The 2018 Yamaha R3 India Launch to Happen Soon. Facelift features BS-IV compliant engine along with new paint schemes.
Yamaha Motor India is quite keen on taking over the sports bike segment in the nation. The company offers several brilliant products under its ‘R’ line. The R15 is the youngest of them all, has reached its fourth generation and the R15 V4.0 will be launching soon in India. While we await the 150cc street sports bike, let’s take a look at the track focus 300cc R3 by Yamaha. The 2018 Yamaha R3 India launch is likely to take place at the Auto Expo 2018. The R3 is a track focussed sports bike, had a few takers when it went on sale. The customers were disappointed mostly because of the lack of ABS, even as an option and the sticker price, as clearly the KTM RC 390 was more powerful and offered all the goodies, the R3 didn’t.
2018 Yamaha R3 India Launch Price
The upcoming 2018 Yamaha R3 India launch will take place at the upcoming 2018 Auto Expo. Yamaha released the 2018 R3 in November last year. The same model will be launching in India soon. Expect the upcoming 2018 Yamaha R3 to be priced at INR 3.5 lakh, ex-showroom.
2018 Yamaha R3 Changes
The 2018 Yamaha R3 will host minimal changes in terms of the overall product. The only difference to the model it replaces is the BS-IV compliance and new paint schemes. The mechanical underpinnings on the upcoming Yamaha R3 remain unaltered. In the US, Yamaha sells the R3 in both non-ABS and ABS versions. The phased out R3 in India was the former. The upcoming R3 is expected to carry ABS because of the government’s law that entitles any motor vehicle above 125cc to have ABS as standard.
2018 Yamaha R3 India Specifications
|Max. Power||41.4 BHP @ 10,750 RPM|
|Peak Torque||29.6 NM @ 9,000 RPM|
|Seat Height||780 mm|
|Ground Clearance||160 mm|
|Kerb Weight||169 KGs|
|Max. Fuel Tank Capacity||14.3 litres|
Powering the upcoming 2018 Yamaha R3 is a 321cc inline twin-cylinder engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection. The upcoming BS-IV variant of the R3 will make 42 PS of power at 10,750 rpm and 29.6 Nm of torque at 9,000 rpm. The engine comes mated to a six-speed transmission powering the rear wheel with a chain type final drive.
The upcoming 2018 Yamaha R3 will carry the same parts as on the phased out version. Suspension bits include 41mm KYB front fork and a KYB rear monoshock. Stopping power comes from 298mm disc at the front and 220mm disc brake at the rear. The R3 carries 14-litres of fuel in its tank and weighs 170kg wet for the ABS version. As per US regulations, the claimed fuel efficiency of the R3 stands at 23.8 kmpl.
2018 Yamaha R3 Competition
The upcoming Yamaha R3 will compete with the likes of KTM RC 390, Kawasaki Ninja 300, TVS Apache RR 310 and Benelli 302R upon launch. Out of these, only the Benelli and the Kawasaki offer two-cylinder engines.
Stay tuned for more updates on upcoming bikes.
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