Yamaha YZF R3 2018 Overview
Yamaha YZF R3 is an impressive offering in the Indian sportbike market. What impresses us about it is the fact that it comes with a price tag which is competitive against its rivals in the segment. Its MotoGP racing pedigree, safety features, design, specifications amongst several other factors also add to its attractiveness for speed junkies of the country and we will touch on every single one of these aspects throughout this review.
YZF R3 is only offered in a single variant which is priced at Rs. 3.26,530 lakh (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi). Even at this price, the motorcycle undercuts the price tag of its competitor, Kawasaki Ninja 300 by Rs. 12000. It is worth noting that with a competitive price tag R3 also offers more features like ABS and a more powerful engine as standard. R3 is also cheaper than as compared to Benelli 302R.
|Model||Prices (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
Digital speedometer, digital fuel gauge, LED taillights, ABS, Halogen headlight, gear shift light, low fuel indicator, low battery charge indicator, low oil indicator, dual tripmeters and analogue tachometer are some of the features which are offered as standard on the Yamaha YZF R3.
Engine and Specifications
Yamaha YZF R3 is more powerful and cheaper than as compared to Benelli 302R and Kawasaki 300. It also gets features like ABS as standard. In comparison to the 2018 RC390, the Japanese sports bike doesn’t stand a chance in term of the overall power output. The KTM RC390 produces 43.50 bhp whereas the twin cylinder motor in R3 produces 41bhp of peak power output. The RC390 is also almost Rs. 1 Lakh cheaper than the YZF. The area in which YZF R3 trumps the Austrian motorcycle is its top speed. YZF R3 continues accelerating to 188kmph whereas RC390 maxes out at a 179kmph mark.
|Engine Type||Twin cylinder|
|Start Mechanism||Self-start only|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||14-litre|
|Reserve Fuel Capacity||2.40-litres|
|0-100 kmph||6.52 seconds|
Yamaha YZF R3 comes with an ARAI claimed fuel economy of 30 kmpl, which is more than RC390 and Benelli 302R. Kawasaki Ninja 300 however offers a marginally better fuel economy than YZF R3.
Braking and Handling
The 298mm discs at the front and 220mm disc brakes at the rear offer admirable braking and handlings characteristics to Yamaha YZF R3. The braking mechanism is offered with ABS.
Tyres and Wheels
R3 rides on 17-inch wheels both at front and rear which comes wrapped in 110/70 size tyres at the front and 140/70 rubber at the rear.
Yamaha YZF R3 is offered in two colour schemes which are Racing Blue and Magma Black.
YZF R3 competes with Benelli 302R, Kawasaki Ninja 300, KTM RC390, Honda CBR 250 R amongst others.
- ABS comes as standard
- Competitive pricing in the segment
- Attractive design
- Impressive top speed
- No USD forks