The 2020 Yamaha MT-03 is the bLU cRU’s latest addition to its hypernaked lineup, which also includes the highly addicting, bigger-displacement MT-07, MT-09, and MT-10 models. Ahem, the MT-03 has big shoes to fill. This lightweight machine is an evolution of Yamaha’s YZF-R3 supersport machine, sans a full fairing. Instead it receives aggressive naked-bike styling familiar with its siblings and a one-piece motocross-style handlebar for a more upright riding position. The MT-03 is powered by the same 321cc DOHC parallel-twin engine as the YZF-R3, as well as the same basic chassis.
Ahead of an upcoming test, we strapped the new model to our in-house Dynojet 250i dynamometer, recording horsepower and torque measurements. The MT-03 produced 37.07 hp at 10,590 rpm and 20.22 pound-feet of torque at 9,010 rpm. Stay tuned for more testing!