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Yamaha R3

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The Yamaha R3 is the latest entrant in the middle-weight sports bike segment of India. It is a sports bike that offers a fast, refined, and smooth redline performance. Equipped with a parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine, the new R3 is one of the best options in its segment. It also has an aggressive design and very good build quality.

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Yamaha R3 Specifications

Engine Capacity321 cc
Kerb Weight169 Kg
Fuel Tank Capacity14 Litres
Seat Height780 mm
Power42 Ps @ 10750 rpm
Torque29.5 Nm @ 9000 rpm
Number of Gears6 Speed Manual
R3 Specs

Key Features of Yamaha R3

  • R3 Fully Digital LCD Meter Console
    Fully Digital LCD Meter Console

    The R3 features a multi-function LCD meter console that displays essential information, including gear position, fuel capacity, real-time and average fuel economy. Additionally, it includes a water temperature gauge, clock, oil change indicator, and trip meter, all presented in a clean and modern layout

  • R3 USD Forks
    USD Forks

    The upside-down front fork with 37mm inner tubes enhances front-end feel during cornering, braking, and various riding conditions.

  • R3 Dual Channel ABS
    Dual Channel ABS

    Equipped with a 298mm floating-mount front disc brake and a 220mm floating disc at the rear, the R3 ensures excellent stopping power with precise control. The Dual Channel ABS prevents wheel lockups, offering confident braking even in wet or slippery conditions.

  • R3 321cc Engine
    321cc Engine

    The R3 is powered by a high-revving 321cc two-cylinder engine. With a compression ratio of 11.2:1, double overhead cams (DOHC), and four-valve cylinder heads, , it provides a ride with broad power spread.

  • R3 Bi-fUnctional LED Headlamps
    Bi-fUnctional LED Headlamps

    The new headlight features a single bi-functional LED unit emitting both the low and high-beam

  • R3 Slim and Lightweight Sports Chassis
    Slim and Lightweight Sports Chassis

    Featuring a compact and lightweight chassis developed with the latest structural analysis technology, the R3 achieves an optimal balance of strength and rigidity. The near 50/50 front/rear weight distribution and accessible seat height keeps it well-proportioned.

Expert Verdict

Ride and Handling9

The Yamaha R3 is a beautiful-looking sports bike that offers the typical Japanese refinement, fast performance, and easy rideability. Also, the overall fit & finish it is solid and the bike is comfortable to ride as well. But, the price tag of it is very premium and the lack of features make it a less value for money deal.

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Yamaha R3 Price

Price of Yamaha R3 in India starts at Rs. 4.65 Lakh. Yamaha R3 is also available on EMI starting at Rs. 8.58 K with 8.5% interest rate.

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Pros & Cons of Yamaha R3

  • Features we admire in this bike

    • Engine performance is brilliant
    • Refined redline behaviour
    • Braking is very strong & spot-on
    • Suspension setup is perfectly tuned for road
    • Overall design & build quality is superb
  • Features that could have been better

    • Design is already aged in global markets
    • No modern features like the TFT console
    • Lack of safety features like slipper clutch

Should I buy the R3?

Yamaha has brought the R3 as a CBU in India. The new R3 is based on the global bike and hence its design is same. But, the overall build quality and fit-finish are superb. Also, the aggressive styling is matched by a comfortable riding position. The 321cc parallel-twin engine offers one of the smoothest riding experiences in its segment. But, priced at a premium the R3 doesn’t offer any modern features. Also, the lack of safety features like a slipper clutch makes it a bit less desirable.

Performance & Handling 10
  • The strongest aspect of the R3 is its engine performance. The 321cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine offers a very strong performance. In our tests, the indicated top speed was upwards of 170 kmph at the BIC, Noida. The engine is very smooth and rich in torque; especially in the mid-range. Below 3,000 rpm, it doesn’t feel very torquey but post it, the bike simply flies. Also, the redline performance above 9,000 rpm is simply stupendous. There is some minor buzz from the engine around 6,000-7,000 rpm.
  • The 6-speed gearbox is very slick and easy to use. There are no false neturals and the feel of using it is also very decent. 
  • The trellis perimeter frame of the R3 makes it one of the sharpest handling bikes in its segment. It is fairly easy to ride, the turning radius is also moderate but the agility is superb. You can easily flick the bike and lean it extremely on tight corners. Handling experience of the R3 will make you buy one.
Ride Quality & Braking 9
  • The USD front suspension is not adjustable on the R3 but the rear monoshock has a preload adjustment. However, you’ll not need to adjust it a lot due to the brilliant tuning. The bike is neither stiff nor soft. It handles well on the corners while the undulations of the road are easily absorbed by the suspension. But, it is the sharp potholes that’ll feel on the handlebar due to the settings. Overall, if ridden on the tarmac, the R3 remains pliant most of the time.
  • Equipped with a 282mm disc at the front and 220mm disc at the rear, the braking of R3 is spot-on. The bike stops in a straight line even after braking above 150 kmph. The stability and the braking bite of the R3 make it a rider-oriented bike. Also, we noticed that during our tests there was no brake fade even after repeated hard braking use on the track. 
Design & Features 7
  • The core area of lag for the R3 is the features department. It has nothing to offer to the consumers here. You only get a digital instrument console. There are no features like Quickshifter, riding modes, TFT screen, Bluetooth connectivity, and even a slipper clutch.
  • The design of the R3 is beautiful to look at. However, it is not intimidating like the smaller R15 M. The R3 is already on sale in the global markets and hence a fresh flair in its design is required. The front gives you a proper big bike feel but the rear profile looks nimble.
Comfort & Safety 7
  • The R3 is not a super sports bike but it is a sports tourer. Hence, the clip-on handlebar offers a commanding yet comfortable posture. Also, the rear-set footpegs are made for aggressive riding but the overall riding triangle of the R3 is comparatively comfortable to its rivals. The seat is also adequately cushioned but the tank hinders the leg movements.
  • In terms of safety, the only feature you get is a dual-channel ABS. 

