Yamaha's much-awaited YZF-R3 made its debut in India on 11 August with a price tag of Rs 3.25 lakh.

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The latest offering Yamaha will reach selected showrooms of the company from next week onwards and the deliveries are expected to begin from 20 August. YZF-R3 will be brought to India as CKD (Completely Knock Down) units from the company's manufacturing plant in Indonesia and will be assembled locally at the company plant in Chennai. R3 will take on the likes of Kawasaki Ninja 300, , KTM RC 390 and Honda CBR 250.

Yamaha YZF-R3 Engine Specifications

Powered by 321 cc twin cylinder fuel injected engine, which can churn out 42 PS of power at 10,750 rpm and 29.6 Nm of torque at 9,000 rpm, Yamaha R3 comes mated to a 6 speed transmission.

Engine type: Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve

Displacement: 321 cc

Bore & stroke: 68.0 × 44.1 mm

Compression ratio: 11.2:1

Maximum horse power: 42 PS at 10,750 rpm

Maximum torque: 29.6Nm at 9,000 rpm

Transmission type: constant mesh, 6-speed

R3 dimensions

Yamaha R3 is 2090 mm long, 720 mm wide, 1135 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 1380 mm. The module offers a ground clearance of 160 mm, and comes with a fuel tank capacity of 14 litres. At the front, R3 features Telescopic fork suspension and swingarm at the rear.

Suspension type (Front): Telescopic fork

Suspension type (Rear): Swingarm

Tire size (Front): 110/70-17M/C (54H) tubeless

Tire size (Rear): 140/70-17M/C (66H) tubeless

Brake type (Front): Hydraulic single disc brake

Brake type (Rear): Hydraulic single disc brake

Diameter of brake disk (Front): 298 mm

Diameter of brake disk (Rear): 220 mm

R3 Colours and Availability

Yamaha R3 will be available at select authorised Yamaha dealerships in two colour schemes: Racing Blue and Black Lightning.