John Abraham Launches The Yamaha R3 In India At Rs 3.25 Lakhs

John Abraham at Yamaha R3 launch in India

Bollywood actor, a big motorcycle enthusiast and brand ambassador of Yamaha India - John Abraham - launched the Yamaha R3 in India today at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida, Delhi. Yamaha launched the R3 in two colours Lightning Black  & Racing Blue retailing at INR 3.25 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).

Yamaha R3 Racing Blue launch in India

The R3 will be imported in India in parts via the CKD route from Indonesia and assembled locally. Sadly, Yamaha will not give ABS on the R3 sold in India, not even as an option. ABS is essentially required for high-speed bikes in slippery or emergency braking situations. It is powered by a 321cc parallel twin cylinder liquid cooled engine which churns out 32PS of power @10,750 rpm and maximum torque of 26.6Nm @9,000rpm. 

The engine cylinder are completely made up of DiASIL aluminum to keep the weight minimal. The bore is greater than stroke length to provide more torque. Greater diameter of cylinder also facilitate easy heat dissipation. The power is transferred through 6-speed gearbox.

Yamaha R3 Lightning Black launch in India

The diamond frame chassis maintains excellent rigidity, while the low seat position gives a comfortable yet sporty riding posture. The light weight chassis and cylinder limits the bike kerb weight to 169 kgs. The R3 comes with a 14-litre fuel tank, telescopic front suspension in the front and  monoshock at the rear. The rear tyres are 140/70 wide while the front tyres are 110/70 wide both fitted on 17-inch alloy wheel rims.

The KTM RC 390 and Kawasaki Ninja 300 are its primary competitors in the segment. KTM RC 390 cost around INR 2.05 lakh and Ninja 300 around INR 3.65 lakhs. The R3 bookings have commenced at deliveries are expected to start as early as 20th August 2015.

John Abraham at Yamaha R3 launch in India

Technical Specifications Sheet

 Overall length
 2090mm
 Overall width
 720mm
 Overall height
 1135mm
 Seat height
 780mm
 Wheelbase
 1380mm
 Minimum ground clearance
 160mm
 Weight (with oil and a full fuel tank)
 169kgs
 Engine type
 Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve
 Displacement
 321cm3
 Bore & stroke
 68.0×44.1mm
 Compression ratio
 11.2:1
 Maximum horse power
 30.9kW(42.0PS)/10750r/min
 Maximum torque
 29.6Nm(3.0kgfm)/9000r/min
 Starting system type
 Electric starter
 Lubrication system
 Wet sump
 Engine oil capacity
 2.40L/2.53usqt/2.11Imp.qt
 Fuel tank capacity
 14L/3.7usgal/3.1Imp.gal
 Carburetor Type/Fuel supply
 Fuel injection
 Ignition system type
 TCI (transistor controlled ignition)
 Spark plug model
 CR8E
 Battery voltage/capacity
 12V,7.0Ah(10HR)
 Battery Type
 GTZ8V
 Final drive
 Chain
 Primary reduction ratio
 3.043 (70/23)
 Secondary reduction ratio
 3.071 (43/14)
 Clutch type
 Wet, multiple-disc
 Transmission type
 Constant mesh, 6-speed
 Brake type(Front)
 Hydraulic single disc brake
 Brake type(Rear)
 Hydraulic single disc brake
 Diameter of  brake disk(Front)
 298mm
 Diameter of  brake disk(Rear)
 220mm
 Suspension type(Front)
 Telescopic fork
 Suspension type(Rear)
 Swingarm


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