Yamaha enthusiasts in India have a reason to rejoice as the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer is all set to launch the revamped Yamaha YZF-R3 in the country. After being taken off the shelves a few years ago, the supersport motorcycle is making a comeback with improved features and an updated design.
The previous version of the Yamaha R3 was priced at Rs 3.51 lakh in 2019, which led to low sales volume due to its high price tag. However, this time around, the upgraded version is expected to come with a higher price tag of approximately Rs 3.5-3.7 lakh, ex-showroom. The increase in pricing can be attributed to the several updates and enhancements that the R3 has received in global markets over the years.
The new Yamaha R3 draws inspiration from its bigger siblings in terms of design. It features a more aerodynamic body, with a full-fairing and split LED headlamps. The sporty appeal of the motorcycle is enhanced by a split seat setup and a sharp tail section. While it may not be as aggressive as the R15 or the upcoming R7, the R3’s design exudes a perfect balance between style and performance.
Yamaha has equipped the YZF-R3 with a range of modern features. It boasts a dual-channel ABS, full-LED lighting, and an LCD instrument cluster. Additionally, the motorcycle comes with a slipper and assist clutch as standard, along with golden upside-down forks. However, it falls slightly behind its rivals, such as the Kawasaki Ninja 400 and the KTM RC 390, in terms of the feature lineup.
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The heart of the Yamaha YZF-R3 remains unchanged, as it continues to be powered by a 321cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine. This powerhouse generates an impressive output of 40.4bhp and 29.4Nm of torque, providing an exhilarating riding experience. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox. In terms of hardware, the R3 features upside-down forks at the front, a monoshock suspension at the rear, and disc brakes with ABS on both wheels.
The reintroduction of the Yamaha YZF-R3 in the Indian market is sure to captivate motorcycle enthusiasts with its revamped design and improved features. With its sporty appeal and advanced technology, the Yamaha YZF-R3 aims to carve a niche for itself in the highly competitive segment of supersport motorcycles.
1. What is the expected price of the Yamaha YZF-R3 in India?
The revamped Yamaha YZF-R3 is expected to be priced between Rs 3.5-3.7 lakh (ex-showroom) in India, making it a competitive choice in its segment.
2. What are the key features of the Yamaha YZF-R3?
The Yamaha YZF-R3 comes with features such as dual-channel ABS, full-LED lighting, LCD instrument cluster, slipper and assist clutch, and golden upside-down forks.
3. How powerful is the Yamaha YZF-R3?
The Yamaha YZF-R3 is powered by a 321cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine that produces 40.4bhp and 29.4Nm of torque, providing an exciting riding experience.
4. How does the design of the Yamaha YZF-R3 differ from its predecessor?
The new Yamaha YZF-R3 features a more aerodynamic design, with a full-fairing, split LED headlamps, a split seat setup, and a sharp tail section, giving it a sporty and aggressive look.
Sources: Yamaha India Official Website