Yamaha YZF-R3 Price, Specification, Features And Launch Date

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Yamaha Corporation  [jamaha]) is a Japanese multinational corporation and conglomerate with a very wide range of products and services, predominantly musical instruments, electronics and power sports equipment.

It is one of the constituents of Nikkei 225 and is the world’s largest piano manufacturing company. The former motorcycle division became independent from the main company in 1955, forming Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd, although Yamaha Corporation is still the largest shareholder.

2018 Yamaha YZF-R3 Revealed

Yes, India will see the re-launch of Yamaha YZF R3. The updated bike will come with a BSIV-compliant engine. We’re also hoping for a slight bump in power. More importantly, Yamaha should launch an ABS variant this time around. The R3 is a really likable product and we really can’t wait for Yamaha to launch it again.


Variant Name Yamaha YZF-R3 (2018)
Mileage 15-25 kmpl (approx.)
Type Sports
Shades Yamaha Blue, White, Tech Black
Current Status Coming Soon
Official Tagline Rev the Limits
Warranty For 2 years or 30000 kms from the date of purchase (whichever is earlier)

2018 Yamaha YZF-R3

Estimated Price Rs. 3.4 lakh
Specifications Fuel-injected, parallel-twin, 321cc
Launch Date February 2018


Yamaha Motor has updated the YZF-R3 with subtle changes for the 2018 model year. Originally launched in 2015, the 2018 Yamaha YZF-R3 gets cosmetic upgrades for the new year while retaining the same mechanicals. There are now three color options on offer – Raven, Team Yamaha Blue, and Vivid White.

The motorcycle will continue to be produced at Yamaha’s manufacturing facility in Jakarta, Indonesia, which remains the global hub and will be exported to several markets globally. Yamaha has announced that sales in the US will commence from February 2018. Dates for other markets including India are yet to be revealed.

While the new color schemes lend a fresh appeal to the 2018 Yamaha YZF-R3, the motorcycle continues to draw power from the 321 cc in-line twin-cylinder, the liquid cooled engine that churns out about 41 bhp at 10,750 rpm and 29.6 Nm of peak torque at 9000 rpm. The motor comes paired with a 6-speed transmission.

Other components remain the same as well with suspension duties performed by 41 mm Kayaba forks up front and a monoshock unit at the rear sourced from KYB. Braking performance comes from 298 mm front and a 220 mm rear disc brakes. Internationally, the Yamaha R3 is available in both ABS and non-ABS versions.

The Yamaha R3 has raved about its touring skills and impressive performance, not only in India but globally as well. The bike though was discontinued in India earlier this year after Yamaha India did not upgrade the model to BS4 emission norms. That said, the Japanese manufacturer recently conveyed that the updated BS4 version will make its way to India by the end of this year.

It needs to be seen now if Yamaha Motor India will introduce the updated 2018 YZF-R3 in the country. The model, despite its limited sales, has built a niche in the segment, competing against the likes of the Kawasaki Ninja 300, KTM RC 390 and the newest addition – Benelli 302R. More details on the 2018 Yamaha YZF-R3 will be available in the following days.

Technical Specification Of Yamaha YZF-R3

Displacement 321 cc
No. of Cylinders 2
No. of Gears 6
Maximum Power 41.4 Bhp @ 10750 rpm
Maximum Torque 29.6 Nm @ 9000 rpm
Engine Description 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves
Emission Standard BS4
Cooling Liquid Cooling
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Ignition TCI
Lubrication Wet sump
Compression Ratio 11.2 : 1
Bore 68.0 mm
Stroke 44.1 mm
Valve System DOHC, 4-valves
Spark Plug Model Type CR8E
Fuel Type Petrol
Bharat Stage IV (BS4)
Gearbox Type Constant Mesh
Clutch Wet, Multiple Disc
Gear Ratios 1st gear – 2.500 (35/14), 2nd gear – 1.824 (31/17), 3rd gear – 1.348 (31/23), 4th gear – 1.087 (25/23), 5th gear – 0.920 (23/25), 6th gear – 0.800 (24/30)
Primary Reduction Ratio 3.043 (70/23)
Secondary Reduction Ratio 3.071 (43/14)
Final transmission Chain
Shift Type Return
Front Brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø 298 mm
Rear Brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø 220 mm
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) 2-Channel ABS
Front Suspension Telescopic forks
Rear Suspension Swingarm
Front Wheel Travel 130 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 125 mm
Front Tyre 110/70-17M/C 54H (Tubeless)
Rear Tyre 140/70-17M/C 66H (Tubeless)
Front Wheel 17M/C x MT2.75
Rear Wheel 17M/C x MT4.00
Wheel Type Alloys
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
Overall Length 2090 mm
Overall Width 720 mm
Overall Height 1135 mm
Ground Clearance 160 mm
Seat Height 780 mm
Wheelbase 1380 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 169 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 14 litres
Oil tank capacity 2.4 litres
0-60 kmph 2.89 secs
0-100 kmph 6 secs
Top Speed 188 kmph
Mileage (City) 15 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 25 kmpl
Mileage (Combined) 20 kmpl
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Analog
Trip Meter Liquid crystal
Odometer Liquid crystal
Water Temperature Meter
Clock Digital
Fuel Gauge Digital
Low Fuel Warning Light
Gear Indicator
Low Oil Indicator
Low Battery Indicator
Rev-limiter Indicator
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Engine Kill Switch
Pillion Grabrail
Battery Type GTZ8V
Capacity 7.0Ah(10HR)
Voltage 12V
Head Light Twin 55 watt halogen bulbs
Tail Light LED
Turn Signal Light (Front) 12V,10Wx2
Turn Signal Light (Rear) 12V,10Wx2
Auxiliary Light 12V, 5Wx1
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
Frame/Chassis Diamond
Caster Angle 25º
Trail 95 mm
Steering Angle Left:34°, Right:34°

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