LIVE UPDATES: Yamaha YZF-R3 launched in India at Rs 3.25 lakh – Details and images

Yamaha YZF-R3 India launch is underway and we are covering the event LIVE so stay tuned for all the updates.

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Kawasaki’s era of dominance and monopoly in India’s entry-level performance market has come under threat as the day has finally arrived when Yamaha introduced its 321cc twin cylinder YZF-R3 to Indian motorcycling aficionados. As reported before, the new Yamaha YZF-R3 will receive a newly developed engine and a lightweight Diamond frame. Sadly though, the Yamaha YZF-R3 will not receive the much-appreciated delta box frame that is seen on the YZF-R15.

Click here to read our first ride impressions of the new Yamaha YZF-R3

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The 321cc inline two-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine on the Yamaha YZF-R3 will deliver 42PS of power and 29.6Nm of torque and will come mated to a constant mesh, 6-speed transmission. The YZF-R3 uses R-series technology which includes a direct-drive camshaft, forged pistons, carburized con rods, low-friction cylinders and much more. Currently, Yamaha does not plan to offer ABS on the YZF-R3 for the Indian market.

We are at the event and the prices would be declared real soon so stay tuned for all the LIVE updates. Below is the LIVE Webcast of the event:

Update: The motorcycle will be available in Midnight Black and Racing Blue and is priced at INR 3.25 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Here are the technical specifications of the international model:

Engine type2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves
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
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)
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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  • […] receive the updated graphics, along with the tasty new paint-job. The new Yamaha YZF-R3 retails for INR 3.25 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), and is powered by a newly developed 321 cc, inline two-cylinder, liquid-cooled […]

  • gjk says:

    It’s really disappointing that Yamaha is not offering ABS not even as an option on YZF R3. It’s a powerful bike capable of achieving top speed above 150 km and the people buy it mainly because of it’s performance. Lack of ABS coupled with incompetent MRF tyres would definitely be a perfect recipe for disaster. What on earth made Yamaha think that Indians deserve or desire cheap products and the sales figures are more important than the lives of the customers? Yamaha offers ABS and Michelin Pilot tyres as standard fittings in western countries. But when it comes to India it’s not even an option. The omission of ABS became more glaring when we know that all rival brands offer ABS as standard or as on option in their models in the same category.

  • Dhibu says:

    People complain on every bike launched and yes, every bike has its disadvantage. But for Yamaha R3, wow, its a great machine. Why need ABS for a smaller displacement vehicle. It has enough power on brakes to stop the bike without locking the wheels.

    This is HIT for sure. I am waiting ti test this bike sooner.

    Note: This is coming from a KTM RC390 owner personally.

  • Sunil says:

    MRF Zapper
    Front tyre 110/70-17M/C 54H (Tubeless)
    Rear tyre 140/70-17M/C 66H (Tubeless)