The 2018 Yamaha YZF-R3 receives a marginal price hike of Rs 1,000.
The price of the 2018 Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycle has been increased by Rs 1,000 across the nation. The bike was launched at this year’s Auto Expo at Rs 3.48 lakh, and now it costs Rs 3.49 lakh (all, ex-showroom Delhi). For the 2018 model year, the Yamaha R3 received subtle design updates along with two new colour schemes – Racing Blue and Magma Black. Read: New Generation Yamaha R3 Under Development
In addition, the bike gets dual-channel ABS (anti-lock braking system) and M5 Metzeler tyres instead of MRFs units. Similar to the previous model, the 2018 Yamaha R3 uses the 41bhp, 321cc in-line twin-cylinder engine, which is now BSIV compliant. Though, the suspension and braking mechanism remains unchanged.
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2018 Yamaha R3 Price In India
The Japanese bikemaker introduced the 2018 Yamaha YZF R3 at the Auto Expo in February. The bike was offered in a single variant at Rs 3.48 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). After the price hike, the R3 is now available at Rs 3.49 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. Read – New Yamaha R15 V3 Price & Details
It takes on the likes of KTM RC390, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Benelli 302R in India. Yamaha’s Jakarta-based plant in Indonesia continues to serve as global production hub for the bike. It is imported as CKD kit and then assembled at Yamaha’s Surajpur plant in Uttar Pradesh.
2018 Yamaha R3 Engine Specifications
As mentioned in the beginning, the 2018 model year of the R3 features the BSIV compliant engine. The bike sources its power from the 321cc, in-line, 4-stroke, twin-cylinder motor developing a maximum power output of 41.4bhp at 10,750rpm against 29.6Nm of peak torque at 9,000rpm. This liquid-cooled motor is paired to a 6-speed gearbox with chain drive. Read – New-gen Yamaha R25 Spotted Testing For The First Time
2018 Yamaha R3 Top Speed
The motorcycle is capable to mark 60kmph from standstill in just 2.89 seconds and 0-100kmph in 6 seconds. It offers a top speed of 187kmph, and has a fuel tank capacity of 14-litres.
2018 Yamaha R3 Design
In terms of design and styling, the 2018 Yamaha R3 shares strong resemblance with the previous model. Though, it receives a few changes giving it a refreshing look. The new graphics and stickers are inspired by the new Yamaha R6m, while the dimensions and body panels are shared with the next Yamaha R25. The 2018 R3 has ditched the MRF tyres for the new Metzeler Sportec M5 units. The bike gets a razor sharp styling along with some updated hardware. Adding to it, there are full LED headlamps and LED taillamps for better visibility. Picture Gallery – Yamaha’s all-new Modern Classic – XSR700!
The new model is claimed to feature racing-derives elements such as direct drive camshaft, low-friction pistons, forged pistons and carburized onrods. It has a kerb weight of 169kg. The bike measures 2.0m in length, 720mm in width and 1.1m in height with a wheelbase of 1.3m. It comes with a ground clearance of 160mm, which is more than sufficient to tackle Indian rough road conditions.
2018 Yamaha R3 Suspension and Braking
Braking system of the bike includes a 298mm disc upfront and a 220mm disc at the rear. The dual channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) is now standard on the model lineup. This system improves the braking mechanism of the bike. As a reminder, the old model of the R3 was devoid of the ABS system. For suspension duties, this fully-faired motorcycle gets telescopic front forks and monoshock absorber at the rear.
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