Yamaha R3 launching Tomorrow, Here is all you need to know about it!

Yamaha R3 launching Tomorrow, Here is all you need to know about it!

Snapshot: All you need to know about the R3 is here!!!

Ever since the world started recuperating from the financial meltdown of 2008, there has been a shift of focus by customers, especially US and UK, towards lower capacity products that can be both sporty and easy for daily usage. Over the years, Kawasaki has only been the brand who have understood the requirement of such a motorcycle and the Ninja 250 alongwith its bigger brother, the Ninja 300 has been the force to reckon with in the entry level rider sportbikes segment globally.

After years of wait Yamaha has brought a true rival to match and beat the Kawasaki in its game. Yamaha, just like its main rival, has in its portfolio two entry level sportbikes, developed to bring new riders up to speed while still being interesting enough for experienced rider at the same, the Yamaha YZF-R25 and the YZF-R3. Both bikes are essentially similar, albeit a cc advantage to R3. The R25 has been a huge success in Indonesia and other South-Asian markets and R3 is doing the same in more power and cc centric markets like the UK and the US.

For India, Yamaha had been in a dilemma regarding which model should be launched first in the country. The root cause of the situation being, Yamaha was and is inclined to bring the bike/s (R25 and R3) only through the CKD channel to India, this would have resulted in premium pricing of these quarter liter bikes in India as against the well established competition here, especially the duo from KTM.

Again, both the R25 and the R3 being parallel twins were always going to cost more than their single cylinder rivals from Honda, KTM etc, and being CKD there would have been an added price increase. However, finally Yamaha has decided to bring the R3 to India and we believe that it is a great choice, since it will justify the price premium it will come with while offering class leading performance that matches with the Ninja 300 in India, and will be priced significantly less than its main rival.

On the other hand, the Yamaha R3 also gives enough performance increment to the owners of the Yamaha R15 (and its rivals) to upgrade, which will be tempted to spend a amount that R3 should ask deservedly.

For the specs, the Yamaha YZF-R3 has a twin-cylinder a 321cc engine producing 42 PS and 29.6Nm torque. Billed to be the baby M1, the bike that Yamaha races in MotoGP, the R3 is then, equipped with performance-oriented features such as racing-derived forged pistons, carburized connecting rods and a direct drive camshaft. The twin-cylinder engine is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission.

We expect the pricing of the R3 should be around 2.8 - 3 lakh ex showroom Delhi, which will make it a tempting prospects for riders in market to upgrade from their 150cc-ish machines. Below you can watch the promotional video that Yamaha had released in the US, the video features the highly regarded MotoGP and WSBK racer, the legendary Colin Edwards indicating towards the racing intent of the all new Yamaha R3. 

Ever since the world started recuperating from the financial meltdown of 2008, there has been a shift of focus by customers, especially US and UK, towards lower capacity products that can be both sporty and easy for daily usage. Over the years, Kawasaki has only been the brand who have understood the requirement of such a motorcycle and the Ninja 250 alongwith its bigger brother, the Ninja 300 has been the force to reckon with in the entry level rider sportbikes segment globally.

After years of wait Yamaha has brought a true rival to match and beat the Kawasaki in its game. Yamaha, just like its main rival, has in its portfolio two entry level sportbikes, developed to bring new riders up to speed while still being interesting enough for experienced rider at the same, the Yamaha YZF-R25 and the YZF-R3. Both bikes are essentially similar, albeit a cc advantage to R3. The R25 has been a huge success in Indonesia and other South-Asian markets and R3 is doing the same in more power and cc centric markets like the UK and the US.

For India, Yamaha had been in a dilemma regarding which model should be launched first in the country. The root cause of the situation being, Yamaha was and is inclined to bring the bike/s (R25 and R3) only through the CKD channel to India, this would have resulted in premium pricing of these quarter liter bikes in India as against the well established competition here, especially the duo from KTM.

Again, both the R25 and the R3 being parallel twins were always going to cost more than their single cylinder rivals from Honda, KTM etc, and being CKD there would have been an added price increase. However, finally Yamaha has decided to bring the R3 to India and we believe that it is a great choice, since it will justify the price premium it will come with while offering class leading performance that matches with the Ninja 300 in India, and will be priced significantly less than its main rival.

On the other hand, the Yamaha R3 also gives enough performance increment to the owners of the Yamaha R15 (and its rivals) to upgrade, which will be tempted to spend a amount that R3 should ask deservedly.

For the specs, the Yamaha YZF-R3 has a twin-cylinder a 321cc engine producing 42 PS and 29.6Nm torque. Billed to be the baby M1, the bike that Yamaha races in MotoGP, the R3 is then, equipped with performance-oriented features such as racing-derived forged pistons, carburized connecting rods and a direct drive camshaft. The twin-cylinder engine is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission.

We expect the pricing of the R3 should be around 2.8 - 3 lakh ex showroom Delhi, which will make it a tempting prospects for riders in market to upgrade from their 150cc-ish machines. Below you can watch the promotional video that Yamaha had released in the US, the video features the highly regarded MotoGP and WSBK racer, the legendary Colin Edwards indicating towards the racing intent of the all new Yamaha R3. 

Learn more about the Yamaha YZF-R3 here!!

•  Honda CBR250R •  Honda CBR300r •  Kawasaki Ninja 250 •  Kawasaki Ninja 300 •  KTM RC390 •  Ninja 250 •  Ninja 300 •  R# •  R25 •  Yamaha R3 •  Yamaha YSF-R25 •  Yamaha YZF-R3 •  YZF-R25 •  YZF-R3
on 2015-08-10 12:12:21

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