Yamaha R3 Facelift Unveiled, India Launch at Auto Expo 2018?

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Yamaha R3 Facelift is expected to launch in India at the Auto Expo 2018. It will rival the Benelli 302R, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and KTM RC 390

The new Yamaha R3 facelift was recently launched in the bike market of the United States. Deliveries of the facelift will start from February 2018 and the new model has a sticker price of $4,999 for the non-ABS and $5,299 for the ABS variant. The R3 facelift is headed our way and its India launch could even happen at the Auto Expo 2018. It’s worth a mention here that the pre-facelift R3 was discontinued in India as the company didn’t find it feasible to upgrade the engine to be BS4-compliant.yamaha r3 facelift images

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Yamaha R3 Facelift Looks

The Yamaha R3 facelift carries a handful of cosmetic upgrades. The bike offers three colour options- Raven, Team Yamaha Blue and Vivid White. The new model R3 will be produced at the company’s manufacturing facility in Jakarta, Indonesia, which is where the pre-facelift was produced until now. The R3 facelift gets twin headlamps with LED fixtures that offer brilliant illumination. Other highlights include a revised front fascia, side fairing and a new tail section.

Yamaha R3 Facelift India Launch

Launch Date (expected) February 2018

The 2018 Yamaha R3 facelift is likely to launch in India at the next Auto Expo. Our guess is that the 2018 R3 will launch here soon after the advent of the next fiscal. The pre-facelift Yamaha R3 was taken off the shelves a few months ago. We are now hoping for an updated version to launch in our market.

Yamaha R3 Facelift Price in India

Price (ex-showroom) Rs 3.25 lakh (approx)

The pre-facelift Yamaha R3 had a sticker price of Rs 3.25 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). We think that even the 2018 model would cost roughly the same. The ABS model is likely to cost roughly Rs 15,000 more.

Yamaha R3 Facelift Images

Yamaha R3 Facelift Specifications

Engine 321cc
Max. Power 41.4 BHP @ 10,750 RPM
Peak Torque 29.6 NM @ 9,000 RPM
Cylinders 2
Gears 6
Seat Height 780 mm
Ground Clearance 160 mm
Kerb Weight 169 KGs
Max. Fuel Tank Capacity 14.3 litres

The motorcycle doesn’t see any change in the specifications. From the looks of it, the 2018 Yamaha R3 facelift will have only minute styling changes. The R3 facelift is powered by a twin-cylinder 321cc engine that produces a max power of 41.4 BHP at 10,750 RPM and a peak torque of 29.6 Nm at 9,000 RPM. It comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The R3 tips the scales at 169 KGs. There is no change in the specs. Unlike what was speculated, the R3 doesn’t get USD front forks. ABS is optional.

Yamaha R3 Facelift Dimensions and Measurements

Overall Length 2090 mm
Overall Width 720 mm
Overall Height 1135 mm
Ground Clearance 160 mm
Seat Height 780 mm
Wheelbase 1380 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 169 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 14.30 litres
Reserve Fuel Capacity 3 litres
Oil tank capacity 2.40 litres

So, are you waiting for the Yamaha R3 facelift India launch to take place?

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