We informed you earlier that Yamaha is readying an all-new XSR155 retro-styled motorcycle, which is rumoured to make debut in Indonesia on August 16. A new media report claims that the company is also readying an all-new retro-styled motorcycle based on the Yamaha R3. The new bike will be called Yamaha XSR300 and is reportedly to be launched after the XSR155.
Yamaha’s XSR cafe racer range currently comprise of XSR700 and XSR900. The new XSR300 retro-styled motorcycle will share styling cues from the bigger siblings. The motorcycle is likely to receive a rounded headlamp, circular tail-lamps, newly styled digital instrument console and a muscular fuel tank in a teardrop styling.
For suspension mechanism, the bike will get KYB sourced 37mm upside-down telescopic front forks and the monoshock unit with adjustable preload at the rear. The braking system will comprise of dual-disc brakes and dual-channel ABS system as standard. The new Yamaha XSR300 is likely to receive a 250cc variant as well for some Asian markets where Yamaha is selling the R25. Also See – Yamaha MT-15 Tracer Tourer Bike In The Works
It is expected to be powered by a 321cc twin-cylinder fuel injected engine that produces 42PS of power and 29.6Nm of torque. Power will be transmitted to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox. Yamaha engineers will tune this engine for better low and mid-range and to suit the needs of a cafe-racer. It will be based on the diamond frame chassis that underpins the R3. Adding to it, the swingarm will be shared with the fully-faired motorcycle to keep the development costs in check. Since Yamaha is selling the MT-15, R15 and the R3 in our market, these two cafe racers could also arrive in India.