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Motorcycle insurance bargains: Yamaha MT-03

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why MCN is highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there. This time it's the Yamaha MT-03.                         

Insurance group: 11
Engine: 660cc 4v single cylinder, 5 gears
Power: 45bhp
Top speed: 100mph
Weight: 174kg                  

Visually stunning and mechanically sound, Yamaha’s trick “roadster motard” is an ideal urban/commuter tool, but gives you more than enough fun if you want some bendy weekend scratching too. Plus it's only group 11 to insure.                                

The Yamaha MT-03 takes its engine from Yamaha’s XT660: a proven motor that works in this dinky little chassis. Smooth fuel injection and loads of low to midrange torque mean town and twisty riding is huge fun.    

Clutch and throttle action are spot on and the brakes (lifted from the Fazer) are excellent. The Yamaha MT-03's flash, lateral suspension system (with side-mounted shock) takes care of comfort while the rider can cane the bike around town or corners knowing those wide bars give it excellent manoeuvrability.

Numerous Yamaha MT-03 aftermarket bits are available, including hand guards, a flyscreen, seat covers and a fetching Akrapovic end can. Yum.

MCN verdict

Handling

4/5

Engine

4/5

Reliability

4/5

Value

4/5

OVERALL

4/5

 

Thinking of buying a Yamaha MT-03? Get motorcycle insurance quotes from lots of providers in one place with MCN Compare. 

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