SPIED: Upcoming Yamaha YZF-R3 snapped in detail just hours before the official launch

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It’s just a matter of hours before the Yamaha YZF-R3 is unveiled to the Indian motorcycling aficionados but the folks at Yamaha Riders Club – India have snapped the motorcycle at a dealership in Bangalore. Yes, this is the same motorcycle that was spotted last week with the mandatory but ugly saree guard. One of the many interesting features on the new YZF-R3 that deserves a mention is the instrument cluster.

Click here to read the launch article

The instrument cluster retains the digital display with an analogue tachometer design that is seen on the YZF-R15. However, the tachometer on the YZF-R3 sits to the left side of the digital meter and, unlike the YZF-R15, is equipped with a gear and oil temperature indicator. The gear shift indicator will sit above the instrument cluster while the tell-tale indicators will hold the extreme left part of the instrument cluster. The motorcycle will red-line at 12,500 RPM.

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

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Instrument cluster on the motorcycle spotted at Bangalore dealership

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Official image from Yamaha’s European website

The source of the photograph confirmed that the YZF-R3 will come equipped with MRF ZAPPER S 140/70-17 segment rubber at the rear and, contrary to earlier reports, will be available with an optional ABS feature (we are not sure about the availability of the ABS though). The source also suggested that the new Yamaha YZF-R3 will be priced at Rs 3.4 lakh (on-road Bangalore).

As reported earlier, the new Yamaha YZF-R3 will receive a newly developed 321cc inline two-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine and a lightweight chassis. The 321cc engine on the YZF-R3 will deliver 42PS of power and 29.6Nm of torque and will come mated to a constant mesh, 6-speed transmission.

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It’s a matter of hours before the motorcycle is officially revealed and we would be covering the event LIVE so don’t forget to tune into Motoroids on August 11, 2015 for all the latest updates from the Yamaha YZF-R3 launch.

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Here are the technical specifications of the international model:

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

Source: Yamaha Riders Club – India

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