Yamaha YZF-R3 with MV Agusta Livery
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
The sporty Japanese bike, Yamaha YZF-R3 has gotten a beautiful, tastefully-done Italian makeover with an MV Agusta livery by Knight Auto Customizer from Chennai.
The livery is similar to the one found in the original limited-edition bike, an MV Agusta F4 RC AMG. Apart from the visual treatment, they have replaced the stock levers with adjustable ones; and the handlebars get bar-end indicators as well. The front indicator on the fairing has been replaced with integrated units, for a cleaner look. The rear features a tail tidy kit which enhances the bike’s sportiness. They have removed the oversized saree guard as well, for better aesthetics. The front fender gets a wrap that looks like carbon fibre as well.
The bike is stock mechanically. The 320.6 cc parallel twin DOHC mill with liquid cooling and fuel injection makes 42 PS at 10,750 rpm; and 29.6 Nm at 9,000 rpm. Pairing with the engine is a 6-speed transmission. The Diamond type frame rides on a telescopic fork at the front and monoshock at the rear. The motorcycle tips the scale at 173 kg, kerb and gets a 14-litre fuel tank. The 2018 Yamaha YZF-R3 costs INR 3.48 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi. It rivals Benelli 302R and Kawasaki Ninja 300 in its price segment. Competitors further down the price segment include KTM RC 390 and the TVS Apache RR 310.
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[Source: Knight Auto Customizer via Motoroids]