Yamaha R3 is a fully faired sports bike which was first launched in 2015. India is one of the many global markets where the bike is currently on sale. It is available in three colour options as of now – Race Blue, Rapid Red, and Midnight Black.
At the ongoing 2016 Bangkok Motor Show in Thailand, Yamaha has revaled the R3 in a new Matte Grey colour scheme. Apart from the new colour, there are no other changes mechanically on-board the R3 on display.
Yamaha R3 is powered by a twin cylinder 321cc liquid cooled FI engine which delivers maximum power of 42 PS at 10,750 rpm and peak torque of 29.6 Nm at 9,000 rpm. Measuring 2090 mm in length, 720 mm in width, 1135 mm in height, Yamaha R3 ha a wheelbase of 1380 mm and a ground clearance of 160 mm.
Both front and rear get 17 inch alloys wrapped around 110/70 section rubber in the front and 140/70 section rubber at the rear. Braking is taken care by a single 298mm disc in the front and a single 220 mm disc at the rear. ABS is optional (but not on offer in India).
Weighing 169 kgs, it has a top speed of over 170 kmph. Sold in India via the CKD route, Yamaha R3 rivals the likes of Ninja 300.
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