Yamaha Motor India has been on a rampage of launching a pair of premium motorcycles in India for the past few months. These will be introduced in the sport and naked bike segment. Because currently the lack of Yamaha in the segment is obvious. To fulfill this, the Japanese company is going to launch Yamaha R3 and MT 03 soon. If everything goes well, the two models will enter the market in December this year.
Yamaha R3 and MT 03 launch next month
Reports claim that Yamaha has sent a document to their dealers regarding the launch of the new motorcycle. Where noted, the new model pair will only be sold at select dealers. In order to display, sell and service the Yamaha R3 and MT 03, dealers must meet certain criteria. Although Yamaha bikes have not announced the launch date of the two yet. However, the makers of FZS are planning to launch the two models in mid-December.
It is estimated that the Yamaha R3 and MT 03 could be priced between Rs 3.5 lakh and Rs 4 lakh. The two models will go head-to-head with the 321cc KTM RC 390 and the BMW G310 RR. It is known that Yamaha is planning to take bookings of both motorcycles only from the official website. After receiving the booking, it will be dispatched to the buyer’s address. However, no message has been received from the dealers in this regard.
The design of the new version of the Yamaha R3 is unchanged from the first model. The front is designed in such a way that it can cross the wind barrier more easily. At the same time there is an aggressive look. These include split style seats, muscular fuel tank and short tail section.
Features list of Yamaha R3 includes full digital instrument cluster and LED lighting. It also has smartphone connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity, call alert, SMS alert, email notification and smart assist navigation system. Its engine is more powerful than before. The 321 cc parallel twin liquid cooled, motor will produce a maximum power of 40.4 bhp and 29.4 Nm of torque. The engine has a 6-speed gear and an assist clutch to provide proper support.
Yamaha R3 comes with USD front fork and rear monoshock suspension for a comfortable ride. Both wheels have disc brakes. Safety features include dual channel ABS, anti-lock braking system and traction control.