The All New 2022 Yamaha MT-03
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- The 321cc parallel-twin engine on the Yamaha MT 03 produces the same amount of power as before.
- Comes in a Cyan Storm color scheme, with Cyan wheels.
- The mechanical design of the Yamaha MT 03 in 2022 remains constant, and no new features are added.
- The price is USD 4,799 (around Rs 3.57 lakh).
The famous Yamaha MT 03 bike was long overdue for a Euro 5-compliant engine, and now the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer has finally upgraded the model for 2022 with a Euro 5/BS6-compliant powerplant and new color schemes.
The naked Yamaha MT 03 price is USD 4,799 (about Rs 3.57 lakh) in the United States, which is $200 (around Rs 14,911) higher than its predecessor. From January 2022, the Japanese streetfighter will be available in the country.
Yamaha has ensured that the engine retains its oomph despite abiding to strict emission regulations. The Yamaha MT 03 bike has the same 42 horsepower and 29.6 pound-feet of torque as before at 10,750 rpm and 9000 rpm.
In comparison, the India-spec BS6-compliant KTM 390 Duke has one fewer cylinder and is more powerful (43.5PS and 37Nm).
The new Cyan Storm color scheme for the 2022 Yamaha MT 03 joins the existing Icon Blue and Midnight Black color schemes. All three color versions' designs are more in sync with the new Yamaha MT 09, and the Cyan Storm color, in particular, has Cyan-colored wheels.
The Icon Blue and Midnight Black, on the other hand, have identical blue and black wheels. Unfortunately, the Ice Fluo color variety has been overlooked. Other than the improved engine and new colors, the rest of the motorcycle hasn't changed, which is unfortunate.
Despite the fact that it has modern all-LED lighting and a full-LCD instrument cluster, we wish Yamaha MT 03 had included a genuine TFT screen with smartphone connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation.
The underpinnings and chassis of this Yamaha bike have been intact, including the 37mm inverted front fork, connected rear mono-shock, and 298mm front and 220mm rear discs with dual-channel ABS. With a Kerb weight of 168kg, the motorcycle is quite light (same as before).
This, combined with the 780mm seat height, should make it excellent for shorter riders. With a 14-liter petrol tank, the Yamaha bike should be suitable for traveling as well.
Yamaha's decision to offer the motorcycle in India is bolstered by the fact that the engine runs cleaner. Unfortunately, Yamaha has stated that it is presently focusing on the 125cc-250cc range, that it is attentively examining the 300cc market, and that it will only offer large bikes once the market has matured.
We're hoping Yamaha introduces the MT-03 to the United States before another sector of the market catches on.