Yamaha R3 Competitors

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    The primary rival of the R3 is the Kawasaki Ninja 300. The Ninja 300 has also been present in the market for a long period and that too without any major updates. It also offers a similar smooth and refined performance to the R3. The road presence of the Ninja 300 is also good due to its bright colour options. However, in terms of features, it is the Ninja 300 that offers more. Also, there is a huge price gap between both bikes. Hence, we prefer the Ninja 300 out of the two.

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Yamaha R3 Bike Owner Reviews

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    Sandip Patel
    2 Month ago
    The bike is a popular motorcycle model known for its performance, reliability, and affordability.
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    Hitesh dangar
    2 Month ago
    The bike offers competitive mileage within its category, making it an attractive option for users looking for a sporty yet efficient motorcycle.
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  • S
    2 Month ago
    It features a lightweight and agile chassis that offers excellent handling characteristics. Its diamond-type steel frame provides rigidity while keeping the overall weight low.
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    Revaram lodhi
    2 Month ago
    The design of the bike reflects a blend of sportiness, modernity, and functionality, making it an attractive option for users looking for a visually appealing and performance-oriented motorcycle.
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    Snehendu shee
    2 Month ago
    The bike offers a commendable level of comfort for a sportbike, making it suitable for both spirited rides and longer journeys.
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Latest On Yamaha R3

Last Updated on 15th Dec'23 :The eagerly anticipated arrivals of Yamaha R3 and Yamaha MT-03 have been officially launched in the country, boasting starting prices of Rs. 4.65 lakh and Rs. 4.60 lakhs, respectively.

Price:The Yamaha R3 holds a price tag of Rs. 4,64,900, available in a single variant.

Engine:The motorcycle houses a 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine with 4 valves. Boasting a displacement of 321cc, it delivers a maximum power of 30.9 kW (42.0 PS) at 10,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 29.5 Nm at 9,000 rpm. Its transmission system operates on a constant mesh 6-speed setup.

Dimensions:It measures 2,090 mm in length, 730 mm in width, and 1,140 mm in height, with a comfortable seat height of 780 mm.

Features:The R3 boasts full LED lighting, including a bi-functional LED headlight, a wet multiple-disc clutch, and a reliable TCI starter system. Enhancing user experience, it features a user-friendly multi-function LCD display, providing information on gear position, fuel levels, and real-time and average fuel efficiency, among other details.

Brakes and Suspension:Equipped with a telescopic upside-down fork (USD Fork) at the front and a swingarm at the rear, the R3's braking system comprises a hydraulic single disc, 298 mm at the front, and a hydraulic single disc, 220 mm at the rear. For added safety, it incorporates a dual-channel ABS system.

Colour Options:Available in two stylish colours - Icon Blue and Yamaha Black.

Rivals:Entering a competitive field, the Yamaha R3 faces off against contenders like the Aprilia RS 457, Kawasaki Ninja 400, and KTM RC 390, catering to enthusiasts seeking sporty performance.

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Yamaha R3 FAQs

What is the on-road price of Yamaha R3?
The on-road price of Yamaha R3 in New Delhi is Rs. 5.24 Lakh. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
What is the engine capacity of Yamaha R3?
The engine capacity of Yamaha R3 is 321 cc.
What are the colour options of Yamaha R3?
Yamaha R3 is available in 2 colours - Icon Blue, Yamaha Black.
Which are the competition bikes of Yamaha R3?
There are Aprilia RS 457, Kawasaki Ninja 400, KTM 390 Duke bikes competing with Yamaha R3.