Yamaha R3 Facelift Spied For The First Time – don’t expect radical changes from it and cross your fingers for inclusion for ABS
The Yamaha R3 was the most awaited premium motorcycle from the Japanese manufacturer. The R3 was derived from the Indonesian R 25 that was deputed earlier then the R3. Based on the R25 the R3 had similar styling and Hardware on offer. Yamaha in India started selling the R3 in 2015. In 2017 Yamaha stop the production of the motorcycle in the pursuit of making it emission compliant. Yamaha has asked its dealers stop taking bookings of the motorcycle. Yamaha has been developing the new R3 for Indian and European markets which is set to arrive this festive season in India.
Today, again the motorcycle has being spotted which looks like a test mule of the R25 in Indonesia. The bike is devoid of any graphics stickers on it. Painted in black, we don’t see any changes to the suspension for now. It was predicted earlier in rumours that it would get upside down forks. Expect hardly any changes to the chassis components.
The report still suggests that the bike could have Ram air intakes and a slight change to the headlight pattern. We expect a slightly different tail lamps distinguish the bike. Most importantly the bike should make around the same horsepower and other figures from the past when it comes to the specifications.
Another highlight will be that the motor will be BSIV aka EURO 4 emission compliant. We also hope to see the ABS come to this motorcycle as the Benelli Tornado 302 has it. A key rival to the Yamaha R3.
Expect the launch and the bookings to begin this festive season of 2017. ABS should Jack up the price buy 20000 rupees. Also expect colour schemes to change for the 2017 model.