Indian raods to see Yamaha MT-03 (R3 Street-Fighter) next year

Indian raods to see Yamaha MT-03 (R3 Street-Fighter) next year
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Indian raods to see Yamaha MT-03 (R3 Street-Fighter) next year. After a patient wait for little over a year, Yamaha India introduced the YZF-R3 in the country, a twin-cylinder quarter-litre.

After a patient wait for little over a year, Yamaha India introduced the YZF-R3 in the country, a twin-cylinder quarter-litre. While India received the super sport version, the Indonesian market was updated with the street-fighter derivative called the MT-03 and now news comes in that the street fighter will be arriving on Indian shores in 2016.

Underpinned by the same mechanicals as the R3, the MT-03 also draws power from the same 321cc parallel-twin, fuel-injected engine churning out 41.6 PS at 10,750 RPM and 30 Nm of torque at 9000 RPM, paired to a 6-speed gearbox. It comes with a more relaxed styling, featuring a single headlight cluster with LED pilot lamps, air shrouds flanked below the fuel tank, a wide handlebar and special MT badging.

The tail section has been completely carried over from the R25 on the MT-03 with the split seats, LED tail lamp and tail tidy retained. Like the R3, Yamaha India will also bring its street-fighter version via the CKD route, so expect prices to be in the vicinity of Rs. 2.80-3 lakhs (ex-showroom). Much like the super sport, we do not expect Yamaha to introduce ABS even as optional on the MT-03, but will surely appreciate if the automaker chooses to do otherwise.

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