Yamaha recently launched the FZ Fi and FZ-S Fi V3.0 in India at ex-showroom prices of INR 95,000 and 97,000 respectively. The Indian arm of the two-wheeler brand also introduced the ABS (dual-channel) variants of the FZ25 and Fazer 250. We used the opportunity to interact with Ravinder Singh, Sr. VP, Strategy & Planning, Yamaha Motor India Sales (YMIS) to understand the company’s plans to introduce the 2019 YZF-R3 in India.Also read: Bluetooth integrated instrument console for Yamaha bikes still in R&DSpeaking to IAB, Singh said:Indian market is still very cost conscious. Although it is upgrading to the higher displacement, at the end of the day it is cost conscious. So, based on the market requirement we keep on introducing products. But we have to maintain the cost balance also. It should not exceed a certain level because in return we need the numbers. You put so many things and then after that the returns are not coming. So we will make a right balance and then … [Read more...] about Will the 2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 go through a heavy localization program?
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While Malaysian riders await the launch of the 2019 Yamaha YZF-R25 – launched in Jakarta, Indonesia in October, 2018 – the 2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 gets an official accessories package. This includes an additional Sports Pack which features a taller wind shield. The YZF-R3 is claimed to be 8 km/h faster than the previous model and carries a 321 cc, liquid-cooled parallel twin that puts out 42 PS at 10,750 rpm and 29.6 Nm of torque at 9,000 rpm. Weighing in at 169 kg, Yamaha says the YZF-R3 has 50-50 weight distribution to give optimum handling. New for both the YZF-R3 and R25 is 37 mm diameter upside-down front forks and revised rear monoshock. Fuel for the YZF-R3 is carried in a 14-litre tank and seat height is 780 mm. Accessories for the YZF-R3, which will translate to the YZF-R25 when it is launched in Malaysia, include race-style alloy footpegs, swingarm bobbins and LED indicators to complement the LED head and tail lights. Also available is an Akrapovic exhaust and in the … [Read more...] about 2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 gets official accessories
The 2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 is on display at the 2018 Thai Motor Expo in the Yamaha Racing Blue colour option. This model is highly relevant as an Economic Times report, dated November 26, stated that Yamaha would move away from the mass motorcycle market and concentrate on premium products in India while the 100-110cc motorcycles will be exported to markets like Africa and Latin America.Also read: KTM 125 Duke vs. Yamaha R15 V3.0 - Price, features & spec comparisonYamaha has been clocking positive sales in the premium motorcycle market thanks to the YZF-R15 V3.0, that registered a year-on-year growth of 231% growth last month.Regular readers would have seen our detailed report on the 2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 when it was unveiled last month. The YZF-R3 (and YZF-R25) are built around a steel tubular chassis instead of the Deltabox frame that underpins rest of the YZF-R series models. The revised fascia features dual LED headlights and an updated fairing that Yamaha calls "cross-layered". … [Read more...] about India-bound 2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 at the Thai Motor Expo
The new 2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 was previously spotted during its pre-production test runs in Indonesia. Two test mules, sans camouflage, were seen during their road tests, hinting that the motorcycle is very close to being production ready. In the latest update, the next generation model has been revealed through leaked patent images. The leaked images reveal the updated hardware and design changes on the new 2019 model of Yamaha’s 321cc motorcycle.Also read: Yamaha developing new electric two-wheeler platform for India - ReportThe designs were filed with patent offices in Australia and Turkey.Visually, the new YZF-R3 will feature a revised fascia reminiscent of the 2018 Yamaha YZF-R15. Up front, are dual full-LED headlights with an air-intake in the centre and a more premium, upside-down telescopic suspension. The Indian-spec 2018 YZF-R15 doesn't feature the USD setup, though. We may see the same being followed for the YZF-R3.On the sides, the fairing features an all-new … [Read more...] about 2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 revealed through leaked patent images
Japanese motorcycle scoop generators Young Machine are reporting that the Yamaha YZF-R25 is set for a full model change in 2019. This is important for us because the YZF-R3 we get was derived from that same platform which debuted in 2014. The Yamaha YZF-R3's sales were interrupted by the switch from BSIII to BSIV but the motorcycle returned with ABS at the 2018 Auto Expo. The Yamaha is known to be a sweet-natured motorcycle with its 42PS complemented by great dynamics and manners as well as real street-friendly comfort despite the sporty riding position. And now, let's see what to expect in the new update - the Kawasaki Ninja 400 and the KTM RC390 in India, after all. The new Yamaha YZF-R3 will take after the R15 v3 in getting closer to the design and looks of the current R1 and the more recent new R6 (Image source: YoungMachine) Variable valve actuation Honda took a fairly high-price route for their CBR250RR adding a lot of technology for a motorcycle that plays in this class. But the … [Read more...] about 2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 could feature variable valve timing, USD forks and more!