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Yamaha YZF-R3 and MT-03 launched in India

By Ravi - December 18, 2023 01:38 PM

Yamaha YZF-R3 and MT-03 launched in India

Yamaha Motor India has launched Yamaha MT-03 and 'Yamaha YZF-R3' in the Indian market today on 15th December. The price of YZF-R3 has been kept at Rs 4.64 lakh (ex-showroom). Whereas, the price of MT-03 is Rs 4.59 lakh (ex-showroom).

The R3 will compete with the Kawasaki Ninja 300, KTM RC 390 and the Aprilia RS 457, while the MT-03 bike will take on the KTM Duke 390 and the BMW G 310 R.

Bikes showcased at MotoGP racing event

The company will sell both the bikes through the Completely Built Unit (CBU) route. The YZF-R3 was previously sold in India, but was discontinued due to changes in emission norms. At the same time, MT-03 has been launched in the Indian market for the first time.

The company first showcased these two bikes at the Madras International Circuit and then recently showcased them at the MotoGP racing event held at Buddh International Circuit BRC, Delhi, Greater Noida.

Yamaha YZF-R3 and MT-03 design and frame,

Both these bikes of the company have been built on the same platform diamond type tubular frame. Although both have different body styles. The Yamaha YZF-R3 is a full faired racing bike, while the MT-03 is a naked styled streetfighter bike.

The MT-03 looks a lot like the MT-15. This provides the rider with an upright position with minimal bodywork. Apart from this, an aggressively styled fuel tank, single projector headlamp and DRL that looks like 2 eyebrows are available.

In terms of design, the YZF-R3 looks quite similar to the R15. It has a tall windscreen, LED headlight, full fairing and muscular fuel tank. This gives the rider a low riding position, but is not as aggressive as a proper sportbike.

Engine Specifications of R3 and MT-03

Yamaha has provided a 321cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine in the R3 and MT-03, which generates 42 hp power and 29.5 Nm peak torque. The engine is tuned to a 6-speed gearbox and does not feature a slipper clutch. Both the motorcycles have a 14-litre fuel tank.

Suspension and braking of the R3 and MT-03

Both models get all-LED lighting, LCD instrument cluster and some cosmetic changes. The motorcycles come with USD front upside-down forks and a mono-shock suspension unit at the rear for a comfortable ride. For braking, disc brakes with dual channel ABS have been provided on both the wheels of the bikes. The R3 is slightly heavier than its naked version the MT-03. Its weight is 169 kg.

Also Read: Aprilia RS 457 launched in India, know price and engine capacity

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