Yamaha R3 to launch in India next month, naked MT-320 at Auto Expo 2016 – Report

Posted on: Jul 7, 2015 - 11:47am IST

Will be exported from Indonesia.

A report on Top Gear states that the Yamaha YZF-R3 will be the model bound for India, and not the smaller R25. The report also says the R3 will have its Indian launch next month, in August, and that it will be a CKD (Completely Knocked Down) offering.

Yamaha YZF-R3 side at 2015 Bangkok Motor Show
The R3 is powered by a twin-cylinder 321 cc engine paired to a 6-speed transmission.

PT. YIMM (Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing), currently the only factory to manufacture the sportsbike, will export CKD kits of the R3 to India, the publication states. The Yamaha R3 will be sold in three colors (red, blue and black), and ABS will be an optional extra.

Post the launch of the R3, Yamaha India would also introduce a naked version of the motorcycle, which is currently unavailable even in global markets. Reported to be called the Yamaha MT-320, this motorcycle could have its Indian premiere at the Auto Expo 2016 scheduled to take place in February next year.

Yamaha YZF-R3 headlight at 2015 Bangkok Motor Show
With the launch of the R3, it remains to be seen if the smaller R25 is also bound for India.

Also read: Yamaha Fascino launched at INR 52,500 – IAB Report

To recap, the YZF-R3 is powered by a 321 cc twin-cylinder engine capable of developing 42 PS and 29.6 Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed transmission. At 169 kg (wet weight), the R3 gets a 298 mm disc up front and a 220 mm disc at the rear. Other features include racing-derived forged pistons, carburized conrods and a direct drive camshaft.

Yamaha R3 – Image Gallery

[Spyshot from TopGear]

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