Yamaha YZF-R3 spotted in India, features a customary big ugly saree guard

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Upcoming Motorcycles 2015 - Yamaha YZF-R3

Note: The original spy image has been removed as per the request of the owner of the photograph.

It’s no secret that the Yamaha YZF-R3 launch is right around the corner, but we came across a unit of this upcoming motorcycle on the Indian shores, equipped with one of the ugliest saree guards that we have seen till date. It appears that the saree guard on this particular unit of the Yamaha YZF-R3 has been installed incorrectly. The legendary saree guard, as it has in the past with many beautiful looking motorcycles, succeeds at totally decimating the looks of the YZF-R3 with its ungainly appearance. Even more so, in this particular case. We are sure most buyers will pluck the darn thing off the bike’s body as soon as they get its possession, but before they do that, the saree guard will continue to hurt the eyes of those who look at it.

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Going by the shape of it, the ugly saree guard can occasionally double up as a barbecue grill, but the image confirms that Yamaha will indeed bring the YZF-R3, and not the YZF-R25, to the Indian market on August 11, 2015. The owner of the image and XBHPian “saquib3005” says that this image was snapped by one of his friends in Bangalore and the YZF-R3 will come equipped with MRF ZAPPER S 140/70-17 segment rubber at the rear. However, contrary to earlier reports, the forum member said that the YZF-R3 will be available with an optional ABS feature.

2015-Yamaha-YZF-R3-Official-Details (11)

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.

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

Image Source: XBHP via saquib3005

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