Yamaha MT-03/MT-320 leaked; possible 2016 Auto Expo debut – Report

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Will be powered by a twin-cylinder 321 cc engine.

After initial reports that a new Yamaha MT-320/Yamaha MT-03 will make its Indian debut at the 2016 Auto Expo, images of the upcoming bike have surfaced on VisorDown.

While the globally introduced Yamaha R3 will be reportedly launched in India in August, the MT-320/MT-03 is expected to be unveiled in a few months. The new model, is essentially, a naked version of the R3.

Yamaha MT-03 front three quarter
The new Yamaha MT-03/MT-320 is set to make its international debut this year, and its Indian premiere at the 2016 Auto Expo.

The MT-03 or the MT-320 will feature a design that is similar to the Yamaha R3, sans the fairing, making it visually similar to the R25-based Yamaha MT-25 that had made its debut in Indonesia last month. The bike’s mechanicals, including the engine, suspension, brakes, instrument panel etc. will be shared with the Yamaha R3.

Yamaha MT-03 front
The naked version of the Yamaha R3 will carry over the mechanicals from the upcoming sportsbike.

The to-be-launched Yamaha R3, which will be introduced in India via CKD kits from Yamaha’s Indonesian plant, will feature a twin-cylinder 321 cc engine that develops 42 PS and peak torque of 29.6 Nm. Paired to a 6-speed manual transmission, the engine will stand out in the Indian market as a twin-cylinder motor, as its closest competition, offerings from KTM and Bajaj, all feature single-cylinder engines.

The MT-03/MT-320 will be powered by the same engine, although it will be a tad lighter after losing the fairing and the extras that come with it.

Yamaha MT-03/MT-320 – Image Gallery

[Source – VisorDown.com]

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