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.
QUICK FACTS & OVERVIEW
|Variant Name||Yamaha YZF-R3 (2018)|
|Mileage||15-25 kmpl (approx.)|
|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
ENGINE & GEARBOX
|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|
|Fuel System||Fuel Injection|
|Compression Ratio||11.2 : 1|
|Valve System||DOHC, 4-valves|
|Spark Plug Model Type||CR8E|
|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)|
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
|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|
|Front Wheel Travel||130 mm|
|Rear Wheel Travel||125 mm|
WHEELS & TYRES
|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|
DIMENSIONS, WEIGHT & CAPACITIES
|Overall Length||2090 mm|
|Overall Width||720 mm|
|Overall Height||1135 mm|
|Ground Clearance||160 mm|
|Seat Height||780 mm|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||169 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||14 litres|
|Oil tank capacity||2.4 litres|
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
|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|
|Trip Meter||Liquid crystal|
|Water Temperature Meter||
|Low Fuel Warning Light||
|Low Oil Indicator||
|Low Battery Indicator||
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
|Step-up Seat/Split Seat||
|Engine Kill Switch||
|Head Light||Twin 55 watt halogen bulbs|
|Turn Signal Light (Front)||12V,10Wx2|
|Turn Signal Light (Rear)||12V,10Wx2|
|Auxiliary Light||12V, 5Wx1|
|Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)||
|Steering Angle||Left:34°, Right:34°|
Source: auto.ndtv, And wikipedia.org.