According to a recent report updated by our friends at Motoroids, some of the Yamaha’s dealers in Mumbai have already started booking R3 at an amount of INR 30,000. While the official launch of the same is scheduled for 11th of this month. The deliveries of the same will begin by September this year. Yamaha R3 is among the most awaited motorcycles in the Indian motorcycle market and being a twin-cylinder, it will be priced higher than the KTM RC 390 which is a direct competitor to the R3. The whole motorcycling industry is speculating that Yamaha will place its new 321cc twin cylinder motorcycle in a price bracket of INR 2.80 to 3 lakhs.
Indian market is a very price sensitive and R3’s success will be directly based upon the price it will be offered at. Talking about the looks, R3 is a beautifully crafted fully faired machine. It is not a very track specific motorcycle and its upright riding position promises a comfortable ride unlike KTM’s orange machine. R3 is based upon a 321cc, twin-cylinder, DOHC, four-valve, liquid-cooled, four stroke engine that is capable of producing near 41.4bhp @ 10750 rpm of power and 29.6Nm @ 9000 rpm of torque. The power and torque rating of R3 are quite satisfying and it is ready to give tough competition to the bikes that fall in the same category of R3, mainly Kawasaki Ninja 300 and KTM RC390.