The naked version of the Yamaha R3 thatâ€™s rumored to be released pretty soon, has become the talk of the town as it was revealed out of nowhere at the Yamaha booth of the Suzuka 8 Hours.
The Yamaha MT-03 was exhibited without any prior notice at all and when I had a close-up view of it, there was a caution label in Japanese just above the fuel tank. It also had the words â€œSoon-to-be-released modelâ€ written on its license plate. Without a doubt, this will become a new model for the Japanese market.
Yamaha is garnering a lot of attention lately ahead of the July 26 final race at Suzuka 8 Hours due to the success of its Yamaha Factory Racing Team.
It looks like Yamaha is seeking all the attention they can on and off the circuit, as their autograph session involving Katsuyuki Nakasuga, Pol Espargaro, and Bradley Smith was a big hit as well.
(Translated by Travis Yamabata)