Yamaha YZF-R3

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 3,26,530
* Delhi. May vary.


Fuel Economy
Build Quality
Standout Features Lightweight Body, Powerful Engine, Fuel Injection, Twin Headlights, Low Seat Height, Amazing Shades
Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi) Rs 3.26 lakh
On-Road Price (Delhi) Rs 3.62 lakh (approx.)
Mileage 15-25 kmpl (approx.)
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
Bharat Stage IV (BS4)
Summary Yamaha R3 is strictly for those who wish to upgrade from the lightweight 150cc and 200cc motorcycles, keeping the power under check and equally performing on roads as well as tracks. Yamaha YZF-R3 competes with Ninja 300 directly and indirectly with the KTM RC390, which is single cylinder while other two being twin cylinder in configuration. Yamaha has temporarily discontinued the R3 in India and it is expected to be relaunched soon with BS4 upgrade and might also get ABS this time.
Type Sports
Status Discontinued
Shades Racing Blue, Lightning Black
Official Tagline Rev the Limits
Frame/Chassis Diamond
Warranty For 2 years or 30000 kms from the date of purchase (whichever is earlier)
Displacement 321 cc
Emission Standard BS3
Maximum Power 41.4 Bhp @ 10750 rpm
Maximum Torque 29.6 Nm @ 9000 rpm
Engine Description 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves
Cooling Liquid Cooling
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Ignition TCI
Lubrication Wet sump
Compression Ratio 11.2 : 1
Bore 68.0 mm
Stroke 44.1 mm
No. of Cylinders 2
Valve System DOHC, 4-valves
Spark Plug Model Type CR8E
Fuel Type Petrol
No. of Gears 6
Gearbox Type Constant Mesh
Clutch Wet, Multiple Disc
Gear Ratios 1st gear - 2.500 (35/14), 2nd gear - 1.824 (31/17), 3rd gear - 1.348 (31/23), 4th gear - 1.087 (25/23), 5th gear - 0.920 (23/25), 6th gear - 0.800 (24/30)
Primary Reduction Ratio 3.043 (70/23)
Secondary Reduction Ratio 3.071 (43/14)
Final transmission Chain
Shift Type Return
Front Brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø 298 mm
Rear Brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø 220 mm
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Suspension Telescopic forks
Rear Suspension Swingarm
Front Wheel Travel 130 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 125 mm
Front Tyre 110/70-17M/C 54H (Tubeless)
Rear Tyre 140/70-17M/C 66H (Tubeless)
Front Wheel 17M/C x MT2.75
Rear Wheel 17M/C x MT4.00
Wheel Type Alloys
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
Battery Type GTZ8V
Capacity 7.0Ah(10HR)
Voltage 12V
Overall Length 2090 mm
Overall Width 720 mm
Overall Height 1135 mm
Ground Clearance 160 mm
Seat Height 780 mm
Wheelbase 1380 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 169 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 14 litres
Oil tank capacity 2.4 litres
0-60 kmph 2.89 secs
0-100 kmph 6 secs
Top Speed 188 kmph
Mileage (City) 15 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 25 kmpl
Mileage (Combined) 20 kmpl
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Analog
Trip Meter Liquid crystal
Odometer Liquid crystal
Water Temperature Meter
Clock Digital
Fuel Gauge Digital
Low Fuel Warning Light
Gear Indicator
Low Oil Indicator
Low Battery Indicator
Rev-limiter Indicator
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Engine Kill Switch
Pillion Grabrail
Caster Angle 25º
Trail 95 mm
Steering Angle Left:34°, Right:34°
Head Light Twin 55 watt halogen bulbs
Tail Light LED
Turn Signal Light (Front) 12V,10Wx2
Turn Signal Light (Rear) 12V,10Wx2
Auxiliary Light 12V, 5Wx1

Yamaha YZF-R3 Review

12 Jul, 2016 01:48 PM


The middle-weight Supersport category dominated by the KTM RC390 and Ninja 300 gets a tough competitor, as YZF-R3 is nothing less than a game changer for Yamaha. The declining sales chart of few brands also pointed how aggressively people waited for the motorcycle to arrive. The heavenly feel of riding a Yamaha R-series bike cannot be denied with any point and the R3 is here to prove it right. It is now officially available in India in a single variant (non-ABS) for Rs. 3.26 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).

Design and Style

Three words can easily define the designing of the R3, sharp, beautiful and tough. The edgy R-series bikes are mostly inspired from each other and same happens to the R3. Even if you see the bike without stickers from the side and rear profile, you can guess it’s a Yamaha super sport bike. The iconic sharp tail light design and the boomerang inspired side fairing says all for the design. The front of the bike is what makes it unique, with its differently designed headlights and a perfectly placed visor. The headlights may sound controversial as uniqueness is not always the best solution for popularity. The exhaust is one of the coolest parts of the motorcycle, short in length and perfectly shaped.

