While the Indian motorcycling enthusiasts are awaiting the quarter-litre Yamaha YZF-R25, the Japanese two-wheeler major has even bigger plans in mind. Import and export database website Zauba.com has revealed that Yamaha has imported two units of the YZF-R3 into the country for research and development purposes. The prices of these motorcycles imported from Indonesia stand at INR 188,107 per unit. The two latest members of the Yamaha’s YZF family, the R25 and the R3, were unveiled last year.
The new YZF-R3 comes with a newly developed engine and a lightweight chassis. At the heart of the YZF-R3 is a 321cc inline two-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that puts out 42PS of power and 29.6Nm of torque. The engine comes paired with 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.
The Yamaha R25, on the other hand, receives a 249cc twin-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that puts out 36PS of power and 22.6Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. The motorcycle gets a new, high-compression (11.6:1) engine which uses Yamaha’s DiASil (Die casting Aluminum-Silicon) cylinders for better heat dissipation and lighter weight.
Our earlier source based report suggested that the YZF-R25 will reach the dealerships by April 2015. We believe that Yamaha will utilise all the potential in the quarter-litre motorcycle market with the YZF-R25 before introducing the YZF-R3.
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