You’ve seen the spyshots already but this will be the first clear pictures of Yamaha YZF-R3 captured in Indian soil, spotted in Sparkling Black colour scheme at Yamaha’s dealership or workshop in Vashi, Navi Mumbai.
The YZF-R3 was unveiled in October-2014 and is Yamaha’s answer to the Kawasaki Ninja 300. Cosmetically, this motorcycle looks very similar to the YZF-R25 that was unveiled in early-2014, especially the black colour because both the ‘R25′ and ‘R3′ variants carry the same sticker pattern with the changes on the badge in the front fairing.
Powering the YZF-R3 is a twin cylinder 321 cc engine capable of 42 PS and 29.6 Nm of torque, matedto a 6-speed transmission. Stopping power comes from a 298mm front and 220mm rear disc, and the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) comes as an standard equipment. Its light weight 17” alloys come covered with meaty 140/70 section rear and 110/70 section front tyre.
Looking at the spy picture, we can say its a production-ready motorcycle and not a test mule, thus, we are expecting Yamaha to launch the YZF-R3 in the next few weeks, however, its success will depend on its pricing. The company has not yet officially disclosed any plans to launch the YZF-R3 motorcycle in India.
If priced around Rs 2.5 lakh, the YZF-R3 could be the cheapest two-cylinder motorcycle in India. Once launched, the YZF-R3 will compete with the offerings like Honda CBR250R, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and KTM RC 390.
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