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.

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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
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

Source: Yamaha Riders Club – India

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