Yamaha to launch YZF R3 next month

Yamaha to launch YZF R3 next month
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Yamaha to launch YZF R3 next month. Yamaha India might launch their new bike Yamaha YZF R3 in India on August 11, reports say. Earlier, Yamaha had announced that the R3 will be launched in India by October 2014, but now reports say that the company is all set to launch its most anticipated bike to the Indian customers on August 11.

The new 321cc Yamaha YZF R3 will compete against the Benelli TNT 300, Honda CBR250R and Kawasaki Ninja 300 in India

Yamaha India might launch their new bike Yamaha YZF R3 in India on August 11, reports say. Earlier, Yamaha had announced that the R3 will be launched in India by October 2014, but now reports say that the company is all set to launch its most anticipated bike to the Indian customers on August 11.

Yamaha YZF R3, based on the Yamaha YZF R25 model, comes with 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves engine churning out a total power output of 42PS and a maximum torque of 29.6 Nm and is mated to a six-speed transmission, with a top speed of 180 km/hr.

The Yamaha YZF-R3 has received positive response in the International market from both consumers and critics. The new R3 looks very similar to the R25, but there are visual changes made to the new R3 to give it a slightly different appeal. The Yamaha YZF-R3 will have the same body panel like the R25 model with diamond type frame.

Moreover, the new Yamaha YZF-R3 will come with dual headlamps, stubby silencer, 10-spoke alloy wheels, digital analogue console and a sharp tail. Yamaha is also providing ABS breaking system to all the Yamaha YZF-R3 bikes. Moreover, the suspension of the R3 are done by KYB telescopic fork in the front and monoshock at the rear end of the bike.

The new Yamaha YZF R3 has a fuel capacity of 14-litres and kerb weight of 169kg, with a ground clearance of 160mm. The new 321cc Yamaha YZF R3 will compete against the Benelli TNT 300, Honda CBR250R and Kawasaki Ninja 300 in India and will come with a price tag of around Rs 3 lakh- 3.5 lakh (ex showroom), and will be exported to India through CKD kit, say reports. The new Yamaha YZF-R3 will come in two color options- Race Blu and Midnight Black, say reports.

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