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Yamaha YZF-R3 [2016-2017]

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Key specs
  • Displacement321 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)41.4 bhp
  • Mileage - ARAI22 kmpl
  • Kerb Weight169 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 3,32,874

Yamaha YZF-R3 [2016-2017] is now discontinued in India.

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Yamaha YZF-R3 [2016-2017] Summary

YZF-R3 [2016-2017] key highlights

Displacement 321 cc
Mileage 22 kmpl
Kerb Weight 169 kg
  • Racing Blue
  • Black Lightning

About YZF-R3 [2016-2017]

After making the Indian consumers wait for almost a year since its global unveil, Yamaha has launched the YZF-R3 for the Indian market.

With a design identical to its quarter-litre sibling, the R3’s design is heavily inspired by the bigger Yamaha supersports motorcycles. The fairing gets a twin headlamp unit with an air intake and a pilot lamp in the centre while the rear section gets a sharp pointed tail. The R3 is built around a lightweight diamond-type semi-trellis steel frame, which also packs a rebored version of the quarter-litre liquid-cooled parallel-twin motor. The instrument console integrates a shift indicator light, fuel consumption indicator, fuel-injector diagnostics, gear position indicator and engine temperature indicator.

The R3’s 321cc engine delivers 41bhp and 27Nm of torque, through a six-speed constant mesh gearbox. In terms of suspension, the R3’s lightweight 10-spoke alloy-wheels is supported by the conventional 41mm KYB front forks and a KYB rear mono shock with a seven-step preload adjuster. Globally, Yamaha offers ABS as an optional extra and we expect it to be the same for the Indian market and the braking hardware comprises of 298mm floating disc brake in the front and a 220mm disc at the rear.  

The YZF-R3 is sold in two paint schemes –midnight black and racing blue. Like the Kawasaki Ninja 300, the YZF-R3 is being sold as a completely-knocked-down (CKD) unit. For now, there is no ABS variant but we are expecting the Japanese manufacturer to introduce that model with a higher price tag.

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YZF-R3 [2016-2017] Standard 3,32,874 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Yamaha YZF-R3 [2016-2017] mileage

As per ARAI, the average of YZF-R3 [2016-2017] is 22 kmpl.

YZF-R3 [2016-2017] mileage details

YZF-R3 [2016-2017] Specifications & Features


  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 41.4 bhp @ 10,750 rpm

    Max Torque 29.6 Nm @ 9,000 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard --

    Displacement 321 cc

    Cylinders 2

    Bore 68 mm

    Stroke 44 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 2

    Compression Ratio --

    Ignition TCI

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Clutch Wet, Multiple-Disc

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 14 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 2.4 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 308 Km

    Mileage - ARAI 22 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. --

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 298 mm

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Front Tyre Size 110/70-17M/C 54H (Tubeless)

    Rear Tyre Size 140/70-17M/C 66H (Tubeless)

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Rear Brake Size 220 mm

    Calliper Type 2-piston caliper

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size --

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Suspension Telescopic forks

    Rear Suspension Swingarm

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 169 kg

    Overall Length 2,090 mm

    Overall Width 720 mm

    Wheelbase 1,380 mm

    Ground Clearance 160 mm

    Seat Height 780 mm

    Overall Height 1,135 mm

    Chassis Type Diamond

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Odometer --

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

GPS & Navigation --

Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Analogue

Stand Alarm No

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes



Electric System12V DC

Battery12V.7.0Ah (10HR)

Headlight TypeHalogen Bulb type

Headlight Bulb Type12V,55Wx1,55Wx1

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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Yamaha YZF-R3 [2016-2017] User Reviews

4.7 (23 ratings) 8 reviews
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  •  5Spirit of a racer 2 years ago by Yash Singh, Varanasi

    Pros:engine refinement, looks, riding dynamics, stability, smooth gearbox, light clutch, instrument cluster, handling, etc.Cons: price and mileage in city is not good .If it will come with the price of rc 390 than it will rule in the heart of everyone like ktm bikes do.

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    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      18 kmpl

  •  5Love of my life 3 years ago by Ajay, Chennai

    Much awaited bike, waited for nearly 2 and half years to get this baby.Worth waiting, experiencing each and every day, crossed 26k kms, i am literally growing with r3. Perfect beginner bike.Of course, it is a lightweight super-sport for everyday use and comfortable tour

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    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      20 kmpl

  •  5Sports tourer 3 years ago by Prajwal, Bangalore

    It's a sports tourer bike , it has great road clearance and comfy ridding poster so tourer and dual cylinder makes it rush adrenaline top speed . I just love it. U can pull bike limits it will never get stress , it has mrf zapper it's the worst tire for its power , if u

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    • Used it for


    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      22 kmpl

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