare different combinations of Genuine Accessories and see which components work best for them. Using the MyGarage app anyone can instantly create their dream version of the MT-03 and view it in from any angle in high definition. This app takes the guesswork out of choosing the right parts, and the final list can be emailed to a Yamaha dealer who will supply and fit the selected Genuine Accessories.

The MyRide app enables Yamaha riders to track every ride and record a variety of data including lean angle, acceleration, top speed, elevation changes and distance covered. Images can be added to the trip data and shared on social media, and information can be saved and stored under the customer’s own account. It’s the best way to add another dimension to every ride, and allows riders to rediscover their favourite journeys.

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