Yamaha YZF R3

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Key specs
  • Displacement321 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)40.8 bhp
  • Kerb Weight169 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 3,51,928

Yamaha YZF R3 is now discontinued in India.

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Yamaha YZF R3 Summary

YZF R3 key highlights
Displacement 321 cc
Kerb Weight 169 kg
  • Racing Blue
  • Magma Black
Max Power 40.8 bhp @ 10,750 rpm

About YZF R3

The Yamaha YZF-R3 is Yamaha’s response to the likes of the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and KTM RC390. Now, however, the Ninja 400 has made its debut, and the Honda CBR250RR and CBR300R are all giving it stiff competition globally. There aren’t any mechanical changes to the 2018 R3 other than the updation to BS4 emission norms, but new colour schemes (blue and black) and the addition of ABS have made it better value. However, it doesn’t offer upside-down front forks or an all-digital instrument cluster like the R15 V3 offers. On the other hand, it still has the sweet 41bhp, 321cc parallel-twin engine and the handling that can bring any man to his knee.

The YZF-R3 competes with the Kawasaki Ninja 300, Benelli 302R, and KTM RC390 in the Indian market. The Honda CBR250R will also be a competitor when launched.

At its launch price of Rs 3.48 lakh, it undercuts the Kawasaki Ninja 300 by Rs 12,000 and offers ABS as well, as well as a higher peak power figure. It is now the twin-cylinder sportbike to beat in the Indian market.
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Yamaha YZF R3 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Engine is quite powerful
    • Good handling dyanamics
    • Offers comfortable ergonomics
  • Could be Better

    • One of the expensive bikes in the segment
    • The front brake isn't satisfactory

BikeWale's Take

The Yamaha YZF R3 is known to be a versatile sportsbike which not just packs in performance but also offers usability of an everyday motorcycle. The comfortable ergonomics along with a refined and punchy motor makes it suitable for touring as well as for action-packed mountain rides.

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Yamaha YZF R3 mileage

As reported by YZF R3 owners, the real mileage of Yamaha YZF R3 is 27 kmpl.

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YZF R3 Specifications & Features


  • YZF R3 Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 40.8 bhp @ 10,750 rpm

    Maximum Torque 29.6 Nm @ 9,000 rpm

    Emission Standard BS-IV

    Displacement 321 cc

    Cylinders 2

    Bore 68 mm

    Stroke 44 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 2

    Compression Ratio --

    Ignition TCI

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    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 & an electric bike can travel on a full charge 378 Km

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported 27 kmpl

    Top Speed --

  • YZF R3 Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 298 mm

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 220 mm

    Calliper Type 2-Piston Caliper

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

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

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

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Suspension Telescopic forks

    Rear Suspension Preload-Adjustable Rear Monoshock

  • YZF R3 Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 169 kg

    Overall Length 2,090 mm

    Overall Width 720 mm

    Overall Height 1,135 mm

    Wheelbase 1,380 mm

    Ground Clearance 160 mm

    Seat Height 780 mm

    Chassis Type Diamond


Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

GPS & Navigation --

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock breaking 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 Dual Channel ABS

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

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

Low Battery Indicator Yes

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--

Yamaha YZF R3 Price

YZF R3 Standard 3,51,928 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

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Yamaha YZF R3 User Reviews

4.8 (106 ratings) 30 reviews
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  • 4

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  •  5Best bike in this price segment 6 months ago by Neeraj Anil, Kozhikode

    The best bike in segment, decent looks, class performance and good service and affordable service cost.Disadvantages:Must include slipper clutch.Must include a carrier for long rides. Must have changed to led lights. Advantages: Smooth rider experience.Best looks.Best s

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    • Used it for

      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

      27 kmpl

  •  5Girlfriend 8 months ago by Firoz Ali Molla, Aligarh

    Really love to ride up this with my girlfriend lovely time spent with this very stylish and good for man who always want to stay stylish good for tour. Experience well very nice to have this kind of bike with me i always want have this kind of bike lovely thank you yama

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    • Used it for


    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      50 kmpl

  •  5Yamaha yzf r3 is very nice one. 9 months ago by Amrit Sagar Sahoo, Koraput

    Yamaha r3 bike is most comfortable bike.It is high pick up.Good mileage around these type of bike.It is comfortable for long drive.I love this bike.For riding time it will be gave more comfort than other bike.It has economy mileage around 25kmph.Look of bike is gorgeous

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    • Used it for


    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      25 kmpl

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