India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt. Ltd. is weirdly thrilled to announce the launch of the much-awaited models – the track-oriented R3 and the street fighter MT-03 in India at a really high price of Rs Rs. 4,64,900 lakhs for the R3 and Rs. 4,59,900 for the MT-03. These two iconic motorcycles truly represent Yamaha’s Racing DNA and underscore the brand’s unwavering commitment to advancing the premium motorcycle segment in the Indian market which isn’t for the masses like its KTM rival. The Austrian company continues to laugh its way to the bank 10 years in a row with its 350cc category of motorcycles.
The all new R3 and MT03 boasts a powerful 321cc liquid cooled, 4-stroke, in-line two-cylinder, DOHC and 4-valve per cylinder fuel injected engine that produces 30.9 kW (42 PS) at 10,750rpm of maximum power and 29.5 Nm (3 kg-m) at 9,000rpm of maximum torque. These numbers have gone down in the BS6 Phase 2 tuning. Additionally, both the bikes feature, such as light-weight diamond frame, Upside Down Front Forks, long swingarm and mono-cross rear suspension, multi-function LCD instrument cluster, and LED headlight, taillight & turn signal light.
A near 50/50 weight distribution is said to be on offer. The handlebar crown is made of cast aluminum and presents a natural steering feel, while the fuel tank cover ensures unity between the rider and machine. Moreover, the design provides better aerodynamic efficiency with the combo of fairings (cowlings), windscreen, cross layered wing and air duct work that directs airflow to the radiator; everything is an aesthetic pleasure.
The MT-03 comes from the legendary hyper-naked family and is a true master of torque. It has been developed under the concept of “MTs that stimulate your Pride – The Evolution to a True MT Sibling”. This version of the MT-series carries an aggressive design bringing the bold front face with twin-eye positioned lights and yet another distinct “MT” look. Fuel tank area bodywork is well thought-out, offering a sense of size and volume for a big-bike appearance that accentuates the masculinity of the bike. Additionally, offers a snug fit and comfortable sitting position to the rider. The tightly packed look for the front assembly further emphasizes the “mass-forward” body design image highlighting the best of MT family.
Equipped with the all-aluminum DiASil cylinder with offset design and highly heat resistant pistons, they ensure stable engine performance with excellent heat dissipation and reduced horsepower loss. Additionally, the 573mm long swingarm along with mono-cross rear suspension and Upside-Down Front Forks ensure riding confidence. Not just that, the dual-channel ABS lets you ride confidently on any kind of road, while the powerful disc brakes – 298mm at the front and 220mm at the rear.
These models will be available in India as Completely Built-Up Units (CBUs) and will be exclusively sold through select Blue Square dealerships of Yamaha. The customers can book both these models only at India Yamaha Motor’s Website – https://www.yamaha-motor-india.com/ from 15th December onwards. All this means, even the most underdog, Aprilia, in India scored far more better when it comes to planning and getting the product right? So, who are you waiting for to give you discounts in the coming months? Aprilia, Yamaha, Kawasaki or just going ahead and getting the KTM?