Yamaha Unveils R3 and MT-03: A Revolution in Performance Biking

In a groundbreaking announcement, India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt. Ltd. has launched the highly anticipated R3 and MT-03 models, setting a new standard in the Indian premium motorcycle segment. These two offerings, introduced under the exhilarating banner of “The Call of the Blue” campaign, exemplify Yamaha’s commitment to delivering unparalleled motorcycling experiences. Let’s delve into the features that make the R3 and MT-03 a cut above the rest.

Power and Performance

Both the R3 and MT-03 are equipped with a formidable 321cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, in-line two-cylinder, DOHC engine that commands attention. Generating an impressive 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 motorcycles promise an adrenaline-packed ride on Indian roads.

Cutting-Edge Features

Advanced Technology

Yamaha leaves no stone unturned in incorporating cutting-edge technology into these models. With features like Upside Down Front Forks, a multi-function LCD instrument cluster, LED headlight & taillight, and LED Indicators, the R3 and MT-03 redefine the biking experience. The track-oriented design of the R3, inspired by the iconic YZR-M1, ensures superior handling and quick-revving performance, making it a delight for hardcore motorcyclists.

Distinct Design

The MT-03, a member of Yamaha’s legendary hyper-naked family, boasts an aggressive design that not only catches the eye but also emphasizes torque and agility. The bold front face with twin-eye positioned lights and the unmistakable “MT” look make a bold statement on the streets. The attention to detail in the fuel tank area bodywork and the snug fit for the rider showcase Yamaha’s dedication to a harmonious blend of aesthetics and functionality.

Riding Experience

Handling and Stability

Both models feature a compact and lightweight diamond frame chassis that strikes the perfect balance between strength and rigidity. The 573mm long swingarm, coupled with mono-cross rear suspension and Upside-Down Front Forks, ensures optimal riding confidence. The near 50/50 weight distribution in the R3 contributes to its exceptional handling performance, making it a beast on the track.

Safety Features

Safety takes center stage with the inclusion of dual-channel ABS, providing riders the confidence to navigate any type of road. The powerful disc brakes (298mm at the front and 220mm at the rear) offer precise stopping power with an excellent feel at the lever. Yamaha has left no room for compromise when it comes to the safety of riders.

Price and Availability

As a testament to Japanese technology and Yamaha’s decades-long expertise, the R3 and MT-03 will be available in India as Completely Built-Up Units (CBUs). Exclusive distribution through select Blue Square dealerships further underscores Yamaha’s commitment to delivering a premium experience to its customers.

Model Details

  • R3

    • Colors: Icon Blue & Yamaha Black
    • Ex-showroom (Delhi): Rs. 4,64,900
  • MT-03

    • Colors: Midnight Cyan & Midnight Black
    • Ex-showroom (Delhi): Rs. 4,59,900

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