Yamaha India to launch YZF-R3 on August 11 - IAB Report

27/07/2015 - 16:11 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

Will be imported from Indonesia through the CKD route.

Yamaha India has announced a press conference for August 11, 2015 in New Delhi, which is likely to see the launch of the YZF-R3 sportbike. Unveiled last year, the Yamaha R3 is presently manufactured only by PT. YIMM (Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing), which will export the bike to India through CKD kits, reportedly.

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

Yamaha has decided to launch the R3 instead of the smaller R25, as the segment is composed of established heavyweights such as the KTM RC390 and the Kawasaki Ninja 300 to name a couple. The R3 is powered by a twin-cylinder, fuel-injected 321 cc engine which develops 42 PS and 29.6 Nm of torque and is paired to a 6-speed transmission.

The motorcycle weighs 169 kg (wet weight) and is shod with a 298 mm disc up front and a 220 mm disc at the rear. Yamaha has also equipped the R3 with racing-inspired forged pistons, a direct drive camshaft and carburized conrods. According to an earlier report, ABS will be an optional extra on the R3.

Yamaha YZF-R3 instrument cluster at 2015 Bangkok Motor Show
According to reports, Yamaha is developing a naked version of the R3, called the MT-320, which could be seen at this year's Auto Expo.

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The R3 measures 2,090 mm in length, 720 mm in width, 1,135 mm in height and 1,380 mm in wheelbase. It has a ground clearance of 160 mm with a fuel tank capacity of 14 liters.

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