Autocar Professional reports that Yamaha R3 bookings have already commenced at certain dealerships for INR 10,000. The publication also reports that, according to its sources, the fully faired compact sportsbike will be assembled at Yamaha India’s NCR facility out of CKD kits imported from Indonesia.
Yamaha has announced a press conference on August 11 which is most likely to serve as the launch pad for the eagerly awaited sportsbike. The CKD assembly would enable the Japanese brand to price the product competitively.
The company was reported to be considering smaller R25 for the Indian market but decided to go for R3 due to its relevance to the competition. While its primary rival Kawasaki Ninja 300 has a good number of locally sourced components to keep costs in check, the level of local content in R3 remains to be seen.
The fully faired motorcycle is powered by a 321 cc parallel twin liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine which is capable of 42 PS at 10,750 rpm and 29.6 Nm of torque at 9,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission.
Though a bit late to the party, Yamaha R3 is still a very strong contender in the Indian market and it would be looking to ride on the R15’s success wave.
Via – Autocarpro.in