Some dealers of Yamaha have reportedly started accepting the bookings for its upcoming YZF-R3, which is expected to make its India debut on 11 August.
A report of Auto Car Professional claims that the bookings for Yamaha's new Y3 are underway in cities like Pune against a down payment of Rs 10,000. Although there is no official information regarding the launch of YZF-R3 in India, rumours suggest that the company will pull the wraps off R3 in India on 11 August.
The report also adds that YZF-R3 is likely to be brought to India as completely knocked down (CKD) units and will be locally assembled at the company's plant in the country. If this rings true, the local assembling of R3 will help Yamaha to price its next offering competitively.
For the uninitiated, Yamaha R3 is powered by a 320cc in-line twin-cylinder DOHC engine, which can pump out 42PS of power and 29.6Nm of torque and comes mated to a six-speed transmission. The stopping power of Yamaha sportsbike comes from 298mm disc at the front and a 220mm disc at the rear. The bike also gets telescopic forks at the front and monoshock at the rear.
In India, the Yamaha R3 is likely to be priced at around Rs 3.3 lakh.