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Old 08-09-11, 08:28 PM   #1
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Default sv650 to sv650 to sv1000 to sv650 to MT-03 Anybody owned one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUcC7MN_kk8

My bike history goes sv650 to sv650 to sv1000 to sv650 to MT-03 Anybody owned one?

Just put a deposit on a Yamaha MT-03.

What should i expect? Seems quite a rare bike compared to the sv650 and i cant find much info on them

It like this but in green, 2006, 4000 miles, new tyres, and cost me 1700

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Old 09-09-11, 09:12 AM   #2
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Default Re: sv650 to sv650 to sv1000 to sv650 to MT-03 Anybody owned one?

Duffis must be struggling if he is selling an 06 mt-03 for 1700

would you like me to go and have a look at it for you... lol
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Old 09-09-11, 09:20 AM   #3
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Default Re: sv650 to sv650 to sv1000 to sv650 to MT-03 Anybody owned one?

I know it's no help but I love that bike & was what I actually wanted before getting the SV. Sounds like a bit of a bargain!
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Old 09-09-11, 09:35 AM   #4
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Default Re: sv650 to sv650 to sv1000 to sv650 to MT-03 Anybody owned one?

I think barwel1992 on here started out on a MT-03?
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Old 09-09-11, 09:43 AM   #5
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Default Re: sv650 to sv650 to sv1000 to sv650 to MT-03 Anybody owned one?

I've ridden one a few times, it's alright, a bit lacking in outright power in comparison to an SV and not as the looks would suggest a supermoto of any kind, but they make a decent enough commuter bike and OK for a bit of fun on the back roads, slightly heavier than they look to I thought, easy enough to service though, comparatively rare bike though so if that's your thing It'll fit the bill.

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Old 09-09-11, 10:00 AM   #6
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Default Re: sv650 to sv650 to sv1000 to sv650 to MT-03 Anybody owned one?

Last week I went with someone and bought an 05 Pegaso, now it has the same engine (XT660 Single) but makes 5 bhp more, might not sound a lot, but it does make a difference, also about 5kg lighter, if I was you I'd belooking to find the extra 5 horses if I could, Oh and the standard pipes on the MT03 are pants, look nice but very disappointing noise.

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Oh and as you started with the promo video, here's two that reallt rock (sorry for the derail)

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Old 11-09-11, 09:44 PM   #7
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Hi, thanks for the advice and replies so far. Did not thing i would get too many as it does seem quite a rare bike. With regards to the actual bike, Its got the Remus Cans on anyway and they are loud with the baffles in, Its got a tail tidy and a very small screen that are parts that i believe are not standard. Just hope its not going to be a disappointment compared to my sv.
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Old 11-09-11, 10:42 PM   #8
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Default Re: sv650 to sv650 to sv1000 to sv650 to MT-03 Anybody owned one?

I've put a few miles on one but I'd rather have an SV over an MT-03 any day of the week.

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Handles really well

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Lacking in power, dash is plasticy, known issue with the revcounter and water ingress, I seem to remember that 90mph is flat out and they dont hold their residuals well.

Look at an ER6 if all you are after is the funky styling.
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Default Re: sv650 to sv650 to sv1000 to sv650 to MT-03 Anybody owned one?

Ok, cool, was just after the looks and something to commute and a bit of fun really. Any idea how good they are on fuel? Better or worse than the sv650?
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Old 11-09-11, 10:50 PM   #10
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I wasn't watching the fuel but I can ask my mates missus tomorrow who's bike it was.

I just used to ride it when we used the swap bikes for a bit of variety on ride outs

Wheelies quite well though but so does the SV

Deffo watch out for that water ingress of 5 people I know who have had MT-03's all 5 had their clocks changed under warranty with this problem.

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