Yamaha YZF-R3 is expected to launch in India in December 2023 in the expected price range of ₹ 3,50,000 to ₹ 4,00,000. Currently available bikes which are similar to YZF-R3 are Kawasaki Ninja 300, KTM RC 390 & BMW G310 RR. Another bike similar to YZF-R3 is Aprilia RS 457 which is launching in December 2023 in India.
Yamaha is looking to relaunch its entry-level performance motorcycle - the YZF-R3. The bike was recently shown at a dealer conference, and the company revealed its intention to launch it in India. This bike was sold in the country a few years ago but was discontinued when BS4 emission norms kicked in.
The 2023 YZF-R3 has gone sharper and more aerodynamic. It might not be as aggressive as its bigger siblings and is closer in styling to the older-gen R1. The motorcycle comes with a full fairing with split headlamps and an air intake. Then there is the split seat setup with a short tail section.
As for features, the R3 comes with a dual-channel ABS, an LCD instrument cluster and LED lighting for the headlamp and tail lamp. Moreover, it is also equipped with upside-down forks with golden fork bottles. But when compared to its rivals, the KTM RC 390 and Ninja 400, the R3 only has decent equipment.
Now, the Yamaha R3’s engine hasn’t changed much since 2019. It has a 321cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine that is good for 40.4bhp and 29.4Nm. As for hardware, the motorcycle comes with upside-down forks up front, a mono-shock and discs at both ends with ABS.
The YZF-R3 is expected to be around Rs 4 lakh and will go against the Kawasaki Ninja 400. Regarding launch time, expect it to be launched around the festive season.