2018 Yamaha R3 – All You Need to Know!


Seen on this page are spy images of what is being alleged as a ‘facelift’ for the Yamaha R25. While the R25 will never launch in India, it’s for sure that the same updates will also be given to the Yamaha R3. These spy images show two test mules being tested without any badges, which is how even the test mules of the Yamaha R15 V3 have been spotted. Surprisingly, from the looks of it, this ‘facelift’ doesn’t carry any significant change in the design and styling department. That said, the source of these images goes on to claim that the facelift has a RAM air intake between headlamps. Yes, so far Yamaha India hasn’t been vocal about its plans to re-launch the R3 in India. However, with the pre-facelift R3 discontinued, Yamaha might decide to bring the freshened up 2018 Yamaha R3 facelift to our shores. An Auto Expo 2018 debut isn’t unlikely.

2018 yamaha r3 spy images

The 2018 Yamaha R3 facelift was earlier speculated to get upside down front forks. However, these spy images show that the bike seems to have retained its original suspension setup. While possibilities of the 2018 Yamaha R25 facelift launching in India aren’t too high, we are pretty sure that the new R3, which Yamaha will soon launch here, will boast the same (at least very similar) updated bodywork. Here are all the details on the 2018 Yamaha R3 facelift.

2018 Yamaha R3 India Launch Details

Launch Date (expected) April 2018

The 2018 Yamaha R3 facelift is likely to launch in India only after 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. For now, Yamaha India has been busy readying the Fazer 250 for its India launch. Subsequently, we are also expecting the launch of the much awaited Yamaha R15 V3. Only time will tell if the 2018 R3 would launch in India this year. In all probability, the manufacturer plans to showcase the bike at the Auto Expo 2018 to gauge the response of show goers.

Also See- Upcoming Bikes at Auto Expo 2018 | Yamaha Bikes at Auto Expo 2018

Yamaha YZF-R3 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 around the same. While the styling update would have led a small increase in price, the same will be negated by the lower tax rates due to GST.

2018 yamaha r3 spy images

2018 Yamaha R3 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 bike won’t see any change in the specifications. From the looks of it, the 2018 Yamaha R3 facelift will have only minute styling changes. In most likelihood, the bike will have an updated fairing and probably a new set of decals. There won’t be any changes to the bike’s engine or other mechanicals. The R3 is powered by a twin-cylinder 321cc engine that outputs a maximum power of 41.4 BHP at 10,750 RPM and a peak torque of 29.6 Nm at 9,000 RPM. The engine comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The bike has a wet weight of 169 KGs. It was earlier speculated that the 2018 facelift will come with upside-down front forks. However, these spy images reveal there has been no change in the suspension.

2018 yamaha r3 spy images

It was earlier speculated that the 2018 facelift will come with upside-down front forks. However, these spy images reveal there has been no change in the suspension. Hence, much like the pre-facelift model, the updated R3 will have conventional telescopic forks up front and a mono-shock at the rear. The bike sports disc brakes at both the ends. Currently, the R25 is being produced at Yamaha’s Indonesian plant in East Jakarta.  It is imported to India via CKD route.

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2018 Yamaha R3 Top Speed

True Top Speed 185 KMPH

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2018 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

Stay tuned for more on the 2018 Yamaha R3 India launch date, price, specifications and other information on the facelift.

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  3. I love Yamaha, but when it comes to R3, it makes me sad.. It’s BS-IV bike, comparing to the price the bike got no Upside down Front fork Suspension, slipper clutch is not provided, no mode of riding and ABS is still in standard.. Comparing to Honda 250RR, it lacks further more behind in technology.. Please don’t let loose the trust of people towards the Company due to its less technology provided in some smaller segment Street bikes..


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