Yamaha has confirmed it will produce the MT-03, a larger-displacement version of the MT-25 announced for Indonesia in June. The news wasn’t unexpected, as it follows the pattern established by the faired YZF-R25 and YZF-R3, but this is the first official confirmation of the MT-03. Still to be determined is whether the MT-03 will be available in the U.S., where it would likely be called the FZ-03.

The MT-03 shares most of the R3’s specifications. Instead of the sportbike’s twin headlights, the naked model follows the pattern of the larger MT/FZ models with a single headlight. The MT-03 weighs about 8.8 pounds lighter than the R3. The naked model also swaps out the R3’s clip-ons for a wider handlebar that offers a more upright seating position.

082515-yamaha-mt-03-6Yamaha has announced three color options for the Japanese market: matt silver, black metallic and red metallic.

We expect Yamaha Motor U.S.A. to announce the FZ-03 soon. We will provide more information about U.S. availability, pricing and color options once it’s all confirmed.

2016 Yamaha MT-03/FZ-03 Specifications
Engine Type 4-stroke liquid-cooled DOHC parallel-Twin
Displacement 321cc
Bore x Stroke 68.0 x 44.1 mm
Compression ratio 11.2:1
Maximum Power (Claimed) 31 kW (41.6 hp) @ 10,750 rpm
Maximum Torque (Claimed) 30 Nm (22.1 lb-ft.) @ 9,000 rpm
Starter Electric
Lubrication system Wet
Engine oil capacity 2.4L
Fuel system Fuel Injection
Type clutch wet, multi-plate
Transmission Six-speed
Frame Diamond-type steel frame
Rake/Trail 25°/ 3.7 inches
Front suspension Telescopic
Rear suspension swing arm
Front tire 110/70-17, tubeless
Rear tires 140/70-17, tubeless
Front brake Two-piston caliper, 298mm disc brake
Rear brakes Single-piston 220mm disc brake
Length 2090 mm (82.3 in.)
Width 745 mm (29.3 in.)
Height 1,035 mm (40.7 in)
Wheelbase 1,380 mm (54.3 in.)
Ground Clearance 160 mm (6.3 in.)
Seat Height 780 mm (30.7 in.)
Curb Weight (Claimed) 165 kg (363.8 lbs.)
Fuel Capacity 14 L (3.7 gallons)

[Source: Yamaha]