Yamaha has unveiled the new 2020 R3, which gets minor cosmetic changes, some new colour options over the previous version and is coming to India in 2020.
Yamaha has unveiled the 2020 YZF R3 for the global markets, which gets some minor cosmetic upgrades. The new R3 now comes in two new colour options – Iconic Blue and Midnight Black as the new update.
Mechanically, the motorcycle remains the same as earlier. Yamaha launched the new-generation of R3 last year in the global markets but is yet to come to India. Well, the new Yamaha R3 is sure shot to come to India next year, probably at the 2020 Auto Expo.
In the generation update, the R3 now looks like an elder brother to the R15 V3, but a younger sibling to the YZF R1. You get a sharper and sleeker styling with the right amount of creases, cuts and muscles over the body.
At the front, you get split LED tail lamps flanking the large faux air dam on the cowl. The side apron also gets refreshed, making it a bit neat looking. The fuel tank also gets some beefing up and that with the low-placed clip-ons will offer a dedicated riding position.
The engine specifications of the new Yamaha R3 for India, will remain the same. It will continue with the parallel-twin 321cc liquid-cooled engine, that produces 41 BHP at 10750 RPM and 29.6 Nm of peak torque at 9000 RPM, with a 6-speed gearbox.
While the global model uses USD forks at the front, the Indian version will continue with telescopic forks upfront and a swingarm with monoshock at the back. Single disc brakes at both the ends with dual-channel ABS will come as standard.
For its India launch, Yamaha needs to price it competitively, so that it gathers more attention. As of now, it is not sold in India and comes at a price of Rs 3.49 Lakhs (ex-showroom). Its bitter rival, Kawasaki Ninja 300, comes with Rs 50,000 cheaper.