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Offline Chris

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new Yamaha MT-03
« on: September 11, 2015, 04:02:27 am »
Yamaha has a new 321cc street bike, the MT-03 which is being marketed aggressively in Asia.  As you can see, it's not being sold as a "beginner" bike but rather as a pretty cool urban tool.  It's almost sure to end up in Europe as well.  Do you think it would sell in the US?  I remember when almost every rider started out on a 350cc or 400cc class bike like Honda's ubiquitous CB350.  This could be the mount of what our sport needs most...a lot of new young riders. 

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Offline PAULRIDES

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Re: new Yamaha MT-03
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2015, 08:00:18 pm »
They have a R3 on market here now. More of a sport bike (fairing, some what low handle bars, not too uncomfortable).

The M3 looks more practical (Naked, Kind of adventure look from pictures ???).

I think I WOULD LIKE.  :happypep 

However, need to get 50K Miles or more added to the CB500X before trading for anything.

I am liking it for power, handling, miles per gallon, and ride position is not bad (better than the NINJA 500 by  far).  :) 

Don't Likes are a bit tall, throttle too sensitive, and butt gets tired after 175 to 200 miles (start squirming around).   
« Last Edit: September 11, 2015, 08:05:54 pm by PAULRIDES »
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Re: new Yamaha MT-03
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2015, 12:16:32 pm »
I like it.

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Re: new Yamaha MT-03
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2015, 12:07:40 pm »
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