We can now easily say the 2020 Yamaha R3 BS6 India Launch is not happening any time soon. Launch for the same is scheduled some time at the end of 2021. The number of changes in the revamped 2020 Yamaha R3 is a lot over the 2018 version as the 2019 Version was heavily revamped and there are only cosmetic changes to the 2020 version. The 2021 version changes would be to the color and engine meeting BS6 compliant changes. Let’s dig more into what makes the 2020 Yamaha R3 a better motorcycle than the outgoing model. The 2020 Yamaha R3 has both, mechanical and cosmetic changes. Cosmetic ones comprise of two new paint schemes- all black and racing blue. Yamaha has named the colours as ‘Midnight Black’ and ‘Icon Blue’.
2020 Yamaha R3 BS6 India spec was supposed to be based on the global version and that has been derived from the top-dog, MotoGP YZR-M1. The 2020 Yamaha R3 reflects the characteristics in terms of sleekness, aerodynamics, agility, etc. The dual headlamp unit contributes to the sporty profile in-terms of looks as well as performance, thanks to the central air intake placed right between the headlamps. It channelizes the air entry and works in integration with the overlapping fairing panels to feed more air into the engine for cooling.
Jumping on to the fuel tank we notice the design for the 2020 Yamaha R3 is the same as earlier, keeping the R-series character present. Side panels have been upgraded, mainly the upper fairing section sports the ‘R’ badging and the lower part sports Yamaha branding.
Lowered fuel tank position and handlebars have added to the ergonomics of the bike. The new R3 comes with a compact, lightweight chassis that has only added to the improvements in handling and power to weight ratio. The said changes help the Yamaha R3 to cut through city traffic as well as stay grounded on wide-open highways. The 2020 Yamaha R3 packs in a twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled 321 cc motor that’s mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The bike can pump out 42 Hp of max power and 29.6 Nm of max torque.
2020 Yamaha R3 BS6 India spec version will also get an advanced fuel injection system to boost the performance as well as get the fuel economy up the scale. Other noticeable upgrades include the white backlit digital instrument cluster showing a ton of information- gear position, water temperature, trip meter, clock, fuel capacity, fuel economy, etc. The 2020 Yamaha R3 gets a new pair of inverted forks at the front and Monocross at the rear. This adds to comfort and balance as per the road condition ahead. The 2020 Yamaha R3 can wear a sticker price of Rs. 3.80 Lakhs and will directly rival the Kawasaki Nina 300, KTM RC390 and the Benelli 302R once launched with Euro 5 in European markets which will be called BS6 in Indian market.
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