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Yamaha MT-320 leaked in patent images, India premiere at 2016 Delhi Auto Expo

Yamaha MT-320 leaked
Yamaha MT-320 leaked

These are the first leaked images which reveal the upcoming Yamaha MT-03 / MT-320, the naked sibling of R3 which will be launched in India next mont.

Yamaha MT-320 will be produced from Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing facility in Indonesia. It will be making its way into India via the CKD route. Just like the Yamaha R3, its fully faired cousin, the MT-320 is also expected to be offered in three colours of Yamaha Racing Blue, Red, and Midnight Black.

Yamaha MT-320 leaked

Yamaha MT-320 leaked patent image.

Yamaha MT-320 will have a new lightweight diamond frame chassis with telescopic fork suspension at the front and monoshock at the rear. Not much is revealed about the dimensions, but expect it to be very similar to the R3, which is 2,090 mm in length, 720 mm in width and 1,135 mm in height. Wheelbase of R3 is at 1,380mm and ground clearance at 160mm. Weight of MT-320 will be lesser than the R3 by a few kgs (R3 tips the weighing scale at 169 kgs). Fuel tank is expected to have same capacity – 14 litres.

Power to the Yamaha MT-320 will be delivered by a 321cc, twin cylinder, liquid cooled, 4 stroke engine offering output of 41 bhp at 10,750 rpm and torque of 29.6 Nm at 9,000 rpm mated to a 6 speed transmission.

Yamaha MT-320 leaked

Leaked patent images confirm that the MT-320 has a very similar design as that of the MT-25 which was revealed in Indonesia last month.

Following launch of Yamaha YZF-R3 in August 2015, the company is also planning launch of MT-320 sometime in March 2016, after its debut at 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. Leaked images of MT-320 indicate striking similarities to the Yamaha MT-25 but with a more powerful engine. Expect the Yamaha MT-320 to be priced in the range of Rs 2.5 lakhs (ex-showroom) while the R3 at Rs 2.8 lakhs.

Together, the new Yamaha twins will take on the likes of KTM RC 390, Duke 390, Ninja 300, Hyosung GT250R and the likes.




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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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