Yamaha India has launched the much-awaited YZF-R3 ‘supersports’ bike at Rs. 3.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Unveiled at the EICMA in November 2014, the Yamaha R3 is basically a slightly more powerful sibling of the R25. The Yamaha R3, that will take on the fast growing quarter-litre performance bike segment, will be imported to India as CKD (Completely Knocked Down) unit from Indonesia.
Yamaha R3 India Price – Rs. 3.25 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
The Yamaha R3 looks largely identical to the R25, but there are subtle changes made to the former to give it a slightly different appearance. Both the models share the same body panels, diamond type frame and the dimensions. Sharing the styling cues with the YZF-R Series, the R3 comes equipped with dual headlamps, stubby silencer, 10-spoke alloy wheels, digital-analogue console and sharp tail.
The bike is claimed to be fitted with racing-derived features such as direct drive camshaft, low-friction pistons, forged pistons and carburized conrods. Dimensionally, the Y3 measures 2.0m long, 720mm wide and 1.1m tall. It weighs 169kgs, and has a wheelbase of 1.3m. The ground clearance of 160mm makes it quite compatible for rough Indian roads.
The Yamaha R3 is available in two paint options: Race Blue (Combination of Blue and White) and Midnight Black (Black with Red highlights).
Yamaha R3 India Engine Specifications
Power for the Yamaha YZF-R3 comes from a 321cc, in-line, 4-stroke, twin-cylinder engine, which is capable to produce 41.4bhp of power at 10,750rpm and 29.6Nm of torque at 9,000rpm. This engine is coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission that drives power to the rear wheels of the bike via a chain drive. Yamaha claims that the R3 can achieve 0-60kmph in 2.89seconds, and 0-100kmph in 6seconds. It has an electronic speed limit of 187kmph, and a fuel tank capacity of 14-litres.
Engine Type – 321cc, twin-cylinder, liquid cooled
Power – 41.1bhp @ 10, 750rpm
Torque – 29.6Nm @ 9, 000rpm
Transmission – 6-speed manual
Top Speed – Over 187kmph
Acceleration – 0-60kmph in 2.89seconds/ 0-100kmph in 6seconds
Yamaha R3 India Colors
Race Blue (Combination of Blue and White)
Midnight Black (Black with Red highlights).
Front – KYB telescopic front fork
Rear – Monoshock rear suspension
Front – 110/70-17M/C 54H
Rear – 140/70-17M/C 66H rear
Front – 298mm hydraulic single disc
Rear – 220mm hydraulic single disc
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Length – 2,090mm
Width – 7,20mm
Height – 1,135mm
Wheelbase – 1, 380mm
Ground Clearance – 160mm
Weight – 169kgs
Fuel Tank Capacity – 14-litres