So…all of you who have been waiting for this day, here it is! At the Buddh International Circuit (BIC), Yamaha has launched their most awaited motorcycle of the year – the R3!
Yamaha YZF R3 Engine:
R3 is powered by an all-new 321 cc DOHC 4-valve inline twin cylinder liquid cooled engine which churns out 42 PS of peak power at 10,750 rpm and 29.6 Nm of maximum torque at 9000 rpm and is paired to a 6 speed gearbox. Yamaha says the low first gear along with light clutch operation will help riding in city traffic and beginners and the 6th gear is an overdrive which offers relaxed cruising speeds.
The R3 comes with forged pistons and full aluminium DIASIL cylinders and Yamaha claims lesser vibrations and great heat dissipation. Yamaha says the chassis is made for sports riding and the weight distribution is virtually 50:50 (front/rear).
Yamaha R3 Price:
Yamaha will import and assemble the motorcycle from CKD (Completely Knocked Down) kits from Indonesia. The motorcycle costs Rs 3.25 Lakhs ex-showroom Delhi.
R3 redlines at 12,500 rpm and the instrument cluster is a combo of analogue tacho and digital speedo. There is gear indicator apart from the regular stuff. Shockingly, Yamaha has followed Kawasaki step by step and there is NO ABS of offer, even as an optional extra!
Here in India, R3 will come equipped with MRF Zapper tyres – rear 140/70 and front 110/70, both 17 inchers tubeless. It has a seat height of 780 mm, has a kerb weight of 169 kgs only with a fuel tank capacity of 14 liters.
The R3 is available in two color options – Racing Blue and Black Lightening which means Yamaha has missed the red color for India.
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Yamaha will begin dispatches to dealerships from 20th August after which it will start deliveries.