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
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

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