Instrument Console

The console on the R3 is an analog-digital one with a hexagonal tachometer, which is full analogue and houses a small group of indicators to its left, including the neutral light. To its right, we get the digital screen, resembling the one being used on the R15. It also comes with buttons for toggling the display information and resetting the trip meters.

Engine and Gearbox

The Yamaha R3 gets a 321 cc, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves engine with fuel injection. The motor is a truly refined example for the motor sport world and returns 41.4 BHP @ 10750 rpm with 29.6 NM @ 9000 rpm. The power values are excellent when compared to the others in the segment and the performance of Yamaha R-series bikes has always been non arguable. The gearbox on the machine is a 6-speed, constant mesh.

Acceleration and Performance

The R3 gets performance in its genes and its lightweight design makes it more quick and responsive to the throttle. It gets a 0-60 kmph sprint in 2.89 seconds and a 0-100 kmph time of just 6 seconds. The bike being a twin cylinder offers better performance and refinement than most of the single cylinder bikes and others in the competition. It gets a top speed of 188 kmph when revved fully hard.


Yamaha R3 returns an approximate mileage figure of 15-25 kmpl. Indians are obsessed with mileage and this factor would not be anything less than a scary nightmare for many of us. In the era of cars returning above 27 kmpl and that too on diesel, the small mileage factor would surely knock the brains at least once. But once riding the motorcycle, you would definitely loose the thought with its charm. Also, you won't get the 6 second sprint from the same car indeed.

Comfort while Riding

Riding the R3 is a comfortable state of mind itself. You get a peace of mind with the fact that you can race past 99 percent of the vehicles on the same road and that too with a proud riding position. Being aerodynamically tested up to the end, the bike provides a stable riding experience, with the rider's wish to choose the way to drive. You can cruise, you can race and you can even get behind the windshield for a silent drive experience on the R3. The pillion gets the same high riding position as the R15, but that is manageable as bending forward a bit can make you easy up to 100 kmph.

Safety Features

The R3 gets ABS in its international version, but it won't be equipped for the domestic variant. The price factor would have gone up to a new segment if it would have been provided and we would say its 50-50 mistake of the Yamaha and the rules that says 60 percent tax even on the completely knocked down units of bikes and cars. Who pays at the end, the consumer as company never compromises on its profits. Even after that, Yamaha R3 gets an excellent pair of disc brakes, one for the front and one for the rear. The diamond frame gets excellent stability at high speeds and passes the least possible vibrations to the rider's body.

Brakes and Suspension

Yamaha has always been the best for its braking quality and suspension properties. The R3 gets a 298 mm, hydraulic disc brake for the front whereas the rear gets a hydraulic 220 mm disc brake. With precision making and high quality materials being use, the R3 gets a good brake response even when on high speeds. The front suspension of the R3 is the telescopic forks and the rear is a monoshock unit. The tuning has been done for ensuring the best possible ride quality and sharp handling at corners high speed sprints.

Ride and Handling

Yamaha's performance motive is fulfilled only if the bikes are excellent at handling and the ride quality stays the best. For that, Yamaha uses a light weight diamond frame, which not just helps to maintain rigidity but also keeps the bike more responsive on sharp turns and high speed sprints. The easy manoeuvring for the rider is due to the aerodynamic and race inspired built structure of the bike, which works as good on the road as it's on a track.


The Yamaha R3 is offered in two shades namely Racing Blue and Lightning Black. The Race Blue is the iconic Yamaha shade and comes with the GP Blue designing.

Ex-showroom Price

Yamaha has priced YZF-R3 at the top most limit of INR 3,26,000. The missing ABS at this price point is disappointing.


Whether we call YZF-R3 overpriced, or we say it lacks a spark, the true Yamaha R-series lovers, and even we know that the performance of the motorcycle is nothing less than a pocket rocket and it would play tough on many of the existing segment motorcycles. What’s missing today can be added tomorrow and the introduction of the R3 would definitely affect the way we ride.


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I Rode this beast outside my school campus at a speed of 177km/h. The engine is so smooth of this bike... ... read more

Best Features: Informative Instrument Cluster, Super Smooth Mill, Smooth Transmission, Great Road Presence, Razor-Sharp looks, etc.

Pros: Engine Refinement, Looks, Riding Dynamics, Stability, Smooth Gearbox, Light Clutch, Instrument Cluster, Handling, etc.

Cons: MRF Tires, Diamond Chassis, Lack of ABS, etc.

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Great Bike

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Sporty look turn heads in the road, excellent braking, feels comfortable in city traffic... ... read more

Best Features: Every indian like this product because of its adaptability to the road conditions

Pros: Super Design, satisfying mileage, Excellant riding comfort, dominating the road with sporty sound

Cons: Great product with poor marketing strategy

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