New Yamaha R3 gets Dual-channel ABS and Metzeler Tyres
India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt. Ltd. today announced the launch of the new Yamaha R3 facelift at the first public day of the ongoing Auto Expo 2018. The updated model comes with a handful of updates, which include a standard Dual-channel ABS and Metzeler tires. The new dual-channel ABS technology should make the updated R3 more attractive for many low-capacity supersports motorcycle buyers.
New Yamaha R3 Price and Changes
The new Yamaha R3 has been priced at Rs. 348,000 (ex-showroom Delhi) and will be available at select authorized Yamaha dealerships. The 2018 Yamaha R3 features minimal changes in terms of its looks. The updated model will continue to be available in two colour variants – Racing Blue and Magma Black. However, the changes include a dual channel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Metzeler tires, and a BS4-compliant engine.
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New Yamaha R3 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|
The 321 cc motorcycle is equipped with liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, in-line 2-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that is now BS4-compliant. The motor makes 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.
Speaking on the launch of the new 2018 Yamaha R3, the Chairman of Yamaha Motor India Group of companies, Mr. Motofumi Shitara said, “The success and popularity gained by the YZF-R3 in India is a major achievement by the company. The development team has put all of their engineering skills and passion into developing this new model with dual channel ABS in order to provide improved riding experience and more excitement to the customers.”
Bollywood star and Yamaha’s brand ambassador John Abraham said, “It has been an exciting journey for Yamaha till now as the company has always surprised its consumers with innovative and stylish products year after year. With the launch of the new YZF-R3, it is certain that the riders will experience an improved art of technology.”
Stay tuned for more on the new Yamaha R3 2018 model.