India Yamaha Motor (IYM) had discontinued the R3 motorcycle in India last year as the product did not comply with the BS-IV emission norms. At the Auto Expo held this year in Delhi, the R3 made a comeback in the 2018 avatar, with new graphics and feature updates.
Launched at a price of INR 3.48 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the 2018 Yamaha R3 has now begun arriving at dealerships in India. Images shared by Motoroids reader Omkar Surya reveal a single unit of the new R3 at what seems to be a dealer facility somewhere in the country.
When compared to the outgoing model, the 2018 Yamaha YZF-R3 receives new decals, Metzeler tyres and an important safety feature in the form of ABS. The model will be available in India in two colour options including Magma Black and Racing Blue at select Yamaha dealerships.
Engine specifications remain unchanged and hence the 2018 Yamaha R3 continues to source power from the same 321cc, twin cylinder, liquid cooled engine. This BS-IV compliant motor produces a maximum power output of 42 PS at 10,750 rpm while the peak torque of 29.6 Nm comes up at 9,000 rpm. This engine is mated to a six speed transmission.
Image courtesy: Omkar Surya