EXCLUSIVE: Yamaha YZF-R3 India launch likely to happen by September 2015

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The new Yamaha YZF-R25/YZF-R3 have been a hot topic of discussion and there have been several speculations about the arrival of these products to the Indian shores. Latest reports from our sources reveal that Yamaha will bring in the YZF-R3 for the Indian market in September 2015. There were no updates about the YZF-R25 which makes us believe that Yamaha is in no mood to stay behind its competitors and plans to lock horns with the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and the upcoming Honda CBR300R. Sources also indicate that Yamaha will price the YZF-R3 at approximately Rs 2.95 lakh (ex-showroom) which is well below Kawasaki Ninja 300’s ex-showroom tag of Rs 3.50 lakh.

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The new Yamaha YZF-R3 is powered by a newly developed engine and receives a lightweight chassis. A 321cc inline two-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor on the YZF-R3 is capable of delivering 42PS of power and 29.6Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a constant mesh, 6-speed transmission. The R3 uses R-series technology which includes a direct-drive camshaft, forged pistons, carburized con rods, low-friction cylinders and much more. Safety net is provided by ABS that comes standard on the Yamaha YZF-R3. The motorcycle will be available in two colour shades – Race Blue and Midnight Black.

Here are the technical specifications of this upcoming motorcycle:

Engine
Engine type2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves
Displacement321cc
Bore x stroke68.0 mm x 44.1 mm
Compression ratio11.2 : 1
Maximum power30.9 kW (42.0PS) @ 10,750 rpm
Maximum torque29.6 Nm (3.0 kg-m) @ 9,000 rpm
Lubrication systemWet sump
Clutch typeWet, Multiple Disc
Fuel systemFuel Injection
Ignition systemTCI
Starter systemElectric
Transmission systemConstant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmissionChain
Chassis
FrameDiamond
Front suspension systemTelescopic forks
Front travel130 mm
Caster angle25º
Trail95 mm
Rear suspension systemSwingarm
Rear travel125 mm
Front brakeHydraulic single disc, Ø 298 mm
Rear brakeHydraulic single disc, Ø 220 mm
Front tyre110/70-17M/C 54H (Tubeless)
Rear tyre140/70-17M/C 66H (Tubeless)
Dimensions
Overall length2,090 mm
Overall width720 mm
Overall height1,135 mm
Seat height780 mm
Wheel base1,380 mm
Minimum ground clearance160 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)169 kg
Fuel tank capacity14.0 L
Oil tank capacity2.4 L

Would you like to wait for the Yamaha YZF-R3 or would you pick up the Kawasaki Ninja 300? Or will be KTM’s pocket rocket, the RC390? Share your views with us through the comments section below.

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  • Prathap says:

    I will wait for Yamaha R3,
    No Ninja 300 because it is imported leads to higher upkeep costs,
    No KTM 390 because it vibrates at higher speeds, hoping yamaha R3 engine will be butter smooth at all speeds,. (ex:: if you have driven fz and pulsar 150 – you will know the difference at vibrations at top speed).

  • vivek says:

    you love crap due

  • vikash says:

    Wo oooo hooo oooo. …..i m going to wait for my r3.

  • vikash says:

    Wo oooo oooo. …..i m going to wait for my r3.

  • Ideally, it should have been launched by now. Even we are awaiting the motorcycle to reach India. We hope Honda brings in the CBR300R in this financial year, if not in this calender year.