India-spec Yamaha R3 spied up-close ahead of its launch today – Report


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Reportedly priced at INR 3.4 lakhs (on road, Bangalore)

The India-spec Yamaha YZF-R3 (Yamaha R3) has been photographed in detail at a dealership in Bengaluru, hours ahead of its launch, by Yamaha Riders Club – India.

Yamaha R3 for India instrument cluster spyshot
The Yamaha R3 packs a 321 cc twin-cylinder engine that produces 42 PS and 29.6 Nm of torque. It is paired to a 6-speed gearbox.

Motoroids explains that the instrument cluster holds on to the digital display with an analogue tachometer similar to the Yamaha YZF-R15. However, the YZF-R3’s tachometer is positioned on the left of the digital meter and comes with a gear and oil temperature indicator, unavailable on the R25. The gear shift indicator is places over the instrument cluster while the tell-tale indicators are grouped on the left. The tacho shows that the motorcycle red-lines at 12,500 rpm.

The YZF-R3, as per the uploaders, will be fitted with MRF ZAPPER S 140/70-17 segment tire at the rear and come with optional ABS brakes. According to the same source, the motorcycle would be priced at INR 3.4 lakh (on-road Bangalore).

Yamaha R3 for India fairing front spyshot
With India-specific changes like MRF tires and a saree guard, the motorcycle will be imported as CKD kits from Indonesia.

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The Yamaha YZF-R3 is packed with a 321 cc inline twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that develops 42 PS and 29.6 Nm of torque and is paired to a constant mesh, 6-speed transmission. It will will be assembled in India with CKD kits manufactured and shipped by PT. YIMM (Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing).

India-spec Yamaha R3 – Spyshot gallery

Yamaha R3 – Image Gallery

[Source – and Yamaha Riders Club – India]

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