Yamaha YZF-R3, MT-03 India Launch Tomorrow; Here's What We Know So Far

Yamaha is all set to launch two of its highly-anticipated bikes - the R3 and the MT-03, in India tomorrow. While the Yamaha R3 is making a comeback, the MT-03 will be accessible for the first time in our market.

By Sanorita | on December 14, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Yamaha is gearing up to provide a delightful experience for motorcycle enthusiasts in the country by introducing the much-anticipated R3 and the MT-03 tomorrow. While the Yamaha R3 is making a comeback, the MT-03 will be accessible for the first time in our market. These two middleweight bikes will be brought from Thailand as a CBU (Completely Built Unit) and are therefore likely to be expensive. It is essential for potential purchasers to note that the upcoming motorcycles will not be accessible for sale at every Yamaha dealership. According to the automaker, only a limited number of Blue Square dealership outlets located in more than 100 Indian cities will offer them. Through the official Yamaha India website, prospective customers may pre-order the supersport (Yamaha R3) and the MT-03 (streetfighter), which are expected to come packed with numerous features and technologies. Let's take a closer look at all the key details of both new Yamaha models. 

Yamaha MT-03 side

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Yamaha R3, MT-03: Appearance

Yamaha R3 Rear

Twin LED headlamps, an upright windscreen, a curved fuel tank, a clip-on handlebar, a full fairing, and a compact LED taillight distinguish the supersport R3. Its streetfighter sibling MT-03, on the other hand, features a square, bi-functional LED headlight with split-style LED DRLs, an upswept side-mounted exhaust, a bold fuel tank, and a slender LED taillamp. Regarding the overall styling of these Yamaha motorcycles, the R3 looks to be modelled after the R7 and the R1, and the MT-03 appears to be influenced by the MT-07 and the MT-09.

Yamaha R3 Instrument Cluster

Yamaha R3, MT-03: Engine and Hardware Kit 

The core of these forthcoming Yamaha motorcycles is a 321cc parallel-twin, DOHC engine capable of producing 42bhp at 10,750rpm and a peak torque of 29.5Nm at 9,000rpm. A 6-speed gearbox with a slip and assist clutch looks after the transmission responsibilities.

In terms of cycle parts, the motorcycles come equipped with KYB upside-down front forks with 130mm of travel and a rear monoshock with 125mm of travel. With the aid of a dual-channel ABS, the front 298mm disc and the rear 220mm disc are in charge of braking. These bikes will also have 17-inch wheels wrapped in road-biased rubber.

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Yamaha R3, MT-03: Expected Price and Rivals

As previously stated, the bikes will arrive via the CBU method, indicating higher price tags. According to industry sources, the Yamaha R3 and MT-03 will cost around Rs 4 lakh and Rs 3.8 lakh, respectively, ex-showroom. The R3 will face competition from models like the TVS Apache RR 310, the Kawasaki Ninja 400, the KTM RC 390, and the Kawasaki Ninja 300. In contrast, the BMW G 310 R, the newly released KTM 390 Duke, and the TVS Apache RTR 310 will be the MT-03's primary rivals in our market.

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