Is the new Yamaha YZF-R3 getting closer to its India launch?

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Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Yamaha YZF-R3

If this latest update is to be believed, the highly awaited Yamaha YZF-R3 may be closer to its India launch. This latest spy image suggests that this latest twin cylinder motorcycle was spotted somewhere near Navi Mumbai and appeared to be almost ready to reach the dealerships. A test mule of this upcoming motorcycle was spotted early last month. As we reported earlier, the new Yamaha YZF-R3 may reach the Indian showrooms by September 2015. Our sources also indicated 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.

The Yamaha YZF-R3 is already available in many international market and is powered by a newly developed engine and equipped with a lightweight chassis. The 321cc inline two-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor on the YZF-R3 puts up a healthy 42PS of power and 29.6Nm of torque and 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.

Yamaha-R3-Spotted in India

The showroom ready motorcycle reportedly spotted in Navi Mumbai, India

Here are the technical specifications of the upcoming Yamaha YZF-R3:

Engine type 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves
Displacement 321cc
Bore x stroke 68.0 mm x 44.1 mm
Compression ratio 11.2 : 1
Maximum power 30.9 kW (42.0PS) @ 10,750 rpm
Maximum torque 29.6 Nm (3.0 kg-m) @ 9,000 rpm
Lubrication system Wet sump
Clutch type Wet, Multiple Disc
Fuel system Fuel Injection
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission Chain
Frame Diamond
Front suspension system Telescopic forks
Front travel 130 mm
Caster angle 25º
Trail 95 mm
Rear suspension system Swingarm
Rear travel 125 mm
Front brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø 298 mm
Rear brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø 220 mm
Front tyre 110/70-17M/C 54H (Tubeless)
Rear tyre 140/70-17M/C 66H (Tubeless)
Overall length 2,090 mm
Overall width 720 mm
Overall height 1,135 mm
Seat height 780 mm
Wheel base 1,380 mm
Minimum ground clearance 160 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 169 kg
Fuel tank capacity 14.0 L
Oil tank capacity 2.4 L

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  • Akhil says:

    Yamaha YZF R25 will be more suitable for indian market. (R3 is outbof my budget)

  • One of our sources indicated the approximate price to us. We hope Yamaha brings in the R3 at that price tag.

  • goklu says:

    2.95 exshowroom??? From wer did u get that thing????? How come they priced under 3lk if it comes as a ckd unit?? If that’s true then z250 will disappear from Indian market and then the ninja 300 also…

  • somen sen says:

    Very good bike