Yamaha YZF R3 Review, Price, Specs, Top Speed & Mileage in India
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Yamaha YZF R3 Review




Yamaha YZF R3

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)
STD Rs. 3,26,530


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.

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Engine and Specifications

Yamaha YZF R3 Specs

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 Displacement 321cc
Engine Type Twin cylinder
Power 41bhp
Torque 29.60Nm
Gearbox 6-speed
Start Mechanism Self-start only
Fuel Tank Capacity 14-litre
Reserve Fuel Capacity 2.40-litres
Top Speed 188kmph
0-100 kmph 6.52 seconds


Yamaha YZF R3 Review

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.

Brakes STD
Front Disc
Rear Disc

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.

Tyre Size
Front 110/70
Rear 140/70
Wheels 17-inches


Yamaha YZF R3 is offered in two colour schemes which are Racing Blue and Magma Black.

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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

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