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.
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.
Instrument cluster on the motorcycle spotted at Bangalore dealership
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.
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.
Here are the technical specifications of the international model:
|Engine type||2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves|
|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|
|Transmission system||Constant Mesh, 6-speed|
|Front suspension system||Telescopic forks|
|Front travel||130 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