Yamaha R3 Gets 2 New Colors [Price, Pics & Details]

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Yamaha R3 Priced @ INR 3.25 Lacs

Yamaha took the wraps off it’s new low-capacity supersports model, the YZF-R3, at EICMA in November last year. In essence, the bike is a slightly more powerful sister of the the R25 and hence, is to the donor model what the Kawasaki Ninja 300 is to the Ninja 250. The R3 finally commenced its Indian innings recently and regulars here would remember that we reported in detail from the new Yamaha R3 India launch event that took place last month. Yamaha Motors won’t be bringing the R25 to India and it is the R3 that leads Yamaha’s charge in the fast growing quarter-litre performance bike market of our country. In a recent development, India Yamaha Motor has announced two new colours for the R3! Read on for more on the Yamaha R3 India launch event, price, specification and other details.

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Yamaha YZF-R3 Price in India

Yamaha YZF-R3 price in India has been kept at INR 3.25 lacs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The R3 won’t be available at all India Yamaha Motor dealerships. Instead, the bike will be sold thru only 100 handpicked outlets across the nation.

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Yamaha YZF-R3 Images

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Walk Around Video

Design and Styling

Design-wise, the Yamaha YZF-R3 is identical to the R25 and it is almost impossible to spot any differences between the two, especially since both the bikes share the same panels, the same diamond type frame and even the dimensions. Styling is inspired from the bigger models in the Yamaha’s YZF-R series and the R3 features a dual headlamps, a sharp narrow tail, stubby silencer, digital-analogue console, 10 spoke alloy wheels and other familiar elements. The motorcycle is available in two color schemes- Racing Blue (combination of blue and white) and Black Lightning (black with red highlights).

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Launch Pics

New Colours

Yamaha has announced two new colors for the R3. The new white & blue colour scheme boasts of blue painted alloy wheels while the centre piece of the fuel-tank is white painted. The new matte grey + black color scheme gets minimal decals. These new colors are expected to be available in India sometime next year.

Engine Specifications

The real difference between the R25 and the R3 exists in terms of performance, with the Yamaha YZF-R3 getting a 321 cc, in-line, 4 stroke, two cylinder engine producing 41.4 bhp at 10,750 rpm and a peak torque of 29.6 Nm at 9,000 rpm. This is around 6 bhp and 8 Nm more than the R25. The engine comes mated to a 6 speed manual transmission that drives the rear wheel via a chain drive. However, the bike misses out on a slipper clutch. Tires come from MRF.

Yamaha YZF-R3 At A Glance

Engine Displacement  321 cc, in-line twin cylinder, fuel injected
Power  41.4 bhp at 10,750 rpm
Torque 29.6 Nm at 9,000 rpm
Transmission 6 speed manual
Mileage  32 kmpl
Top Speed  185 kmph
Price  INR 3.25 lacs (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

Commenting on the launch of the new bike, Mr. Masaki Asano, Managing Director, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. said, “The thing we want people to notice most about this model is the high-level balance it achieves with its class-leading engine and drive-train performance, the pleasurable ride it offers in a variety of uses and the faithful R-Series styling. The development team put all of their engineering skills and passion into developing this model and achieved especially notable results in areas like high-speed performance, passing acceleration and thoroughly enjoyable performance on winding roads. We also placed particular importance on setting a comfortable riding position and other features to achieve an excellent level of ride ability in everyday use.”

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14 COMMENTS

  1. wow this is my dream bike. just the way it looks! just thinking about buying it but really in this price we can get a car now. in 3-4 lakh renault’s kwid is on the way. cannot think why not buying a car will be much practical. but love this bike so much.

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