Yamaha YZF-R3 is much awaited bike gearing up to launch in India on 11 August 2015. Yamaha is likely to bring in the YZF-R3 in India vis CKD route. This indicates that Yamaha might assemble the bike at its Chennai facility, which will allow the bike maker to imply more aggressive pricing startegy. we are expecting the Yamaha YZF-R3 to come a price of Rs.2.8 lakh to 3lakh.
Three words can easily define the designing of the Yamaha YZF-R3, sharp, beautiful and tough. Even if you see the bike without stickers from the side and rear profile, you can guess it’s a Yamaha super sport bike. The iconic sharp tail light design and the boomerang inspired side fairing says all for the design. The front of the Yamaha YZF-R3 is with its differently designed headlights and a perfectly placed visor. The headlights may sound controversial as uniqueness is not always the best solution for popularity. The exhaust is one of the coolest parts of the motorcycle, short in length and perfectly shaped.
The India-bound Yamaha YZF-R3 will be powered by a 321 cc twin-cylinder engine that will churn out 42 PS of power and 29.6 Nm of torque, while paired to a 6-speed transmission, ABS will be offered as optional. At 169 kg (wet weight), the Yamaha YZF-R3 gets a 298 mm disc up front and a 220 mm disc at the rear. Other features include racing-derived forged pistons.
Whether we call Yamaha YZF-R3 overpriced, or we say it lacks a spark, the true Yamaha R-series lovers, and even we know that the performance of the motorcycle is nothing less than a pocket rocket and it would play tough on many of the existing segment motorcycles. What’s missing today can be added tomorrow and the introduction of the Yamaha YZF-R3 would definitely affect the way we ride.
The Yamaha YZF-R3 will be available in three colors: Yamaha Blue/Matte Silver, Raven Black, and Rapid Red. Additionally, there is a whole host of Yamaha Genuine Accessories that includes my favorite—an emissions-compliant Yoshimura slip-on exhaust.