India-spec Yamaha R3 spotted with a saree guard – Spied

Posted on: Aug 8, 2015 - 5:32pm IST

Will be locally assembled with kits manufactured in Indonesia.

The Yamaha YZF-R3 will launch in the Indian market on August 11, and will be assembled in India with CKD kits manufactured and shipped by PT. YIMM (Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing).

2015 Yamaha R3 CKD-spec side with saree guard spotted
To keep prices competitive, the Yamaha R3 will have a certain level of component localization, as evidenced by the locally-sourced MRF tyres.

A spyshot of what is believed to be the CKD-spec Yamaha R3 has surfaced online, revealing the small changes made. Firstly, it sports a saree guard – a passive safety feature if the pillion is donning a saree. But it looks rather odd when it’s fitted to a sportsbike that has been styled dynamically.

To keep prices competitive, the Yamaha R3 will have a certain level of component localization as evidenced by the locally-sourced MRF Zapper S tyres (Michelin is the supplier to the global spec R3).

The Yamaha R3 packs a 321 cc twin-cylinder engine producing 42 PS and 29.6 Nm of torque. Noteworthy performance-oriented features include racing-derived forged pistons, carburized connecting rods and a direct drive camshaft. The twin-cylinder engine is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission.

Yamaha YZF-R3 front quarter at 2015 Bangkok Motor Show
The Yamaha R3 packs a 321 cc twin-cylinder engine producing 42 PS and 29.6 Nm of torque. It is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Also Read: Yamaha R3 vs KTM RC390 vs Kawasaki Ninja 300

The 321 cc Yamaha R3 weighs 169 kg (wet weight) and is equipped with a 298 mm disc at the front and a 220 mm disc for the rear. However, reports suggest that ABS will be offered as optional equipment. As for the suspension, it features the standard telescopic forks up front and a mono shock setup at the back.

The Yamaha R3 will enter into a competitive segment that comprises of established rivals like the KTM RC390 and Kawasaki Ninja 300. Prices are expected hover around the INR 3 Lakh mark (ex-showroom).

Yamaha R3 – Image Gallery

[Source: Motorbeam]

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